St Kilda Hostel

32 Carlisle Street 3182MelbourneAustralia
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About St Kilda Hostel

Situated just 15 minutes walk from Luna Park and an expansive stretch of beach, St Kilda Hostel offers a variety of backpacker style accommodation suitable for budget travellers.

Available accommodation ranges from dorm rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms to double rooms with private bathrooms. The rooms are very simply furnished, with the private rooms including air conditioning.

A simple courtyard acts as a meeting spot when the weather plays along. There’s a communal kitchen where guests can cut down on food costs by preparing their own meals. Reception is open 24 hours, and can arrange airport transfer if requested.

Nearby Acland Street hosts a number of bars, cafes and restaurants where hungry and thirsty travellers will find sustenance. Amigos is a popular Mexican place known for its tacos.

Downtown Melbourne is just 4.6 miles from St Kilda Hostel, while at 200 yards the beautiful St. Kilda Botanical Gardens are much closer to home.


32 Carlisle Street , 3182, Melbourne, Australia
Telephone: +61(3)95340300 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Convenience store
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Exceptionally convenient location

This was hands down what guests most liked about this hostel. They mentioned that there was a great variety of bars cafes and shops nearby and that it was a relatively short walk to the tram that would take them right into the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. They found it to be a very convenient location.

Negative Reviews

Some issues with other guests

It was mentioned that the hostel seems to attract a good number of smokers and illegal drug users. Guests were a bit concerned that they might cause some issues and it put them a bit on edge at times.

Very dirty environment

Recent guests were unanimous in saying that there were no cleanliness standards at the hotel. They spoke of rubbish scattered everywhere, filthy bathrooms and the like. The courtyard came in for particular criticism in this respect, with guests saying that t was generally always a mess of empty bottles, drunk people and worse.

Multiple security issues

Guests often felt unsafe staying here. The extensive drug use and what guests maintained was a general lack of oversight by staff resulted in multiple security incidents, including drunk or high guests entering other guest’s rooms. Single female travellers felt particularly unsafe.

Rating Overview

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5.8 /10
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    6.2 /10
5.8 out of 10 based on 1073 reviews