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Ritz For Backpackers

169 Fitzroy Street St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
+61 395 253 501

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based on 1,086 reviews
Ritz For Backpackers - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 5.4 km
Location rating 8.8



Standard rooms


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Nightly base price
$66 per night
$83 per night




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  • Okay
    Nov 2019

    The people in the hostel

    Poor customer service, dirty dated hot rooms, dirty dated bathrooms. Social area was closed at 11 and sofas stacked up so had nowhere cool to relax as the rooms were boiling. Internet has only 500mb before you’re cut off and directed to pay for more limited internet. They say it’s ample for browsing but it really isn’t.

  • Mediocre
    Nov 2019

    Dirty kitchen, very noisy even during night, false fire alarm at 3am, room not very secure

  • Okay
    Nov 2019


    I don’t really know what’s good about the place bar the location as it’s very close to trams. On my check in I was asked to sign a disclaimer stating I would not consume alcohol or drugs on the premises. That was fine, I had no problem respecting this policy. However within ten minutes I met at least 15-20 other guests with wine beer etc in their hands, drinking on stairs, taking over the kitchen drinking wine, taking over pool table and common room drinking and making noise. I understand everyone is entitled to enjoy themselves but I understood it was against policy to consume alcohol on the premises. It was around 9pm that these people were drinking. At 10pm the noise and music stopped inside the hostel, it made its way to the front outside door of the hostel with over 20 people taking over the footpath which was extremely intimidating , the outside door was propped open with pillows , I did not feel safe or secure staying here. That night the party went on until 5 am, with noise and cheering going on through the corridors. During the night with the noise I went to go to the toilet and could not get into the bathroom as cubicles we’re locked as there was a party now taking place in the cubicle. Next morning there was broken bottles and cigarettes in the the bathrooms, absolute disagrace and so dangerous for anyone intending on washing themselves in that bathroom! I heard people complaining to staff at reception about this and the lady behind the desk replied “ok I’ll see” no apology or nothing offered . On another note, the kitchen does not have the cooking facilities or space for the number of guests. About 5 plates and no forks or mugs on almost every occasion and again only seating area for about 16 people. There was never any matches or lighters to light the gas, there was signage saying wash and dry your dishes which was always ignored.

  • Poor
    Nov 2019


    The room was full of damp, cold , made me so ill that I had to leave after 2 nights. People would smoke and drink In the toilets. My pillows and blanket were yellow

  • Good
    Nov 2019

    Great environment, good hospitality, and high value for the price. Free Pancakes every morning was excellent.

    The water in the shower wasn't warm. too small kitchen and not enough pots to cook. My room was near the balcony so it was too loud from ppl talking all day.

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With a stay at Ritz For Backpackers in St Kilda, you'll be just steps from St Kilda Road and Fitzroy Street. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

6.9 Good

based on 1,086 reviews









Things to know

  • Affordable food

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
ATM on-site
Game room
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Laundry facilities
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Adults only

FAQs when booking at Ritz For Backpackers

Where is Ritz For Backpackers located?

Ritz For Backpackers is located at 169 Fitzroy Street St. Kilda Beach, 5.4 km from the centre of Melbourne. Shrine of Remembrance is the closest landmark to Ritz For Backpackers.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Ritz For Backpackers?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Ritz For Backpackers.

Does Ritz For Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Ritz For Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Ritz For Backpackers offer free parking?

No, Ritz For Backpackers does not offer free parking.

Does Ritz For Backpackers offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Ritz For Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Ritz For Backpackers from the airport?

Ritz For Backpackers is 16 km from Melbourne Essendon. Ritz For Backpackers is 24.4 km from Melbourne.

Can you bring pets to Ritz For Backpackers?

No, pets are not allowed at Ritz For Backpackers.

Does Ritz For Backpackers have a pool?

No, Ritz For Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.


Ritz For Backpackers - Melbourne - Patio All photos (1)
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Most popular landmarks

  • Shrine of Remembrance 3.1 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens 3.2 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria 4.1 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground 4.2 km
  • Melbourne Arts Centre 4.2 km
  • Eureka Tower 4.3 km

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Getting Around

Melbourne Essendon 16 km
Melbourne 24.4 km
Hampton Sandringham Bus 10.5 km

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