The Ritz for Backpackers
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The Ritz boasts one of the best locations in Melbourne. Positioned in the heart of the famous beach side suburb of St Kilda, it's close to all the action including non-stop night life, shops, cafes, bars, clubs, pubs and restaurants. It's only a short walk to the beach or take a quick tram ride to the city.
Spacious, clean rooms (Dorms, Doubles, Twins, and Privates), a large, fully equipped kitchen, TV lounge with hundreds of movies available at the click of a button, free hot pancake breakfast, huge common room with pool table and big screen with cable TV, internet cafe, outdoor deck to chillout in the sun, a traditional British Pub downstairs with entertainment 7 days a week, nightly dinner deals and daily activities. It's the ideal place to experience the best of Melbourne.
There is so much to see and do at the Ritz. Meet the stars of Ramsay Street's Neighbours downstairs every week at Australia's biggest backpacker night. Join in our nightly activities including free wine and cheese nights, pool comps and free BBQ's. Take advantage of our discounted tours including the Great Ocean Road & Phillip Island's Penquins. Visit world famous events including the Grand Prix and the Australian Open. You'll never run out of things to do, we guarantee it!
** Fun, friendly, social, secure and safe **
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Security
- Age Restriction
- Airport Transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Card Phones
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Reception (limited hours)
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Passport or Driver’s license is required at check in. Our private rooms can be quite noisy on weekends from the music coming from the pub downstairs.
We are an international guest only hostel”
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From the airport:
Head to the Skybus counter and ask for the service to St. Kilda. It takes aprox 40 minutes and costs $19, it will drop you in Fitzroy Bowls Club located 2 minutes walking distance (you'll be able to spot us from the stop, we are above the Elephant and Wheelbarrow).
From the city
Catch Tram # 16/3a from Flinders St. Station or anywhere along Swanston St. This will stop at our front door. Stop no. 132
From Southern Cross Station
Catch Tram #96/12 to St Kilda station. From here, turn left up Fitzroy St. You will find us at no. 169
From Avalon airport
Avalon airport is 40minutes out of Melbourne and the only bus into the city is the Sita Coaches Avalon Shuttle. Catch this to Southern Cross Coach Terminal, then hop on the no. 96/12 tram. See directions above.
And, We'll See You Soon!! Safe Travels!
The Ritz Backpackers is located in an unbeatable location.
Situated in the famous St Kilda Beach. A short walk to beach, bars, restaurants, cafes, supermarket and parks. We have a tram stop out the front for easy access to the city centre and the rest of Melbourne.
St Kilda Central - We are on the main st of St Kilda, Fitzroy St, where it all happens
Melbourne City - With a tram stop out the front directly into the city, it can't be any easier, only 20 - 25 minute tram journey