The Ritz for Backpackers

169 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne, Australia, Distance from city centre: 5.1km

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Rating: 60%from 3 reviews

  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 53%Staff
  • 66%Security
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 60%Value for money
  • 46%Facilities
New WiFi system and now free WiFi in every room!

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 **

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card phones
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

Cancellation Policy

This 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.

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Call us to organize the airport shuttle. This leaves directly from the front of the airport and drops off at our front door. This service costs $18p.p.

You can catch either the Dandenong Airport Shuttle or the Frankston and Peninsula Bus, Both will drop off at our front door.


Catch the Sky shuttle($18) to Southern Cross Station, then catch tram 96 to St Kilda Station. From here, walk left up Fitzroy St to number 169. We are above the Elephant and Wheelbarrow Pub

Catch Tram # 16 from Flinders St. Station or anywhere along Swanston St. This will stop at our front door. Stop no. 132

Catch Tram #96 to St Kilda station. From here, turn left up Fitzroy St. You will find us at no. 169

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 tram. See directions above.

And, We'll See You Soon !! Safe Travels

Located Near

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

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