Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend you take the St Kilda SKYBUS. Follow the signs to the St Kilda SkyBus terminal. You will buy a ticket from the bus driver for $19. The bus leaves every 30 minutes. You will exit the bus at the first stop, which will be directly opposite the hostel. Cross the road and we are located at 109 Barkly Street, St Kilda (corner of Barkly Street and Grey Street).
Yes, we provide free continental breakfast daily which includes toast, spreads, milk and cereal. We also provide free tea and coffee throughout the day.
Monday-Friday between 8am-10am
Saturday-Sunday between 9am-11am
No, we provide clean linen for you and will have your bed fully prepared for you when you arrive. Sleeping bags are prohibited due to Australian health regulations. We do not provide towels however they are available to hire from reception.
Unfortunately we do not provide car parking for guests. As we are located in a busy part of the city, long term car parking options are scarce. There are short term free parking spots located outside the hostel on a first come, first served basis.
We recommend that you register for a tax-file number immediately after arriving in Australia so you can hit the ground running. You will need to provide a postal address so feel free to use ours: 109 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC Australia, 3182. All the information on applying for a TFN is provided here.
Our check in time is at 2 pm, however if you arrive early we will gladly store your luggage for free and allow you to use all of our facilities including showers, bathrooms, Wi-Fi, computers and all communal areas and kitchen. Out of respect to our sleeping guests, we typically do not allow access to the rooms before 12 o’clock unless the entire room is vacant. The time between check in and check out is used to clean all the rooms and prepare the beds for new guests.
Staying in a backpacker hostel is great fun and an easy way to meet new friends. The shared dorms are equipped with bunk beds. All of our guests are similar-minded international travellers aged between 18 and 35, hoping to enjoy the beautiful city of Melbourne without spending a fortune. We pride ourselves on creating a fun and friendly atmosphere at the hostel which is why many of our guests quickly meet new friends to travel Australia with.
We have a dedicated entertainment manager who organises daily events to bring everyone in the hostel together. These include great nights out with free entry and drink, free BBQs, day trips to the beach, Great Ocean Road, movie nights and heaps more! Make sure you check out the events board near reception to see what’s on.
We are located just a 30 minute tram ride to the city centre. We are a 5 minute walk to the tram station which connects to all areas of Melbourne.