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Overview of BACK OF CHAPEL

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Living area


2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSt Kilda Road12 min walk
    Popular LocationToorak Road2 min drive
    Popular LocationAlfred Hospital2 min drive
    AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)34 min drive

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About this area


Located in Melbourne, BACK OF CHAPEL is in the entertainment district and near a train station. Melbourne Cricket Ground and Princess Theatre are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at St Kilda Beach and Royal Botanic Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Rod Laver Arena or Aami Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St Kilda Road - 12 min walk
  • Toorak Road - 2 min drive
  • Alfred Hospital - 2 min drive
  • Albert Park Lake - 3 min drive
  • Luna Park - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Windsor Station - 6 min walk
  • Spotswood Station - 13 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 32 min drive


  • Tokyo Tina - 3 min walk
  • Hanoi Hannah - 4 min walk
  • School of 7 Bells - 4 min walk
  • Globe Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Colonel Tan's - 4 min walk

About this property


Adults-only Melbourne hostel in Windsor, near St Kilda Road
Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this smoke-free hostel has a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library and tour/ticket assistance. All 11 rooms offer free WiFi, furnished patios and ceiling fans. Guests will also find showers and free toiletries. Weekly housekeeping is available.
BACK OF CHAPEL offers 11 forms of accommodation with free toiletries and a ceiling fan. Rooms open to furnished patios. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a weekly basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available 9 AM–11 AM on weekdays and 9 AM–noon on weekends
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in from 11 AM - 5 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Sunday (9 AM - noon) and Monday - Sunday (3 PM - 5 PM)
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Laundry fee: AUD 4 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

BACK CHAPEL Hostel Windsor
BACK OF CHAPEL Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
BACK OF CHAPEL Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Windsor

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4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 38%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 23%
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location is good and the room was clean but that’s about it. We had a bad experience checking in - the girl told us nothing, including not bothering to tell us that you have to pay a deposit for any cutlery and bowls, cups etc. so when we go to cook dinner later (and reception is closed), we find there’s nothing to eat it on or with. Wasn’t given the code to get in the front door so had to wait in the rain for someone to open it. not the service we’ve had in other hostels.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
People friendly. Close to the bars, best location in Melbourne If you like partying.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

3/5 Okay

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Bien mais plutôt pour les personnes qui aiment la
Bon rapport qualité-prix. Mais le week-end c'est bruyant, tout dépend de ce que vous recherchez, repos ou fête.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Afl trip
Convenient location for transport and eateries
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Great value in a great area
Back of Chapel doesn’t look so good on first sight as it’s an old property with all the faults you would expect in an o,d building. It is a proper backpackers hostel so if you want 5* luxury don’t stay here. We did have a bit of a problem with some extremely inconsiderate residents coming back from a club at 6.00 in the morning but this only happened once. You get drawn into this place and it is excellent value for money in expensive Melbourne. The manager Aaron is fantastic - nothing is too much trouble and he is very knowledgeable about the area. We had a triple room with a balcony where we could listen to the music in busy Chapel Street. Check out the amazing graffiti too!
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2019