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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

3.5 out of 5 Good
134 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air conditioning
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationSt Kilda Road10 min walk
Popular LocationSt Kilda Beach11 min walk
Popular LocationAlfred Hospital3 min drive
AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)33 min drive

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About this area


Located in Melbourne, Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Bourke Street Mall and Queen Victoria Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Luna Park and SEA LIFE Melbourne. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Rod Laver Arena, or consider Flinders Lane for a night out. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as skydiving in the area. Our guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St Kilda Road - 10 min walk
  • St Kilda Beach - 11 min walk
  • Alfred Hospital - 3 min drive
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex - 6 min drive
  • Rod Laver Arena - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Flinders Street Station - 6 min drive
  • Balaclava Station - 17 min walk
  • AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 33 min drive


  • Public Bar — 1 min walk
  • Next Level Rooftop Bar — 1 min walk
  • Flinders Lane - 7 min drive

About this property

Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne

Adults-only Melbourne hostel in St Kilda, walk to Luna Park
This smoke-free hostel features a restaurant, a nightclub and a bar/lounge. Free self-service breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and express check-out are on-site. All 40 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, microwaves and hobs.
Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne offers 40 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This Melbourne hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Airport shuttle available

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast available 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 9:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Mobile key entry



Check-in between 2:00 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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
Please note that due to nightclub being open on Friday, Saturday nights and Public Holiday Eves, rooms will be subject to highly elevated noise levels. The property has private functions which may run midweek and may also affect noise levels.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Hotel Barkly Hostel St Kilda
St Kilda Beach House @ Hotel Barkly Hostel
Barkly St Kilda
House @ Hotel Barkly Hostel
Summer House Backpackers Melbourne Hostel St Kilda
Summer House Backpackers Melbourne St Kilda
Summer House Backpackers Melbourne
Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne St Kilda

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne and receive a full refund?
Yes, Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne located?
Located in St Kilda, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Acland Street, Luna Park and Palais Theatre. Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Road are also within 10 minutes. Balaclava Station is 17 minutes by foot and Windsor Station is 22 minutes.
134 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

2/5 Poor

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Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

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Enjoyed our stay Nice clean room
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable stay for budget minded travellers
All good, I did feel some bed bugs but other than that all was good. Great and friendly reception service and a bonus drink voucher on check-in! The only thing I wish they did not close the rooftop area at night as it is the only comfortable and quiet place to sit down and work on computer. Have not had a chance to check out the new TV room.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2019