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St Kilda Hostel

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Overview of St Kilda Hostel

St Kilda Hostel

2.0 star property
Convenient for St Kilda Beach

34 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
32 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In St Kilda
  • St Kilda Beach - 7 min walk
  • St Kilda Road - 1 min drive
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 5 min drive
  • Melbourne Arts Centre - 6 min drive
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 6 min drive
  • Rod Laver Arena - 7 min drive
  • Crown Casino - 7 min drive
  • Brighton Beach - 7 min drive
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 7 min drive
  • DFO South Wharf - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 30 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 34 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 54 min drive
  • Spotswood Station - 13 min drive
  • Showgrounds Station - 14 min drive
  • Newport Station - 14 min drive
  • Balaclava Station - 18 min walk
  • Ripponlea Station - 25 min walk
  • Windsor Station - 28 min walk


  • McDonald's - 1 min walk
  • Vineyard Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Dogs Bar - 2 min walk
  • Chinta Ria Soul - 2 min walk
  • Acland Continental Cakes - 3 min walk

About this property

St Kilda Hostel

When you stay at St Kilda Hostel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Melbourne Cricket Ground and Crown Casino. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Also, Rod Laver Arena and Collins Street are within a short drive.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 19 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Skiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

St Kilda Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation St Kilda
St Kilda Hostel St Kilda
St Kilda Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
St Kilda Hostel St Kilda
St Kilda Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
St Kilda Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation St Kilda

Frequently asked questions

Does St Kilda Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, St Kilda Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at St Kilda Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at St Kilda Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at St Kilda Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at St Kilda Hostel?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at St Kilda Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at St Kilda Hostel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as skiing. St Kilda Hostel also has a picnic area.
What's the area around St Kilda Hostel like?
St Kilda Hostel is a short 7-minute walk from St Kilda Beach and 3 minutes' walk from Luna Park.






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Good

Not too bad
It was very basic. Nothing too fantastic about the location. There are other hostels around the area offering better options with respect to the comfort level. I bought a beer and took into the room. No air con. The main door was wide open for anyone to walk in. Not safe.
Theagarajan, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

You pay for what you get
Very good price. I suppose you pay for what you get. Very basic accommodation but fairly clean and tidy. Staff were friendly and helpful. Property looks a bit run down that’s my only real issue. Would recommend
Sam, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

This Hostel was the most disgusting place I have ever stayed. There was people sitting around the middle of the hostel outside in absolute filth. I have stayed in a few hostels so I am aware of what to expect but this place was next level! It was so gross! I had actually stayed in this place 6 years ago and it was nothing like this. The rooms where so run down and everything was dirty. The bed was so uncomfortable and we later discovered once we lifted up the 8in thick mattress, that they had put boards between the mattress and bed frame. We woke up to vomit outside our door. I would never recommend this place to anyone. So disappointed!
1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Thank goodness I only had to stay for 6 hours. Never again
Jackie, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Booked online, turned up to check- in & the front gate was locked, the office unattended including the phone! I eventually go through to a person that didnt understand english after waiting 30 mins for the phone to be answered. Then to add insult to injury I was told the room was unavailable b/c they double booked. I never received a refund for the $60 I paid & had to sleep in my car over night!
1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

4/10 Fair

From patched hole in doors, missing microwave oven glass carousel,stained carpets,tv remote unusable, blanket instead of top sheet and no bedspread, dirty kitchen, untidy yard, plus other areas. All in all a disaster area. Won’t stay there again and no refunds if you decide not to stay when you see it.
Lenard, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Crackhead central.
I booked at St Kilda but was moved to Victoria street, and so while I it was very apparent that this was a fortunate booking, I won't go into what the St Kilda one appeared, but I'd say to keep looking. In regards to Victoria Street, it was crackhead central, you knew it by looking at it, and while my comfort zone wasn't breached, someone did leave after a single night. I'm not the easiest of people to spook, and for me the $30 a night to just sleep was good, and I wasn't concerned with the crowd 'down stairs'. The people I had a room with were decent, one guy was a little grouchy, but nothing bad. Some beds were enclosed on the top bunk, and were annoying to get in and especially out of. I had to jump down if there was no stool below me, not a high drop, just loud, occasionally. The beds themselves were...not exactly top notch, but this is $30 a night and crackhead central, so while they weren't the best and the one I ended up in 'after' the first couple of nights, was very squeaky to slight movements. I would however recommend you book Dr's appointment and /or an STD screening on your departure..Just in case. Overall, for me it wasn't bad, but I'm able to also handle myself. If you're after cheap, I'd say keep looking, there are other places for the same price, just don't expect to be right inside the city. Though, from what I discovered, the city wasn't where the fun was, anyway. P.S There aren't any lockers.
Burner, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Do not start here
Left after 10 minutes.. facilities were disgusting .. nothing remotely like what was described on the website
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

St Kilda Barmy Army
Location of hostel was ideal
Neil, 7-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Good for party-goers and adventurers
If you're after a quiet stay with secure rooms, cleanliness and booking guarantees, this is NOT the hostel for you. If you're after a kind of fly by the seat of your pants experience and looking to meet cool people, read on. The experience begins after having booked through Wotif with credit card billed, being told by one of the temp staff that the place was booked full and that they didn't have any 4-beds available, and that the rates advertised on the website weren't for me (despite the fact they actually were), and that I could get a 6-bunk for the price they ask online for a 4-bunk room. I learned subsequently that this is not an uncommon scenario (firsthand experience and see other reviews). They then booked me into a room which was already full, to the consternation of other bunk-mates, before getting it right. Several days later, I was forced to move to another room because they had over-booked again. A room-mate jovially announce that this was the drunk room, hoisting his six pack. Had the front desk not moved me to a more suitable room, this review would have been 1 out of 5. During the day its a very chill atmosphere with relaxed rules and good people. During the night, prepare for drunk fights as backpackers with too much testosterone fight over women, petty squabbles or differences of opinion. In between this there is actual deep connections where you want them and a hell of a lot of partying and good music.
Matty, 7-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review