Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel with restaurant, near St Kilda Beach

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Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne

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Twin Room
Lunch and dinner served, local cuisine
Property amenity

Overview of Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne

7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
109 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Nightclub
  • Meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/banking services
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift

Room options

Mixed Dormitory - 8 Beds

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Mixed Dormitory - 6 Beds

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite - 6 Beds

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Mixed Dormitory - 4 Beds

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite - 8 Beds

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite - 4 Beds

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In St Kilda
  • St Kilda Beach - 12 min walk
  • St Kilda Road - 1 min drive
  • Albert Park Lake - 2 min drive
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 4 min drive
  • Melbourne Arts Centre - 5 min drive
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 6 min drive
  • Crown Casino - 6 min drive
  • DFO South Wharf - 7 min drive
  • Rod Laver Arena - 6 min drive
  • Fed Square - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 26 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 31 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 50 min drive
  • Spencer Street Station - 7 min drive
  • Spotswood Station - 12 min drive
  • Flinders Street Station - 13 min drive
  • Balaclava Station - 17 min walk
  • Windsor Station - 22 min walk
  • Ripponlea Station - 24 min walk


  • Dogs Bar - 5 min walk
  • Lona Pintxos Bar - 5 min walk
  • The Post - 5 min walk
  • Juana Taco - 6 min walk
  • The St Kilda Galleon Cafe - 6 min walk

About this property

Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne

Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne features a nightclub and puts you within a 10-minute drive of Crown Casino and Melbourne Central. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Also, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Rod Laver Arena are within a short drive.


English, German

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 Intertek Cristal (third-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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 40 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • 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

  • 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 at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed on site
  • Caters to adults only
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 9:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Segway hire/tours nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2007
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Nightclub


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Public Bar – This sports bar specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered.
Next Level Rooftop Bar – On-site rooftop bar. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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 room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne 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 Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
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 Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and skydiving, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway hire. Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne also has a nightclub.
Are there restaurants at or near Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne?
Yes, Public Bar offers local cuisine.
What's the area around Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne like?
Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne is a short 10-minute walk from St Kilda Road and 12 minutes' walk from St Kilda Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

david, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Comfy short stay
Room was basic but comfy bathroom was nice however fridge and tv were not usable but this was fine for one night The pub on the bottom level has great food
Kirilee, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Its facilities, Competitive Pricing, Amenities, Kitchen, Roof top, TV Room, Bar and Restaurant Hygiene and Location. Prompt and Scheduled Cleaning Services are really Appreciated. Provisions for healthy and safe environment with many sanitation and sanitiser equipment in many places of the building, you would really feel secure. You will always feel you made the right choice, specially for people planning to visit other places, this location has everything in proximity from Shopping Centres, Cafes, Restaurant’s and Beaches and Many More.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Rhett, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Enjoyed our stay Nice clean room
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Sergey, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

6-night trip
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6/10 Good

Vary far awayfrom tram ststion long walk.Lob by looks very different from picture of web-site. It is ONLYvery small and old. But it is goox to have lift in building . Corridor matches photos and bathroom of room.
1-night trip
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