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Reviews of Back of Chapel Backpackers

Hostel | 50 Green Street (Windsor), Prahran Melbourne, Australia 3181

83.2% Overall Rating

117 out of 144 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/06/2014)

"Location great, staff very helpful & nice, above adequate & clean facilities, great free wifi"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Group bookings of 3 or more must pay 50% on booking during peak season such as December/January and Grand Prix we require 50% deposit by no later than December 1st and March 1 (Grand Prix) the rest payable no later than Decem ber 15th (xmas and new year until end of January bookings) Hostel reception hours are: 8:30am-5pm Arrivals outside of these times will be charged via credit card for the first night, and a special late check in procedure will be organized for you (as detailed via email). Cancellations only during reception hours December and January bookings - 50% must be paid for by Dec. 1st Grand Prix msut be paid for by March 1st

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Melbourne?

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83.2%

Overall Rating

117 out of 144 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Back of Chapel Backpackers'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
73.6%
Staff
88.8%
Value
82.4%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Shopping
Work / volunteering

29 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location great, staff very helpful & nice, above adequate & clean facilities, great free wifi

Disliked: Occasionally property was unsupervised by any staff

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Freddie Walsh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2014 Freddie would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly management and large, clean rooms. All other guests very welcoming as the hostel isn't that big. 24 hour kitchen which is nice as it makes the guests feel trusted, and this is responded to with everyone feeling and acting responsible. Rooms, bathrooms & common areas cleaned regularly. The location just off Chapel Street is really excellent, probably the best thing about the hostel, so many bars & restaurants that you could never go to them all. Good public transport links to CBD by both subway & tram. Highly recommended.

Disliked: I intended to stay for a week & ended up staying for a month.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anna Crichton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

19 May 2014 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Without a doubt the best hostel I have ever stayed in. It's quite small so feels really homely and the location is amazing!! The staff are so friendly and helpful and make you feel welcome from the minute you arrive. Also quite a lot of long term stayers which shows just how awesome the place is. Always clean and tidy. Most people call it "home" instead of "just a hostel". I never want to leave!

Disliked: Anna left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sebastian Carroll

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2014 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was amazing. Everyone was very friendly and inclusive.

Disliked: Sebastian left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

21 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free WiFi private bathrooms friendly staff !!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Reid Lyons

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 April 2014 Reid would recommend this property

Liked: It was small and homey, not like some of the bigger Hostels you get to meet alot of people and they are friendly

Disliked: Washrooms are tiny, and some of the showers are missing doors. One night a week you have to clean all your stuff and put it on your bed so they can vacumme and it was inconvenient

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Donna Keenan

Alone

Visiting friends or family

29 December 2013 Donna would recommend this property

Liked: Great basics backpackers - fantastic location - good people

Disliked: Could do with a refurb. in the near future ?

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Phillip Thomas

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

28 December 2013 Phillip would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location literally on the corner of chapel st which is full of restaurants, bars, clubs, tram, train and bus stops which make it so easy to get into the cbd. The atmosphere is friendly with a multinational group of backpackers. Extended stay by an extra 5 weeks.

Disliked: Not much to complain about really

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Natasha Rubie

Alone

Events / festivals

30 September 2013 Natasha would recommend this property

Liked: I felt very safe and secure and welcome and the hostel was in a great location.

Disliked: the kitchen was often left quite untidy

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very close to the nice Chapel Street and to the public transport, but quite far from the city. The staff was very kindly and friendly, Aaron and the cleaner in particular. The common area and the bathrooms were ceaned daily and the room once a week, so the hostel was clean. The hostel is not so big so it's easier to make friends, it could be like a big family if you stay longer (as many people do). Lockers in the rooms and cameras make it safe. Free breakfast. Also they give you your own plate and cuttery, you only have to share the kitchenware. The laundry was cheap ($4 to wash and $2 to dry, if I well remember) and there were new toilet and showers (always with hot water)

Disliked: The wifi was free but was slow and with very annoying advertising every 20-30 minutes!

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Benjamin May

Alone

Visiting friends or family

09 July 2013 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: This place was exactly what I was looking for: somewhere in the middle of Chapel St where I could stay comfortably and in the warm! The bed was comfy, the room clean and light, and the staff really friendly and helpful - the coffee was delicious!

Disliked: Nothing - this fit the bill for me!

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Work / volunteering

12 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was very handy.

Disliked: A bathroom/shower lock came off during our stay which meant only only shower could be used between everyone, although we rarely had to wait to use the fuctioning shower.

The property's response is...

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

16 May 2013

Liked: location only

Disliked: noisy, rubbish in the halls from tenants that had left, not enough showers or toilets for the amount of people, kitchen there was dirty and no plates or things to cook with, very poorly managed

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Luca Isaia Fantoni

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 April 2013 Luca Isaia would recommend this property

Liked: good location for this area! The hostel is next to transports and seconds from Chapel street where the nightlife or any junk food shops !

Disliked: too small to have common areas for "private conversations" . Also the commons area are directly under some room windows and hence we were forced to stop any social ( = noisy) activity after 11 pm in any area of the hostel!!

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Anouk Peters

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2013 Anouk would recommend this property

Liked: wifi, people and atmosphere

Disliked: -

The property's response is...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Evgenia Borisov

As a family with children

City break

22 January 2013

Liked: Nice location.

Disliked: Extremely noisy and dirty place.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rene Muszynski

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2013 Rene would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the nice and fimiliar athmosphere there - the inbulidt bar, the kitchen and the back porch are perfect spots to get in contact with other backpackers. Compared to other hostels in this price category the rooms and kitchen are very clean and the staff always friedly. free WiFi (always avialiable), clean matressses (even in case you have bed bugs they send professional cleaning personal quickly), free breakfast (toast or cereals), weekly vacuum day, free lockers inside the room, quiet atmosphere, use of washing machine and dryer 4$, security code at front door to keep straingers away, dayly cleaned bathrooms (5 avialible for approx 50 peolpe when its fully booked), tv room, much long term stayers, parking spots avialible, near chapel street

Disliked: Rene left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anna Woodcock

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 November 2012 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Best Hostel I've stayed in in Australia. Free wifi, free Brekky (served till 11am!), free lockers... It's nice and small, quiet and cosy. It's like staying in someone's house. Personal shelf in the kitchen is a great idea! I have extended my stay.

Disliked: Laundry is 4 dollars a pop - similar to most other hostels but it would always be nice to have cheaper laundry. Also there is a mouse in the kitchen... But it is very clean!

The property's response is...

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

03 October 2012

Liked: Absolutely nothing. It's in a good location but that has nothing to do with the actual property.

Disliked: The service, the attitude of the staff, the dirtiness and the price. The price would have been okay if it was at least clean.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Robert Cooke

Alone

Work / volunteering

17 August 2012 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities

Disliked: .

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Maddie Sate

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

18 July 2012 Maddie would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Location was great, literally just off chapel street, trams and trains 2 mins away, Coles and bottle shop also a short walk. Bathrooms were great condition compared to many hostels I've stayed in. Heaters and lockers in room, good kitchen facilities. Also cable tv in the sitting room! Will defs come again

Disliked: Only thing i can think of was there was no bar despite a sign advertising the cheap drinks outside. Also someone stole my ice coffee from the fridge!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: small, tidy, free breakfast, relatively quiet after the bar closes, comfy bed, friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: room was next to shower and the sound when the water was running was ridiculously loud.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Ralph Goulden

Alone

City break

08 July 2012 Ralph would recommend this property

Liked: great location

Disliked: Ralph left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen was extremely clean and well equipped. Free breakfast was also good too. Good location nearby quirky Chapel Street, which has a wide variety of alternative bars and restaurants and AMAZING vintage clothing stores. I would much prefer to stay in this part of town, in contrast to the CBD, which is actually quite boring and no different to any other standard city. Facilities in hostel all seemed quite modern. Shower was also excellent...not one of these drippy ones that you get in most hostels. Beds sooooooooooo comfy.

Disliked: Given that it is winter...the hostel can get rather chilly in the morning and at night (especially when somebody thinks it is a good idea to leave all the windows and doors open). Hostel was a little bit small for my taste, and not really much vibe going on between the other backpackers/ residents. The hostel could also do with having more of a staff presence incase you have any queries.