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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2014

It is obvious some floors are divided in half to make 2. Result-very low ceiling. Too many beds for the size of the room and ceiling. No free internet. You could stay in better hostels in Melbourne for the equivalent price. On top of that I had to deal with a long time stayer in my room. A manipulator who...

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I arrived on Boxing Day (26 Dec) at about 9am not expecting to be able to check in but I was, which was handy as I needed a shower after a long 26 hour flight. I have stopped in other Hostels & Hotels and yes maybe the name could reflect it, as most bad reviews on here were fooled by...

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay at our property, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here and made the most of the great facilities we have available. We hope you come to stay with us again. The Space Hotel Team

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Thats what a backpacker wants. Big rooms, clean kitchen and even a tv-room. I felt very comfortable. The only bad thing is that the supermarkets are not that close. All in all it is an upper class hostel with higher prices

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are pleased to hear you found your stay comfortable and enjoyed the facilities we have on offer, There is a Woolworths supermarket approximately a 5 minute walk from us at QV shopping centre and a Coles and Aldi a 10 minute walk at most. We have staff at reception...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 August 2014

staff are not friendly, we stay there for 6 nights, never saw a single smile from reception. we know space hotel is hostel like accommodation, so as the reception told us that the full cleaning only carry out once a week, and the other days just change the towel and clear the rubbish, we accepted it but when we came...

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts; I'm sorry that we did not meet your expectations. It is disappointing to hear you did not find our staff friendly and smiley, that is quite unusual for our team at Space. I can only apologize for your room not being serviced during your stay. As we are budget accommodation the...

Bendigo
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We loved this place. We had an ensuite room. Bathroom was big! Bed was good. Plenty of room. Enjoyed blue moon bar. Staff lovely and late checkout was not a problem. We would stay here again and it is definitely value for money.

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mary, thank you for taking the time to review you stay here. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here and the blue moon bar, they do have some tasty meals on the menu! We look forward to having you stay with us again. Enjoy the rest of your travels. The Space Hotel Team

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was a surprise in finding such a gr8 place to stay, the accommodation is clean and comfortable. Everything is new, the kitchen facilities would satisfy Master Chef, the bar with a pool table is relaxing. I'm approaching 68yrs and at no time did I feel that I was excluded from the other young folk from around the globe. TERRIFIC...

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Donald, thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here. We endeavor to create a comfortable environment for a diverse range of guests are are pleased to hear you found it suitable for your stay. The large kitchen does tend to be a big positive for our guests. We...

Durham, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I stayed at the Space Hotel while attending a large conference in Melbourne. My room was booked by the conference and I was pretty nervous when I found out that my room did not have an ensuite bathroom. I am in my late 30's so its been a long time since I have lived in a dorm setting. There were...

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here and in Melbourne. I will pass your feedback onto our staff members. Our shared bathrooms do set us apart from other hostels as they offer each guest privacy without the additional cost of an ensuite. Our housekeeping team is on site 24...

Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

After staying at a budget backpackers hostel prior to coming here, I was very satisfied. Great private bathrooms with showers and relatively clean all the time. Didnt really have a huge social vibe when I was there but still had a good time.

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. We have recently started to introduce some new activities to encourage a more social vibe. We will continue to work on this as we understand travelers, especially those coming solo will enjoy their...

Reviewed 29 July 2014

I visited Melbourne on a busy weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see the Space Hotel offering affordable accommodation for the weekend. This was my second time to the hotel - And it is perfectly fine if you're happy with basic and affordable accommodation with shared bathrooms. The entire hotel was spotlessly clean, reception staff were delightful. My only complaint...

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us, we appreciate the kind words. If during your next stay you have any issues with the air conditioner in the room please ask for assist from one our staff. The reception and housekeeping teams are available 24 hours a day and are more than happy to help you. We look forward to...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Lets face it, this isn't the Ritz Carlton, leave your expectations at the door, you do fine. Well managed overall, except for the occasional poor service attitude from the reception, you get what you pay for. However, I would recommend it to anyone who only need a clean bed, shower and nothing else.

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Space-Melb, Front Office Manager at Space Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We offer a variety of affordable rooms, from dormitories to executive queen and balcony rooms for the budget conscious traveler. We have renovated rooms that are clean and comfortable, although we are not a luxury chain hotel like the Ritz Carlton. I do apologize for the poor service...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Space Hotel is where luxury meets budget. Being a traveler doesn’t mean you have to choose between a great experience and a good night’s sleep. At Space Hotel, you can have both. Enjoy modern, comfortable accommodation right between the vibrant Melbourne CBD and Lygon St, the city’s most famous restaurant & bars district. Relax, have fun and explore, it’s your space to enjoy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Space Hotel

Address: 380 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $38 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Space Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 92
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