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Shannon, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here in a private room with my partner with a shared bathroom. Paid over 500 dollars for 6 nights, a good deal we thought judging by the new pictures online showing the 'renovations'. I honestly regretted my decision from the moment I walked into the reception. The floors were filthy and there was a horrible smell. Our room...

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Jordan B, General Manager at Nomads St Kilda Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's reviews like this that help us improve our service! Since your review we have fixed the hole in the window (which we are quite upset we missed on our daily property inspections) increased the frequency of our bathroom cleaners from 3 times a day to 4 times, ordered a brand...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beds are cool with the curtains and the 'pod' effect but that's about it.. clearly the beds have been renovated but the rest of the hostel is very far behind! Terrible bathrooms and toilets, even worse plumbing in the showers and the kitchen is gross! The communal areas are pretty cool, great balcony and kitchen eating area but TV...

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Jordan B, General Manager at Nomads St Kilda Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for the Great score! Stoked that you enjoyed our brand new beds! We have some older bathrooms still yet to renovated. Our new bathrooms are something else though! Brand new hot water systems, high pressure love machines! Our wifi has just been upgraded and we're undergoing a new stage of our renovations very soon. Watch this space. Thanks heaps...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostel for 3 days over the weekend. Easily the worst hostel I've been in. I'll start with the Pros: Good wifi downstairs. Location is around the corner from good restaurants, and 10 minutes from shops and the beach. Now for the bad stuff. The weekend reminded me of a freshman frat party full of people who...

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Jordan B, Manager at Nomads St Kilda Beach, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, it is reviews that help us either improve our ways or let us know what we are doing right and wrong, we have given a some more housekeeping workshops to all our staff and the reception staff are getting all guests to put name labels on there items as this...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok rooms the booths are nice with curtains as a nice touch and a plug usbs and a light for each bed. The communal areas are pretty good too. An annoyance was the bathroom was flooded for the majority of my stay which was fixed for a the last couple of days. But my major issue was the bouncer Shanham...

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Jordan B, Manager at Nomads St Kilda Beach, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for leaving a review, we did have an issue with our plumbing that had been looked at 3 times during the week with no faults found. We did eventually find out with the help of the building next door that the pipes that lead the waste water into the main pipe under the street were blocked just under...

Dresden, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very happy with our stay (6 people) in st kilda in the coffee palace nomads hostel. The staff was friendly and useful. the tram is 1 mitue away. 10 mins away from the beach. its a nice and cool place to be. the rooftop is cool to chill a bit after a long day. just check it out...

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Jordan B, Manager at Nomads St Kilda Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review Its great that you had such a great time, its great to see that the new training put in place and our new procedures are working see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed there just for a night in a dbl room...quite alright comfy bed with a TV in the room and as well towels with shower gel, shampoo and conditioner Bathrooms where okay but not the cleanest Didn't use kitchen but looked alright Staff was very friendly Would stay there again

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Jordan B, Manager at Nomads St Kilda Beach, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. Since you stayed we have changed our shifts in the bathrooms, so that there a less of a gap between the shifts. You are welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple nights, the good bit was that the beds were comfy and you had a curtain for your bed but that's where it stops. You pay extra to have an ensuite, but the shower will go from freezing cold to boiling hot. The kitchen is dirty and to top it off we had an angry...

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place is great, they have these awesome new beds with curtains and power/usb plugs built into the bed and a light too, the bathroom is big, clean and new too!!! The rooftop is the place to be on a Saturday night. The staff are really helpful too, especially with directions

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Dorms have new beds that each have their own electrical ports, usb charging points, headlamps, and privacy curtain. New bathrooms are very clean/modern and the showers are properly hot (if you so desire that is). Staff is very chill and accommodating. Enough space in the kitchen dining area and the kitchen is kept clean. Free tea, coffee, and pancake mix....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I arrived in Melbourne late at night and the doors were locked at the hostel that I had booked. These guys were the closest place with someone on reception 24 hours so I checked in just for the night but ended up staying for a week. The atmosphere was great and I would definitely stay here next time I'm in...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
❤❤NEW MANAGEMENT AS OF 1ST OF MAY 2014❤❤ Free Wifi, Free meals Sunday - Thursday. Free freshly brewed coffee! The Coffee Palace is an institution when it comes to backpacker hostels in Melbourne. Located in the heart of St Kilda, the Coffee Palace offers the budget conscious traveler never ending memories. We insist that you must have loads of fun when staying at the Coffee Palace. We cater for all types of travelers. We have 8 bed dorms all the way down to 4 bed dorms both with and without ensuites. For the quieter type or couples, we also have twin, single and doubles available. Our rates are very reasonable, so as not to break the budget, therefor allowing you to get out and enjoy what this beautiful city has to offer. As well as spending some of your hard earned in our bar!! The bar is opened from 11am right through to 11pm. We are one of the longest serving hostels in Melbourne. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nomads St Kilda Beach

Address: 24 Grey St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia (Formerly Coffee Palace Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range: £21 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads St Kilda Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 62
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Coffee Palace Backpackers Hotel St Kilda
Nomads St Kilda Beach Greater Melbourne
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“The rooms on the top floor are much quieter”
 of 5 bubbles ThomasLines, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with ensuite were really nice. You had your own shower and toilet in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles 35kristoferp, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“RM 102 was great, big, and massive window to keep us cool!”
 of 5 bubbles taylorblairhart92, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask room from upper floors, next to common area is way too noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Lorechu_, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Go some where else”
 of 5 bubbles WickedGiant, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
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