The hotel/hostel is a beautiful building inside and out. The reception staff are welcoming and helpful and the big wide staircase is a gorgeous feature. There is no lift but this is not a problem as there are only three storeys and the stairs aren't steep.
The rooms are a good size for a bunk bed room and plenty of space to store luggage with hanging rack and desk & chair. The room could be described as 'basic' with polished floorboards and a metal framed bunkbed but my bed was the comfiest I've ever had in a hostel and the shared bathrooms just down the corridor were clean and modern.
We visited in late March so pleasant temperature so can't comment on whether lack of air con is a problem and no where near cold enough for the heater.
The location is fantastic - almost next door to South Yarra Station so only one stop to the MCG and another stop or two to various detainations in the CBD or a stop or two to Prahran and Windsor for shopping. The no.8 tram runs right outside the front door too which makes access to St Kilda and Flinders St station very easy. We were there for the Grand Prix, AFL game, Comedy Festival and shopping on Chapel Street and all were easy to access.
I'd definately stay here again when I come back to Melbourne.
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