had the unusual prospect of needing somewhere to crash for one night while moving interstate. chose this place as it was closest to my house. turned out to be in a great old building that had a central courtyard. the old building has character, with comfy nooks and crannies and is quite spacious. the 8 man dorm was large and had high ceilings, so you didn't feel like you were all sleeping on top of each other. the rooms had space for things like desks, wardrobes, tables, tv's etc. also had good kitchen, internet room, free wireless, a great lounge and a house cat who was spoilt rotten! because of this homey atmosphere, the place has become popular with long-term backpackers, like the brits, who are on working holidays in australia. this makes the place more personal as people have gotten to know each other and there is a collective sense of respecting each other's need for space, a good night's sleep, etc. for instance, another guy staying at the place took it upon himself to welcome me, introduce me to others and help me settle in. what the hotel lacked was a bit of spring cleaning. granted it's an old building, but it was a bit on the lived in grotty side. overall, i prefer a place like this with character and atmosphere than some of the purpose built hostels, which can get a bit sterile and impersonal.
Property: Collingwood Accommodation MelbourneAddress: 137-139 Johnston St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3066, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Yarra > Collingwood
Kitchenette Room Service
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Collingwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
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