February 2, 2004
The hostel isn't very clean - it's supposably cleaned daily, but I was there three days and our room was never clean. They somehow have a pillow shortage ... I had to fold up my clothes to make myself a little pillow. The kitchen is a bit small and there aren't many pots and pans to use. They do, however, provide free pancake batter for breakie between 9 and 10am (yummy!). They have a little common area with a pool table where you can smoke (amazingly it doesn't smell coz they leave the window open!).
Even with the negatives, I have to be honest and say that this place is in a really good location. The beach & Acland Street are only a short walk away and there are trams on your doorstep. Still, overall though this hostel was a bit dirty for my liking and for the price you could do a lot better.
From journal Melbourne on a budget