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Barkly Backpackers
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Barkly Backpackers

102 Barkly Street, Melbourne, VIC 3182, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
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based on 172 reviews
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About Barkly Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

This Melbourne hostel is located next to St Kilda Beach. It is situated a brief walk from Palais Theatre, Acland Street and Luna Park.

There are a variety of amenities on offer to guests of Barkly Backpackers, including a 24-hour business centre, free Wi-Fi and a library. Additional services include luggage storage.

Barkly Backpackers's room provides a hair dryer.

The area surrounding the hostel has a range of cafés and restaurants. Guests can also visit St Kilda Cricket Ground and St Kilda Sea Baths.

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Amenities at Barkly Backpackers

  • Adults only
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Business centre
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • No smoking
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Trash cans
  • Internet
  • Towels

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Adults only


  • Lockers
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Laundry facilities


  • Fax/photocopying


  • Shared kitchen

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre

Reviews of Barkly Backpackers

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What are the amenities offered at Barkly Backpackers?

Barkly Backpackers offers a variety of amenities including a 24-hour business centre, free Wi-Fi, a library, shared kitchen, laundry facilities, and board games/puzzles.

What can I expect from the beds at Barkly Backpackers?

The rooms at Barkly Backpackers provide reasonably priced, big rooms with okay beds, and extra comforters for the cold. However, some guests found the beds to be too soft or uncomfortable.

Is parking available at Barkly Backpackers?

Yes, Barkly Backpackers offers free parking nearby, making it convenient for guests who are driving.

How is the cleanliness at Barkly Backpackers?

While some guests found the hostel to be clean and reasonably priced, others mentioned that the kitchen and bathrooms were dirty and sticky at times.

What is the best time to visit Barkly Backpackers?

Barkly Backpackers is a cozy and social hostel, with a nice community chill area and a great location in St. Kilda. However, it's important to note that the hostel may get crowded during high season in March.

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Opt for a Room with Private Bathroom

Some guests mentioned that the shared bathrooms were not well-maintained, so consider booking a room with a private bathroom for added comfort and cleanliness.

Consider Noise Levels

If you're a light sleeper, be aware that some guests reported noise issues, such as squeaky beds and sounds from the kitchen and common areas. Bringing earplugs or choosing a quieter room might be helpful.

Check for Free Parking

The hostel offers free street parking nearby, which can be convenient for guests with vehicles. Take advantage of this amenity to save on parking costs.

Be Mindful of Long-Term Guests

Several guests noted that the hostel has long-term residents, which can create a frat house atmosphere. Keep this in mind if you prefer a more transient and diverse hostel environment.

Verify Breakfast Availability

While the property advertises free breakfast, some guests reported limited options and the need to wake up early to ensure availability. Consider having alternative breakfast plans in case the hostel's offerings are not suitable.

Consider Hygiene Concerns

Some guests mentioned cleanliness issues in the kitchen and shared spaces. If hygiene is a priority for you, be prepared to adapt and maintain your own standards during your stay.

Plan for Limited Facilities

The hostel has a small kitchen and common areas, which may become crowded during peak times. Consider this when planning your activities and meals to avoid inconvenience.

Be Cautious of Room Conditions

A few guests reported that certain rooms were old, noisy, and had a bad smell. Prioritize checking recent guest feedback or requesting specific room preferences during booking.

Take Advantage of the Location

The hostel's location in St. Kilda offers easy access to public transport and nearby attractions. Plan your itinerary to make the most of the convenient location during your stay.

Engage with the Friendly Staff

Numerous guests praised the helpful and friendly staff. Don't hesitate to seek assistance or local recommendations from the accommodating hostel team.


102 Barkly Street, Melbourne, VIC 3182

What's nearby

  • Shrine of Remembrance3.9 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens3.9 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria4.8 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground5 km
  • Melbourne Arts Centre5 km
  • Eureka Tower5 km
  • Southbank Promenade5.2 km
  • Federation Square5.3 km
  • Flinders Street Station5.3 km
  • Collins Street5.6 km
  • Block Arcade5.7 km
  • Royal Arcade5.8 km



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FAQs when booking at Barkly Backpackers

  • Where is Barkly Backpackers located?

    Barkly Backpackers is located at 102 Barkly Street, 6.1 km from the centre of Melbourne. Shrine of Remembrance is the closest landmark to Barkly Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Barkly Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 1:00 PM and check-out time is 10:30 AM at Barkly Backpackers.

  • Does Barkly Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Barkly Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Barkly Backpackers offer free parking?

    Yes, Barkly Backpackers offers free parking.

  • How far is Barkly Backpackers from the airport?

    Barkly Backpackers is 16.1 km from Melbourne Essendon. Barkly Backpackers is 16.9 km from Melbourne Moorabbin.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

6.1 km

Nearest Airport

Melbourne Essendon

Distance to airport

16.7 km