Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

new backpackers hostel on Hanover St


A former hostel for the down and out above My Beautiful Laundrette closed some time ago after a history of trouble, including a fire in 2007. It has now reopened as a backpacker hostel called Tram Stop 14 (after the tram stop in front of it on Brunswick St). It features a huge dragon mural along its Hanover St side wall.


  1. This is a wonderful place to stay…Its not all about money…its about efficiency and their service…I stayed in this place for 8 months …Blankets changed regularly…personal lockers and comfortable shower rooms…i shifted to new place ,it is totally opposite for me in term of service where no blanket covers is provided and need to buy on my self and paying more…I just emailed the owner to go back next wednesday…let see how it goes..

  2. The owners of this backpacker have just applied for a planning permit (PLN15/0094) to expand the numbers of patrons and the footprint of the building. This site already has waste management and litter issues – and more visitors will stress our already pressured parking arrangements. I will be objecting on the grounds of waste management, parking and impacts to our amenity.

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