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Clean Self isolating Capsule Pod Free Breakfast

Private room in house hosted by Frank
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed2.5 shared baths
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great for Social Distancing & Hygene

Futuristic design, elegantly styled capsule pod

Equipped with own mirror, ventilating fan, USB ports, adjustable colour reading light, safe locker, foldable table, clothes hanger & sliding door for privacy

Each pod size 3sqm, fits a double bed, sleeps 1 person. Free breakfast & WIFI

Easy self check-in 24/7, on street parking

Close to North Richmond station, airport shuttle & city

Bicycle hire, store luggage & laundry available

Host speaks Eng & Chinese

The space
15 Charles Abbotsford mansion is a licensed boarding house with 8 rooms and 4 bathrooms. So you will be sharing the house with up to 12 people.

No bond. No lease agreement. No minimum stay. No minimum notice & No bills to pay

The house is located in one of most sought-after suburbs east of CBD, next to North Richmond train station and supermarkets (ALDI & Safeway).

Melbourne Museum, CBD and Rod Laver Arena are 2 km from the property. Abbotsford convent and MCG within walking distance. Airport shuttle connection to nearby property also available.

Please note this house does not have receptionist and operate on Self Check-In only 24/7.

You can book online to stay here with instant confirmation. Front door password and self check-in insturction will be sent to you automatically upon booking.

Last minute booking welcome. (We accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex.)

With the front door code provided in your welcome message you can enter the house by yourself. There will be a whiteboard with your name, room number and floor map to help you locate you room. Please call me directly if you require assistance rather than ringing the door bell, as there is normally no staffs at the property.

Please note this is a homestay run by friend and family volunteers (which explains our cheap price in a good location), not a full serviced hotel. You can expect friendly family home atmosphere such as maybe people sharing home-cooked meal with you, shared kitchen and common area facilities.

Having said that, please do NOT come here with high expectation demanding professional hotel service or 5 star cleanliness. We are listed under 'homestay' not 'hotels'. Fussy guests are NOT welcomed.

Any check-in earlier than 14:00 is possible provided the previous night's guests have moved on. You can leave your luggage with us behind the couch in living room, it is quite safe there. Check-out is at 10.00. Again you can stay in our common area after check out.

At this homestay we can also assist you with a range services such as tour bookings, budget car & bicycle hire $10/day, laundry services $5, luggage storage, heater hire, and public transport myki card.

Whether you have booked for our capsule, queen or ensuite room, please make sure you have TRIPLE CHECK all the relevant Pictures, SIZE, Description and reviews specific to the room you book. This is because we will NOT give any refund for last min cancellation if the rooms or house do not meet your expectation.

If you wish to upgrade or make any changes subject to availability, you can contact me directly or make the changes online.

If you have booked for our capsule room, we recommend you bring a padlock so you can lock your belongings in a locker. We do sell padlock for $5 if you need.

All our capsule rooms are only 3sqm in size (and 1m in height), fits a double bed, equipped with own mirror, ventilating fan, USB ports, digital control panels, adjustable colour reading lights, safe locker, foldable table, clothes hanger & sliding door for privacy. They look like space shuttles.

All of our queen room or ensuite room are about 10 sqm in size, fits a queen bed, equipped with wardrobe, miror, table and chair, misting fan etc

Although every effort is made to accommodate you in the room as depicted in the first picture of your booking, we cannot guarantee this will always be the case.

All beds are fully equipped with power points, reading lights, pillow and linen.

Free WIFI, blanket, soap & shampoo, towel, bread, tea & coffee also provided.

Shared facilities include a modern kitchen, a TV lounge area with Netflix, a courtyard, an outdoor cinema and backyard garden, a guest coin laundry and dryer.

Complimentary breakfast everyday includes bread, cookies, cake, cereal jam/spreads, juice, milk, tea and coffee.

There is an option to upgrade your breakfast to include eggs, sausage/ham, cheese, salad & fruit for a very small fee($5, need minimum 4 people) Similar to depicted in picture.

Host can speak multiple languages: English, Chinese, Cantonese, Spanish, Malay and learning Russian. Happy to practise with you!

Please bear in mind our license is strict regarding number of people we can host in the house. If you turn up with more headcounts (infants and toddlers not allowed) than your original booking, we will have to charge you extra $30 per person per night.

Here we also cannot host children and pets. No parties and no drugs permitted, smoking outside of house only.

To get to the property from airport, there are 3 options:

1) Starbus to Birches Serviced apartment, which is 10 mins walk from property. Starbus operates every 20 minutes from 5am to 9pm. Cost about $22.

2) Skybus to Southern cross station, before taking a train to North Richmond station or tram 109 to stop 20. Skybus runs every 15 mins 24/7. Train and trams operates 5am to 11pm. Total cost $30+

3) Take a direct taxi $60-$80 or uber around $50-$60.

If you have a car, you can park on street for free. Please just make sure you check the parking sign properly (eg 2P, 4P, unlimited time zone, permit zone etc). Car parking permit can be hired for $5 a day too.

Guest access
Glamorous Mansion features Beautiful Dining, Plasma TV, Leather Couch, Hot Baths, Commercial Laundry, Garden Backyard and Courtyard, Big Modern Kitchen, fridge, microwave, oven, cooktop, all cookwares and utensils etc.. have I miss something? Ah yes, there's a Fish pond too!
All bills included, unlimited WIFI. Communal areas cleaned daily. Just bring your suitcase!

Other things to note
This is hostel/budget homestay with many rooms so there are many other house mates too.

Students, young professionals and interstate visitors like yourself.

Quiet, social and friendly environment with people from all walks of life.

To date I have probably hosted more than 2000 guests and the one thing I learn is you cannot please everyone.

90% of guests will appreciate what you do and 10% of guests will complain no matter what you do.

In my hostel/budget homestay there is a system in place to keep things functioning, the cleanliness, security, quiet environment etc

Having said that, because this is a hostel/homestay, I will not be able to satisfy you if you have high expectation. We will never have the quality you would expect in a hotel/motel, although we are way better than every hostel/backpackers in Melbourne.

Hence I call this homestay/sharehouse. You are coming to someone else' home, so there will be the home feeling, including friendly guests, shared facilities ie kitchen and lounge, and some random untidy/unclean stuff for example if someone didnt wash their dishes etc

However I need to make it clear that every guest has to adhere to my moderate cancellation policy, i cannot refund you fully if the room or house does not meet your expectation, if you think my pictures or thousand words description are not accurate, if you have an accident, sickness, death somewhere etc etc all kinds of reasons people come out with.

There is a standard legal disclaimer in place, where although I do my best to present the listing as accurate as possible, i will bear no responsibility if you still think my listing is not accurate. 90% of my guests think I have detail the place very well in my listing but again there is the minority 10% who will never be satisfied.

This is why I have a moderate cancellation policy, it is not strict (where no refund at all) nor is it flexible. It is the most FAIR policy to cover you and me in the event of late cancellation.
Great for Social Distancing & Hygene

Futuristic design, elegantly styled capsule pod

Equipped with own mirror, ventilating fan, USB ports, adjustable colour reading light, safe locker, foldable table, clothes hanger & sliding door for privacy

Each pod size 3sqm, fits a double bed, sleeps 1 person. Free breakfast & WIFI

Easy self check-in 24/7, on street parking

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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Wifi
Breakfast
Kitchen
Dryer
Hangers
Hair dryer
Iron
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer
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Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia

One thing I often get is people don't realize how good this location is until they arrive.
10 minutes walk to the famous Abbotsford convent, close to Fitzroy and Melbourne botanical garden and Melbourne Cricket ground.
On one side you have all the prominent cafes, exquisite restaurants, bbqs, dessert house, bars, shopping strips, entertainment, music/DVDs, cinemas, local bakery.. a multicultural bonanza.
On the other side you have gardens, parks, river, walking trails, castles and convents, boathouses, secret alleys, picnic, children's farm and farmers market etc
This house is amazingly located on a quiet tree-lined street sandwiched in the middle of all above. Come see for yourself =)
One thing I often get is people don't realize how good this location is until they arrive.
10 minutes walk to the famous Abbotsford convent, close to Fitzroy and Melbourne botanical garden and Melbourne C…

Hosted by Frank

Joined in December 2013
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Hello my name is Frank, and I run a hostel/budget here in Melbourne. To date I have probably hosted more than 2000 guests and the one thing I learn is you cannot please everyone. 90% of guests will appreciate what you do and 10% of guests will complain no matter what you do. In my hostel/budget homestay there is a system in place to keep things functioning, the cleanliness, security, quiet environment etc Having said that, because this is a hostel/homestay, I will not be able to satisfy you if you have high expectation. We will never have the quality you would expect in a hotel/motel, although we are way better than every hostel/backpackers in Melbourne. Hence I call this homestay/sharehouse. You are coming to someone else' home, so there will be the home feeling, including friendly guests, shared facilities ie kitchen and lounge, and some random untidy/unclean stuff for example if someone didnt wash their dishes etc
Hello my name is Frank, and I run a hostel/budget here in Melbourne. To date I have probably hosted more than 2000 guests and the one thing I learn is you cannot please everyone. 9…
During your stay
Hi, my name is Frank and welcome to Melbourne.
I am an easy going guy, I love my work, believe in what I do, love my friends and all the nice cafes, restaurants and parks around town.
I myself have been to over 75 countries, hosted over 2000 guests and speak about 6 languages.
You may or may not find me a lot around the house, but I am just a phone call or text away, besides I have a few housekeepers ready to assist you.
Happy to suggest you the best food, bar and interesting places around town to fill your schedule. Maybe we can hang out too if we have time.
Anyway please make yourself at home and I hope you enjoy Melbourne.
You will also find many other super friendly house mates who are keen to know you and share with you their favourite places too.
Hi, my name is Frank and welcome to Melbourne.
I am an easy going guy, I love my work, believe in what I do, love my friends and all the nice cafes, restaurants and parks arou…
  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English, Melayu, Русский, Español
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm