Staying at Ben's place was great! Ben was very responsive in the pre-trip process and check in was a breeze! Ben also gave some great tips of where to go in Melbourne. The room is in the perfect location, about a 12min walk to the grocery store, restaurants, cute shops, cafes, and the train station which made getting around easy! There's also a tram that takes you from the train station to the house in case you don't feel like walking; I recommend getting a 7-day unlimited Myki pass if you stay a week, like I did. The room was spacious and clean, and the bed very comfortable. The other guests and Bella the cat were very nice as well. I would definitely stay with Ben again!
Ben and Alitta are a lovely couple, whom provide knowledge, suggestions and a smile at every turn, with bags of enthusiasm and kindness. As two people who were trying to set up permanently in Melbourne, Ben and Alitta's advice was fantastic to help us on our way. The room is spacious, close to transport in and in a great area on the outskirts of the CBD (20 mins). If you're after somewhere with character then this is the place (there's a zipline and treehouse), a great place to start any trip!!