What a cosy place! For those of you who would like an authentic Melbourne home-stay experience, this place is for you. The level of comfort, the decor and ambiance really puts this place up as one of Melbourne's hidden gems. Thank you Ben for welcoming us into your home. You really made our Melbourne visit a trip to remember.
Ben and Alitta are fantastic hosts and were very welcoming and helpful. Their cat Bella was also super friendly! Staying at their place with the other guests really made me feel like part of a community. The house itself has all the basic amenities, including a fridge and a washing machine. It's an old house, though, so some of the furniture looks a bit worn and there was a small hole in the floor in my room. It was also quite chilly in the room (it was July, so mid-winter in Australia), but that apparently is normal for Australia. Otherwise, it was a great stay.
If you're looking at this, look no more. With the best hosts - Ben & Alitta who are always ready to attend to any needs, this is hands down the best place to stay for whatever your reason of travel may be. And you can trust me, because I had been staying for 4 and a half months, and I can't think of any complains to file.
Honestly the most lovely hosts you could ask for. Welcoming and friendly, happy for a chat if you were around but also made you feel comfortable coming and going as you feel etc. Wasn't clear to be at the time of booking but there were multiple guest rooms and that actually made for a nicer experience. Plenty of privacy and the room was comfortable. Very pleasant stay!