Everything you need is in 2 minutes. local, asian groceries, bottle shop, office works (and many more, you name it.) are literally downstairs. Melbourne Central train station in 5 mins on foot and tram stops in 3 mins on foot.
I let my guests have their private time without disruption, however contactable via mobile anytime for help. outside working hours (9am-6pm) I will be 5mins away from the apartment if any help is needed :)