IFSTAYS Upper West Side
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Spencer Outlet Centre160 m
  • Southern Cross Station170 m
  • Brown Alley Bar210 m
  • Water Tower Clock240 m
  • St. Augustine Church260 m
  • Koori Heritage Trust310 m
  • Southern Cross Railway Station380 m
  • Flagstaff Railway Station440 m
  • Austrian Consulate General450 m
  • Docklands stadium460 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    IFSTAYS Upper West Side

    647 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia, 3000 - See map
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 85% of guests
    Very good cleanliness
    7.9 rating for cleanliness
    • 380 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Melbourne

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 25 times

    Property ranking|Compared to 5,628 Melbourne properties
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    Location score
    9.2/10
    Value for money score
    8.4/10
    Cheapest price score
    Service score
    7.8/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Melbourne properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Melbourne properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Melbourne properties
    Better than
    95
    %
    of Melbourne properties
    Value for money8.4
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
    Distance to airport10.9 km

    Rooms available at IFSTAYS Upper West Side

    1-Bedroom Apartment
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 queen beds
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      Deluxe Apartment
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      • Balcony/terrace
      • Shower
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        Nearest essentials

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        What to eat nearby

        Australian cuisine
        Australian cuisine
        Bar Humbug
        200 m Australian, Bar
        Kings Steak & Seafood Bar
        210 m Australian, Gluten Free, Seafood
        BearBrass
        240 m Australian, Cafe, Gluten Free
        Asian cuisine
        Asian cuisine
        Hibachi Japanese Grill
        190 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi
        Delhi Rocks
        200 m Asian, Halal, Indian
        Dosirock Korean Restaurant & Bar
        210 m Asian, Japanese, Korean
        Gluten Free
        Gluten Free
        Movida Aqui
        480 m Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Spanish
        Merchant
        550 m Gluten Free, Italian
        Bar Nacional
        610 m Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Spanish

        What's nearby

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        Reviews of IFSTAYS Upper West Side from real guests

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        Agoda Reviews (379)Booking.com Reviews (190)
        8.2
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        10
        Cleanliness7.9
        Facilities7.8
        Location9.2
        Service7.8
        Value for money8.4
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (74)
        8-9 Excellent (31)
        7-8 Very Good (36)
        6-7 Good (17)
        <6 Below Expectation (29)
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        Mar - May (46)
        Jun - Aug (51)
        Sep - Nov (48)
        Dec - Feb (42)
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        8.8
        Excellent
        Ngwe from Brunei Darussalam
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

        Wonderful stay in Melbourne CBD”

        Very easy and quick check-in. Easy to find the room. The lift very fast but a bit crowded for 52 floors. The apartment is very clean. Location excellent near Southern Cross. Sufficient kitchen amenities. Everything working well. Good wifi connection. 1 BR apartment is quite spacious for couple. Spacious toilet and shower also. The office is near the apartment so easy to contact and can be sorted out if there is any issues. If the office can provide luggage storage, it will be excellent for travelers who arrived early or late departure. I hope IFSTAY will consider this in the future.

        Reviewed July 21, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Chi from Hong Kong
        Family with teens
        2-Bedroom Standard Apartment
        Stayed 7 nights in July 2019

        Exceptional”

        Thanks to Winnie and Anna who had provided very good services, e.g. early check in

        Reviewed July 23, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Cindy from Indonesia
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 10 nights in June 2019

        Exceptional”

        Good location. Good staffs. One downside was the limited number of lifts. There are 4 lifts, but often, only 2 works. And to serve more than 50 floors, it’s just not enough. On my final day, I had to wait for more than 30 mins to get to the 1st floor, which caused me being late for check-out. But the staff was very understanding.

        Reviewed July 19, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Azwani from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        2-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

        Recommended!!”

        Location of the place is very convinient. Near to the Southern Cross Station where you can take the bus to the airport.. and also within the free tram zone.. all in juat walking distance of 5-10 mins.. the hotel le us checked in.. the staff at the reception was very attentive.. my apartment was at the midtown apartment.. The apartment it self was clean.. with all facilities provided except for a dryer.. anyway there is a self service laundry at the ground floor so I can dry my clothes there.. overall i totally recommend this apartment for a long stay in Melbourne..

        Reviewed July 19, 2019
        8.0
        Excellent
        Jiahui from Singapore
        Group
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 7 nights in May 2019

        Serviced apartment with NO SERVICES”

        Pros: good location, building looks new, great layout and spacious apartment. Cons: Service was close to none. Toiletries not provided, no bathroom slippers. Doesn’t provide any international plug converter. The last time I stayed in a proper serviced apartment in NSW, service was a ton better than this. Overall: wouldn’t stay again.

        Reviewed May 29, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Siow
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

        Spacious, Relatively Clean”

        The apartment was spacious and value for money. Room is also relatively clean. Only downside I would say is that the facilities may not be in its optimal working condition (Electric kettle lid seemed stuck, could not open it, but workaround it by pouring water in and out from the kettle stout instead). But all facilities are still usable nonetheless. Utensils and soap are provided. There is even an oven in the apartment. For the space, price and cleanliness, I would recommend this place and would return again.

        Reviewed July 11, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Mi from Singapore
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 8 nights in June 2019

        Lovely place”

        We went during winter and aircon was used as a heater so it wasn’t effective, got a portable heater upon request but overall it was great, from the hospitality of the staff (thanks Silvia!) to the entire apartment :)

        Reviewed July 03, 2019
        6.8
        Good
        Hung from Vietnam
        Family with young children
        2-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

        Is nomarl”

        Stay along time but not have any helper to clearn room, everything is small & nomarl.

        Reviewed July 13, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Lee from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

        Convenient and comfortable”

        Everything from comfort to location, this is the hotel. The only con is that there is totally no housekeeping for the 6 nights' stay.

        Reviewed June 29, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Kristy from Australia
        Couple
        2-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

        52 floor apartment & lifts 15min wait most times”

        The room was lovely, nice hard bed, hot shower no issues with the room it's self. We were disappointed there was no spa or sauna as listed when we booked just pool & gym. There are 3 appartment buildings so depends where you are placed. Biggest issue the lifts all the unis are nearby so there are hundreds of Asian students staying here & getting a lift you can fit in was a 10-15min task most days! Right across from Spencer St station & dfo so location is great & cute little Korean restaurant downstairs.

        Reviewed June 17, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        PEI from Singapore
        Family with teens
        2-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 6 nights in May 2019

        Great Stay”

        This apartment was about a 5 mins walk away from Southern Cross station, the Airport Bus Terminal, the mall, supermarket; location was excellent. Asian restaurants and a small mart were just downstairs. The room was clean. The carpet had some stains, but it wasn't a big deal. Dining table had scratches but it's okay for us. The kitchen was quite nice. Electric stove worked well. The cooking pots, plates and utensils provided were clean. The bathroom was nice in general - a bit mouldy - but tolerable for us. Shower water pressure was excellent. The balcony was dusty so we wore shoes out there. The view was relatively nice, but partially blocked by surrounding buildings. The room only had one standard-sized aircon unit for the two bedrooms, the living room and kitchen, so the conditioned air couldn't reach one of the bedrooms effectively. Also, the front door handle and lock were a bit loose, would be better if they were strengthened. Overall, great stay. 8.3/10.

        Reviewed June 12, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        Low from Singapore
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 8 nights in May 2019

        Excellent location and value for money ”

        The room is clean and comfort, the apartment is 3~5 mins walk from Southern Cross station. There are many cafes and restaurants in walking distant. Coles supermarket Is just opposite of the apartment. Free tram station is only 3 mins walking distant from apartment. The reception staffs Ms Winnie, Anna and Michelle are very friendly and helpful, they are very polite and quick respond to your request. We are very happy with our stay in this service apartment and will definitely recommend to friends who want to travel to Melbourne

        Reviewed May 20, 2019
        6.8
        Good
        Shuo-Hao from Taiwan
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

        Great location”

        Great location, is right next to southern cross station/Spencer st DFO/Coles. The direction to the gym was a bit confusing. Also, for the duration of my stay the internet speed was very slow, don't know if this was temporary.

        Reviewed May 13, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        souk from Malaysia
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 7 nights in April 2019

        perfect location”

        we spend 7 nights here. everything was perfect especially location. right opposite southern cross station where u can get skybus to and from airport. free tram station jz 2-3 min walks from the house. nice view from our unit (36th floor). house keeping jz once along 7 days. easy to check in, when we reached is almost 12am, just have to key in the password at the key collecting point, the key will drop from the box and you are ready to enter your unit as shown on the key. highly recommend 👍

        Reviewed May 04, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        carolyn from Australia
        Solo traveler
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

        weird”

        the Hotel i actually stayed in is Manhattan which was about 50 metres from a real estate agency, ie Ironfish R/e, which is the apartment key pickup point. (this is not disclosed on IFStays website). There appears to be no facility to drop-off bags earlier than checkin time which is not very helpful. the apartment itself was satisfactory. the mattress was as hard as a floor so i did not sleep well. the power point system is also strange ie not very compatible with device charging. I was also sent an email saying i would receive a $10 gift card for rating IFSTAYS west side as a 10. a no from me. would I stay there again? no.

        Reviewed November 11, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Angela from Indonesia
        Group
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 7 nights in May 2018

        RECOMMENDED”

        Very spacious apartment with amazing view. Room were clean, so as the kitchen. Kitchen utensils were complete. If you stay about a week, they will clean your room on the third day. Location is very good, few minutes away from trem stop. Very close to southern cross station.

        Reviewed October 27, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Dayalyn from Singapore
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 7 nights in July 2019

        Convenient location and complete amenities ”

        Would like to commend good service of winnie and anna for prompt assistance via email. The place is really nice with complete cooking amenities and washing. Location os good.

        Reviewed July 16, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ayuthia from Indonesia
        Family with young children
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

        This was our second time staying here. Location and value for money are at its best! ”

        Check in and check out were so quick and smooth! Thanks Winnie and Anna!

        Reviewed July 15, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Wan from Malaysia
        Couple
        1-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

        Superb apartment , locality accessible to train , sky bus n tram. Coles and eateries are closeby.”

        I strongly recommend IfStays apartment which is near Southern Cross station, n accessible to sky bus to/fro airport. It’s Manager Coral Xiao is very helpful n attentive to our request for early check-in. We stayed at Manhattan block , unit is spacious n clean and fully furnished. I hope they provide kitchen scissors too.

        Reviewed April 18, 2019
        7.6
        Very good
        ATIFA from Malaysia
        Group
        2-Bedroom Apartment
        Stayed 6 nights in March 2019

        It was a pleasant stay”

        Pros -Responsive and helpful staff esp Anna. -Near to tram station, supermarket. -Fully equipped unit- washing machine, kitchen equipments. -Easy after hours check in and out. Cons -Our apartment was at a different location but still within walking distance. Better if we were informed earlier as we reached quite late. -Our room was left unlocked during one of the days. - Clogged bathroom sink. - No housekeeping throughout our 6 nights stay.

        Reviewed April 01, 2019
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