Stay at Cosmo when you check out The Block!


This year’s season of the famous renovation show ‘The Block’ is even closer than last year – only 750m walk from our front door!


The star of this year’s series is no ordinary building. Built more than 150 years ago on the back of the Victorian gold rush, the Oslo was one of Australia’s premier addresses.

Home to society families, the newly rich and the nation’s elite, it was the jewel in St Kilda’s crown.

However, through the years the building changed hands until it was converted into a low-rent backpacker hostel. And with decades of neglect the houses became one sprawling mess of a building, making it ripe and ready for a Block makeover.


The open for inspection will be held on Sunday October 20, 2019, and if you’re thinking about making the trip down Grey Street there’s a few things you need to know.

When is it?
Open for inspection for The Block will be Sunday October 20, 2019, from 10am to 2pm.

Where is it?
The Oslo is located at 38 Grey Street, St Kilda.

What is the best way to get there?
If you’re coming to have a look at the Block this year, it’s best to leave the car with us. It’s only a short walk around the corner and up the hill – less than 5 minutes according to Google Maps.