PHOTO: The Block will return to St Kilda for its 15th season. Photo: Eddie Jim

It’s confirmed: the next season of The Block will be set at another grungy budget hotel in Melbourne’s eclectic bayside suburb of St Kilda.

A Channel Nine production company forked out $10,815,000 for the former Oslo Hotel, located just a block away from the rejuvenated Gatwick.

While the deal was inked in December, the television network did not reveal the location of the 15th season until last week. It will be the seventh consecutive season filmed in Melbourne.