One of the most popular accommodation options for visitors, there are a variety of hostels in Melbourne that echo the city’s way of life. Take a look at some of the coolest hostels in and around the city that will make your visit that little bit more special.
Based in the bustling CBD, Discovery Melbourne is your introduction to the city. Surrounded by the street art, unique laneways, super cool bars and markets, this fun and friendly hostel makes the most of its supreme location and aims to show you the best bits of a city that is one of the most liveable in the world.
As well as clean and comfortable rooms on a budget, you’ll get to take advantage of all the facilities and cool stuff when you book a night at Discovery Melbourne, including a beanbag cinema, rooftop and basement bars, free breakfast, laundry, kitchen and WIFI. There are also daily events to help you get to know your fellow hostellers, including bingo on Monday nights, trivia on Tuesday nights and a bar crawl on Wednesday nights.
There’s always someone on reception, so you can ask them for advice on where to go and what to do, including the best way to get around the city, local shopping and emergency numbers. The lobby also hosts Backpackers World Travel, to help you create the travel itinerary of your dreams and the best local tour companies to do it with.
The rooms themselves offer a variety if you’re keen to mix with others or are more of a private person. From a double room at to a 16-bed dorm, there’s plenty of choice to suit all at great prices for such a location.
Beds, breakfast, new buddies and bundles of fun – Discovery Melbourne is the ideal hostel for your adventures in a beautiful city and beyond.
167 Franklin Street, Melbourne
Whether you come to Melbourne for work or play, United Backpackers Melbourne can help you out. Soft pillows after a hard day’s exploring, a sparkling kitchen and dining area, awesome TV room, amazing basement bar, great staff and an atmosphere to match, this hostel oozes the relaxed Melbourne culture, opposite the busy Flinders Street Station. Rooms to choose from include mixed and female-only dorms, twin and triple rooms, and with or without ensuite. You can find out all about the tours and events available in the city, and book the ones that interest you straight from the travel desk, and when you need to start making some money on your Working Holiday Visa, they’ve got the contacts you need to find your next employer, whether urban or regional, bar, office or farm.
250 Flinders Street, Melbourne
Away from the hustle and bustle of the inner city, Habitat sits in the heart of the Melbourne seaside district, St Kilda. This laidback accommodation is Melbourne’s first carbon neutral hostel, so your stay will be completely guilt free but still enjoyable, with free WIFI, free breakfast, open mic nights every Tuesday, bar crawls, BBQs, walking tours and more. You can also discover more about this beautiful city by working with Conservation Volunteer Australia every third Thursday of the month and enjoy a free tour of the bush spotting wildlife and learning about the environment. There are shared dorms and private motel style rooms to suit everyone.
333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda