Melbourne hostels

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Best Melbourne hostels

Most recommended Melbourne hostels

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Nomads All Nations - Hostel - Melbourne - Building
Nomads All Nations - Hostel
8.8 Excellent
Melbourne CBD₪161+
Free Wi-Fi
St Kilda East Backpackers' Hostel - Melbourne - Restaurant
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Melbourne Central Yha
7.9 Good
Melbourne CBD₪291+
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
The Mansion Melbourne
8.9 Excellent
East Melbourne₪346+
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Lords Lodge
Free Wi-Fi

Melbourne hostels near the city center

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Space Hotel - Melbourne - Building
Space Hotel
8 Excellent
Melbourne CBD₪391+
Elizabeth Hostel - Melbourne - Bedroom
Elizabeth Hostel
4.3 Okay
Melbourne CBD₪192+

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Top tips for finding Melbourne hostel deals

  • If you are looking for Melbourne hostels that are good for solo travellers, then we recommend Space Hotel – Hostel, as it is a highly rated option that is located within the Central Business District of Melbourne. It has a fitness centre, laundry services and the option to have shared or private rooms and bathrooms. It has a shared kitchen, should you wish to prepare your own meals, as well as offering its own restaurant too, should you want someone else to cook for you.
  • For travellers who are interested in Melbourne hostels that are good for groups of friends or families, we recommend that you consider staying at the Melbourne City Backpackers accommodation. The hostel offers female only dorms, should you want it, as well as dorms of four, six and 16 guests, meaning that no matter how large your group, you will be able to stay together. You can also get private or family rooms with a complimentary breakfast and there are DVDs, games and music available for children.
  • There are a few good options for Melbourne hostels that are close to public transport connections, such as the Melbourne Metro Yha hostel. It offers an airport shuttle service for a surcharge and is only 1 stop (about 0.2 miles or 300 metres) from the free tram zone of the city centre, meaning that you can travel to anywhere in the city easily. It is also only 1.4 miles from the Southern Cross Station, where you can take buses and trains around the city or to other major cities in Australia.
  • If you would like to stay somewhere in Melbourne that is a little cheaper but well located, we suggest the Queen Victoria Hostel. It has competitive prices and it is in the North Melbourne District, close to the Melbourne Museum, the Princess Theatre and the Block Arcade. It is also right beside the Queen Victoria Market.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Melbourne, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Melbourne in June and October.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Melbourne if you stay on a Monday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Friday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Melbourne hostel.

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