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Featured Hostels in Melbourne

Melbourne Metro YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
78 Howard Street, North Melbourne, VIC
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The price is $42 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in North Melbourne, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Central and Marvel Stadium ...

4/5Very Good! (212 reviews)

"Bathrooms were large and showers always had hot water. Rooftop is really nice, and you can BYOB up there, too! The beds are comfy, but quite squeaky. The room I stayed in had noise from people chatting on the street outside until late at night. There’s a cute little thrift shop downstairs with tons ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Melbourne Metro YHA - Hostel
United
2 out of 5
6 Degraves St, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is $41 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is steps from St Paul's Cathedral, Yarra Riverfront, and Flinders Lane. Federation Square and Forum ...

4/5Very Good! (238 reviews)

"Location was amazing"…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

United
South Yarra Hostel
2 out of 5
733 Punt Road South Yarra, South Yarra, VIC
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Located in South Yarra, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Toorak Road and Alfred Hospital. Royal Botanic Gardens and St Kilda Road are also within 1 ...

3.8/5Good! (9 reviews)

"Good location and staff is super nice. Hostels aren't great in Melbourne, but this is one of the better ones."…"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

South Yarra Hostel
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The Village Melbourne
2 out of 5
167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is $43 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central, and RMIT University. Hardware ...

3.3/5 (531 reviews)

"Room smelled so bad."…"

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

The Village Melbourne
Space Hotel - Hostel
2 out of 5
380 Russell Street, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is $49 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is steps from Old Melbourne Gaol and RMIT University. Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria Market ...

4.1/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"Close to train station, eatery and shops. Room was not clean every day."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Space Hotel - Hostel
15 Charles Abbotsford Mansion - Hostel
2 out of 5
15 Charles Street, Abbotsford, VIC
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The price is $56 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Abbotsford, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carlton and United Breweries, Yarra Bend Park, and Bridge Road. Abbotsford Convent and Fitzroy Gardens ...

3.3/5 (54 reviews)

"Room was clean and tidy. Had everything we needed. Other guests were noisy and disruptive in the middle of the night ( obviously owners can't control that). Was also disappointed we couldn't find cups at breakfast- had to wash dishes left by other guests to use ourselves."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

15 Charles Abbotsford Mansion - Hostel
Elizabeth Hostel
1.5 out of 5
490-494 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is $42 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central, and RMIT University. State ...

2.8/5 (172 reviews)

"It just proves that accommodation selected intuitively can be exactly the boost you were looking for."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Elizabeth Hostel
Europa Melbourne - Hostel
2 out of 5
310-314 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is $55 per night from Feb 22 to Feb 23

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Hardware Lane and Melbourne Central. Queen Victoria Market and Bourke ...

3.8/5Good! (181 reviews)

"Walkable distance between attractions Toilet is the same with shower"…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Europa Melbourne - Hostel
Nomads Melbourne
2 out of 5
196-198 A'Beckett St, Melbourne, VIC
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Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. Marvel Stadium and SEA ...

3.3/5 (219 reviews)

"Nothing unique. Poor customer service because the reception is managed by residents who live in the hostel. Poor hygiene in the first floor of the hostel."…"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020

Nomads Melbourne
Hub Hostel
2 out of 5
139-149 Flemington Rd, North Melbourne, VIC
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Located in North Melbourne, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Children's Hospital and Royal Melbourne Hospital. University of Melbourne and Queen ...

3.7/5Good! (6 reviews)

"Sophie on front desk was excellent... Room was smelly and small."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Hub Hostel
St Kilda East backpackers' hostel
2 out of 5
2 Tantram Ave, St. Kilda East, VIC
The price is $18 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in St. Kilda East, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of High Street Armadale, St Kilda Beach, and Luna Park. Palais Theatre and St Kilda Road are also ...

2.6/5 (20 reviews)

"Great Facility & Service"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

St Kilda East backpackers' hostel
City Lifestyle Accommodation - Hostel
2 out of 5
270 King St, Melbourne, VIC
The price is $59 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens and Melbourne Central. SEA LIFE Melbourne and Queen ...

3.2/5 (27 reviews)

"Nice place but inconsistent if you plane to stay more than once. Deposit not returned my second stay."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

City Lifestyle Accommodation - Hostel
College Lawn Hotel - Hostel
2 out of 5
36 Greville St, Prahran, VIC
The price is $49 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Prahran, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of High Street Armadale and St Kilda Road. Alfred Hospital and Fitzroy Street are also within 15 minutes. ...

College Lawn Hotel - Hostel
Barkly Backpackers - Hostel
3 out of 5
102 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC
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Located in St Kilda, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Acland Street, Luna Park, and Palais Theatre. Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Road are also within ...

3.2/5 (18 reviews)

"Top few rungs of the bunk bed were broken off so getting into bed required some acrobatics. Very rarely were the staff at the desk so ended up calling to phone to see if they’d appear which is when they’d promptly get of the couch they where chilling on to actually help me. There are also no rules ..."…"

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Barkly Backpackers - Hostel
Como Court by Crest
2 out of 5
53 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC
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The price is $61 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in St Kilda, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Luna Park, St Kilda Pier, and Alfred Hospital. St Kilda Beach and Prahran Market are also within 2 ...

3.9/5Good! (148 reviews)

"There was alot of construction going on but other than that it was lovely. Everything was clean and as we liked. Beautiful place and great location"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Como Court by Crest
Melbourne Central YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
562 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is $176 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is steps from SEA LIFE Melbourne and Yarra Riverfront. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre ...

4.1/5Very Good! (179 reviews)
Last Minute

"Last minute booking, was what I expected - clean and very basic"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Melbourne Central YHA - Hostel
Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne
2 out of 5
109 Barkly Street, St Kilda, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in St Kilda, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Acland Street, Luna Park, and Palais Theatre. Fitzroy Street and St Kilda Road are also within ...

3.5/5Good! (134 reviews)

"Enjoyed our stay Nice clean room"…"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Summer House Backpackers, Melbourne
Nate's Place Backpackers Melbourne
2 out of 5
475 Spencer Street, West Melbourne, VIC
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The price is $53 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens and Queen Victoria Market. Marvel Stadium and University ...

3.6/5Good! (132 reviews)

"Was ok, my friend and I had the twin room it’s very small/cramped. The bathroom was clean which was good, I didn’t see the kitchen but my friend says it was good condition and stocked with everything you need. I’d stay again but on my own"…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Nate's Place Backpackers Melbourne
Melbourne city backpackers
2.5 out of 5
197-199 King Street, Melbourne, VIC
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The price is $39 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Collins Street, SEA LIFE Melbourne, and Flinders Lane. Yarra Riverfront ...

3.2/5 (180 reviews)

"Nice common lounge and you can get some sleep. It's a good budget option"…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Melbourne city backpackers
St. Kilda Accommodation
2 out of 5
55 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, VIC
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Located in St Kilda, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fitzroy Street and within 6 mi (10 km) of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and SEA LIFE Melbourne. ...

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Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is $66 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
4.3/5Excellent! (4,530 reviews)

"Nice Hotel value for money. And parking is reasonable and staff is friendly specially beard guy. Thank you.."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

4.5 out of 5
1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is $132 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
4.2/5Excellent! (1,174 reviews)

"The property is welcoming. There is someone to greet you. The restrictions explained in the way they would affect our stay. The room was clean and spacious. The bed so comfortable. The view was great."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

5 out of 5
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is $183 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.4/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)

"Loved the room size and a great shower. When the hotel found out we had a birthday they sent up a treat and kids loved playing in the pool but it was a little crowded."…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Melbourne, one of the 31 hostels here could be a great option for you. No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Melbourne for a good value, so you can save your budget for sightseeing. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its art galleries and museums.

Hostels in Melbourne

Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start:

Space Hotel - Hostel - Located steps from RMIT University. Property features include a restaurant, a bar, and a rooftop terrace.

Europa Melbourne - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Melbourne Central Station. Property features include free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers in all rooms.

15 Charles Abbotsford Mansion - Hostel - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of North Richmond Station. Guests can enjoy free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi, and tour/ticket assistance. You'll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.

Como Court by Crest - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and air conditioning. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries.

United Backpackers Melbourne - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Flinders Street Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as a 24-hour front desk.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Melbourne?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically February and January, while July and June are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 80° F and nighttime temperatures average 50° F
  • April-June: 68° F is the daytime average and 41° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 64° F and nighttime averages are around 41° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 75° F during the day and 45° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 0.47 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Melbourne?

Depending on your interests, you might appreciate these places:

Top Sights
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • St. Kilda Beach
  • Bourke Street Mall
Natural Features
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park
  • Flagstaff Gardens
Cultural Attractions
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Union Lane

In general, Melbourne is known for its:

  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Art
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theater
  • Skyscrapers

How to Get to Melbourne and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 7 mi (11.2 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), situated 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away. After you've arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. Walk to nearby metro stations like Flagstaff Station, Melbourne Central Station, and Parliament Station. To see more of the surrounding area, take a train from Flinders Street Station, Southern Cross Station, or Showgrounds Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Melbourne?
By choosing a hostel you can reduce your spending on lodging and save more of your money for exploring during your vacation. You can check out the art galleries and other cultural highlights in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), low prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Melbourne?
Ready to book a hostel? These ones have the best reviews from our guests and might be a good place to start: United - Located steps from Flinders Lane. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find showers and lockers in all rooms. Space Hotel - Hostel - Located steps from Old Melbourne Gaol. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant, and a bar. Rooms come with towels and linens. The Village Melbourne - Located within a 5-minute walk of Queen Victoria Market. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with showers, lockers, and linens. Melbourne Metro YHA - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find towels, desks, and linens in all rooms. Como Court by Crest - Located within a 5-minute walk of St Kilda Road and Fitzroy Street. Property features include free WiFi, a restaurant, and a 24-hour front desk. You’ll find towels, showers, and free toiletries in all rooms.
How many hostels are there in Melbourne?
If you’re searching for a low-cost place to stay in Melbourne, one of Expedia’s 35 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Melbourne?
The weather is important when you’re discovering new places, so here’s a little information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually February and January with an average temp of 65°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 50°F. Average annual precipitation for Melbourne is 11 inches.
What is there to see and do in Melbourne?
Overall, Melbourne is known for its architecture, art, and museums. Major attractions include Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central, and SEA LIFE Melbourne. Get out into nature with places like Royal Botanic Gardens, St Kilda Beach, and Brighton Beach. Cultural attractions include Melbourne Arts Centre, Princess Theatre, and Regent Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around Melbourne while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Melbourne in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Tullamarine Airport (MEL), 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away. An alternative is Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 7 mi (11.2 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you may want to make use of public transit. You can take advantage of metro transit at Flagstaff Station, Melbourne Central Station, and Parliament Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Flinders Street Station, Southern Cross Station, or Showgrounds Station.