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Best Melbourne hostels

Most recommended Melbourne hostels

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Nomads All Nations - Hostel - Melbourne - Bedroom
Nomads All Nations - Hostel
Melbourne CBDR875+
Free Wi-Fi
Nomads St Kilda Beach - Hostel - Melbourne - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Nomads St Kilda Hostel
7.5 Good
R2 011+
R2 011+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
R5 660+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Melbourne City Backpackers
7 Good
Melbourne CBDR1 490+
R1 490+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Pint On Punt Backpackers
6.9 Okay
R1 099+
R1 099+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Lords Lodge
R8 621+
R8 621+
Free Wi-Fi
R4 375+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

Melbourne hostels near the city centre

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Space Hotel - Melbourne - Building
Space Hotel
8.1 Very Good
Melbourne CBDR1 936+
R1 936+
Elizabeth Hostel - Melbourne - Bedroom
Elizabeth Hostel
4.1 Mediocre
Melbourne CBDR1 117+
R1 117+

How much is a Melbourne hostel?

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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 August 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 Thursday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Sunday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book more than 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Melbourne hostel.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Melbourne

  • How much does a hostel cost in Melbourne?

    Hostel prices in Melbourne can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Melbourne is R85 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as R19 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Melbourne for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Melbourne in the last 3 hours was R29 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was R27. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is R19.

  • How much is a hostel in Melbourne for this weekend?

    In the last 72 hours, KAYAK users have booked Melbourne hostel for this weekend for as low as R26. Users have also found 3 star hotels from R35 and 4-star plus hotels from R26.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Melbourne?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Melbourne is R85 compared to R180 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Melbourne?

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