Prices: Dorms from $26; Privates from $99 | Location: St Kilda
If you want to stay at a Melbourne hostel by the beach, then Base St Kilda is the place for you!
The facilities here a top-notch with spacious rooms and a bar area downstairs. You’re also close to the beach and Melbourne city centre is only a tram ride away.
One of the best things about Base Backpackers St Kilda is the nightly and weekly activities. These include Yoga, Quiz night and Pub crawls. Base is a great place to meet people if you’re backpacking in Australia alone.
One downside is that wifi costs $4 a day or $12 a week. Other than that, it’s one of the cheap hostels in Melbourne, and offers fantastic value for money!
Prices: Dorms from $25; Privates from $135 | Location: Melbourne Centre
If you’re looking for a cheap backpackers in Melbourne that is in the heart of the city, then Discovery is the place for you!
The hostel is located close to North Melbourne near the famous Queen Victoria Markets making it easy to get around the city. Discovery is a clean and modern hostel with excellent facilities.
A bar and cafe are downstairs and a rooftop terrace as well. One of the quirkier facilities Discovery has is in-house masseur! I never heard of a hostel with a masseur before, but if you need to work out any aches and pains, then you can!
I’d recommend staying at Discovery if you’re looking for cheap accommodation in the centre of Melbourne. It’s a Melbourne hostel that is one of the best in this category!
Prices: Dorms from $28; Privates from $90.50 | Location: North Melbourne
The Melbourne Metro YHA was a favourite of mine. It may be outside of the city centre somewhat near North Melbourne, but it’s a lovely hostel nonetheless!
I found the staff here to be super helpful, and the facilities were top-notch. There was a big kitchen and common area downstairs. While, there was also a rooftop terrace, which had some terrific views of Melbourne.
The rooms were big enough with big lockers to keep your valuables safe. If you a want a hostel in Melbourne away from the action, the Melbourne Metro YHA is a good option!
Prices: Dorms from $37; Privates from $105 | Location: Melbourne Centre
Space Hotel is a bit different from other hostels in Melbourne. It’s a mix up of budget backpacker accommodation and a boutique hotel. What this means is you’ll get brilliant facilities at a reasonable price.
Space is located in the centre of Melbourne. The rooftop terrace offers some incredible views of the Melbourne skyline.
The hostel has a wealth of facilities. You can watch a movie in a cinema. If you need to some exercise, you can use the in-house fitness area. The hostel offers a lot.
There is a range of rooms from mixed dorms to private rooms, all of which are comfortable and spacious. It’s definitely one of the top hostels in Melbourne!
Prices: Dorms from $28; Privates from $138 | Location: Melbourne Centre
United Backpackers has regularly been considered one of the best hostels in Melbourne. It has won numerous awards in recent years, and was named as the best hostel in Australia in 2015!
There is a range of rooms to suit all budgets from shared dorms to ensuite privates. The hostel has a lot of activities throughout, which represents a great opportunity to meet fellow travellers!
United Backpackers has a big kitchen, with views overlooking Flinders Street Station and a Bar and Underground lounge where you can hang out as well!
It’s one of the best hostels in Melbourne for solo travellers. If you’re travelling Australia alone, I would recommend staying here. You will definitely meet a lot of people at this friendly and lively hostel!
Prices: Dorms from $30; Privates from $80 | Location: South Melbourne
Urban Centralwas one of the Melbourne backpackers that I spent a long time in. I was there for around a month and enjoyed my stay. One thing to note is that the hostel is not as central as the name suggests.
It’s actually in South Melbourne close to the Crown Casino. It’s only a 5-minute walk to Southbank, but the name does suggest it’s in the middle of the city when it’s not!
The facilities here were top-class. The kitchen was spacious, while the rooms had big lockers and were comfy. It’s one of the best hostels in Melbourne for solo travellers as it’s easy to meet people here.
The hostel has a downstairs bar area, which I really liked for its social aspect. Plus, they showed all the English football live, even early in the morning.
If you’re a fan of football, then I recommend you stay here to make the most of this!
As you can see, choosing the best hostels in Melbourne isn’t easy! The sheer number of hostels in the city makes it a tough task. However, there are enough quality backpackers to ensure you’ll be happy during your stay!
Do you agree with this least? Were there any Melbourne hostels you stayed at, I’ve not included? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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