Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 14€ ($18) up to 35€ ($42) per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea. In this guide we will also show you how to find the cheaper places for backpackers.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Party vs Chill: Oh yes, you can party hard in Melbourne. At the same time, there is fantastic hostels to mingle and just chill. Just pick the right type of hostel you want!
This affordable backpackers located on Brunswick Street is a real go-to for any traveller that enjoys awesome nightlife in an iconic area of Melbourne.
Tram stop 14 Backpackers is independently owner, quirky and safe. It has been set up well to accommodate both short and long-term guests.
Tip: Call the hostel directly and ask about their weekly rates.
“Good things come in small packages and this is certainly true with this hostel in Melbourne. “
This is the kind of hostel you choose if you prefer a personal atmosphere which is small and friendly. Sound pretty nice, right?
Come on in and have a look at the perks of staying here:
Lounge + large screen TV
Fully equipped kitchen
Air conditioning in every room
What’s nice is that they provide both shared and private rooms so there’s usually a mix of traveller types here.
The dorm rooms come with 3, 6, 8 and 10-beds. Obviously opt for a bigger room if you’re super sociable!
When it gets chilly outside, definitely make use of the heated lounge/terrace with friends and fellow guests.
Location: On Brunswick Street, Fitzroy NOT Brunswick Road, Brunswick (check map). It’s a 10-minute walk to the city centre, 300m to Melbourne Museum and super close to live music venues, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Tram Stop 14 Backpackers is a top pick hostel in Melbourne for:
Here is a video of the best party hostel in Melbourne.
Want to party with the best views of Melbourne?
Welcome to Melbourne Central YHA, this hostel has an amazing rooftop equipped w/ BBQ facilities so you can enjoy the views and make new friends.
Melbourne Central YHA is within a short walk to Melbourne’s main attractions including Federation Square, Etihad Stadium,Yarra River, Bourke St Mall, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Docklands, ACMI, Crown Casino, National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Aquarium.
We need to say no more!
This hostel is for group of travellers, visitors can choose from a range of rooms including 3,4,6 and 8 multi-share or choose the exclusive rooftop private room.
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Melbourne.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Melbourne
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Melbourne best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app