The Top 15 Backpacker Hostels In Melbourne
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Knowing the right hostel to stay in is an important decision for any backpacker to make. Hostels are cheap, easily accessible, and a great place to find work and meet other travelers.  There are several options to choose from in Melbourne but we've made deciding a lot easier.

This post will go over our 15 favorite hostels in Melbourne.

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    Best Hostels in Melbourne For Budget Backpackers

    Nomads St Kilda Beach

    Nomads St Kilda Beach is the best budget hostel in Melbourne. It’s situated close to the beach at St Kilda and within easy reach of a tram station to get into the heart of Melbourne. Broke backpackers can hunt for paid opportunities on the jobs boards here. This hostel offers a wide range of accommodations, ranging from 6 bed to 14 bed dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms and 10-bed or 6-bed dormitory rooms with en suites. Nomads St Kilda Beach offers pod beds, which include 2 USB chargers, 2 power points, a privacy curtain and a personal reading light and shelf. 

    Address: 24 Grey St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

    Nearby: 1 minute's walk from a tram stop

    15-minute walk from both Luna Park amusement park and St. Kilda Beach.

    Contact: +61 3 9534 5283

    Rating: Google Review: 4.6/5

              Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

              Booking.com: 7.2/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Airport Transportation

    Flinders Backpackers

    Flinders Backpackers is one of the cheapest hostels in Melbourne and ideal for backpackers who want to save money on food and entertainment with regular offerings of best free breakfast along with free dinners, free walking tours each day, and an array of fun free events. It’s a great Melbourne youth hostel for travelers who love to socialise as it has an onsite bar, a movie room, and a chill-out area with pool table and foosball. This hostel offers a wide range of accommodations, ranging from 6 bed mixed dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms and also 5 bed female dormitory.

    Address: 35 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Nearby: 300 m from Block Arcade Melbourne and

    400 m from St Paul's Cathedral

    1.5 km from National Gallery of Victoria

    1.8 km from Arts Centre Melbourne

    3.3 km from Southbank Promenade 

    Contact: +61 3 9620 5100 

    Rating: Google Review: 3.9/5

              Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5

              Booking.com: 8.5/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    Summer House Backpackers

    Backpackers staying at Summer House Backpackers benefit from the low prices of hostel accommodations combined with the facilities of a hotel. This hostel is particularly popular among backpackers with a working holiday visa. There is an on-site bar and restaurant with billiards, a shared lounge area and a rooftop terrace. Summer House offers a wide range of air conditioning accommodation, ranging from  -bed mixed and female dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms to private room en suites bathroom.

    Address: 109 Barkly St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

    Nearby: 11-minute walk from the St Kilda Botanical Gardens

    13-minute walk from St Kilda Beach.

    Contact: +61 3 9077 3462

    Rating: Google Review: 4.5

              Tripadvisor Rating: 3.5/5

              Booking.com: 8.8/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Breakfast 

    • FreeWifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • ATM on site

    The Village Melbourne

    The Village is one of the most affordable hostels in Melbourne. It has its own underground nightclub with its very own bar downstairs that hosts daily events that will ensure you create some memorable social experiences with other backpackers. This hostel offers a wide range of accommodations, ranging from 16 bed to 6 bed dormitory rooms with private bathrooms and also private rooms with en suites.

    Address: 167 Franklin St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Nearby: a 5-minute walk to Melbourne Central Station

    5-minute walk from food vendors at Queen Victoria Market

    2 km from history exhibits at the Melbourne Museum. 

    Contact: +61 3 9329 7525

    Rating: Google Review: 3.3/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

                 Booking.com: 7/10

    Amenities:

    • Breakfast available

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Massage parlour

    Space Hostel Melbourne

    Space hostel is Melbourne’s most luxurious budget hostel with the dorms all including personal reading lights, power points and partitions between bunks, while the private rooms boast LCD TVs, audio docking stations, desks, wardrobes and bar fridges. This hostel also has a gym to keep you in shape, a pool to relax in, and the bar/restaurant for dinner. Space offers a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from 6 bed mixed and female dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms to private room en suites bathroom.

    Address: 380 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Nearby: 5-minute walk from Melbourne Central Station

    10 minutes’ walk to Queen Victoria Market

    Contact: +61 3 9662 3888 

    Rating: Google Review: 4.2/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                 Booking.com: 8.3/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Gym 

    • ATM on site

    • Kitchenette

    Best Hostels In Melbourne To Meet Solo Travelers

    Victoria Hotel Backpackers

    The Victoria Hotel is a meeting place for overseas travelers so the accommodation is only suitable for bonafide backpackers. You actually need an international passport for check-in. Thus, this hostel is a perfect place for solo travelers who are looking to meet and socialise with backpackers all around the world. With a capacity of 30 beds over 10 spacious bedrooms, 3 common areas, a fully equipped commercial style kitchen with dining room and outside balcony, it's a great combination of privacy and socialising.

    Address: 380 Victoria St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

    Nearby: 5km from the CBD

    50 meters to the train station

    200 meters to the tram stop.

    Bus stop out the front

    2 minutes from the main drag of Sydney Road

    Contact: +61 3 9388 0830

    Rating: Google Review: 4.3/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                 Booking.com: 8.8/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Wifi

    • Fridge Storage

    Melbourne City Backpackers

    Melbourne City Backpackers is a brand new hostel in the centre of Australia’s capital of culture. This hostel organises fun activities like BBQ nights and free sangria on Fridays, and movie nights in their common rooms, so there are always opportunities to meet people and socialise with other solo travelers. This hostel offers a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from the largest mixed dormitory with 16 beds to private rooms, all en suite with a bathroom.

    Address: 197-199 King St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Nearby: 5-minute walk from Southern Cross Station

    10-minute walk from Etihad Stadium

    Melbourne Aquarium is just 700 m away

    Contact: +61 3 9670 1111

    Rating: Google Review: 3.8/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

                 Booking.com: 7.6/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    The Ritz for Backpackers, St Kilda

    If you are a solo traveler, this hostel is the perfect place to socialise and make a ton of friends. The Ritz offers various activities and extras during the week, like free pasta Mondays, wine and cheese Wednesdays, trivia nights and beer- (or goon-) pong on Saturdays. On Sundays, you can enjoy a movie night in the cosy common area. This hostel offers a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from mixed dormitory of 10-beds to private rooms, all en suite with a bathroom.

    Address: 169B Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

    Nearby: 4 minutes by foot from a tram stop

    10-minute drive from both Melbourne Arts Centre and Rod Laver Arena

    Within 15 minutes' walk of St Kilda Beach and sea baths

    Contact: +61 3 9525 3501

    Rating: Google Review: 3.7/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

                 Booking.com: 6.6/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Bicycle rental

    • Airport transportation

    • Kitchenette

    Best Hostels In Melbourne For Partying

    Base St. Kilda

    Base St. Kilda is one of the best party hostels in Melbourne with an absolutely legendary in-house bar. Its Red Eye Bar is a popular spot for all backpackers in Melbourne, so you are bound to have fun with a young and international party-crowd. This hostel arranges fancy dress thrift-shop competitions where the best bad-looking guests get a chance to become Queen or King of St. Kilda and win 75 dollars. This hostel offers a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from mixed dormitory with 10 beds to private rooms, all en suite with a bathroom.

    Address: 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

    Nearby: 1 minutes' walk from the cafe and bars of Acland Street

    5 minutes’ walk from the beach.

    Contact: +61 3 8598 6200

    Rating: Hostelworld Rating: 8.6/10

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                 Booking.com: 7.6/10 

    Amenities:

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Paid Parking

    • Bicycle and Car rentals

    • ATM on site

    • Housekeeping

    Nomads All Nations Hostel

    Nomads All Nations is one the best party hostels in Melbourne. You can join in on the constant buzzing at the bar or you can meet locals and travelers at one of their nightly events. This hostel always loves to boast a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Nomads All Nations offers a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from mixed dormitory with 10 beds to private rooms, all en suite with a shared bathroom.

    Address: 2 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Nearby: 5-minute walk from Southern Cross Station

    10 minutes’ walk from both Etihad Stadium and the Crown Casino Complex

    5-minute walk from SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

    2 km from the bustling Queen Victoria Market.

    Contact: +61 3 9620 1022

    Rating: Google Review: 3.9/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 3/5

                 Booking.com: 7.3/10

     Amenities:

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    Overall Best Hostels In Melbourne

    United Backpackers

    United Backpackers is one of the best hostels that Melbourne has to offer. Its funky interior and laid-back atmosphere have travelers falling in love at first sight. Enjoy the free pancakes and fuel up for a day of free city tours, or step out of the hostel right into the centre and explore the city and its sights on your own. United offers a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from 10 bed mixed dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms to private room en suites bathrooms.

    Address: 6 Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Nearby: Directly opposite Flinders Street Station

    2-minute walk from St Paul's Cathedral and Federation Square

    Rod Laver Arena and Crown Casino are both a 5-minute, free tram ride away.

    Contact: +61 3 9654 2616

    Rating: Google Review: 4.3/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5

                 Booking.com: 8.5/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    Melbourne Central YHA

    Melbourne Central YHA is one of the overall best hostels in the city. This hostel offers amazing views of the Central Business District and offers a wide range of activities, including movie nights, walking tours, pub crawls and table tennis. Central YHA also has a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from 8 bed mixed and female dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms to private room en suites bathrooms.

    Address: 562 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Nearby: 6-minute walk away from Southern Cross Station and the Skybus Terminal

    4-min walk from the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

    Contact: +61 3 9621 2523

    Rating: Google Review: 4.1/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                 Booking.com: 8.2/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    The Mansion Melbourne

    The Mansion Melbourne is one of the best hostels in terms of overall which offers a fusion of chilled vibes, heritage charm, stylish spaces. The Mansion team believes running the business in an environmentally responsible way, from composting their green waste onsite to purchasing fair trade coffee beans, every decision they make has their eco values at the core. It offers a wide range of air conditioning accommodation, ranging from 12-bed mixed and 6-bed female dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms to private room en suites bathroom. 

    Address: 80 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia 

    Nearby: Just few steps from the CBD

    4-minute walk from Parliament Train Station

    2-minute walk from Carlton Gardens

    7 km from Port Melbourne Beach

    Contact: +61 3 9663 4212

    Rating: Google Review: 4.2/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                 Booking.com: 8.3/10 

    Amenities:

    •  Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Refrigerator

    • Housekeeping 

    The Nunnery

    The Nunnery was built in a vintage 19th century building giving it rustic vibes with a modern Melbourne charm, making the hostel an absolutely unique place to stay. It offers free group events every day – from movie nights to BBQs, pub crawls and free breakfast every morning. The Nunnery offers a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from mixed and female dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms to private rooms en suites bathrooms.

    Address: 116 Nicholson St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

    Nearby: 1.1 km from Princess Theatre  

    1.2 km from Melbourne Museum

    1.9km from State Library of Victoria

    2.1km from Melbourne City Conference Centre

    Contact: +61 1800 032 635

    Rating: Google Review: 4.1/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 4/5

                 Booking.com: 7.8/10

    Amenities:

    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities 

    • Kitchenette

    Landing Pads Brunswick

    Landing Pads Brunswick is an easy going, open minded hostel, specifically set up to be a home away from home experience for independent solo travelers on working holiday visas. This hostel is a perfect place to make friends so that you don’t feel lonely and they also help holiday makers find work. Landing Pads Brunswick offers a wide range of air conditioned accommodations, ranging from 10 bed mixed and 6 bed female dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms to private room en suites bathrooms.

    Address: 13 Blyth St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia

    Nearby: 3 km from Melbourne Zoo

    6 km from Melbourne City Conference Centre

    6 km from State Library of Victoria

    6 km from Melbourne Museum

    6 km from Block Arcade Melbourne

    Contact: +61 488 467 835

    Rating: Google Review: 4.7/5

                 Tripadvisor Rating: 5/5

                 Booking.com: 9.5/10

    Amenities:      

    • Free Parking

    • Free Wifi

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Housekeeping

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