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Melbourne hostels near the city center

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Space Hotel - Melbourne - Building
Space Hotel
8.1 Very good
Melbourne CBD$79+
Elizabeth Hostel - Melbourne - Bedroom
Elizabeth Hostel
3.9 Poor
Melbourne CBD$50+

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Top tips for finding Melbourne hostel deals

  • If you are searching for cheap lodging in central Melbourne, then the Space Hotel-Hostel is the place to be. This hotel and hostel has most of the offerings of a luxurious hotel at the price of a hostel. As its name suggests, Space Hhotel-Hostel boasts of spacious standard rooms, double and queen rooms, ideal for couples and small families. They also have mixed dorms with bunk beds for solo backpackers and group travelers. This Melbourne hostel is located right in the middle of town near the State Library of Victoria, the Queen Victoria Village, and the Old Melbourne Gaol. The front desk works round the clock, and they have a luggage storage area where you can keep your items safe while you tour the city.
  • The Europa Melbourne is another clean and affordable Melbourne hostel recommended for budget-savvy travelers. The hostel is easily accessible from Melbourne Central given that it’s only 0.3 miles from the city center. Considering its location, you don’t have to look far before you notice some of the city’s major attractions. The hostel neighbors interesting spots like the Block Arcade, the Royal Arcade, and Queen Victoria Market. Besides, the ANZ Gothic Bank is just a block away and you can do all your shopping at the Bourke Street Mall.
  • Melbourne City Backpackers is one of the most popular Melbourne hostels, ideal for solo travelers and of course, backpackers. They also have female-only dorms for solo female travelers. Like most of its competitors, the hostel is in central Melbourne. This makes it easily accessible by bus or even on foot. Guests can choose between dormitories and private rooms. Besides, all rooms are fully air-conditioned, and the hostel provides free and secure luggage storage to all visitors. The shared showers and washrooms are meticulously clean. What makes this hostel more special is that they offer a free continental breakfast, unlike other hostels where you have to cook on your own.
  • 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 October and August.
  • 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 Friday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 90 days before your stay to get the best price for a Melbourne hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Melbourne found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $79, while the most expensive was $102.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Melbourne for 6 days.

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