There are over 50 hostels and budget accommodation available in Melbourne and if you would like to visit on a budget check out our recommendations for the best backpacker hostels.

Before making a booking you will need to decide what you are looking for for example are you seeking a social/party hostel? Do you want somewhere very cheap? Travelling solo or as a couple? Open to a dorm or want a little more privacy? Narrowing this down will help you to choose a perfect place to stay.

View our recommendations for the best budget and backpacker hostels in Melbourne based on location, facilities, prices and reviews.


1. Base St. Kilda

Base St Kilda

Base have numerous hostels throughout Australia and this is one of their best. Popular with international travellers due to the atmosphere this is a lively place to stay with a bar, barbeques and events throughout the week. Base St. Kilda is in a great locaton close to attractions and most people stay here for the atmosphere. Rooms and bathrooms are also very clean.


2. The Nunnery

The Nunnery, Melbourne

The name is rather unsual but the facilities are not. This hostel has real 19th century charm and clean hostel is a great place to stay. The Nunnery is located in the popular Fitzroy area and is only around a 10 minute walk to the city centre. You can choose between private and shared rooms and there are great common areas inside and out. Added benfits incude free daily breakfast, social events like pub crawls and BBQ's.


3. Home at The Mansion

Home at the Mansion

You have probably never seen a hostel like this before. Built in 1901, this hostel is like an ancient castle! This has in the past been voted the most popular hostel in Melbourne and to stay here you will need to book early as there are only 16 rooms available. The location is also great on Brunswick St, close to Carlton Gardens and China Town, Federation Square and the MCG.


4. Flinders Backpackers

Flinders Backpackers

Flinders Backpackers is located in Melbourne CBD, making it a great central location to stay. This hostel has one of the best all you can eat breakfasts in Melbourne and is a very social place to stay with a large common area with a free pool table, a tv room and fully equipped kitchen.

Other reasons to choose to stay here include free dinners, a free daily walking tour, movie nights, free drinks on Fridays, and free entertainent like bingo, karaoke, comedy and trivia.



5. Space Hotel

Space Hotel, Melbourne

Space hotel is a stylish luxury budget accommodation option in central Melbourne. The hotel is modern with new technology, common areas, a huge kitchen and an amazing rooftop terrace with a hot tub. You also have so many restaurants and bars on your doorstep as the Space hotel is located between the vibrant Melbourne CBD and Lygon St.



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