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Melbourne is a backpacker's paradise, famous for its live music, wild nightlife, and relaxed vibe. Whether you want to take it easy or explore every corner, you could easily spend weeks here. Because it's a popular spot for budget travelers, you can find a wide range of hostels, from basic to posh and boutique.
Here are the city's top picks if you're looking for the best hostels in Melbourne with private rooms.
Quick answer: The Best Hostels in Melbourne with Private Rooms
Victoria Hotel Backpackers is outfitted with ten spacious bedrooms - some of which are private - three common areas, and a fully equipped commercial-style kitchen.
Victoria Hotel Backpackers has no shortage of amenities to keep you entertained, including snack and drink vending machines, lockable lockers, free tea/coffee, a communal Apple iMac, cable TV, and book library, a pool table, luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and fridge space, job boards, and discount eats in the pub kitchen.
Every day, there's Happy Hour in the evening, and guests also have access to a weekly BBQ on Tuesday nights.
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Selina Central, in the very heart of the Melbourne CBD and just a two-minute walk away from St Paul's Cathedral and Federation Square, is the perfect place to stay. Guests at this 24-hour attended reception can enjoy free WiFi, a shared kitchen, and Netflix in the communal TV/lounge area, and guests can also grab a drink in the onsite bar.
The renovated private rooms at Selina Central are equipped with all the necessary amenities, with secure card access, lifts to the top floors, and amazing views of Melbourne's historic landmarks. Their redesigned communal kitchen is fully equipped; there's an open mic night in their basement bar and a reading nook and cinema area on their first floor!
Available Melbourne Hostels Private Rooms:Standard Double Room, Suite, Family Room, Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Family Room 6.
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Set in Melbourne, Queen Victoria Hostel is conveniently located and offers a bar, shared lounge, free WiFi, and non-smoking rooms. Here, guests will have access to a shared kitchen and luggage storage. All their private rooms have air conditioning and some have shared bathrooms.
Queen Victoria Hostel also offers easy access to Melbourne City Conference Centre, Melbourne Museum, Southern Cross Station, Marvel Stadium, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Central Station, and Block Arcade Melbourne.
Available Melbourne Hostels Private Rooms:Double Room, Standard Twin Room, Standard Queen Room.
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Boasting a rooftop terrace with BBQ facilities, Melbourne Central YHA offers amazing views of the CBD and lies within the Free Tram Zone. There is a 24/7 reception desk and a large communal area with a shared kitchen, a TV area, a book exchange, a café/bar, and free WiFi in public areas.
The City Circle Tram and the Melbourne Tourist Shuttle Bus, which stops at iconic locations like the MCG, the Shrine of Remembrance, and Rod Laver Arena, stop just outside Melbourne Central YHA. A range of activities, such as movie nights, walking tours, pub crawls, and table tennis can be enjoyed. Their rooftop also has a BBQ to enjoy city views and meet new people in.
Available Melbourne Hostels Private Rooms:Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Double Room with Ensuite, Premium Double Room with Private Bathroom.
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The Mansion (formerly Home at the Mansion) is the perfect spot to explore the city while enjoying a blend of chilled vibes, ancestral charm, elegant spaces, and attentive team members available 24/7. With features such as free WiFi, comfortable mattresses & pillows, a bar & café, exclusive lockers, and air conditioning, a stay at this chic destination will leave you feeling right at home.
Nestled within easy reach of the CBD and Brunswick St in Fitzroy, The Mansion has a commitment to eco-friendliness, from its composting of green waste to its sourcing of fair-trade coffee.
Available Melbourne Hostels Private Rooms:Double Room.
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Looking for the best hostel in Melbourne with private rooms? Look no further than Bev & Mick's International Backpackers at Mcmahon's. This gem is a backpacker's paradise, combining affordability with comfort.
First and foremost, the private rooms here are a traveler's dream come true. Clean, spacious, and well-equipped, they provide a peaceful retreat after a day of exploring the city. You'll enjoy a good night's sleep in a cozy bed, and the ensuite bathrooms add a touch of luxury to your stay.
But it's not just the rooms that make this hostel stand out. The communal areas are vibrant and perfect for socializing with fellow travelers from around the world. Whether you're cooking in the fully-equipped kitchen or swapping stories in the common lounge, you'll forge unforgettable connections.
In the heart of Melbourne and with fantastic private rooms, Bev & Mick's International Backpackers at Mcmahon's is a top choice for budget-conscious travelers seeking comfort and camaraderie. Book your stay here for an unforgettable backpacking experience in Melbourne.
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Nomads St Kilda is the perfect destination for anyone wanting to explore Melbourne. With its modern and cozy private rooms just a short 5-minute walk away from the beach and a 1-minute walk away from the bustling cafes and bars of Acland street, travelers can discover the many delights of the city. Their Red Eye Bar offers a great selection of drinks, whilst their Goki app provides round-the-clock access to reception. And the bar not only serves drinks but also hosts weekly events such as Big Willy's Bingo and Trivia, plus a variety of other activities.
Available Melbourne Hostels Private Rooms:Double Room with Private Bathroom, Twin Room with Private Bathroom, Deluxe Double Room.
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Space Hotel combines luxury and budget accommodation in the heart of Melbourne City. This modern hotel is located between the CBD and Lygon Street, the city's most renowned restaurant and bar district. All of the newly constructed private rooms provide comfort and affordability, with features such as flat-screen TVs and desks. Guests will also enjoy amenities such as a gym, games space, lounge, and cinema.
Additionally, Space Hotel rooftop terrace boasts 270-degree city views and is a great spot to relax and enjoy yourself.
Melbourne provides a variety of attractions for its guests to explore, such as Melbourne Central, Queen Victoria Market, Carlton Gardens, Lygon St, Melbourne Museum, IMAX, and the Old Melbourne Gaol - All of these sights are conveniently located close to Space Hotel.
Available Melbourne Hostels Private Rooms:Double Room with Shared Bathroom, Twin Room with Shared Bathroom, Executive Queen Room with Private Bathroom and City View, Queen Room with Balcony, Private Bathroom and City View, Single Room with Shared Bathroom, Standard Queen Room With Private bathroom, Family Room with Private Bathroom (4 Adults).
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Tram Stop 14 Backpackers, in the midst of Fitzroy's busy Brunswick Street, provides short and long-term stays for all types of travelers. Its location allows easy access to a multitude of Melbourne's best attractions, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, the iconic Royal Exhibition Buildings, and the Melbourne Museum.
There is a fully-equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge at Tram Stop 14 Backpackers, ready for guests to self-cater or relax with friends.
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Europa Melbourne is situated in the heart of Melbourne, just 500 m from Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. It is a perfect base for travelers looking to explore the city - just 9 minute walk from Bourke Street Mall.
Europa Melbourne provides shared kitchen facilities, a rooftop lounge, and a communal indoor lounge/TV area with a billiards table. It also boasts a complimentary continental breakfast of toast, cereals, and pancakes, along with weekly wine and cheese nights and free meals on Wednesday nights.
The hostel is ideal for discovering the many attractions, gardens, shops, and cafes that the city has to offer, with a unique tram-free zone allowing for easy exploration.
Available Melbourne Hostels Private Rooms:Private 2 Bed Dorm with Shared Bathroom (2 persons),
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A stone’s throw away from the iconic St Kilda Beach, Summer House Backpackers is a sanctuary for the backpackers seeking both comfort and camaraderie in the heart of Melbourne. The hostel embodies a home-away-from-home ethos, providing a relaxing backdrop against the bustling city life. The proximity to both the beach and the city center is a luxury, offering the best of both worlds to its residents.
The Summer House Backpackers boasts of impeccably clean, comfortable private rooms that provide a perfect end to a long day of sightseeing. The furnishings are simple yet tasteful, making it a snug place to unwind. The peace and quiet in the private rooms are a sweet contrast to the lively social scenes just a door away.
There's a vibrant communal atmosphere at Summer House Backpackers that magnetizes travelers from every corner of the globe. The courtyard is a common ground where new friendships are forged over barbecue nights under the starlit Melbourne sky. The attentive staff at Summer House Backpackers foster a nurturing environment, making it a melting pot of cultures and a real gem in the Melbourne hostel scene.
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