Hostels in Victoria Hostels in Victoria

You are looking for hostels in Victoria? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Victoria hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Victoria.

All Cities in Victoria

We list every single hostel in Victoria and the world. In total, we have 26 cities in Victoria for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Victoria hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Victoria. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Victoria

Victoria is the state in the southeast corner of mainland Australia. The major city is Melbourne and it is one of the hippest cities in all of Australia, renowned for its culture and nightlife. You'll find ample hostels in all pockets of Melbourne to stay in and you can explore different areas of Victoria state from here.

The most popular region of Victoria is the Great Ocean Road and for good reason. The stretch of road between Torquay and Warrnambool is home to one of the most spectacular coastal drive's in Australia. Making your way from Torquay, you can stop in at the towns of Anglesea, Airey's Inlet and Lorne for a snack or even want to stay in a hostel here and get an early morning start for some of those spectacular views. Lorne is home to the popular Falls Festival, a three day music festival to ring in the new year. Other options for food and hostels is Apollo Bay which is a popular destination for those who wish to drive the road in two days.

It's worth a side trip down into the Cape Otway National Park. Down here you can see koalas hanging out in trees along the side of the road. They're really quite spectacular to behold in the wild and here is one of the few places left in the country where you can do that.

Continuing along towards Port Campbell, the sheer cliffs start getting larger and the famous limestone formations known as the Twelve Apostles start appearing. They're the most popular sight to see along the road and you'll want to spend some time here to get amazing photos. Towards Warnambool, stop to see the Loch Ard Gorge and the Island Arch to round it out.

The Grampians National Park is another area that is stunning. There are hostels in the closest town of Halls Gap. There are ample hikes here, the most popular being the pinnacle but you can find more information about these in the Information Centre or in your hostel.

Heading east of Melbourne is the Gippsland region. Definitely stop at Phillip Island and check out the Koala Sanctuary, The wildlife park here is spectacular and a must do for anyone in this area. You can feed the kangaroos and emus in a free range area and find most of the animals native to Australia within the zoo. The most popular of activities here is the Penguin Parade where you can sit on the beach at sunset and watch a thousand little penguins run up the beach and back into their burrows. The Visitors Centre on the way in can sell you tickets for this and give you maps and other information about things to do here. Hostels are scattered across the island and are very popular in high season so make sure you book in advance.

Keep continuing east you'll find the popular Wilson's Promontory. A stunning national park, this area has very different flora and fauna to the rest of mainland Australia, more similar to Tasmania and New Zealand. There are some amazing beaches and hikes to do within the area.

There are so many different things to see and do in Victoria it can take a good couple of weeks to get around it. The best way to do it of course is in a car but you can also organize day trips to places through the many travel agencies and companies that operate tours out of Melbourne. Your hostels reception can help you with this. Expect to pay approximately thirty Australian dollars a night.

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Handwritten by local expert for Victoria hostels Globetrotter

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Travel Tips for Victoria - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Victoria. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Victoria. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Victoria

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Victoria?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Victoria here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Victoria safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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