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. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Victoria hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. 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 27 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.
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.
Handwritten by local expert for Victoria hostels Globetrotter
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Melbourne is a fantastic city, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. There are some beautiful parks in the center of the city, and some lovely galleries and museums. I ended up staying in Melbourne for longer than I originally planned as I found it to be a 'fun' city - great bars and nighclubs, to suit all tastes …
I would like to tell all backpackers that the best place to stay while in Mildura by far is Contractor Jack. He supplies work and accommodation. The accommodation is a very nice place to stay and work for pays great.
Warrnambool is a great place to live and visit... the beaches are fantastic!!!
I commenced my journey around Australia 5 years ago and Phillip Island was my first stop... I'm still here and loving it! - Too bad when the secret's out! ;-)
Geelong is a great place and is of course a must stop before visiting all the exciting places like Torquay and the Great Ocean Road.
Anglesea has great views of the beach from the lookout, fantastic place to see kangaroos at the Angelsea Golf Course, hundreds of kangaroos.
Echuca is a great place to stay, the people are lovely and there is nothing better than sailing down the murray with friends around to have a few beers with. Loved the place and hope to get back in the future.
I have visited Apollo Bay many times and I would like to recommend to EVERYONE that they must try one of the delicious treats from the local bakery. The food is excellent and the staff are delightful.
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 Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. 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 Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com 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 Hostelz.com. 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.
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.