Backpacker Hostels in Melbourne, Australia

38 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Melbourne

Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Communal facilities are located down and upstairs. For the colder months we have a heated lounge/terrace that is ideal for relaxing with friends or fellow guests. All dorms and private rooms are … More
from $12.65
Solo Traveller
"…We're a small hostel and don't have a full time reception. Check-in times are 10:00am-12:00pm Please e-mail us if you need to arrange a check in time outside of these hours. PLEASE NOTE: we do … More
from $12.84
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…If you have any questions, please contact us directly before making your reservation. Over 18's only as we are a licensed premises. The Victoria Hotel is a meeting place for overseas … More
from $14.01

Selina Central

Central
Free Breakfast
Couples Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…It's an amazing new hostel, with a great location, facilities, and helpful staff! The Location United Backpackers is located at a great location on Flinders Street, almost directly across … More
from $21.33
Couples Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller
"…All guests must provide Visa/Mastercard credit/debit card on check-in. Management reserve the right to refuse entry upon arrival. Reception check in times are 2pm - 8:30pm Daily You are … More
from $14.05
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…With its prime location, Perfectly situated on the city fringe, and array of amenities, our hostel is the ideal base for exploring all that this captivating city has to offer. The Village North … More
from $14.51
Couples Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…I was upgraded to a queen room with bathroom and big balcony overlooking the city. As usual, the staff were very efficient and friendly, as always. The room looked new, spotless, great aircon, … More
from $17.11

Nomads (Formerly Base) St Kilda

St. Kilda
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel
"…The team are super friendly and helpful, the location is awesome with loads of amazing live music just on your doorstep whether in the bar downstairs or just round the corner on acland or … More
from $14.88

Europa Melbourne

Central
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We are the first hostel in Melbourne to offer curtained bunks giving our traveller complete privacy when needed. Our Unique bunk beds each have a power socket, double usb socket & private reading … More
from $14.41
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…4 double rooms with private ensuites and secure built-in‑robes, onsite resident manager and fully automated entry, Sorrento Lodge opens residents up to a life of affordable comfort. Features … More
from $18.81
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Staff are awesome; we made some great mates, too many to name right now. Also, the doormen aren't brainless idiots, they know what they're doing and they're easy to talk to. Karaoke in the … More
from $12.68

Queen Victoria Hostel

North Melbourne
Solo Traveller
"…Cancellation Policy: 24 hours notice must be given to cancel a booking. Failure to comply with this will result in the cost of one night's accommodation being debited from the credit card. All … More
from $14.13

Selina St Kilda

St. Kilda
Free Breakfast
Beach Lovers Retreat Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…And those who said it was a dump, well youre way too fussy and shouldnt be a backpacker, if you think this place is a dump, good luck with other hostels mate! next time we're in melbourne guess … More
from $16.37

Summer House Backpackers

St. Kilda
Free Breakfast
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Shaite - This hostel is absolute sh*t. The staff are very rude and unprofessional, the beds are uncomfortable, and there is no other common area expect for the bar where you have to spend money. … More
from $11.57
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
562 Flinders Street ... More
from $14.82

Melbourne City Backpackers

Central
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…On my last night in September 2007 there I stayed in a single room. I loved every minute of it -- nice big spacious room. Only wish I could afford to do that more often. The worst thing about it … More
from $12.95
Solo Traveller
102 Barkly Street St Kilda ... More
from $11.36

The Nunnery Accommodation

Fitzroy
Free Breakfast
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller
"…it's the cleanest hostel Ive been in and i'm quite picky! But if you want five-star standard then just go to a hotel. The nunnery is great for travelers who want to stay in melbourne longer term ( … More
from $13.97
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Melbourne central station is 1.1km State Library of Victoria is 1.8 km from CarricHouse, while Melbourne Museum is 1.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Essendon Fields Airport, 12 km … More
from $16.84

Pint On Punt Hotel

Windsor
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…This place is definitely not the Ritz but as far as budget accommodation goes its the dogs bo**ocks!! Tram stop is just over the road to get into Melbourne also and its only a 5- 10 minute walk … More
from $12.39

Backpacker Hostels in Melbourne, Australia

38 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $24.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Melbourne (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

 Get to know Melbourne (no more

Melbourne is the shopping and culture hub of Victoria and home to the University of Melbourne. It is a compact but adorable city which is easy to get around and backpacker hostel options are readily available.

A good starting point to look for hostels in Melbourne is Flinders Street Station which is located centrally next to famous Federation Square. In the surrounding area, you will find several accommodation options to choose from. If you do not want to stay in central Melbourne, you can also look for a hostel in the outlying areas.

Since Melbourne is quite consolidated, most major attractions are within walking distance from Federation Square. If you do not feel like walking, or the weather does not allow it, there is a tourist shuttle bus which covers most attractions including the Docklands. You can also use the free circle tram which operates in the city center. To get to get from the airport to your backpacker hostel in Melbourne, there is a bus which operates roughly every 20 minutes from Southern Cross Station.

Fitzroy is Melbourne’s colourful, inner-city bohemian hub with several hostels located in the area. Home to the famous Brunswick Street, it’s the suburb to visit for some of the city’s best shopping, eating, drinking and entertainment spots. Exploring the streets surrounding Brunswick Street reveals a thriving art scene, spread out between small galleries and on the streets themselves. Melbourne is seen as one of the street-art capitals of the world and much of this is concentrated around Fitzroy.

In general, Melbourne is a very tourist-friendly city and you will be provided heaps of information on what to do and where to get there.

Written by local expertz for Melbourne

Written by local expertz for Melbourne Mona

Melbourne Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Melbourne, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 38
Average dorm price $33
Average private room price $87
Cheapest hostel in Melbourne Bev & Mick's International Backpackers at Mcmahon's with $23.5
Party hostels in Melbourne Victoria Hotel Backpackers (22 in total)
Most Melbourne hostels are located in Central, St. Kilda, Fitzroy
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

FAQ about Melbourne Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Melbourne. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Brunswick (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Oakleigh (14 Km / 9 mi.)
Glen Waverley (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Emerald (44 Km / 27 mi.)
Geelong (65 Km / 40 mi.)

Travel Tips for Melbourne - from the Community

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