47 Hostels in Melbourne, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Melbourne, Australia. You can choose from 47 Melbourne hostels. In total, there are 60 cheap places to stay in Melbourne such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $14 for a dorm.

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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


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Melbourne


(Landing Pads Richmond is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Melbourne


(Victoria Hotel Backpackers is the best rated)

Most Melbourne hostels are located in

Central, St. Kilda, Richmond

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Melbourne for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Melbourne for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Melbourne? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Melbourne alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Melbourne. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Melbourne (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Melbourne here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Glen Waverley Glen Waverley (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Yarra Junction Yarra Junction (57 Km / 36 mi.)
Geelong Geelong (65 Km / 40 mi.)
Phillip Island Phillip Island (78 Km / 48 mi.)
Torquay Torquay (80 Km / 50 mi.)
Anglesea Anglesea (95 Km / 59 mi.)
Lorne Lorne (118 Km / 73 mi.)

FAQ about Melbourne Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Melbourne. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Melbourne. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

Find your quick answer here
FAQ about Melbourne Hostels

A hostel in Melbourne costs on average $15 for a dorm. A hostel in Melbourne with private rooms costs on average $64.

Hostelz.com shows all 47 Hostels in Melbourne. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

United Backpackers is the best hostel in Melbourne for couples.

Richmond Hill Hotel is the best hostel in Melbourne for families.

The Mansion Melbourne and United Backpackers are the best rated hostels in Melbourne for female solo travellers.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 47 hostels in Melbourne, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Melbourne such as

  • 7 hotels
  • 3 guesthouses
  • 3 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Melbourne.

Victoria Hotel Backpackers is the best rated hostel for partying in Melbourne.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Melbourne - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Melbourne

Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Melbourne and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Your Packing List for Melbourne