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Melbourne Hostels

Friendly and relaxed – hostels are the perfect base for nomads.

More than 1 million people last month said they'd recommend to their family and friends.

The 10 Best Hostels in Melbourne, Australia

Check out our selection of great hostels in Melbourne

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Budget travelers know there's no better way to make the most of their trip than by staying at a hostel: Save money for exploring during the day, and swap stories with fellow backpackers in the shared kitchen or bar in the evening. Dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms are standard hostel fare, but private rooms are also available for those willing to pay a little more.

Most Booked Hostels in Melbourne This Month

Discovery Melbourne

3000 Melbourne, Australia

6.4 Review score 1853 hostel reviews

This hostel in Melbourne has been booked 1,648 times.

Europa Melbourne

3000 Melbourne, Australia

7.6 Good 2539 hostel reviews

This hostel in Melbourne has been booked 1,176 times.

United Backpackers

3000 Melbourne, Australia

8.3 Very Good 1742 hostel reviews

This hostel in Melbourne has been booked 997 times.

Space Hotel

3000 Melbourne, Australia

8.3 Very Good 2502 hostel reviews

This hostel in Melbourne has been booked 801 times.

Hotel Claremont Guest House

South Yarra, 3141 Melbourne, Australia

8.2 Very Good 1713 hostel reviews

This hostel in Melbourne has been booked 555 times.

All Nations Backpackers - Melbourne

3000 Melbourne, Australia

6.9 Review score 1023 hostel reviews

This hostel in Melbourne has been booked 538 times.

Hostels That Guests Love in Melbourne

Melbourne Central Hostel

“Cleanest Youth Hostel group to stay with in my experience. Roomy rooms. Clean up-to-date bathroom. Immaculate linen and convenient large safety boxes below bunk beds (big enough to slip a non-stuffed backpack into) so BYO padlock and you are set.”

Jun 16, 2018

Pint On Punt Backpackers

“Free Breakfast (toasts, cereals and milk). The bar is nice and as backpackers we get a discount, they have some lives music sometimes. Friendly staff. The hostel is quite cheap compare to most of the hostels in Melbourne.”

Jun 9, 2018

Elizabeth Hostel

“Cheapest single room I could find at the time near where I needed to be. Had all the facilities you would expect for a backpacker hostel. Food outlets quite near.”

Mar 3, 2018

Parkview Hotel St Kilda Road

“Good sound proof room with great location for sidney myre music bowl. Car park rate was cheaper than other hotels. Comfortable beds. Room display was decent too. Overall we were reallg satisfied our stay with reasonable price.”

Feb 28, 2018

Melbourne City Backpackers

“Cheap stay, friendly staff. I loved that the dorms were upstairs through a sound proof glass door making it a quiet resting area.”

Feb 12, 2018

St Kilda East Lodge

“Maybe one of the best hostel in Melbourne, really cheap with a lot of charms. Emilia have been really friendly and listening to people. Far away from any shops but the area is peaceful and beautiful. 30 walking to St kilda beach. All what I like with this hostel, you feel as part of a big family who have many different people and stories. I loved it”

Oct 31, 2017

Pint On Punt Backpackers

“The staff are amazing. They dealt with a bullying issue quickly. Breakfast was a huge bonus and they had a backpackers menu in the bar with cheap meals. Very good for people who are on a budget.”

Oct 13, 2017

All Nations Backpackers - Melbourne

“Iv stayed at hostels all over the world and I made more friends here then any other hostel Iv stayed at in my 3 nights. Supercheap. If you want a great backpackers experience stay here. If you want your mum to wipe your bum go somewhere else and pay more. Free past abs rice at night what a great help!! And free pancakes in the morning, do I say anymore ;) Highly recommend”

May 15, 2017

Nomads Melbourne Backpackers

“In a Nomads hostel you know what you are getting, cheap rooms, with a good bar and social activity. Bunk Bed room spacious”

Apr 6, 2017

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