BBQ facilities
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private Bathroom
Non-smoking rooms
Baggage storage
Facilities for disabled guests

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Boasting a rooftop terrace with BBQ facilities and amazing views of the CBD, Melbourne Central Hostel is located within the Free Tram Zone. Guests enjoy a 24/7 reception desk and a large ground floor communal area with a shared kitchen, a TV area, a book exchange, a café/bar and free WiFi in public areas.

Southern Cross Station and the Skybus Terminal are only a 6-minute walk away. Guests can take in the sights at Federation Square, explore Melbourne’s famous laneways or visit a trendy bar.

All rooms include bunk beds, individual reading lights, electronic door locks and access to shared bathroom facilities. The dormitory rooms feature secure luggage lockers and there are private rooms available.

The free City Circle Tram and a $5 Melbourne Tourist Shuttle Bus stop directly outside and visits iconic Melbourne sites such as the MCG, the Shrine of Remembrance and Rod Laver Arena.

A range of activities are available, including movie nights, walking tours, pub crawls and table tennis are available.

This is our guests' favorite part of Melbourne, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Melbourne Central YHA has been welcoming guests since Jan 4, 2012
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Melbourne, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!

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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, is possible to do a late check in? Around midnight?
    It is possible. Reception is currently open until midnight but there is an emergency number you can call if you need to check in later than this. Let ..
    Answered on May 12, 2022
  • Is there parking available and how much does it cost
    We have no parking available at Melbourne Central YHA
    Answered on November 14, 2019
  • can you suggest local bike hire please?
    There is a company called Blue Tongue Bike Rentals (Formerly Freddy's Bike Tours) and they operate in the Melbourne CBD near our property. You can fin..
    Answered on August 19, 2022
  • Hiya, we arrive to you guys on Thursday 1st December, we get off the greyhound bus at 05:30am is it possible to check in at that time ?
    Hi there Early check in is subject to availability as our official check in time is at 2pm. When you arrive at the hostel, we will try our best to he..
    Answered on October 28, 2022
  • Hi Do you have any luggage storage facilities?
    Hello, We have paid storage lockers at the back of the hostel just past the kitchen area. You can pay with coins or card. Regards, Melbourne Central YHA
    Answered on April 29, 2022
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Amenities of Melbourne Central YHA
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
Food & Drink
  • Bar (temporarily closed)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Adults only
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Melbourne Central YHA takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Melbourne Central YHA accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

This property is unable to accommodate anyone under the age of 18 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 21. Under 18s can only be accommodated in private rooms.

Please kindly note that there are construction and development projects going on to the side of the building.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Bar is closed from Mon, Apr 25, 2022 until Mon, May 09, 2022

FAQs about Melbourne Central YHA

  • Melbourne Central YHA offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Ping-pong
    • Bar crawls
    • Movie nights
    • Walking tours

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Melbourne Central YHA by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 30min
    • Taxi 35min

  • The prices at Melbourne Central YHA may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Melbourne Central YHA can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Melbourne Central YHA is 0.6 miles from the center of Melbourne.

  • Check-in at Melbourne Central YHA is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.