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Deep within the vibrant heart of Melbourne’s many tangled laneways, lives a little hotel with a big personality. An eclectic inner-city stay infused with rebel spirit that beats to a different drum. Infused with creative flair, Laneways by Ovolo is a colorful nod (and a cheeky wink) to Melbourne’s paint-splashed streets. With 43 Memphis-inspired rooms, tailored to the weekend adventurer and the corporate crusader, it’s the perfect spot to kick off your heels, or slip on some sneakers and hit the cobblestones. During your stay, be sure to grab a cocktail or pot of local craft beer at the downstairs Amphlett House — an upbeat bistro-pub with honest fare offering vibrant drinks on tap. Outside, wander art-filled arcades rich with the aroma of roasted coffee. Explore avant-garde galleries and bustling boutiques. Or catch a show in the city’s thriving theater district. At Laneways by Ovolo — find yourself center stage. And lose yourself in a world of culture, cuisine and curiosity.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Laneways by Ovolo has been welcoming guests since Aug 30, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Melbourne, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


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Room Type
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Melbourne
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  • Emily
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Thus was our favorite hotel of our trip through Australia! The staff were super cool and helpful, the location was fantastic, the vibe was sweet, the mini bar got restocked every night, all at a very reasonable price. Would 10000% stay again
  • Joanna
    I often walk past this place to and from work and was really curious about it. The hotel is a neat little spot, close to transport, hospitality and entertainment venues. The general aesthetics and style of the building and rooms is really cool. I...
  • Tom
    great hotel and staff and facilities amazing and the lolly bar is so cool and makes me feel young again
  • Taslim
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Love the staff, they were so friendly and accomodating. Love the free Minibar and the social hour drinks as well as grab and go breakfast and lollies. Excellent
  • Lisa
    staff were lovely and helpful. Room was lovely and clean. Position was perfect. bed comfy. quiet - couldn't hear other people. it was an ok price... def reasonable for what we got. no complaints. The after care/emails was also excellent.
  • Celia
    Location, amazing staff, laid back groovy vibe, happy hour, relaxed checkout.
  • Amit
    location is great. clean, comfortable, super friendly stuff. free minibar is amazing.
  • David
    Very comfortable quiet room, which is amazing as the location is central melbourne, like it is a quiet friendly oasis in busy central melbourne but with close access lively scene outside, theatres and restaurants. Also very friendly and...
  • Amir
    The awesome hospitality, generous freebies, and added personal and unexpected touches like free drinks and snacks on arrival.
  • Bronwyn
    Coffee machine was not so great but everything else was awesome!
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Do you allow pets?

    Hey there! We do have a VIP POOCH package available when you book direct! You can book that one by emailing or calling the hotel, or jump online! :)
    Answered on 29 December 2019
  • Hi Is this hotel pet friendly?

    Hi! Yes our hotel is pet friendly! We offer a VIPooch package when booking direct with us. We offer this package for our Midtown 1 bedroom + Uptown 2 ..
    Answered on 21 March 2023
  • Can you please if you have cots available and the brand/model too?

    We do have baby portacot's available here at Ovolo Laneways
    Answered on 19 May 2021
  • Hi where is your parking located and how much is it for a 24 hour period Thanks

    FIRST PARKING located at 34/60 Little Collins St, or 55 Bourke Street, Melbourne. They are currently providing the below rates until early 2022- $10.0..
    Answered on 20 November 2021
  • Can we add an extra bed? Or configure the beds for 3 people to sleep in separate beds?

    We don't have any roll away beds etc - but we can do split beds for you in a 2 bedroom
    Answered on 10 January 2020
  • Hi I was just wondering if this room has a balcony or terrace or anything like that?

    Are Terrace and Penthouse rooms have a balcony. No other room type has a balcony.
    Answered on 3 February 2021
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Amphlett House
    • Cuisine
      Australian • Local
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience

Amenities of Laneways by Ovolo
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPad
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs AUD 25 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Laneways by Ovolo takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM

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


Until 11:00 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.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 100 is required on arrival. That's about 64.60USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos Diners Club American Express Cash Laneways by Ovolo accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 1.6% charge when you pay with a Visa or Mastercard credit card.
Please note that there is a 3% charge when you pay with an American Express or Diners Club credit card.

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check in. This credit card must be the one used during the booking process.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

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.

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.

A damage deposit of AUD 100 is required on arrival. That's about 64.60USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Laneways by Ovolo

  • Laneways by Ovolo is 2,950 feet from the center of Melbourne. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Laneways by Ovolo has 1 restaurant:

    • Amphlett House

  • Guests staying at Laneways by Ovolo can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 5.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Room options at Laneways by Ovolo include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • Check-in at Laneways by Ovolo is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

  • Laneways by Ovolo offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bar crawls
    • Walking tours
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Happy hour