Welcome to Melbourne Hostel.

Hello and welcome to Melbourne Hostel! The best choice for travellers, backpackers and vacationers in Melbourne! Typically people view youth hostels in Melbourne as a cheap place to stay while they’re on a backpacking adventure or otherwise. Unfortunately, standards tend to be set low because of the cheap accommodation and idea of group sleeping arrangements. Here at the Melbourne Hostel we always aim to set the highest possible standards and give all of our guests an incredible experience.

Close to public transport ~ 9 Minutes to St.Kilda Beach ~ 20 Minutes to Melbourne City


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Youth Hostel Melbourne

We aren’t just a faceless building with dorms; we love the opportunity to meet and get to know every single guest we have. We help find work for those who are looking to be a more longterm fixture in Melbourne and fostering a sense of community is incredibly important to us. While we aren’t the only Melbourne youth hostel, we are the most welcoming, cleanest and have the best facilities! Read More

Some of the perks of out hostel in Melbourne is the big beautiful living spaces, especially our kitchen, and breakfast is free every morning for every guest. We also offer a wide variety of living situations; we have six to twelve person dorms as well as single rooms depending on your preference. We also ensure to pass onto our guests notices of music festivals, cultural events, off the beaten path tourist attractions, incredible food recommendations and general information to have the best time in this great city!

We Pride Ourselves As Melbourne’s Safest & Cleanest Youth Hostel

Our reviews and clientele speak for themselves! We are an incredibly clean hostel and have been praised time and time again not only for our cleanliness but for our attention to detail, security and overall positive living space. Many of our guests choose to stay long term or make a point to return whenever they are in the area.

If you’re a seasoned traveller you know there is nothing more important than being able to find reasonably priced accommodation that is safe, secure and welcoming. One night in a bad hostel can really sour a trip, whereas a night in ours with the community, camaraderie and general laid back environment can give you a full recharge for the rest of your trip! Have faith in your bookijng when you choose the youth hostel Melbourne visitors return to regularly

St. Kilda is Home to The Best Youth Hostel in Melbourne

Located just 6 km and 20 minute tram ride from Melbourne’s CBD lies St. Kilda; a bustling bohemian area and a popular haven for backpackers. Every year, thousands of backpackers and groups of young people flock to St. Kilda for weekend and week-long trips. Abundant with things to see and do, no matter your budget, it’s easy to see why St. Kilda is such a popular location.

Here at Melbourne Hostel, we welcome groups of guests to our youth hostel every week. We are consistently helping guests to plan their itinerary and truly get the most from their stay in the area. Here are some the top things to see and do that we continuously recommend:

Eat cake

Some of THE best cake shops and bakeries are located right here in St. Kilda and neighbouring Balaclava. In fact, people often make the trip out just to sample some sweet treats from the cake shops in the area. When in town, you simply have to experience Melbourne’s best pastries, cupcakes and baked goods for yourself. There is nothing like sitting watching the waves come in while indulging in a sweet cake.

Visit the penguins

You’ve heard us right – St. Kilda is home to thousands of little penguins. Make your way down to the very bottom of the pier by the beach at sunrise or sunset and you’ll see the cute little creatures making their way onshore.

Grab a drink

Whether you want a no-frills laid back night with some beers or you fancy getting dressed up for some cocktails, there’s a bar for everyone in St. Kilda. The Branch and The Esplanade and The Vineyard are some of the most popular while there are also a number of cool little bars along the promenade if you’re looking for a relaxing kick-back as the tide comes in.

Buy some cool threads

You’ll find all of the usual brand shops in St. Kilda but most visitors love to shop in the wide range of independent clothes stores that are located on Acland Street and Grey Street. From the cool to the quirky, it’s definitely worth a wander around the many unique stores.

Attend Australia’s largest free music festival

Every year, the St. Kilda Festival draws almost half a million people to the area. A festival that has significantly grown over the years, it is now Australia’s largest free music festival. Attendees can enjoy live music and dance shows, street performance, street food, market stalls and much more – and yes, admission is completely free!

Have fun at the amusement park

Perhaps one of St. Kilda’s key attractions is the Luna Park, the area’s local amusement park and home to the Scenic Railway Rollercoaster, a guaranteed scream-fest for all! Of course, if you’re not quite brave enough to climb aboard the rollercoaster, there are lots of other rides to enjoy and, of course, it’s free admission so if you fancy a stroll around or you want to watch your friends scream their heads off, you can do just that.

Book Your Stay Now At The Best Melbourne Youth Hostel

As the best youth hostel in Melbourne, we welcome you to enjoy a cool, comfortable affordable stay in St. Kilda. Kick back in one of our private rooms or various multi-bed dorms and you’ll be well rested to tick all of the above off your list whilst in the area. Be quick though – we have limited capacity so our rooms fill up very fast.

The Cleanest Youth Hostel in Melbourne!

If you’re new to travelling it’s even more important to do your research and make sure you choose a hostel that has great reviews and a team that cares! When you’re staying in a dorm style living situation, it’s important to mind your belongings and take reasonable precautions, but also important to feel like the management has your back, which we do!

Book With Our Melbourne Youth Hostel

We can’t wait to have you stay with us! Booking information can be found at the bottom of our website, or you can call 03 9525 2124 for any questions or to get more information, we’re always happy to help. Please also feel free to check out our Instagram! We love capturing the fun moments here and sharing them and really feel it represents what our space and travelling family is like.

We are proud to be the St Kilda hostel and backpacker accommodation travelers trust to always be clean, tidy and friendly. Our rooms are always well-kept with fresh linens, and our staff is extremely knowledgeable of Melbourne and St Kilda. If you’re looking for backpackers in South Melbourne or best hostels in Melbourne, look no further than Melbourne Hostel. Read Less