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Wedged between the shimmering skyscrapers that line the Yarra River, the traces of old Victorian architecture down Clarendon Street and the historic port areas, hostels in Melbourne are your chance to explore Australia's cultural capital in all its glory. They take a place in the second-largest city in the country, surrounded by a vibrant hubbub of creative cafes, art galleries, grand monuments, and roaring sporting venues – AFL, anyone? For backpackers and young folk keen to share drinks and travel tales with others, they could just be the perfect base. That's because they come with a side of beer-sloshing bars and rooftop gardens, communal hot tubs and quirky design, all while taking care of the basics – laundry, WiFi, comfy beds – required of a low-cost Melbourne hostel.
The buzz and flair of hostels in Melbourne
True to this city's boho vibes and edgy character, hostels in Melbourne are great at breaking the rules and pushing the boundaries of what budget stays can offer. Fitting firmly into the "poshtel" category, some of the top-rated options in the heart of the historic centre come laced with truly enticing features – think steaming spa baths on panoramic rooftop terraces, in-house gym facilities and even their very own cinema rooms, for those evenings in. There's grit and energy to the out-and-out backpacker places, where graffiti murals adorn the stairwells and simple bunkbed dorms can sleep up to eight. For those coming as a couple, historic hostels in old 1800s homes could be the ticket – they herald quieter locations on the outskirts and even private double rooms.
Free breakfast can be bagged in many hostels in Melbourne. It's likely to be simple but filling, with pastries, cereals, fresh fruit and toast. Come evening, it's all about fun and entertainment, which could be a classic Aussie BBQ night with cold beers or an organised pub crawl. When it comes to making stays comfy, hostels in Melbourne check off all the bare bones – think laundrettes, clean common lounges, reception ticket booking and more.
Hostels in Melbourne to catch the eye
The name of Space Hotel is nothing short of legendary on the Aussie backpacker scene. It huddles with the centuries-old buildings and lively bars of Russell Street – one of the main arteries of the metropolis – but you might find it tricky to pull yourself away from what's inside. That's because guests get all the joys of a boutique hotel in the clean-look dorms and doubles, all bolstered by iPod docking stations, a hot tub on the roof, a gym, a cinema – the list goes on. Do try to head out, though, because the menagerie of butchers, bakers, confectioners and food stalls that makes up the Queen Victoria Market is just up the road, while the nearby Melbourne Cricket Ground has sporting showdowns to remember. Nate's Place Backpackers tends to be a more affordable alternative. It's aimed at young, chatty travellers and enjoys a location just up from the immersive Immigration Museum, which chronicles the tale of Australia's many-cultured peoples.