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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Melbourne City Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

New Hostel In Town! Best Location and Vibes.

Our philosophy is to provide the best location to visit all the attractions at a walking distance or tram (free tram zone), but also give you Free Wifi, breakfast and events -meals and drinks- to create the best atmosphere possible.
Melbourne City Backpackers is a clean and friendly hostel- just a short walk (200m) from the SKYBUS and Southern Cross Station. We provide the most conveniently located budget accommodation in the city and are your first stop in Melbourne. We are situated on the corner of Little Bourke and King Street in the heart of the city.
Looking for a job? Plenty of jobs available in the area and long term prices for those planning to stay and enjoy Melbourne for a while
Please not we are unable to guarantee groups be put in the same room..

Check in is from 2pm onwards
$10 in cash required for key deposit on arrival :) View House Rules


Melbourne City Backpackers is a brand new hostel in the centre of Australia’s capital of culture. Save your cash for the local bar and music scene by tucking into our free daily breakfast – we serve pancakes on Sunday mornings! We also regularly organise fun activities like BBQ nights and free sangria on Fridays, and movie nights in our common room with free popcorn, so there are always opportunities to meet people. Look up the latest sporting event with our free Wi-Fi and plan your next outing with one of our free city maps.


Just a short walk from Southern Cross Station, we're located on the corner of Little Bourke and King Street in the Melbourne CBD. The Airport Skybus will drop you at the station in 20 minutes from Tullamarine Airport, and in 35 minutes from Avalon Airport. The iconic Flinders Street train station is only a 15-minute walk away, and you’ll find trams running up neighbouring Bourke Street that can drop you at Swanston Street, where you can explore the famous laneway bars.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms are kept fresh and cool with air con in summer, and come with free linen, including blankets for cold winter nights. We have female-only or mixed dorms, or private singles, doubles and triples for friends and couples travelling together. All are brightly and cheerfully painted, with large storage lockers and personal reading lights. The bathrooms located on each floor are shared, and are cleaned daily.

Extras and activities

Our large communal kitchen is open 24 hours a day, with a central gas stove that fits up to eight pans. Make a family-style meal for your fellow travellers before you head out (ideal for making foodie friends!), or grab a midnight snack after a night on the town. You can store your bags in our luggage area after check-out – just in time for a final trip to Melbourne's world-class shopping arcades before you head to the station.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 May 2019
    Excilent custmore service so clean and tidy will be coming back
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    Hostel has a cool vibe with plenty of friendly travelers as well as the staff. The facilities are cleaned regularly. Free breakfast is a great bonus
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    05 May 2019
    Great location! Bathrooms were absolutely spotless. Older building so some dirty parts but overall pretty clean. Also there is no outlets by each bed. So be prepared to fight over the outlet with your roommates or charge your stuff in the common room. This hostel also has a lot of long termers so a lot of people already know each other. Would stay again if there was nothing else lol
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 May 2019
    Location cannot be beaten if you're a tourist. Close to station and in the free tram zone, travelling around the CBD is a breeze. The weekly activities the management hosts (like Wine & Cheese night or Movie night) deserve special mention as they were a great addition to my trip. Don't expect super fancy rooms though; you get what you pay for. All in all, well worth your time!
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jun 2019
    The WiFi didn’t reach the rooms which was a real bummer. No outlets the by the bed which wasn’t ideal. Bathrooms could definitely use some tlc. The rooms were quite spacious though and the staff were kind. Still a good hostel just needs some work.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Jun 2019
    I stayed for 2 nights, everything was good except I noticed the pillow protectors were very dirty, If the staff spend say 10 mins extra per day perhaps soaking them in sards powder and taking extra care they would be more hygenic. Location was excellent nice and close to southern cross station. I would stay there again
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Jun 2019
    Really basic but clean. Small kitchen, and not as sociable as it advertised.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 May 2019
    Clean hostel with friendly staff, really close to southern cross and central if you need to get around easily in Melbourne
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Apr 2019
    Good security as each floor requires a key to access. Make sure you have a thick padlock, otherwise the lockers can still be opened. Good location, good staff, clean place. Breakfast is average toast and cereal and tea and coffee available 24/7. Rooms were a bit warm even with the ducted air conditioning. Good wifi.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    09 Jul 2019
    Kitchen was very small, stairs all breaking. Holes in the wall. Not enough plug sockets in rooms. Didn’t seem to have a social atmosphere, hard to meet people. The location however is excellent.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi