It’s a daunting task sifting through the potentially thousands of properties in Melboure trying to find that one place that will meet all your needs and expectations. And knowing which accommodation type is best suited to your needs, budget and level of comfort is important to ensure you not only relax and enjoy your holiday, but also get the best value for money.
If you are still unsure about what type of accommodation is best for you, check out my post Which Accommodation Type is Right for Me? where I lay out in simple terms exactly what you can expect from each type of accommodation so you are better informed when booking your next trip.
Once you’ve picked the accommodation type that best suits you, come back here and I’ll show you where to stay in Melbourne in each category to help guide you in booking the perfect room for your next trip to Melbourne.
Where to Stay in Melbourne for Cheap $-$$
Hotel prices in Melbourne can be pricey. If you don’t want to stay way out of town, schlepping in on public transport each day, then you do have a few options to help you save some money.
Hostels are not just for backpackers and young people. They also have private rooms, some with private facilities and are much cheaper than hotels. Here are three that I recommend:
Hostel Flinders Backpackers
Address: 35 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Room Types: Mixed and single sex dorms | Budget Double shared bathroom | Standard Double shared bathroom | Double Private Bathroom | Twin Private Bathroom | Budget Single shared bathroom
Located right in the heart of the city, Flinders Backpackers has quality shared accommodation with a bar, lounge, free WiFi. and communal shared kitchen. It also offers free daily continental breakfast.
Address: 380 Russell Street, Melbourne
Room Types: Mixed and single sex dorms | Double shared bathroom | Twin shared bathroom | Standard Queen private bathroom | Executive Queen Private bathroom city view | Queen balcony private bathroom city view | Family room private bathroom | Single shared bathroom
Features a rooftop terrace, fully equipped fitness center, a bar with a happy hour and a private cinema for movie nights. Some rooms have a private bathroom and flat-screen TV. Free WiFi is available in the lobby.
Selina Central Melbourne
Address: 6 Degraves Street, Melbourne
Room Types: Mixed and single sex dorms | Twin/Double rooms with shared bathroom | Queen rooms with private bathroom.
Located in Melbourne CBD, directly opposite Flinders Street Station. Guests enjoy free WiFi in public areas. There is a communal TV lounge, a shared kitchen and an onsite bar.
The Best Mid-Range Accommodation in Melbourne $$$
Mid-Range is by far the most popular type of accommodation among travellers. It offers not only comfort but great value, usually in central locations and offering consistency. Most will also have a few extra perks to help make your stay that little big more comfortable. Here are my top three picks in Melbourne:
Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands
Address: 66 Aurora Lane, Docklands
Room Types: Standard King | Standard Twin | Standard Triple
Air-conditioned rooms within walking distance to all the major attractions of Melbourne. Rooms come with a kitchenette and breakfast is available in the onsite breakfast room daily.
Mantra on Russell
Address: 222 Russell Street, Melbourne
Room Types: One bedroom apartment | Studio apartment | Premium one bedroom apartment | Two bedroom apartment | Premium two bedroom apartment
Located in the heart of the CBD, each room is self-contained with a fully equipped kitchen. Onsite features include heated pool, fitness centre and restaurant and bar. Some rooms also have private balconies with city views.
Vibe Hotel Melbourne
Address: 1 Queen Street, Melbourne
Room Types: Double or Twin with and without a view | Standard Queen | Deluxe Suite | Suite with Balcony | Family Room
Walk everywhere from this perfectly located hotel that features comfortable yet stylish rooms. Enjoy the onsite restaurant and bar, fitness centre, indoor pool and 24 hour room service.
Here are the Best Luxury Places to Stay in Melbourne $$$$-$$$$$
Whether luxury if just your thing or you are on a splurge trip, Melbourne has some of the best luxury places to stay in the country. Think rooms with plush furniture, incredible city views and luxury extra you won’t get anywhere else. Here are my top three picks on luxury places to stay in Melbourne:
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Address: 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Room Types: Traditional King | Traditional Two Double | Superior King City View | Deluxe King City View | Grand Deluxe King Garden View | Executive One Bedroom King Suite Terrace City View | Federation One Bedroom King Suite Terrace City View
Featuring an indoor lap swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant and spa treatments, this luxury hotel is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, at the Paris end of Little Collins Street.
The Langham Melbourne
Address: 1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
Room Types: Superior Twin | Superior King | Deluxe River View King | Deluxe River View Corner King | Executive Suite Club Lounge Access | Deluxe Balcony | Executive River King Club Lounge Access | Executive River View Corner King Club Lounge Access | Executive Terrace Club Lounge Access | One Bedroom Suite
The words luxury and Langham are a perfect fit together. This place is dripping and grandeur, from the plush spacious rooms with some of the best views in Melbourne, to the never ending list of onsite facilities.
Crown Towers Melbourne
Address: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Room Types: Deluxe Twin | Deluxe King | Premier King | Studio | Executive Suite | Executive Suite Club Lounge Access | Premier Suite | Premier Suite Club Lounge Access
Crown Towers, also home to the Casino entertainment complex, offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay. Enjoy the onsite Day Spa, take a dip in the pool or relax on the sun terraces. The ultimate in luxury accommodation in Melbourne.
Over to you!
If money was no object, which of these places to stay in Melbourne would you pick?
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