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Melbourne - Central YHA

562 Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

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Overall Rating 85%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 97%
Security 90%
Service 80%
Comfort 72%
Green rating 77%

Melbourne Central YHA is a heritage building in the heart of Melbourne. Located in the centre of the action, this hostel is the perfect base to explore the Melbourne's vibrant culture and experience first hand it's famous hidden lane ways, cafes, bars and full event calendar.

  • Dorm
    From $23.89
  • Private
    From $85.31
10 or more people?

Melbourne Hostel

Hostel Melbourne

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Melbourne Central YHA is an exciting backpacker hostel in Melbourne's vibrant CBD. Our hostel has modern facilities including a large ground floor communal area with free Wi-Fi, fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a bar with a TV dedicated to sports, TV room and a rooftop with a BBQ and stunning views of the Melbourne skyline. For the gym junkies, we have $5 a day passes to Plus Fitness 24/7, a few minutes walk from the hostel.

Sign up for our regular trivia nights, pub crawls, walking tours and ping pong competitions, as well any extra activities throughout the year. Our friendly staff can give you all the insider information about the best things to do, see and visit in Melbourne, plus they can book you a great tour around Victoria or the rest of the country.

Located within the free tram zone, a short walk from Southern Cross station and with the free City Circle tram right outside, you’re ideally located to explore all of Melbourne’s sites. From Melbourne Central YHA, you can easily visit Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck, Flinders St Station, Federation Square, the Yarra River, the MCG, Bourke St Mall and so much more!

Any group booking of 10 or more people must book direct with YHA. We do not accept group bookings through this website.

So what are you waiting for? Book a bed at Melbourne Central YHA today.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 13:00 and 01:00
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 17 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 2 stay free.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers
  • Computer Charges - Charges Apply
  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby
  • Internet Cafe Distance - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Locker Type - In Room
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
From 13:00 to 00:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +61 3 9621 2523

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cafes and Melbourne's famous hidden laneways (Less than 500 m)
  • Shopping districts (Less than 500 m)
  • National Gallery of Victoria (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for Jacques


Mon 26 Aug 2019

Llegue antes del horario del check in y ka habitación no estaba disponible y los lockers pagos estaban todos ocupados así q me tuve q quedar en el hostel hasta que estuvo lista la habitación, esto fue unos 30 minutos mas tarde del horario del check in


Avatar for Georgina


Fri 15 Mar 2019

Very well situated and convenient, clean bathrooms.


Avatar for Marie-Pierre


Mon 04 Mar 2019

Great hostel great facilities but the beds definitely need upgrading: the most rickety, unstable noisy steel bunk beds I’ve slept in, certainly given the price and quality of the rest of the hostel. Number of power points is also low in a room. Also kitchen is too crowded, there are only 3 fridges which were crammed and I couldn’t use them because they were literally full. Too little space in fridge and elsewhere to store your food for the amount of guests the hostel can host.


Avatar for Maaike


Tue 26 Feb 2019

I cancelled my reservation and waiting for the transaction to process and return money back to my credit card.


Avatar for Vonzett


Mon 28 Jan 2019


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (5 to 10km)
  • Beach (3 to 5km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (500m - 1km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) - 26 km: SkyBus to city $18 (runs 24 hours). Tickets are available from the hostel reception online or at Tullamarine airport. Alternatively a Taxi is approximately $48 to the hostel. Avalon Airport - 61km: Bus service runs between Avalon and Franklin Street Terminal for only $20 for adults and $9.50 for children (4-14yrs)
400 m from Southern Cross Station which is the main arrival point for regional and interstate Buses.
A Taxi from the airport costs between $50-$60 depending on the time of day and takes approximately 35 minutes. No booking is necessary they run 24 hours and can be hailed from the front of the hostel.
There is no parking available at hostel. Nearby paid parking is available but is not affiliated with the hostel.
400 m from Southern Cross Station - Melbourne's main arrival point for regional and interstate trains. From Southern Cross Station just turn right down Spencer Street towards the river then turn left at Flinders Street and walk 20 metres.
The free city circle tram (route 35) stops directly outside Melbourne Central YHA at stop 1.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Motorsports
  • Rugby
  • Skateboarding

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