Melbourne, Victoria’s capital city and Australia’s second largest metropolis, is located on the lower banks of the Yarra River, and stretches around the coast of Port Phillip Bay.
A hub for the arts, sports, commerce, education, industry and tourism, Melbourne has been consistently ranked among the World’s Most Liveable Cities. This bustling capital has also hosted a range of significant international and national events.
Tourism plays an important role in Melbourne's economy, with hundreds of thousands of domestic and international visitors visiting this modern metropolis every year. There are plenty of budget accommodation options for every type of traveller – from business to backpacker, from hotels to backpackers hostels.
Melbourne is the ideal holiday destination as tourists enjoy the multicultural atmosphere the city projects, along with its racy architecture, its European-flavoured network of laneways and streets, and its beautiful heritage buildings that dot Victoria’s capital. Melbourne’s distinctive features, as well as the influx of new and refurbished budget accommodations and backpacker hostels, transform Melbourne into a tourism magnet.
There is so much to love about Melbourne – but one thing that all travellers agree on is their wonderful broad range of backpacker hostels throughout the CBD and in neighbouring suburbs. To experience the best hostel accommodation in Melbourne, head down to the trendy St Kilda, where Habitat HQ sits in prime real estate among numerous restaurants, fashion boutiques, unbeatable galleries, cool bars, and of course, the beach!
Melbourne’s nearly two hundred years old but it’s still growing, and countless backpackers hostels are springing up all about the place in response to the increase in visitors to Melbourne every year.