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Nomads Melbourne

We were voted the best hostel in Victoria '07 and '08 and finalist '09, '10 and '11 at the TNT Golden Backpack Awards.

At Nomads Melbourne, we offer you a unique backpacking experience.

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  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service
  • Postal Service


  • Board Games


  • Elevator
  • Jobs Board
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities


  • Washing Machine

Sport & Leisure

  • Pool Table

About Nomads Melbourne

We were voted the best hostel in Victoria '07 and '08 and finalist '09, '10 and '11 at the TNT Golden Backpack Awards.

At Nomads Melbourne, we offer you a unique backpacking experience. Our totally refurbished building is located at the top end of the CBD, right in front of the Queen Victoria Market. With many popular Melbourne attractions, beautiful gardens, fantastic shopping and dining, and a wealth of public transport options close by, Melbourne at its best is at your doorstep.

Enjoy budget accommodation in style. Your backpacking experience comes complete with contemporary in-house bar -café, cinema lounge, laundry facilities, a small guest kitchen (we provide free pasta, rice, tea and coffee) and a sun deck.

You can book travel tours at our MAD travel desk and keep in touch with friends and family with internet terminals, Wi-Fi and international telephone access. With our free luggage storage facilities, 24-hour reception and a host of friendly staff, Nomads Melbourne will make your stay in Melbourne a breeze.

Our accommodation options include deluxe ensuite king rooms, single or multi-share private rooms and four-to-10-bed dormitory rooms. All come with fresh white linen, operable windows, fans and heating as well as security swipe cards and elevator access to all five floors.

At our Industry Bar and Lounge, you can relax on the lounges with an espresso over breakfast, chill during the day with music and a game of pool, and then dance the night away while sampling the wide range of beers, wines and spirits and soaking up the vibe. Enjoy a free drink on us every night!

Daily events at our hostel include Mexican Mondays (with free killer pool), Trivia Tuesdays (bar tabs up for grabs), Madass Wednesdays (with salsa dancing and karaoke with a free shot for singers), Bombastic Thursdays (jump on board the Jaeger train!), Ladies’ Night Fridays (free champagne for ladies between 5.30pm and 6.30pm; plus beer specials every time the bell rings), Sambuca Saturdays (half-price Sambuca shots happy hour) and Chill-in Sundays, with free open pool from 3pm.

Nomads members: please note these are non-member prices. Present a valid Mad Card and receive discounts on dorms beds and private rooms. Ask reception on check in about our Mad membership and save on travel, tours accommodation and more!

Important Information


Upon check-in all guests must provide Photo ID and credit card.



196-198 A'Beckett st.

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Guest Reviews

Check in took 1/2 an hour because the staff couldn't work out the internet booking, seemed like it was too complicated and the booking wasn't made for the correct type of room, then I was asked to change rooms half way through my booking as they couldn't give me the same bed so I wasn't happy as I had to leave the first room by 10am and then couldn't check back in until 2pm at the earliest, rooms were very cramped, second room was worse and the other backpackers kept letting in males in the rooms on the girls only floor do do everything they could in their bunk together. In room lockers tiny and not worth locking up. Kitchen was tiny and the free meal a joke. Bar drinkers got louder as the night went on so the entire hostel was really noisy. Others in the room kept banging on the door to be let in as reception wouldn't give them another key becasue they were too drunk on the free 16 glasses of champange they had each in an hour at the bar. Bathrooms were constantly dirty and didn't look like they were cleaned properly in the two days I stayed, I was so disgusted I left early one night at midnight to stay in a hotel. Worst backpacker stay ever. Don't bother to get a refund as it was made clear on check in that no refunds would be given.


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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 73% for this property is based on ratings provided by 1158 guests.

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