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1. Posted by clairesmurf1987 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 6 Aug '12 07:05

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I'm heading to Oz in November and am just deciding now to look at accommodation in Melbourne. I'm planning to book for the first week and then see where the wind takes me from there but I can't decide on where to stay.

Obviously there are loads of hostels in Melbourne but has anyone stayed in one they can recommend? Any info would be helpful as I have no idea where to even begin, except perhaps at price..I'm willing to spend up to £20 a night for a decent place, less for a not so decent place!!

Thanks!!

2. Posted by Oz_Travelette (Full Member, 3 posts) 6 Aug '12 07:16

Hi Claire!

I have a lot of friends who have stayed at The Nunnery in the north suburb of Fitzroy (my neighborhood) and absolutely loved it. unfortunately it is about $30 per night but it's worth it as it's uber close to the city but right on the doorstep of the cool north suburb of Fitzroy which has fantastic live music and vintage shopping. It's the arty suburb and is my favourite place.
The nunnery has really nice rooms and great atmosphere, and CLEAN. it also has a courtyard and a big balcony which people hang out on and chill otu there - so easy to meet awesome people.

However, if you dont mind the generic massive hostels, you will find cheaper beds in hostels in the city. st kilda has a huge backpacking scene too (dont be duped by the beach though, it's not really clean or for swimming) which i know people who've had a blast there too.

you're spoilt for choice really! but november = peak season so i wouldnt be surprised if the majority of hostels will be charging between $22 - 30 a night (sometimes discounted for long stays).

Hope this helped! xx

3. Posted by clairesmurf1987 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 6 Aug '12 07:22

I was actually looking at the nunnery as an option so its massively helpful to hear that you know people that have stayed there!

Heard a lot about St. Kilda and extremely excited to be arriving in Melbourne so soon!!

Thanks a lot!!

4. Posted by Oz_Travelette (Full Member, 3 posts) 6 Aug '12 07:25

No worries! It's a great city and i cant wait for it to get to summer again here!

Have a great time :)