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1. Posted by allyallie (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hi guys,

I need some hostel recommendations in Melbourne this December. Any decent ones I should definitely check out?
I will be travelling alone, I'm 25, keen to meet people, but I really don't intend to stay at a party hostel with kids.

Any ideas?



2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 4y

Hi Ally, have you checked out the Melbourne hostels here on Travellerspoint (it's a combination of all the hostelworld and hostelbookers hostels)? Especially the Quick Compare and Map View methods of searching are pretty neat! :) For example I chose what is important to me (Free Wifi/Free Breakfast/24 hour check in/kitchen/bar and linen included) and it kicks back just one property: Hotel Discovery (also has dorm beds and is a pretty good location).

Hope it helps! Melbourne is a great city!! :)

3. Posted by allyallie (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hi Sam,

Thanks! That's definitely helpful. But it doesn't give me a clear indication about the reputations of the hostels, for instance, which is just a party dorm, or only for long-term stayers.

Really appreciate the reply though! ;)


[ Edit: Edited on 14-Nov-2012, at 01:22 by allyallie ]

4. Posted by Izt85 (Budding Member 58 posts) 4y

Hey Ally,

I get into Melbourne on the 10th December for a few nights im staying at Base St Kilda. But i think that is a bit of a party place im afraid. Highly recommended from quite a few people though..


5. Posted by allyallie (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hi Izaac,

i should be flying in on the 23 Dec, or after 25th Dec. So please keep me informed on how's Base St Kilda like!


6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 4y

I stayed in Base St Kilda a few years ago and it's pretty lively as there's a bar on site. I'm not a party person but I still enjoyed my stay there. I also stayed in Toad Hall which is more central and less of a party place. I've heard good things about the Nunnery but haven't stayed there.

7. Posted by allyallie (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Hi bex76,

Thanks! I will check out Toad Hall for sure! :)

8. Posted by Steve79 (Respected Member 330 posts) 4y

All I will say is don't stay at Coffee Palace in St Kilda, was without a doubt the worst hostel I stayed at in 18 months of travelling!