Melbourne's seaside suburb of St Kilda has been attracting holiday makers for years. Originally it was a beach getaway for rich people from the city. These days, the suburb's numerous hostels and seaside location attract backpackers from around the world.
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St Kilda lies 5 kms out of Melbourne's centre, but is well served by several convenient tram lines.
Victoria Street, Church Street and Chapel Street to end its journey at Carlisle Street, right opposite Luna Park.
Drive down St Kilda Road. There is a confusion intersection towards the end when you're nearing St Kilda. It is probably easiest to turn right down Fitzroy Street when you get the chance. Parking is not easy in St Kilda, with much of on-street parking dedicated to permit zones.
Depending on the weather, the Williamstown ferry takes passengers from St Kilda to Williamstown and back on Saturdays and Sundays.
Parking is not great in St Kilda, so it is generally speaking advisable to find a park and get around the suburb on foot.
The 96 Tram travels along Fitzroy Street, The Esplanade and Acland Street.
Most of St Kilda can easily be explored on foot. The Lower Esplanade has a nice walking track along the beach which is very popular with joggers, cyclists, roller bladers and people just enjoying a nice day by the beach.
There are some nice (shared) bike paths in St Kilda along the esplanade.
|Base St Kilda||17 Carlisle St, St Kilda||Hostel||83|
|Coffee Palace Backpackers||24 Grey Street, St Kilda Beach||Hostel||67|
|Cooee on St Kilda||333 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda||Hostel||78|
|Home Travellers Motel- St Kilda||32 Carlislie St, St Kilda||Hostel||78|
|Oslo Hotel||38 Grey Street, St Kilda||Hostel||67|
|St Kilda Beach House.||109 Barkly Street, St Kilda||Hostel||75|
|The Beach||97 Beaconsfield Parade, Albert Park||Hostel||-|
|The Ritz for Backpackers||169 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Beach||Hostel||78|
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