We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
15% OFF THINGS TO DO when you spend $250+. Use code AUGUST15 on tours & activities
i

Hosier Lane

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Central Business District
As featured in Free Melbourne and 3 other guides
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hosier Ln, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$73*
and up
Melbourne Lanes and Arcades Walking Tour
More Info
$35*
and up
Street Art Walking tour of Melbourne

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,091 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 476
    Excellent
  • 360
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Dazzling at night.

We popped in (with a 10 year old) just after dark. Three artists at work. Safe, and despite a recent review, no poor homeless people or any dramas. We got some great photos - lots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
BSWAustralia
,
Tweed Heads, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,091 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 975: English reviews
Tweed Heads, Australia
Level Contributor
240 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We popped in (with a 10 year old) just after dark. Three artists at work. Safe, and despite a recent review, no poor homeless people or any dramas. We got some great photos - lots of Pokemon themes at present. Colourful, vibrant, artistic creations from lots of very talented artists. The art seems to come alive at night. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank BSWAustralia
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fun things about Hosier Lane is that it's looks change everyday or week. The beautiful graffiti will not stay long so, capture what you like when you see it else, you won't get it back. There is a small shop there selling second hand clothes and shoes to raise funds to help the needy and poverty. They also run... More 

Helpful?
Thank limeifang
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must visit sight. Not too far from Flinders Station, the ever changing graffiti is amazing. We went on a Saturday morning and the place was full of people taking photos of all the art work

Helpful?
Thank pdsearle
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a walk with my partner down to Hosier Lane, it is central and easy to get go by foot. Don't fork out money getting someone to take you on a tour. Make sure your phone/camera is charged and wear plain/monotone clothes for added 'wow' if you want to be in the photos.

Helpful?
Thank Charlotte R
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, Hosier Lane is full of street art, and so are the lanes adjacent to it. Some of that street art is good, some of it is messy. What struck me, though, is that it's hardly an expression of non-conformism or zaniness if you put your street art at a designated space. So yes, do go and see it, just... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank pidorka
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
180 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Melbourne is famous for its laneways and this one is unique, across the road from Federation Square, covered in graffiti there is some interesting artwork to see.

Helpful?
Thank Net M
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit at night so cant really admire the art in detail. However, still can enjoy the wall painting and took a few pictures.

Helpful?
Thank nureenz
Kyoto, Japan
Level Contributor
51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This street is filled with vivid artistic works of graffiti that I personally enjoy looking at for a long period of time. Would definitely give a 5-star rating if only trash weren't scattered all over the place.

Helpful?
Thank AntonioRyan
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit to look at the interesting art- a couple of nice bars and close to Movida & Chin Chins. Despite some poor publicity we felt very safe.

Helpful?
Thank Chinny223
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We often visit Hosier lane. Sadly the visit this time the graffiti was more tags than the wonderful pictures. Quite a few homeless people camped there, and the lane had a very rough feel to it we haven't felt before. Great shame as it has been a delight to see in the past.

Helpful?
Thank Jatvla

Travelers who viewed Hosier Lane also viewed

 

Been to Hosier Lane? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hosier Lane staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.