Despite the title, it's actually my third stay at Melbourne Metro YHA. It sandwiched a 10 day trip to Melbs; and every time I come here, I discover something new.
This hostel is easily accessible from the city centre. If you arrive on the Airport bus as I did, there is a free transfer service (which covers all such accommodation in the city) to the hostel. If returning the same way, you can arrange to be picked up on the doorstep. Well, just mere metres away, on the corner.
It's easy walking distance to ever popular Queen Victoria markets, the CBD (or take the tram/s) and there's a nice row of eclectic cafes and shops two streets along on Errol St, as well as the IGA supermarket. (If you prefer Aldi's, that's further down Victoria St).
The facilities are always clean; there's stacks of utensils in the large kitchen. The cafe serves cheap eats in plentiful portions. Even the downstairs laundry doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Two small TV lounges upstairs offer the usual sports' channels or dvds. There's the obligatory book exchange. But the best part is the glassed-in lounge on the roof. Great views out over much of the city. It has an outdoor area; otherwise, just chill inside.
Do take ear plugs and a sleep mask if snoring and the lights on for hours at night, bothers you (it's the reason I rated 4 stars, not 5). About the only thing I feel it lacks, is a pool. Or at least, a good sized spa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melbourne Metro YHA is a modern hostel located on the city fringe in leafy North Melbourne. This hostel is your relaxed home away from home that's only minutes from famous Queen Victoria Markets and walking distance to all the major attractions - the best of both worlds! Facilities include a tour desk for all your tour and transport needs within Victoria and Australia, free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus option also available), fully equipped self-catering kitchen, communal lounge areas, launderette, secure car parking (subject to availability - $10 per day) and DVD's for hire. Enjoy the rooftop with panoramic city views as well as a BBQ and lounges perfect for socializing and meeting fellow travellers. Each room is heated and comes with lockers and an individual bed light. Bathroom facilities are shared. Guests can choose from a range of bed types, including 4 and 8 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional en suite, and family rooms. We can also book groups of up to 120 people, ideal for schools, sporting groups and international exchange programs. Within the hostel there are always lots of great activities on including movie nights, Safari Pete travel auctions, free comedy, wine & cheese nights and a great weekly pub crawl! Activities are updated regularly so check with our friendly reception to see what's on and to get the best local tour and travel advice. Talking about what's on, Melbourne is the events and sporting capital of Australia! Getting around is simple with a free map and MyKi cards available for purchase at the hostel reception. A tram stop is located just 500m from the hostel and the $5 Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus stop is only 5 minutes walk which loops Melbourne's best attractions. Take advantage of the cities vibrant events calendar including the Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Open Tennis, AFL matches, Melbourne International comedy festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Cup and year round markets, live music, film, food, art and fashion activities and events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melbourne Metro Yha Hotel Melbourne