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Your Travel Guide to Melbourne

Guide for Melbourne

Consistently ranked as one of world’s most liveable cities, Marvellous Melbourne is one of the coolest cities around for its eclectic cuisine, trendsetting fashion, and array of cultural events.

Visitors can relax while soaking up some rays on the beaches of St. Kilda or sampling the wines of the Yarra Valley, while a game of Aussie Rules or a visit to outlaw Ned Kelly’s final resting place are a chance to explore the city’s quirkier side. Not to mention its place as home to adorable fairy penguins and of course, the soap opera Neighbours.

Browse all our hostels in Melbourne here to find one that suits your trip. Alternatively check out our Melbourne hotels for more great budget accommodation options.

Customer Travel Tips for Melbourne

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you


85.6% Avg. city rating

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Showing 5 most recent reviews

82.2% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 60.0% Culture - 80.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Michelle Huang

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: bring a variety of clothes! and bring good walking shoes.

Liked: Food! art! people.

Disliked: not really..

80.0% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 80.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 60.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 80.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 60.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

Rebecca Rowe

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Work / volunteering

21 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Research the public transport before you get there

Liked: Culture and the cafes

Disliked: Not really.

91.1% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 80.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 100.0% Sightseeing - 80.0%

Rachel Gilliland

Travel Type: Alone

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

21 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Take time to wander on foot without a plan, there's loads of hidden gems to be found

Liked: Something for everyone Great mix of up-beat contemporary life with history, nature and culture

Disliked: Transport is good but can be a bit confusing.

77.8% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 60.0% Culture - 60.0% Getting around / public transport - 100.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 60.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 60.0%

Julia Roberts

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

19 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Good city for living and working. Not great for average tourists

Liked: shopping and food

Disliked: lack of attractions.

93.3% Avg. rating

Activities / excursions - 100.0% Culture - 100.0% Getting around / public transport - 80.0%
Shopping - 100.0% Value for money? - 80.0% Chilling out / relaxing - 100.0%
Restaurants / eating out - 100.0% Nightlife / partying - 80.0% Sightseeing - 100.0%

Carolina Liseth Castillo Escobar

Travel Type: With friends / other travellers

Trip Type: City break, Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2013

Customer Travel Tip: explore the streets for restaurants. sometimes you can have a fantastic culinary experience, trust your instincts, this city is great for food lovers!

Liked: All places in Melbourne are great

Disliked: Since it is a large city, it is not very likely that all people are friendly, nevertheless it is a flaw from all metropolis.