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86% Avg. city rating Rated by 1495 customers

Activities / excursions 88%

Restaurants / eating out 90%

Shopping 87%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 91%

Sightseeing 86%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 84%

Value for money 75%

Customer Travel Tips for Melbourne

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

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
64% Avg. rating


15 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: The great ocean road and the penguin parade.

Liked: The great ocean road is fantastic! I will want to go another time! People and tour guide are friendly and fun loving people!

Disliked: Fast food restaurants a little stress out, cos pace to order food is really fast, and you got to be very clear about the portions that you want to order, especially if you want to order small or kid sized portion of food, because the staff at the counter tend to serve or order the regular or large portion for you, they dont care whether you are a female or male, a small eater or large eater..... But the cafes are real cool, relax, they will make sure u are sitted properly before any orders are taken.

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Public transport is everywhere.

Liked: Everything is pretty great in Melbourne.

Disliked: Probably just parking. Cost and limited spots.

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: go go

Liked: nice

Disliked: maybe a bit expensive

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: go there

Liked: nice city

Disliked: pretty expensive

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: just do it

Liked: the atmosphere

Disliked: pretty expensive

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


07 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Leave car behind. visit Brunswick street, Lygon street, MCG for a game of AFL or Cricket, great live music venues

Liked: Great places to eat out, public transport on weekends is very good

Disliked: Parking

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Walk around in the city, see the grafiti nad just try to be like a melbourner

Liked: Lovely city!

Disliked: No!

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Do cafe hopping!

Liked: Cafe hopping is great. Lovely place with a lot to do, not an ordinary city.

Disliked: Rainy weather

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Lygon Street and Fitzroy is a nicer area to be near.

Liked: GReat culture, great vibe.

Disliked: Expensive and bad weather.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Be sure to stay at least a week, it's a beautiful city!

Liked: I love the variety of people here and the artistic culture.

Disliked: I loved it all

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 100%
67% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: walking in the city on weekend

Liked: modern

Disliked: boring and freezing

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
80% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Customer Travel Tip: crown casino

Liked: all

Disliked: no

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


23 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Compare day trip prices and don't accept the first offer you get

Liked: Culture - so many options

Disliked: No

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


22 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: If you come here for a long time, perhaps you could try visiting other cities around (you can get cheap flights once in here)

Liked: Quiet and nice-to-see city. Really easy to move around with a free tram going all over the main spots in the city.

Disliked: The city itself is quite simple, nothing remarkably surprising about it (maybe a bit boring for backpacking)

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


19 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take advantage of the free tram zone

Liked: So much to do

Disliked: Too expensive, winter is freezing

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


18 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Make the most of the area in which you are staying.

Liked: We stayed in Fitzroy and really enjoyed the variety of places to eat and live entertainment at local pubs and venues, plus it was easy to get around by simply walking. Fitzroy felt safe bot in daylight and nighttime hours

Disliked: Some inner suburban areas seemed run down and ridden with graffiti, especially Collingwood.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
City break Family Holiday Relaxation / spa Shopping

Customer Travel Tip: Seafood & eating......

Liked: Fresh seafood, eating....

Disliked: No free wifi in many hotel, not convenience for most travelers, and no parking space from hostel.

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: find accomodation with good location so you don't need to use public transport

Liked: Architecture, atmosphere, vibe

Disliked: nope

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


15 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Dont just stay in Melbourne. Go on surrounding tours and sample the ethnic food.

Liked: shops

Disliked: Flinders Street needs modernising

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
82% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Customer Travel Tip: Definitely go to the skydeck, and just walk around. A lot of hidden gems down side streets

Liked: Culture and atmosphere. And the free public transport!

Disliked: Lack of big sights to go see, have to be a bit creative!

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86% Avg. city rating Rated by 1495 customers

Activities / excursions 88%

Restaurants / eating out 90%

Shopping 87%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 91%

Sightseeing 86%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 84%

Value for money 75%

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