Hit up Melbourne this AFL season

If you only see one football game this year, make sure it's in Melbourne, the home of footy. You won't regret it.

This football season, make sure you see an AFL game at the home of football. Join the footy mad Melburnians and don your colours and cheer your team on from the stands with a hot pie in one hand and a cold beer in the other.


There’s nothing like atmosphere when you’re sitting in fully packed MCG surrounded by 90,000 other screaming footy fans – it’s an electrifying experience that you can only have in Melbourne as nowhere else in the country can even come close to it.


The city of Melbourne also comes alight during football season. The pubs and bars in the CBD and Richmond overflow with AFL supporters having a pregame bev or two and there’s a happy, jovial feeling in the air which is infectious. Even the rain that Melbourne is so famous for won’t stop fans making their way to a game.


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For the full fixture, tickets and game day details for games in Melbourne, make sure you visit the AFL website.


So you’ve booked your flights and got your tickets but you need accommodation for your Melbourne footy trip? No worries, YHA Australia has got you covered. We’ve got not one, but two amazing properties in Melbourne for you to stay at!


Melbourne Central YHA

Melbourne Central YHA is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD and is the perfect football accommodation. A short walk to Etihad Stadium and opposite the tram stop that’ll take you to the MCG, you can’t ask for a better location! Plus it’s got a great variety of room types and a cafe & bar so you and your mates can have a drink before the game.



Melbourne Metro YHA

Located in hip but peaceful North Melbourne, Melbourne Metro YHA is the perfect place to stay at if you’re with your family, if you’re travelling in a group or if you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing trip and to not be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of Melbourne.


No matter your needs, YHA has the perfect football accommodation for you.

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    From $29 per night
    Melbourne Central YHA
    A short walk from Southern Cross Railway Station and the Skybus Terminal, Melbourne Central YHA backpacker hostel is right in the heart of Melbourne.
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    From $19 per night
    Melbourne Metro YHA
    Only a short free tram ride to the CBD and close to the University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Metro YHA has everything you need for a great stay in cultural Melbourne.
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