Melbourne Metro YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    2.3 km from Southern Cross Station and the Skybus terminal.

    From Southern Cross (Spencer Street) Station go 400 metres east along Bourke St to William St and catch tram 55 heading North. Get off at stop 11, walk 200 meters west on Queensberry St and turn right into Howard St.

    Getting here by bus

    2.3 km from Southern Cross Station and the Skybus terminal.

    From Southern Cross (Spencer St) Station go 400 metres east along Bourke St to William St and catch tram 55 heading North. Get off at stop 11, walk 200 metres west on Queensberry St and turn right into Howard St.

    Nearest airport

    Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) - 26 km

    Taxi approx. $43 to Melbourne Metro YHA hostel. 

    SkyBus to city $18 (24 hours). Once you arrive in the CBD, Skybus offer a FREE city-hostel transfer daily for backpackers (check with driver). Tickets are available from the Hotel Transfer Service Booth at Southern Cross Station.

    Avalon Airport - 61km

    Bus service between Avalon to Southern Cross Station is $20 adults, $9.50 children (4-14yrs).

    Nearby

    Limited parking available for $10 per day. Contact Melbourne Metro YHA directly for parking as bookings are essential. 2.1 metre vehicle height limit. The hostels Melways reference is 2B A10. 

    TRAM FROM CITY

    From Elizabeth St, catch Tram No. 57, to stop 9 (Cnr Howard & Victoria St), turn right and walk up Howard St. Cross over Queensberry St and the hostel entrance is 50 metres on your right.

    Melbourne Tourist Map and Walking Directions

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Queen Victoria Market
    • Melbourne Zoo
    • Laneway Graffiti Street Art
    • Cafes, Restaurants & Bars
    • Federation Square
    • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Eureka Skydeck 88
    • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
    • Crown Casion
    • National Gallery of Victoria
    • Free City Circle Tram
    • Royal Botanic Gardens
    • Southern Cross Station
    • St Pauls Cathedral
    • The Shrine of Remembrance
    • St Kilda Beach
    • Brighton Beach Huts

    Find us...

    Address: 78 Howard Street
    North Melbourne, VIC 3051
    Email: melbmetro@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+61) 3 9329 8599
    Hostel Manager: Jordan Bews
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Melbourne Metro YHA

    Melbourne Metro YHA hostel is ideally located in leafy North Melbourne only minutes from the famous Queen Victoria Markets and free CBD tram zone.

    This backpackers hostel has everything you need for a relaxed stay including a free Wi-Fi hotspot, parking (paid), self-catering kitchen, and rooftop lounge with BBQ facilities, bean bags and panoramic Melbourne City views.

    Each room is heated and comes with lockers and an individual bed light. You can choose from a range of bed types including 4 and 8 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional en-suite, family rooms and an exclusive 5 bed self-contained apartment complete with a private kitchen, lounge and bathroom.

    With more reasons to stay in Melbourne now than ever, book a room at Melbourne Metro YHA and experience it for yourself!

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival at the hostel.

    Accommodation

    • Sleeps 360 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Wi-Fi Plus Available for Purchase)
    • Outdoor Rooftop BBQ Area
    • Communal Dinning Room
    • Indoor Rooftop Lounge
    • Self-Catering Kitchen
    • Limited Paid Parking
    • Bike Storage
    • Reading Room
    • TV Lounge
    • Tour Desk

    Activities

    • City Sightseeing
    • Cycling
    • Parks
    • Galleries & Museums
    • Shopping
    • Restaurants & Cafes
    • Bars & Nightlife
    • Tours

    Reviews

    88% customer rating, based on 5810 Reviews
    • Bright and spacious - great location - nice clean cosy bedrooms. Excellent breakfast available
      100%
      Julie M August 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 78 Howard Street
    North Melbourne, VIC 3051
    Email: melbmetro@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+61) 3 9329 8599
    Hostel Manager: Jordan Bews
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year
    Reception

    24 hours

    Check in from 1:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

    Save with YHA membership

    YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.

    Things to do in North Melbourne

    Located in hip, funky North Melbourne, Melbourne Metro YHA is the perfect base for you to explore exciting Melbourne, just minutes walk from the famous Queen Victoria Markets and close to all the action of the CBD. North Melbourne is known for quirky bars featuring an array of cocktails made by hipster bartenders with man buns and luscious beards, divine eateries with Insta-worthy food that’ll get you all the likes and Mörk Hot Chocolate – hands down the best hot chocolate you’ll ever try. 

    If you head in to the CBD, you’ll be spoilt for choice with where to eat, where to get your coffee and where to drink and have a good time. There’s rooftop bars, hole in the wall bars hidden down graffiti covered laneways, bars with standing room only, bars in the middle of the river, bars with video games and bars hidden behind bookcases. In case you can’t tell, Melbourne likes a good bar or two.

    Melbourne is always busy, bustling and never goes quiet, even in the depths of winter. It’s famous for festivals (comedy, art, film – we could go on!), markets, gallery events, theatre, concerts, sporting events and so much more – you’ll never be bored in Melbourne. 

    If do you need some inspiration, ask our staff – many have lived here for years and can help you experience Melbourne like a local.

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    FREE things to do in North Melbourne

    1. Melbourne is well known for it's abundance of gardens, so grab your mates, pack a picnic and relax in the sunshine while you eat until your heart's content. We recommend the Royal Botanical Gardens, Carlton Gardens or Flagstaff Gardens. 
    2. Tour the arty alleyways, starting at Hosier Lane (opposite Federation Square) and follow the laneways heading north from there.
    3. Visit Federation Square - there's always a festival happening, a weekend market to peruse, a variety of activities going on or something on their big screen to keep you entertained for hours.
    4. Gallery hop between The National Gallery of Victoria, The Ian Potter Centre, ACMI and The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art - all for free!
    5. Melbourne is well known for it's abundance of gardens, so grab your mates, pack a picnic and relax in the sunshine while you eat until your heart's content. We recommend the Royal Botanical Gardens, Carlton Gardens or Flagstaff Gardens.
    6. Head to the Queen Victoria Market to browse the local produce, handmade crafts and secondhand treasures. The Rose Street Artists markets in Fitzroy ooze with Melbourne creativity, and it's free to have a look.
    7. Cycle the city for nothing. Blue bike kiosks are spotted all around the city for visitors and tourists to explore. There's a holding deposit to ride, but the first 30 minutes are free. Start riding from Freshwater place on Southbank and pedal towards Sandridge Bridge for the best Yarra River views.
    8. For an easy, breezy and beautiful beach, head to St. Kilda. The sea front promenade and St Kilda pier have lovely views of the seascape and adrenaline-seeking kite surfers.
    9. Head to the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Cultural Centre in Federation Square. A permanent social history exhibition is complemented by changing exhibitions by new and established Aboriginal artists.