Melbourne Metro YHA

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Things to do in Melbourne Metro YHA

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.

At the hostel

FREE Fitness Classes

If you're looking stay fit and have some fun while travelling, join us for our free fitness classes on our rooftop!

Schedule changes weekly - ask in hostel

FREE Wine, Cheese & Movie Night

We're combining all your favourite things - wine, cheese and movies - into one awesome night!

Tuesday evenings

FREE Hikes of Melbourne

Get out of the hostel, get out of the city and join us on an adventure! We're going hiking and we want you to come.

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$20 Pub Crawl

Explore some of Melbourne’s best bars on our legendary Thursday night pub crawl! For only $20 you get VIP entry into 3 bars and 1 club, pizza, shots and a great time. Register at reception before 6:00 PM.

6:00 pm Thursdays

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Great Ocean road 1 day reverse tour

Beat the crowds to the 12 Apostles by taking the reverse tour and enjoy spectacular ocean views on the return journey to Melbourne.
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Phillip Island penguin 1 day tour from Melbourne

Encounter unique Australian wildlife, including the famous Penguin Parade, on this nature lovers 1 day tour of Phillip Island.
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Melbourne to Adelaide package

Take the scenic route between Melbourne and Adelaide. Discover the beauty of the Great Ocean Road and Grampians on this 2 day journey.
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Great Ocean Road, Grampians And Phillip Island 3 Day Adventure

Visit 3 iconic destinations in Victoria; The Great Ocean Road, Grampians & Phillip Island! Encounter unique Australian wildlife, enjoy a scenic drive & experience great walks.

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. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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Ample Cafe & Bar
10% Discount
10% discount on food & drinks (excluding alcohol, functions, catering & meeting room hire). Enjoy tasty breakfast & lunch with produce handpicked from the Queen Victoria market & delicious exclusively roasted coffee. Best of all Ample Cafe & Bar is just around the corner from Melbourne Metro YHA!
The Comic's Lounge
Free entry
Free entry Monday and Tuesday. Get ready to laugh, this is a great night out not mention the workout on your ribs! With FREE passes for YHA members, you can afford to take a night out to laugh until you cry!
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