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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

Mystery Mondays

Join us for a mystery activity every Monday!

Meet at reception 7:00pm

Movie Night + FREE Popcorn

We're combining your favourite things - movies and popcorn all for FREE!

Tuesday Evenings

Queen Vic Markets

Come to Queen Vic Night Markets with us and enjoy  food, shopping, and entertainment galore

Meet at reception 6:00pm

Pub Tour

Explore some of Melbourne’s best bars on our legendary Thursday night pub tour! 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.


Rooftop BBQ

See you on the rooftop every Friday at 5pm for sizzling snags!


Quiz Night

Quiz Night on the Rooftop at 6:30pm prizes include coffee, breakfast vouchers, travel and tour gift vouchers + FREE WINE!

The Rooftop

Zumba Class

Get ready to Zumba - join us for an awesome workout on our awesome rooftop from 1 - 2 pm every Saturday! Classes are gold coin donation for YHA guests. 

Every Saturday

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Great Ocean road 1 day reverse tour

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Skydive Melbourne

Australia's highest jump altitude of 15,000ft. Jump directly over St Kilda beach and enjoy stunning coastal views as well as melbourne CBD.
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Phillip Island penguin 1 day tour from Melbourne

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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.
  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. Grab a bike and start pedaling!
  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.

Connect with this hostel


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!
Holey Moley Golf Club
$10 for 1 Game
Enjoy 9 holes of mini golf for just $10. T&C's apply - offer valid Sunday to Thursday
  • 1300 727 833
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!
Strike Bowling
$10 for 1 game
Not your average tenpin bowling alley! T&C'S apply - valid Sunday to Thursday
  • 1300 787 453
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