Open up maps on your phone and you’ll notice something special about Melbourne. It’s not just the dazzling array of coffee shops within a 100 metre radius, it’s the streets!
Melbourne has been designed for walkers and wanderers with a planned grid of streets and laneways. Head to reception to grab a map of your own to plan out your day, or open up the YHA Australia app to see what you discover – discounts included! There’s amazing finds around every corner in Melbourne, so pack your water bottle and some snacks and start exploring.
Inspiration is in abundance all throughout this incredible city. Whether you want to catch some live jazz at The Paris Cat Jazz Club, or fulfil your childhood dreams seeing Hogwarts come to life seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there’s something for all tastes and events on nearly every night!
Gallery hop between the National Gallery of Victoria, the Ian Potter Centre, and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art within the free tram network of the city centre, make sure to grab some shots for your insta feed and #YHAOz to share your artistic discoveries.
The best bit about staying in Melbourne’s North? You’re within walking distance of some of the city’s best pubs, and even more lie a few stops away on the tram.
Join your hostel buddies on Thursday nights for a true Aussie Pub Crawl… Explore some of Melbourne’s best bars, pubs and clubs with pizza included – can it get any better?! Make sure to hydrate as you go to avoid a headache the morning after, and save your spot at reception for an amazing night out.
You don’t need to break your budget to have a great stay in Melbourne, and we’ve done the work finding the 50 best free things to do in this great city. Catch free fireworks, a free gig, gawk at the state library and fill up your camera roll at the Brighton Beach bathing boxes... Who doesn’t love a freebie?!
It'd be foolish to miss telling you, you can save a whole lot when you book through the app this December. Multishare beds are on sale for $25, or if you're feeling like you want some #metime you can book a private or double room for just $89! Make sure to download the app to claim this exclusive deal, and book quick, the sale only runs for bookings from December 12-24.