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The Village Melbourne

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Lobby sitting area
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Village Melbourne

The Village Melbourne

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel with 2 bars/lounges, near Queen Victoria Market

6.6/10 Good

565 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
The price is AU$180
Price available on 3/4/2023
167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Communal living room
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness centre
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Luggage storage
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Vending machine

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Melbourne Central Business District
  • Queen Victoria Market - 3 min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 5 min walk
  • Collins Street - 13 min walk
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 26 min walk
  • Crown Casino - 27 min walk
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 39 min walk
  • University of Melbourne - 2 min drive
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne - 5 min drive
  • Bourke Street Mall - 3 min drive
  • Royal Melbourne Hospital - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 21 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 25 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 41 min drive
  • Showgrounds Station - 6 min drive
  • Spencer Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Flinders Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 6 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 7 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 21 min walk


  • McDonald's - 3 min walk
  • American Doughnut Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • Geloso Gelateria - 3 min walk
  • Pondok Rempah - 3 min walk
  • Biang Biang Noodles - 3 min walk

About this property

The Village Melbourne

The Village Melbourne puts you 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Queen Victoria Market and 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Melbourne Central. After visiting the fitness centre for a workout, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Also, this hostel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Collins Street and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and airport. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Melbourne Central Station is 6 minutes and Flagstaff Station is 7 minutes.


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 744 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and smart lock details; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your passport after booking
  • All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Off-site parking within 656 ft (AUD 30 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed on site
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Shared fridge
  • Shared microwave

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1902
  • Communal living room
  • Fitness centre
  • Television in common areas


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 25+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent
  • Towels are available for an extra charge of AUD 3 per person, per night (or guests may bring their own)


  • Parking is available nearby and costs AUD 30 per day (656 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Parties and events are allowed on site.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Discovery Hostel Melbourne
Discovery Melbourne
Discovery Melbourne Hostel
Hostel Discovery Melbourne
Hostel Melbourne Discovery
Melbourne Discovery
Melbourne Discovery Hostel
Melbourne Hostel Discovery
Discovery Melbourne Hostel
The Village Melbourne Melbourne
The Village Melbourne Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Village Melbourne Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Melbourne

Frequently asked questions

Does The Village Melbourne offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Village Melbourne does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Village Melbourne?
As of 29 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Village Melbourne on 3 Apr 2023 start from AU$180, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Village Melbourne?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Village Melbourne?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at The Village Melbourne?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Village Melbourne and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Enjoy amenities such as 2 bars and a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near The Village Melbourne?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around The Village Melbourne like?
The Village Melbourne is in Melbourne Central Business District, a short 6-minute walk from Melbourne Central Station and 3 minutes' walk from Queen Victoria Market. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.







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8/10 Very good

Gaurav, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Pick another
The photos are incredibly deceiving - in reality, the entire hostel is very dark, especially in the common areas located on each floor. Perhaps this was different pre-covid. Dark, minimal outlets, and very vast spaces make areas difficult to meet others and/or relax on your own. The lobby has music blasting including during the check out times. Within the rooms, the doors are not soundproof at all so when people play music in the common areas, it will surely keep you up. Additionally, an in-room speaker will play music and make a checkout announcement everyday about an hour before checkout. Definitely be warned and don't trust the photos. Would strongly suggest to pick elsewhere unless major improvements are made to the current state of this hostel.
Jared, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place to stay everyone was friendly awesome vibe
Adam, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Like a little hostel resort! Everyone was super lovely and vibes were immaculate. They’ve done a heap of renovations and opened a free gym, cafe, restaurant, vending machines and don’t have to leave the place to get food!
Caroline, 28-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Hostel is average... Customer service top notch from Rav
Mayank, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cairo, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

The alarm is going off four times in one day was incredibly frustrating. The smell downstairs in the lobby was pretty gross as well as in the bathrooms.
Valeri, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Turned up to find out they couldn’t accommodate us even though we had paid for this. They said the have told many times to stop advertising the hostel on their site. The receptionist said we were the 5th couple he had turned away that day. We then had to go and spend a lot more to stay in a motel which we weren’t expecting. We had to return to the hostel 3 days in a row to get our money back..
Tasman, 4-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

2/10 Poor

Meg, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I drove 2 hours to get here. I had paid & booked but when I checked in they said the had no room! I spent hundreds getting new accommodation & Ubers ,& think you should refund this! I'm disgusted & won't hesitate to take this further if you will not acknowledge the wrongs done to me! I'm a victim of domestic violence & this just sends me over the edge!! I'm devastated 😞
Laura, 1-night trip
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