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1 room, 2 adults

Melbourne city backpackers

2.5-star2.5 stars
197-199 King Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

City-center hostel within easy reach of SEA LIFE Melbourne
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Regular internet service

Melbourne city backpackers

from A$50
  • Mixed Dormitory - 4 Beds
  • Female Dormitory - 4 Beds
  • Female Dormitory - 6 Beds
  • Mixed Dormitory - 6 Beds
  • Mixed Dormitory - 16 Beds
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room - Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room - Shared Bathroom

What’s around Melbourne city backpackers


  • In Melbourne Central Business District
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne - 7 min walk
  • Bourke Street Mall - 11 min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 13 min walk
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 14 min walk
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex - 15 min walk
  • Marvel Stadium - 16 min walk
  • Queen Victoria Market - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Tullamarine Airport (MEL) - 23 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 18 min drive
  • Avalon Airport (AVV) - 44 min drive
  • Southern Cross Station - 4 min walk
  • Flinders Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Showgrounds Station - 7 min drive
  • Flagstaff Station - 7 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 14 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 21 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 27 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Melbourne city backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • King St Backpackers Hostel Melbourne
  • King St Backpackers Hostel
  • King St Backpackers Melbourne
  • King St Backpackers
  • Melbourne city backpackers Hostel
  • King Street Backpackers Hotel Melbourne
  • Melbourne city backpackers Melbourne
  • Melbourne city backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: AUD 10 per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 35 per person (roundtrip)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs AUD 0.00 (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Melbourne city backpackers

  • Are pets allowed at Melbourne city backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Melbourne city backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is AUD 35 per person roundtrip.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Melbourne city backpackers?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Melbourne city backpackers?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Flinders Lane (11-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 29 reviews

Good 6.0
Melbourne 9/2017
Close to Southern Cross Station and Skybus pick up point, about 5 min could be reached. Staff were quite nice, willing to answer tourists' queries. We are free to use the cook sets in the kitchen, which allowed us to buy food at QVM and then cook. The room and corridor were smelly. No lift to access between the rooms and concourse.
KA YAN, as1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Nice place and affordable but needs cleaning
I would consider staying here again. About 15 minute walk to the CBD and river and a few blocks away from Coles supermarket and the main train/airport bus station. The room such as the carpet was very dusty and dirty. They should just get rid of the carpet if they don't vacuum it. The carpet edges were filthy from just not getting vacuumed regularly. Lots of hair on vacuum. The shared bathroom was fairly clean but one of the two showers in the men's room had a broken knob so it was hard to control water. No wifi in main areas, limited to common area but it reaches certain rooms. Free breakfast was basic, mostly cereal and drinks. Tuesday they add sausage, bacon and fruit to the breakfast. If this place was cleaned better I'd give it a 5 as it is a great place for the price.
Michael, us3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Just nice. Near to southern cross station
as1 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
the price is not worth with the condition inside the room (dirty floor, towel still wet - seems ex used by previous guests, sound of exhaust fan too loud)
russell, us3 night family trip

Melbourne city backpackers

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