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Melbourne city backpackers

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Overview of Melbourne city backpackers

Melbourne city backpackers

1.0 star property
City centre hostel within easy reach of Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex

6.4/10 Good

190 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
The price is AU$110
Price available on 5/2/2023
197-199 King Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Melbourne Central Business District
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex - 13 min walk
  • Collins Street - 1 min drive
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 6 min drive
  • Queen Victoria Market - 7 min drive
  • Melbourne Central - 7 min drive
  • Marvel Stadium - 6 min drive
  • University of Melbourne - 9 min drive
  • Rod Laver Arena - 11 min drive
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 12 min drive
  • Aami Park - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 21 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 25 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 49 min drive
  • Spencer Street Station - 4 min walk
  • Showgrounds Station - 7 min drive
  • Flinders Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 7 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 14 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 21 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Royal Melbourne Hotel - 2 min walk
  • Saravanaa Bhavan - 2 min walk
  • Slate - 3 min walk
  • Laurent Boulangerie Patisserie - 3 min walk
  • Kinfolk - 3 min walk

About this property

Melbourne city backpackers

Melbourne city backpackers puts you within a 10-minute drive of Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AUD 35 per person. Free perks include continental breakfast daily and WiFi. Public transportation is only a short walk: Flagstaff Station is 7 minutes and Melbourne Central Station is 14 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: AUD 10 per stay

Optional extras

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Melbourne city backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Melbourne city backpackers 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 Melbourne city backpackers?
As of 2 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Melbourne city backpackers on 5 Feb 2023 start from AU$110, 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 Melbourne city backpackers?
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.
Are pets allowed at Melbourne city backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Melbourne city backpackers?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Melbourne city backpackers.
Is an 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 - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Melbourne city backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex (13-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Melbourne city backpackers and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
Are there restaurants at or near Melbourne city backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kinfolk (3-min walk), Sbriga Espresso Bar (3-min walk) and Saint & Rogue (4-min walk).
What's the area around Melbourne city backpackers like?
Melbourne city backpackers is in Melbourne Central Business District, a short 7-minute walk from Flagstaff Station and 13 minutes' walk from Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The door lock was high quality and convenient. The location was perfect as it is at CBD area has the great things to offer. The things that i notice is the pillow is thin and filthy same way goes to the quilt has stain , door of main toilet at floor 2 making a loud sound when somebody going out and in as the doorstopper doesn't works. well, no lift . However, it still recommendable. keep it up guys the excellent service you have now…
Everett, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The other travelers were considerate so there were no noise problems, things were tidy. Continental breakfast was a bit of an exaggeration, was actually a choice of rice bubbles or corn flakes and then a choice of 3 types of bread and either jam or peanut butter and of course tea and coffee. At the end of the day it was my first experience at a backpackers, the cost was great, facilities good, I slept well, staff were lovely so I was happy.
Todd, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Kesa, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Paul, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

It wasn’t that good in terms of bad location, seedy area and I felt somewhat uncomfortable.
2-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Nice common lounge and you can get some sleep. It's a good budget option
1-night business trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved staying at this hostel! Such a friendly group environment, brilliant location and the staff was extremely helpful! I had lots of little issues throughout my trip and the people working the front desk were always so eager to help me out every time (: I recommend this hostel to anyone planning to stay in Melbourne
Talon, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good hostel
There were good beds, nice temperature in the room, and quiet in the room. The hostel was clean, there were good showers and well equipped kitchen. It was a good 11 days stay.
Mathias k, 11-night trip
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