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Elizabeth Hostel

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Living room
WiFi, bed sheets
WiFi, bed sheets
Private kitchen

Overview of Elizabeth Hostel

Elizabeth Hostel

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

187 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is AU$101
Price available on 20/2/2023
490-494 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Melbourne Central Business District
  • Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex - 30 min walk
  • Queen Victoria Market - 1 min drive
  • Melbourne Central - 5 min drive
  • University of Melbourne - 2 min drive
  • Collins Street - 5 min drive
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 4 min drive
  • Marvel Stadium - 8 min drive
  • Rod Laver Arena - 4 min drive
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - 11 min drive
  • Aami Park - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 21 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 26 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 41 min drive
  • Showgrounds Station - 6 min drive
  • Flinders Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Spencer Street Station - 20 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 5 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 10 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 19 min walk


  • Menya Ramen - 2 min walk
  • Shujinko Elizabeth - 2 min walk
  • Sung's Kitchen - 2 min walk
  • Bali Bagus - 3 min walk
  • The Workshop Bar - 3 min walk

About this property

Elizabeth Hostel

Elizabeth Hostel puts you a short five-minute drive from Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Melbourne Central Station is 5 minutes and Flagstaff Station is 10 minutes.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

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
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 42 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby


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


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • WiFi (surcharge)


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 30.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guest rooms for AUD 7.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 per cent

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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Elizabeth Hostel Melbourne
Elizabeth Hostel
Elizabeth Melbourne
Elizabeth Hostel Melbourne
Elizabeth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Elizabeth Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Melbourne

Frequently asked questions

Does Elizabeth Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Elizabeth Hostel 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 Elizabeth Hostel?
As of 8 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Elizabeth Hostel on 20 Feb 2023 start from AU$101, 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 Elizabeth Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Elizabeth Hostel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Elizabeth Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of AUD 15 (subject to availability).
Is there an on-site casino at Elizabeth Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Elizabeth Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
Are there restaurants at or near Elizabeth Hostel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Muleta's Cafe (4-min walk), Phancy Cafe (4-min walk) and Oriental Spoon (4-min walk).
What's the area around Elizabeth Hostel like?
Elizabeth Hostel is in Melbourne Central Business District, a short 5-minute walk from Melbourne Central Station and 4 minutes' walk from Queen Victoria Market. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.






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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Peter, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Stephanie L, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Byron, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The hostel is clean. The staff are friendly. It locates in the heart of Melbourne city.
Anh Chuong, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Bathroom wasn’t the cleanest. Room was ok but I had a mouse staying with me. Very noisy at night, had tenets yelling at 3am.
Kendall, 5-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Chose to stay here for a couple of night as it was budget friendly. But it smelt of stale smoke, and cabbage. Ladies shower door broken, and the smear of blood on the wall of the loo betrayed a second rate cleaning schedule - It was there when we arrived, and still there as we were checking out two days later. I felt unsafe. There was fresh offensive grafitti each day, and my partner reported that there was fresh vomit in the sink in the men's on our second morning though, so there's that. I got told to "F-Off" by a stranger after filling my drink bottle in the communal kitchen. The kitchen facilities seemed OK though. Was a bit of an experience and memorable, but will not repeat. The check in was easy, and the desk staff were genuinely lovely people... But the vibe of the place was pretty sleazy. Hope this helps someone avoid our mistake.
melisa, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Ray, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very basic facilities, my room was clean so no worries there. Needed air plugs to get a good nights sleep as the floors were wooden and sometimes the neighbours were a little noisy. Great transport links to the trams.
Louise, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

There was smoking in the room next door. The condition of the premises was not great. For the price this stay was OK.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Expected More for the Price
After booking a Double Room with desk and refrigerator upon check-in I was assigned a room with 3 double bunk beds, no desk, no refrigerator. The room was on the top of four floors with no lift - a challenge with luggage at the best times. Returning to reception to hopefully correct the room allocation mistake, the receptionist said that was the correct room after which I showed her the listing in which she said was outdated (the listing is the same on all sites)and after a series of phone calls I was allocated the room I had booked. I cancelled the remainder of my booking and have chosen to stay at The Village Melbourne which is far better value & standard for about the same price.
Gregory, 2-night trip
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