This hostel is good value with friendly staff, a roof terrace with stunning views over the city, use of a a barbecue, friendly informative staff, free sun screen on the front desk, spotless rooms and comfortable beds.
Despite staying at the hostel over New Year, with all the associated celebrations, the room was always quiet and we weren't disturbed at all by noise.
It is very welcoming. If you are travelling alone (or even as a couple or in a group) there are 'get to know you' organised activities taking place every night. We didn't join one but they all look fun.
The kitchen (in true hostel fashion) does get a bit chaotic when it is busy but the staff do their very best to keep in clean and tidy. The fridges are really well organised and cleared regularly. If you are cooking for yourself the Queen Victoria Market is nearby for all your provisions; it is well worth a visit even if you don't need supplies.
I would definitely stay here again if I were in Melbourne.
And, finally, the hostel serves superb pancakes at breakfast! Worth going just for those!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Melbourne Metro YHA is a modern hostel located on the city fringe in leafy North Melbourne. This hostel is your relaxed home away from home that's only minutes from famous Queen Victoria Markets and walking distance to all the major attractions - the best of both worlds! Facilities include a tour desk for all your tour and transport needs within Victoria and Australia, free Wifi Hot Spot (Wifi Plus option also available), fully equipped self-catering kitchen, communal lounge areas, launderette, secure car parking (subject to availability - $10 per day) and DVD's for hire. Enjoy the rooftop with panoramic city views as well as a BBQ and lounges perfect for socializing and meeting fellow travellers. Each room is heated and comes with lockers and an individual bed light. Bathroom facilities are shared. Guests can choose from a range of bed types, including 4 and 8 multi-share, twin/double rooms with optional en suite, and family rooms. We can also book groups of up to 120 people, ideal for schools, sporting groups and international exchange programs. Within the hostel there are always lots of great activities on including movie nights, Safari Pete travel auctions, free comedy, wine & cheese nights and a great weekly pub crawl! Activities are updated regularly so check with our friendly reception to see what's on and to get the best local tour and travel advice. Talking about what's on, Melbourne is the events and sporting capital of Australia! Getting around is simple with a free map and MyKi cards available for purchase at the hostel reception. A tram stop is located just 500m from the hostel and the $5 Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Bus stop is only 5 minutes walk which loops Melbourne's best attractions. Take advantage of the cities vibrant events calendar including the Spring Racing Carnival, Australian Open Tennis, AFL matches, Melbourne International comedy festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Cup and year round markets, live music, film, food, art and fashion activities and events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melbourne Metro Yha Hotel Melbourne