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City Center is a great location in Australia for travelers who want a unique experience. There are 89 cheap accommodation options available for booking near City Center. Our discounted City Center hotels are typically well known for their Location and Room cleanliness.

What travelers to City Center are saying

Melbourne is a great city! During my stay I went to the Great Ocean Road to see the 12 Apostles, I also went to see the bathing boxes in Brighton Beach, I enjoyed of free fireworks at Docklands and I walked around the CBD! I found Melbourne to be...
Ana C. 15 Jul 2015
Melbourne was alive with young international students. Plenty of great eating places catering to this market. New free tram service in inner city great. Lots of new shops open on weekend. Beggars sleeping in doorways a major distraction.
Malcolm G 30 Jun 2015

Hotels in Melbourne CBD

Recommended hotels

From US$21

1 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 91 reviews

380 Russell Street Map

Space Hotel Melbourne provides quality accommodation and friendly services in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Famous attractions of the city, such as Chinese Museum, Princess Theatre and Queen Victoria... More

Great location
Location of hotel is perfect, rooms are clean, shared bathrooms always clean. Free wifi would be nice.
6 Jun 2015
From US$16

2 Discovery Melbourne

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

167 Franklin St Map

Whether you're an international backpacker having the adventure of a lifetime, on a working holiday visa looking for somewhere more long term to stay (check out our weekly rates!), or even an... More

From US$14

3 Nomads All Nations Backpackers Melbourne

2 stars
2.5 / 5 4 reviews

2 Spencer Street Map

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, Nomads All Nations Backpackers Melbourne is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. Melbourne Zoo is one of the world's great zoos... More

Not the best experience
The only toilet on my floor seemed to be constantly closed or in use and when I went for a shower both were closed and was told I could wander around and try and find one on another floor
24 Nov 2014
From US$105

4 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 337 reviews

60 Market Street Map

Book 30 Days in Advance, Stay 4 Nights & Save 20%

Oaks On Market Melbourne Hotel provides central Melbourne accommodation, from where guests can enjoy views of Yarra River. Two of Melbourne's famous museums that are located close to the hotel are... More

Family catch up
great hotel, but internet was only free for 30 minutes, and then very expensive. sad in this day and age.
4 Oct 2015
From US$105

5 Oaks on William

4 stars
4.4 / 5 101 reviews

350 William Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 5%

Oaks On William Melbourne Hotel welcomes business and leisure travellers on an extended stay to self-contained accommodations in the heart of the Australian metropolis. This deluxe aparthotel in... More

Good Location
Although the hotel can be considered slightly further away from the shopping strip and hot spots (but within 5 minutes walking distance to QVM and Lygon Street), the free tram service covers the...
19 Sep 2015
From US$100

6 Oaks On Collins

4 stars
4.1 / 5 410 reviews

480 Collins Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 5%

Featuring elegantly appointed full-serviced units in strategic Collins location, Oaks On Collins Melbourne makes for a convenient short- or long-term base in the bustling metropolis. This luxury... More

Excellent weekend break
It was an awesome birthday weekend! The staff were so friendly and the room was so comfortable. We will definitely come back and would also recommend it to friends and family!
17 Sep 2015
From US$64

7 Jasper Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.1 / 5 75 reviews

489 Elizabeth Street Map

Stay 3 Nights & Save 20%

Offering quality accommodation and personalised services, Jasper Hotel Melbourne is an ideal reside for business and leisure travellers. Guests can visit popular attractions of the city such as... More

Great Overnight stay
Friendly staff who were very professional even though there was confusion over if the room was clean or not ( check in at 4:00 pm thought rooms would be ready by then).Very helpful with travel...
21 Sep 2015
From US$18

8 Nomads Industry Melbourne

2 stars
3.0 / 5 4 reviews

196 - 197 A'BECKETT STREET Map

Nomads Industry Melbourne provides quality accommodation for business or leisure travellers in an ideal location near Queen Victoria Market, a 19th century market. Guests can enjoy panoramic views... More

En suite backpacker
For a backpacker and somewhere cheap to stay this was fine. Close to the Vic Market and transport. Room was a 6 share with an en suite but your room mates are messy but that is expected of most...
23 Nov 2014
From US$77

9 BreakFree on Collins

4 stars
4.0 / 5 174 reviews

233 Collins Street Map

With self-serviced accommodations located in the vibrant business district, BreakFree on Collins makes for an ideal base for travellers on a short- or long-term stay in Melbourne. From this... More

Stains on carpet and curtains. bathroom cabinet needs repairs timber floor had seen better days. DEFINITELY NOT 4 STAR accommodation. Having said that, location was excellent with moderate noise...
2 Sep 2015
From US$80

10 Milano Serviced Apartments

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

8 Franklin Street Map

Travellers in a short- or long-term stay in Melbourne find ideal base at the self-catering accommodations of Milano Serviced Apartments. Guests at this city centre property can learn about local... More

5 day city holiday
Great location. Great staff. Clean only one small complaint. .the terrible noise in the unit when anyone else in unit used the shower. Could have been just pipes in that unit stayed at Milano...
11 Aug 2015
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Insider city tips

  • Paul Kristoff, Editor in Chief, The City Lane

    "Melbourne is a city that rewards those who want to really get under the skin of the city and live like a local."

    We spoke with Paul Kristoff Editor in Chief of online magazine The City Lane to get his insider tips and travel hacks for getting around Melbourne like a local.

    1. What's your favourite Melbourne CBD attraction you won't find on the tourist map?

    Whereas other places might wow tourists with their attractions, many of which locals rarely visit, Melburnians will make you feel at home, and will proudly show off the things that make this city great for those who live here.

    Of course there's the good food and drink, the sports, the laneways and the street art but something that Melbourne also excels at is providing people with opportunities to learn. One of my favourites is Laneway Learning, who run “cheap, fun classes in anything and everything in Melbourne”. Classes are around $14 and numbers are generally kept to no more than 20 people to ensure that everyone has a chance to get involved. It happens on weekday evenings in cafes and bars in the CBD and there really is something on offer for everyone – recent classes include topics ranging from brewing and bottling Kombucha to ethical travel to the art of Bollywood dance. 

    2. Can you share with us any travel hacks for getting around Melbourne's CBD that only locals know about?

    One thing that I see even locals getting wrong when travelling around Melbourne is tapping on and off trams with their Myki cards. When on trains, you have to tap on and off however when on the tram you only have to tap on. If you're travelling exclusively in the CBD it's even easier – you don't have to tap on or off because the entire CBD is a free tram zone.

    My advice however, if you're trying to get around the CBD is to avoid any kind of transportation other than your 2 feet. Melbourne's CBD is extremely flat and walkable, and with plenty of alleyways and arcades connecting the city's larger streets, you never know what you might miss if you don't explore!


    Aubrey Daquinag, Founder of The Love Assembly

    "There's a lot going on in Melbourne CBD: it's got that European vibe with the gothic-like architecture and plenty of things to do right at your doorstep."

    We spoke with Aubrey Daquinag founder of The Love Assembly - a blog full of travel finds, experiences, tips and inspiration for the style-conscious traveller - to get her insider tips for getting around Melbourne like a local.

    1. Which do you think is the best neighbourhood to stay in for a first time visitor, on a weekend trip to Melbourne? Why?

    For a first time visit I'd say to stay in Melbourne CBD, there's a lot going on in the city: it's got that European vibe with the gothic-like architecture and plenty of things to do right at your doorstep - plus you'll be in the free tram zone, handy in case you get a little tired from wandering around by foot. Venturing out to other Melbourne neighbourhoods like Fitzroy, Collingwood and Brunswick in the north and St Kilda to be near the water is also super accessible by train or tram.

    2. What's the most unique thing you can do on a trip to Melbourne?

    This city has many unique things on offer, I'm not too sure where to begin!

    I feel that markets - whether they be food, fashion or general bric-a-brac - are definitely a great way to get a feel for a city so a visit to Queen Victoria Market would surely be on top of the list. Not only will you be able to taste great market food but it's also a historic landmark of Melbourne. Get lost in all of the great stalls on the weekend and pick up a few things for a picnic lunch.

    The National Gallery of Victoria is also at the top. It's Australia's oldest art gallery and always filled with exceptional art and interesting exhibitions. You could spend hours here. I know I have!

    Also, the guys behind Lime & Tonic Melbourne are always coming up with incredible unique experiences in Melbourne.

    Read more great Insider Tips to help you get more out of your trip to Melbourne here.

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