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City Center is a great location in Australia for travelers who want a unique experience. There are 90 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

A great place for food, shopping and the Arts - there are a lot of great theatre shows on, all of them excellent and worth seeing. Melbourne is a great place for the Arts and also for Sport, and is a great place for family holidays. There are good...
Anita D. 21 Aug 2015
Loved Melbourne it is a multi-cultural city with so many nationalities and a great variety of foods. There is a major pedestrian hazard in Spencer Street between Little Lonsdale St and Lonsdale street where the tram tracks are raised above the...
Davo 24 Sep 2015

Hotels in Melbourne CBD

Recommended hotels

From US$19

1 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$26

2 Space Hotel Melbourne

3 stars
4.3 / 5 92 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

Exceeded expectations
Space Hotel Melbourne is a hotel, but in a way also a hostel: lots of shared amenities which are to a very high standard. Loved the kitchen and general use of kitchen paper. Too bad that guests...
5 Oct 2015
From US$19

3 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$21

4 Nomads All Nations Backpackers Melbourne

2 stars
2.4 / 5 5 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

Cheap but not recommended
Stayed in a bulk bed private room with my brother for 5 nights. It was cheap, but too noisy during the night. The building is very old with squeaky wooden floor. Could hear people upstairs moving...
5 Oct 2015
From US$89

5 Oaks On Market Melbourne

4 stars
4.4 / 5 343 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

mel trip
Studio is bigger than I thought, room has everything I wanted.
29 Oct 2015
From US$71

6 Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne Flinders Street

4 stars
4.3 / 5 39 reviews

88 Flinders Street Map

Book 30 Days In Advance & Save 10%

Whether travelling Melbourne for business or leisure, visitors find comfortably appointed accommodations at the stylish spaces of Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street. The... More

Excellent Service & Beautiful Apartment
A free upgrade is always a great start to any stay and it only got better from there. The apartment was beautiful, spotless & had every creature comfort I needed for a pleasurable stay. The room...
19 Nov 2015
From US$88

7 Oaks on William

4 stars
4.4 / 5 102 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

mini break
Enjoyed our stay here, right on the free city circle tram stops. Our only negative was café shuts early & would have preferred an onsite restaurant/bar. Most places in the area shut early.
21 Oct 2015
From US$77

8 BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments

4 stars
3.9 / 5 25 reviews

474 Flinders Street Map

BEST WESTERN Riverside Apartments Melbourne offers quality accommodation in Melbourne's CBD, an ideal location for corporate or business travellers. Popular museums of the city such as Immigration... More

Great location for conference at Melbourne Convention Centre
Very clean, comfortable accommodation about 7 minutes walk from Convention Centre. No problems at all!
7 Sep 2015
From US$79

9 Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

4 stars
4.3 / 5 263 reviews

328 Flinders Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 10%

Housed in a historic building, Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne blends 1900 elegance and modern sophistication ideal for discerning travellers visiting the capital of Victoria. During free time, tourists... More

Good central location
Everything was great except for the fact that it is easy to hear other guests in nearby rooms or in the corridor. Early in the morning there was a long period of time when we could hear rushing...
4 May 2019
From US$82

10 Oaks On Lonsdale

4 stars
4.4 / 5 99 reviews

23-33 Lonsdale Street Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 5%

Oaks On Lonsdale is set on a location that enables guests to visit famous attractions of the city such as Parliament House, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Old Treasury Building and St Michael's Uniting... More

Visiting Classic Car Exhibition
8 day stay in Melbourne, holiday and attending the classic car exhibition close to this hotel, the position is excellent for free tram and the metro train. The apartment was very good, roomy and...
30 Oct 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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