We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Melbourne as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
“Of the 12 smart yet understated rooms, those in moss-green tones have views of the gardens; the others, in shades of dusky pink, overlook the neighborhood. Every detail here is carefully considered and in line with the taste level expected in this style-driven city.”
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“Creative, wellness-minded travelers who want to be slightly removed from the thrum of Melbourne’s city center (but not deep in suburbia) will love the Larwill for its artsy ambience, gallery-like lobby and hallways and accessible location.”
“Alternately a former coffee storehouse, headquarters for the now-defunct Herald newspaper and a billiards center named for legendary Australian pool player Walter Lindrum, it’s now a boutique hotel that exudes old world warmth without foregoing contemporary facilities.”
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Melbourne is the capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria and it has several landmarks such as the National Gallery of Victoria, the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Melbourne Arts Precinct, etc.
The best neighborhoods in Melbourne are:
Carlton is a central suburban neighborhood, known as ‘Little Italy’, and is popular with young professionals and university students. The area is home to famous landmarks such as Lygon Street, Melbourne Museum, the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.
Coburg is a former industrial suburb neighborhood that was an full of European migrants and it is now becoming a great place for young professionals. It is has to Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures near the popular pub The Post Office Hotel, The Glass Den café and the Merri Creek parkland.
Docklands is a rather new suburban neighborhood that has waterfront apartments with high amenities and is popular among professionals in the city. The neighborhood has many cafés, shops and restaurants and is a magnet for tourists.
Fitzroy is a suburban neighborhood that is near to quirky shops, cafés and health food bars. The neighborhood is connected with several key roads including Alexandra Parade, Smith Street, Nicholson Street, Victoria Parade, Johnston Street, Brunswick Street.
Williamstown is a seaside suburban neighborhood located nine kilometres south-west of Melbourne. It is a great place for the locals and tourists who intend to stay in a suburb, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, yet travel easily in and out of Melbourne. The area has several detached houses and private residences that makes it attractive for young professionals.
Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Melbourne.
If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Melbourne, then book Art Series The Larwill Studio. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.
You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Melbourne, you should check out Ovolo Laneways. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Melbourne, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.
If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Melbourne, then go for Hotel United Places Botanic Gardens. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.
Looking for a good and affordable private room or cozy dorm in Melbourne? Check out Mansion Melbourne. The hostel has been highly rated by backpackers. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Melbourne.
Looking for a great view while having a drink? Hotel QT, it has an excellent rooftop bar with views of Melbourne.
Try Hotel Treasury on Collins if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Melbourne. The hotel has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $65 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $120 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Melbourne hotel then you can expect to pay around $210 per night.
If you're looking to stay in Melbourne with your family, then try Hotel Lindrum. The hotel has excellent review ratings by families.
Try Hotel QT if you're looking for a romantic getaway in Melbourne, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.
Melbourne: Full-Day The Great Ocean Road Experience. Experience the world-famous Great Ocean Road with tales of shipwrecks and years past, panoramic vistas around every corner and of course the best views of the majestic and iconic 12 Apostles. Price: $98.
Spirit of Melbourne 4-Course Cruise with Drinks. Enjoy a great night out and have a truly unique experience in a cruising restaurant. With a tantalizing 4-course menu and a vibrant atmosphere, you’ll experience an unforgettable evening while cruising down the Yarra River. Price: $106.
Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne. Discover the natural delights of Phillip Island with an eco-tour from Melbourne. See the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes, visit the beach and take some time to admire these historic landmarks. Price: $104.
More things to do in Melbourne
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and ranks as the second-most populous city in Australia and entire Oceania. The city ranks highly as a center for several human endeavors such as health care, research and development, tourism and sport and this makes it one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. In fact, the city is the world’s most livable city. The city is a leading financial center in the Asia-Pacific region and ranks among the top fifteen cities in the entire world.
Melbourne is vital to the Australian culture; it is the birthplace of Australian Impressionism, Australian rules football, Australian film and television industries and Australian contemporary dance. Apart from its importance to Australian culture, it is a major center of street art, music, and theatre. The city is recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature.
The city is also home to several fascinating cultural institutions which makes it attractive to tourists; the National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, and Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The city’s Royal Exhibition Building is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an important tourist destination in Australia.