Urban Central
334 City Road Southbank, Melbourne, Australia

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Our aim is to enhance your experience of Melbourne. We believe every person deserves a great place to stay during their travels. Whether you’re from another country, another state or another suburb, everyone deserves a clean room, a spotless kitchen, all the necessary facilities and wonderful service. We strive to make your stay here the best it can possibly be. Melbourne is constantly voted one of the best cities in the world, and we think it’s our duty to show you why.

We named ourselves Urban Central Accommodation as we are located centrally to the city, beach and St Kilda. With public transport at our doorstop you will find exploring Melbourne made easy.

We offer a quality service with 24 hour reception for a competitive budget price and we pride ourselves with our friendly service and secure, clean environment.

Urban Central is value for money. We provide daily breakfast, all day tea, coffee, rice, pasta and free weekly meal served in the dining room. In addition we provide complimentary oversized lockers with power points, fresh linen and towels for your convenience. It’s no wonder we’re voted one of the best hostels in Australia.
Best value award in 2009
Best backpacker night finalist 2009
Best backpacker award finalist 2008
Best backpacker night finalist 2008
Best cleanliness award in 2008
Top 10 rated hostel for facilities in 2007
RACV 4 star rated
Top 3 hostels in Oceania 2006
Top rated for friendliness in 2006
Top rated recommended hostel 2006
Member of Backpacker Operator Alliance Victoria

Check out our cheap weekly and monthly rates on the specials page!

Quoted by the Lonely Planet backpacker guide as 'the perfect package', our award winning venue is central to Melbourne city, beach and St Kilda. Urban Central Backpackers is second to none for service, facilities and hygiene.

Our rooms consist of communal dormitories, ensuite dormitories, private double and family rooms.

With the option of female, male or mixed sex, all dormitories sleep a maximum of 4 guests. All dormitories offer a free personal locker with your own power point enabling you to charge your phone, ipod, camera, etc knowing it will be secure. Each bed has clean, fresh linen and a towel along with a personal reading light. All mattresses are fully sprung (no foam rubber in sight!). The room has individual air conditioning or heating and access is through top of the range security cards.

We provide free breakfast, free tea, coffee and milk, free rice and pasta, a free weekly meal, and free towels and linen.

Free breakfast is available every day from 7.30am to 9.30am; a choice of cereal, toast and orange juice. Tea and coffee is available all day, every day. We also offer rice and pasta free of charge and a free weekly meal is provided every Monday.

Our popular in house Urban Bar has the cheapest drinks in town and offers daily happy hour with $6 jugs of Beer and glasses of wine and bubbly for $2.50. There's free entertainment every night including quizzes, competitions, live music and stand up comedy; there are pool tables, table football and a plasma and big screen for movies and televised events.

Other facilities include cheap high speed internet, two TV areas with Plasma screens, excellent cooking facilities and a travel desk which offers expert information on Melbourne and unique tour packages and discounts only available to Urban Central guests.

Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 5 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride. Shopping around UC is excellent and with the city just a 5 to 10 minute walk, Southbank 'chic' shopping across the road, South Melbourne shopping strip and market only seconds away, Port Melbourne shopping strip a 15 minute walk (on the way to the beach) and a Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute walk, you're bound to find what you need!!!

Stay, Play at Urban Central!



From Tullamarine Airport: The best way to get to us is via Skybus from outside the terminal. This bus will take you to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne City.

From Avalon Airport: You can get the Sunbus Shuttle into Southern Cross Station in Melbourne City.

From Southern Cross Station on a tram: walk onto the street you will be on the corner Spencer and Collin's Streets. Heading south get on Tram Number 112 to St Kilda. After a few minutes you will pass Crown Casino on your left followed by a set of traffic lights. When you see a green and yellow 'BP' Petrol Station on your right ring the tram bell to get off at the next stop (Get off at stop 126). You will get off just after the traffic lights (City Road). We are the grey building across the road from McDonalds.

From Southern Cross Station walking: walk onto the street you will be on the corner Spencer and Collin's Streets. Walk right down Spencer street which will take you over the river and after a few minutes you will pass Crown Casino on your left followed by a set of traffic lights. Keep walking past the lights and you will soon see a green and yellow 'BP' Petrol Station, we are next to that on City Road.

Taxi from Southern Cross: Taxis go from outside the station often. It will cost you about $10 for a taxt to Urban Central.