Ask any student what their favourite part of the school calendar is. We’re willing to bet that many of them are probably going to answer with the time they didn’t have to be there at all!

Whether it’s a one-day excursion, a school camp or a sporting event that takes them interstate, students love the chance to get out of the classroom.

Of course, it’s a bit less enjoyable for the poor school staff organising the entire show!

We’d like to spare a moment for those teachers and coordinators who are instrumental in the organisation of school events for a large group of students. Without your tireless work, we’d never experience any of these fantastic events and activities!

While we mightn’t have appreciated it back when we were in school, we want you to know that we appreciate you arranging transport, buying tickets, organising paperwork… and of course, booking school group accommodation in Melbourne!

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School accommodation in Melbourne

While for many of us the word “hostel” dredges up images of foreign backpackers sleeping in run-down apartments, in reality hostels are a great choice for those searching for school accommodation in Melbourne.

Whether you’re a local, interstate or international school group, choosing the right accommodation has a huge impact on the enjoyment that your students. So you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best!

If you’re planning a stay in the city for your school group, we’ve put together a handful of pointers to help you choose the best place for you and your students.

 Education doesn’t stop the moment you step out of the classroom

As a teacher, your duty is to prepare your students for their futures. While one part of that is the content you teach in the classroom, another equally important part of education is exposing students to a wide range of different experiences and events that challenge and broadening their horizons.

And a school event held close to Melbourne’s CBD is perfect for achieving those goals.

Not only does it potentially expose children to the sights and sounds of a bustling city, but Melbourne is also home to a whole host of fantastic educational opportunities, should students or athletes have any downtime. Some of our favourites include:

  • Melbourne Museum
  • Old Melbourne Gaol
  • The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
  • Melbourne Aquarium
  • The Shrine of Remembrance
  • Countless historical heritage-listed landmarks
  • And for primary-aged students, it challenges them to spend time away from their parents!

This is especially true for students attending rural schools, many of whom don’t have many opportunities to experience city life.

Luckily, with its prime location, school groups can see everything Melbourne has to offer when they stay at Urban Central.


Find school accommodation that offers affordable rates

As a teacher, your priority is on delivering the best education to your students and ensuring their safety for the entire time they’re in your care.

An important factor we can’t ignore, however, is cost. Cost is definitely important when it comes to planning a stay in the city for your school group.

Of course, being conscious of your budget doesn’t have to mean skimping on the essentials. When you stay at Urban Central, you and your school group will enjoy:

  • Large, dormitory-style rooms for groups no larger than 4, ensuring privacy
  • Great support from our team
  • Safety and comfort for all students and teachers
  • Convenient public transport just steps from Urban Central
  • 24-hour reception and security
  • Daily breakfast to fuel your kids for the day!
  • Upon request, we can also help organise catering - just get in touch with us!

A centrally located hostel is a fabulous way to offer comfort and security at a super low price!

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Enjoy your personal space

Booking for school groups can be difficult… especially when you’re responsible for dozens of students. If you don’t give them enough space, sooner or later they’ll be at each other’s throats!

Here at Urban Central, we believe in personal space. Hostels are stereotyped as being cramped, overcrowded spaces. While we can’t speak for every hostel all over the world, we can ensure that every guest is given plenty of room to themselves. We also put a hard limit of four people per dorm to ensure comfort.

Personal space becomes a valuable commodity when travelling with a large school group. It’s easy to ignore how important the distance between ourselves and others is until we lose it!

Not to mention, groups of students can be rowdy at the best of times - if you want to maintain a semblance of order, roomy accommodation is a must!


Choose Urban Central for school group accommodation in Melbourne

Urban Central is committed to making your school trip to Melbourne a safe, enjoyable, and above all else, educational experience for your students. We understand a lot of planning goes into achieving that goal - that’s why we do our best make finding great accommodation a piece of cake!

For groups of 12 or more, please get in touch with us here to learn more about what we can offer. Alternatively, give us a call on 1800 631 288.