Is your school planning an excursion, performance or sporting competition in Melbourne’s CBD?

Are you coming to visit from regional Victoria, or even overseas?

Need somewhere safe, comfortable, and affordable to stay a couple of nights?

When choosing school group accommodation in Melbourne, there are a couple of things you’ll want to look for.

In particular, it has to be:

  • Safe for your school kids
  • Cost-effective
  • Large enough to accommodate your group
  • Close to the places you’ll be visiting
  • Easy to access using public transport

Urban Central meets all over those requirements and more!

In addition to offering affordable group accommodation in Melbourne, Urban Central is also the perfect place to stay when you visit Melbourne as a part of a school excursion.

Why’s that?

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Need cheap accommodation in Melbourne? You can’t beat our location!

What’s our biggest strength? Our location!

Situated in Southbank and just a short walk away from the Yarra, we’re located near many of Melbourne’s most loved attractions:

Additionally, we’re also located a short walk away from Melbourne’s public transport hubs - we’re 10 minutes away from Southern Cross Station and Melbourne’s free tram zone.

This makes it super easy for your students to get around!

We can also help you organise a spot in our private car park for your own private transport to pick you and your students up or drop you off - please get in touch with us in advance as parking is limited.


Explore our cheap accommodation in Melbourne: room types

Our incredible location isn’t the only thing we have going for us, however - the facilities we provide are ideal for school groups.

Our hostel offers a range of accommodation options for groups of all sizes. 

This allows you to choose the perfect room, whether you’re trying to find space for a string quartet or an entire football team!

What room types can you choose at our Melbourne hostel?


Communal dormitory

Communal dormitories: the perfect way to look after school students while you are in Melbourne.

With four beds to a room, our communal dormitories give you the best bang for your buck. 

The best thing about a four-bed communal dormitory is that it keeps kids together, but in small enough groups for teachers and parents to monitor and control.

Each bed has a reading light, fresh linen and a personal locker, as well as powerpoints to charge devices.

Communal dorms have access to our shared bathroom facilities.


Communal dormitory with ensuite

Looking for a bit more privacy? If so, you can book a communal dormitory with a private ensuite.

These rooms offer all the advantages of a communal dormitory, with the added privacy of an ensuite bathroom.


Twin rooms

Students aren’t the only people who will need accommodation - so too will teachers and chaperones.

Luckily for you, our twin rooms are perfect for this.

With the option of two single beds, twin rooms allow you comfortably accommodate two adults.

You’ll enjoy a private bathroom, as well a closet and powerpoints to keep you connected if you need to do any work while you’re on excursion.

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Customised group accommodation options

Is your school group a string quartet?

A sporting team visiting Melbourne for a tournament?

A complete year-level excursion or camp group, visiting from interstate or regional Victoria?

School groups might have to stay for a few nights in the city for a wide number of reasons.

What’s more, each of these school groups vary wildly in size, and therefore have different accommodation requirements.

For example, a small robotics team might only have half a dozen students, while a whole year level excursion may need group accommodation for several hundred students.

Urban Central is more than happy to work with your school, its teachers, and students, no matter the size of the group or the reason you’re visiting the city.

Contact our friendly team with details about your upcoming school event, and we’ll work closely with you to devise an accommodation plan that fits your unique needs!

Our great team will make sure that you and your students are comfortable and safe at all times!


Contact Urban Central for school group accommodation in Melbourne

It doesn’t matter whether your school group is local, interstate or international, or if it’s a small robotics team or an entire year level - Urban Central’s friendly staff are eager to help!

We can accommodate large school groups with ease, thanks to our roomy hostel in Melbourne. In 2016, we were even a finalist for the Golden Backpack Awards - an achievement we were extremely proud of!

If you decided to stay with us, you’ll understand exactly why we made it the finals!

School groups can give us a call 1800 631 288 - we’ll be happy to make arrangements for your school group.

For smaller groups, you can make a quick booking by clicking here to access our easy-to-use online booking portal!