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Melbourne is a sports fan’s paradise! There’s no off-season in Melbourne’s sports calendar – no matter the time of the year, there’s always something going on.

And March is no different!

Many of these events draw in crowds of thousands from all over the country, as well as from overseas too. You might be one of them.

And if you are, you’ll need a place to stay!

Our hostel in Melbourne is close to all the action

Travelling for long hours going to sports venues can be quite a hassle.

Luckily for you, our hostel in Melbourne isn’t just affordable – it’s also in a prime position, making it the perfect choice if you need sports accommodation.

Situated in Melbourne’s trendy Southbank district, we’re

  • A 10-minute tram ride from Marvel Stadium

  • A simple tram ride to the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit

  • A 20-minute tram trip to the famous MCG (which is within Melbourne’s sport district)

We offer a convenient and comfortable place to stay in Melbourne – one that allows you to attend any sporting event, no matter your preferred code!

Melbourne in March – what’s on the calendar?

A-League: Melbourne Victory V Sydney FC

  • Location: Marvel Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 7th March
  • Time: kickoff 7:30pm

While the weather may be starting to cool, the A-League season certainly isn’t!

This March, the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry takes to the pitch, as A-League giants Melbourne Victory and Syndey FC face off at Marvel Stadium.

Sitting comfortably at the top of the ladder with a whopping 10 point lead over the next team and with 10 wins out of their last 13 games, the Sky Blues are in a commanding position going in.

By contrast, the Victory has had a rough couple of years, going from the League’s dominant team just a handful of seasons ago to treading water near the bottom of the ladder.

All indications point to Sydney claiming this round of the Melbourne-Sydney rivalry.

Then again, you never can know! We’ll certainly be crossing our fingers!

Melbourne Grand Prix

  • Location: Albert Park
  • Date: Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th March
  • Time: gates open 9:15am daily

If you’re a petrolhead, you can’t miss the Melbourne Grand Prix!

Held at Albert Park since 1996, this 4 day-long motorsport carnival is the crown jewel of any car-lover’s calendar.

It isn’t just a race – there’s also the glitz, glamour, drama, and of course, the opportunity to see the most powerful cars in the world in action.

Think of it like the Melbourne Cup, but with the horses swapped out for cars!

While Italian giant Ferrari has expressed concerns regarding its ability to compete this year, each of the world’s high-end car brands are present here:

  • Mercedes

  • McLaren

  • Alfa Romeo

  • Renault

And that’s on top of all the other competitors like Red Bull, who’ve partnered up with Honda to create their own F1 car.

In addition to the race itself, attendees will also enjoy a world of entertainment as well, with performances from chart-topping Australian singer and songwriter Pete Murray, together with Robbie Williams, who’s taking a break from his World Tour to perform for race attendees.

Arnold Sports Festival Australia

  • Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
  • Date: Thursday March 19 – Sunday March 22
  • Time: doors open 9am

“Come with me if you want to lift.”

Bodybuilder, action movie star, politician, and now, patron of sports. Started by the Austrian Oak himself and held over 3 days, the Arnold Sports Festival Australia is the largest health and fitness expo in Australia.

Name a sport or activity, and it’s here:

  • Armwrestling

  • Bodybuilding

  • Taekwondo

  • Boxing

  • Basketball

  • Dragon Boat Racing

  • Pole Fitness

  • Fencing

  • Powerlifting

It isn’t just the events themselves, however.

In addition to the sports, there’s a massive list of exhibitors selling and demoing a range of supplements, fitness equipment and more to help you improve your own fitness.

Want to go beyond just watching your favourite sport? Eager to take your performance to the next level, meet other athletes or just improve your overall fitness? If so, this is the event for you! View all ticket types here.

Urban Central is perfectly located literally down the road from the MCEC – catch the #12 tram up Clarendon Street or walk the 500m yourself!

Affordable accommodation in Melbourne for sports fans

And if you’re attending any of these high-profile events from overseas or interstate, you’ll need to find a place to stay! (And even if you live in Melbourne, why not make a weekend out of it and book a couple of nights at our hostel?)

The problem is twofold:

  1. Staying in the city proper is expensive

  2. All the cheaper options require much more travel time

If only there was somewhere that offered the best of both worlds.

Good news: there is!

Our hostel in Melbourne is located just outside the CBD in Southbank, directly behind MCEC. Our fantastic location allows our guests to get anywhere in Melbourne with ease.

If you’re coming down to one of these sporting events this March, you’ll want to book your accommodation NOW!

Choose our Melbourne hostel

Accommodation for sporting groups

We don’t just offer affordable accommodation in Melbourne – we also allow sports fans to keep their group together.

We get that you don’t want to split your army of supporters between a bunch of different locations.

No, you want to keep everyone close so that you can all celebrate (or mourn) the day’s results together.

Not just that, but you also want to keep costs low – something that is impossible if you stick to hotels or the CBD.

With our hostel rates and our prime location, we can help you keep your entire band of supporters together.

Urban Central provides you with various accommodation options that let you enjoy your travel with the group or on your own.

For accommodation in Melbourne that’s affordable AND close to the action, contact us on 1800 631 288 or book online to reserve a room before they’re all gone!