Urban Central offers several types of accommodation at its Southbank hostel.

If you’re searching for cheap and affordable accommodation in Melbourne, look no further than Urban Central. We offer a variety of room types; explore them below.

Communal Dormitory

If you’re searching for budget accommodation in Melbourne, you can’t look past Urban Central’s communal dormitory. These dorms have a maximum four beds offering privacy and comfort in the heart of the CBD. Find out more about our communal dorms.

Ensuite Communal Dormitory

Just like the communal dormitories above, the ensuitecommunal dormitory has a maximum of just four beds ensuring comfort. This room is also equipped with its own private bathroom.

Double Room

Our double rooms are the ultimate for guests seeking contentment and affordability. A double bed and your own private bathroom, as well as a television and tea and coffee making facilities, brings home comforts to your travels.

Twin Room

Choose from a spacious king-size bed or two king single beds in Urban Central’s twin rooms.

Family Room

Perfect for the budget conscious group, Urban Central’s family rooms sleeps four (1x King Bed and 1x Bunk Bed). You’ll also enjoy your own private bathroom. See our Family Rooms here.

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Budget Accommodation Melbourne

Regardless if you’ve travelled the world on a budget or are experiencing your first hostel stay, we hope the following tips will help you make a better, more informed choice when you’re seeking budget accommodation in Melbourne:

Avoid selecting a hostel in a less desirable location to save some dollars

You risk wasting time (and money) on transport moving to and from the city or other more desirable areas.

Remember you’re booking more than just a bed

While researching accommodation, you might get stuck in the mindset that at the end of the day, all you really just need a place to rest your head. However anyone who has stayed in a hostel in the past will tell you the advantage of a 24-hour help desk, communal spaces (to meet cool new people!), kitchen facilities, and travel tips from peers and employees makes your trip that much smoother and stress-free.

Scrutinise the location

Location is important, and that hostel that says it’s just 10 minutes from the city centre might actually be a five-minute walk to a bus stop, and a ten-minute ride… on a bus that only comes once an hour. Check the map listing and public transport routes to learn exactly where you’ll be staying.

Check what’s included

At Urban Central, we offer free tea, coffee, pasta, and rice!


How do you access your room? Do you get a secure swipe card? Are lockers provided? These are the sorts of things you need to consider when conducting research.

Find a local bar

Not necessarily a deal breaker, but a local bar where you can meet fellow travellers will help make your trip that much more memorable! There’s no such thing as a dull night at Urban Central’s backpackers bar, Bar 334.

Find out why you should choose Urban Central