Trying to decide where you should stay when you visit Melbourne?

Urban Central is a budget accommodation space in Southbank, Melbourne, offering clean rooms, friendly staff, and great vibe for your next trip. We’re located on City Road, just steps from Clarendon Street. This central location, with easy access to the city, makes our Southbank hostel the number choice for travellers visiting Melbourne.

Why stay in Southbank? We’ll tell you why…

Close to the CBD

Melbourne’s CBD and Southbank and divided only by the Yarra River. There are many footbridges you can use to cross over to the city within minutes, and just outside of Urban Central’s City Road entrance, you will find bus and tram stops that will get you to the city even sooner!

Yarra and Southbank Promenades

Less than five minutes on foot takes you to the Southbank and Yarra Promenades. This strip along the south side of the Yarra River is jam-packed with lively cafés, bars, and restaurants.

Pick a spot and spend hours enjoying food, drinks, and people watching along the banks of the Yarra.

Close to Crown Entertainment Complex

Crown has it all: restaurants, entertainment, luxury shopping, and, of course, the casino. A variety of theatre, concerts, bars, and clubs will keep you entertained throughout your stay in Melbourne. The entertainment complex is located on Whiteman Street, Southbank, just minutes from Urban Central.

Central Location

Hop on a bus or tram and be taken into the CBD or to Port Melbourne, Albert Park, and St Kilda. Urban Central’s great location means you’ll spend less time worrying about transport and more time enjoying all that this great city has to offer! You can easily access the beach and nightlife hot spots like South Yarra and Richmond, all of which are in close proximity.

What Else?

Other nearby attractions that are a short walk or tram journey away include:

  • Etihad Stadium
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Festival Hall
  • Queen Vic Market
  • Federation Square
  • ACMI
  • MCG
  • Port Melbourne beach
  • Albert Park Lake
  • South Melbourne Market
  • St Kilda Beach
  • Melbourne Aquarium
  • Eureka Sky Deck

Backpackers – Melbourne City

Backpackers aren’t what they once used to be: no longer are they run down, dingy places for travelling nomads to rest after a day of exploring and night of entertainment.

Today, backpackers of all ages choose Urban Central in Melbourne city, not only because of our affordability, but also how easy and fun it is to meet like-minded travellers. The real community aspect sees backpackers making new friends with people from every corner of the globe. We love that our hostel is the place where these friendships are formed!

Now that you’re familiar with our location, explore our room types here.