If you’re searching for an affordable, safe, and clean long term backpackers hostel in Melbourne, look no further than Urban Central.

Our Southbank hostel is located just a stone’s throw from the thriving Melbourne CBD and our clean facilities, comfortable rooms, and friendly staff will ensure your stay in Melbourne – no matter how long it may be – feels like your home away from home!

Long-term residents on extended work trips

Here on business for an extended period of time? Choose affordable, accessible, clean and secure accommodation in Southbank as you commute a short tram ride to and from the city.

Perhaps you’ve come to Melbourne on a contract-based job and are unsure of the duration of your stay, or maybe you are here helping to setup the latest global office location, and are required for several weeks to help settle a new team.

No matter your industry, purpose, or the duration of your trip, choose affordability while you fulfil your work role in the world’s most liveable city.


Students on exchange can enjoy hostel living at our central Southbank location and meet other like-minded travellers during their journey. Located just steps away from the tram, access in and out of Southbank is easy!

In just a tram ride or two, you can get to:

  • Melbourne University in Parkville
  • RMIT (La Trobe Street, CBD)
  • La Trobe University’s Collins Street and Franklin Street campuses
  • Swinburne CBD (Flinders Street)
  • Australian National University (ANU) (Collins Street)
  • William Angliss Institute (La Trobe Street)

Last-minute extensions

Whether you’re here for work or play we understand that circumstances can change… even at the last minute!

An extended stay in a hostel happens when plans change or you’re simply having too much fun in a specific location to leave. If you’re flexible with dates and have decided you want to stay in Melbourne for longer, let us know and we’ll do our very best to extend your stay!

Nightly Rates

Room Type

Nightly rate ($AUD)

Communal Dormitory (max. 4 guests)

from 30

Ensuite Communal Dormitory

from 40

Double Room

from 80

Twin Room

From 80

Family Room

from 99


We also offer discounted weekly rates – get in touch with us for more information!

View more pricing details here.