You can get decent cheap accommodation Melbourne towards the north of the CBD. There great cheap hotels in the trendy inner-city suburbs of Melbourne, as well as further out towards the airport.
There are the trendy the inner-city North Melbourne, Carlton, North Carlton, Brunswick, as well as Fairfield and Preston. Most of these are attractive alternatives to staying directly in the city!
The inner north is the heart of Melbournes music, eclectic and arty subcultures. This is where you get unique cafés and music venues, bars and original shops. They are loved by many Melburnians for their community, ethnic and artistic flair.
You get to be part of Melbournes inner city life in these places. Its a good place to start looking for cheap accommodation Melbourne.
North Melbourne is walking distance to the Queen Victoria Markets and the CBD. It is also not far to Southern Cross Station or the Docklands from there, nor to the University of Melbourne.
North Melbourne is eclectic, and more than other inner Melbourne suburbs, has a focal point that centres around a few blocks. It is a place where you feel part of the community. There are great cafes, shops and restaurants.
Not far from the city in North Melbourne, is the Miami Hotel Melbourne. This gets consistent good reviews and has fantastic rates given the proximity to the CBD. It also has a well equipped communal kitchen, helping you save your dollars for the important things.
The Park Squire Motor Inn & Serviced Apartments in North Melbourne have a 3.5 Star rating, but are one of the really cheap hotels Melbourne. You can get a clean and quiet room or self contained apartment.
The Nova Stargate Apartment Hotel has self-rated 4 stars. It gets extremely good reviews and offers modern apartment style accommodation at great rates, clean basic rooms and kitchen facilities in North Melbourne.
The City Edge Apartments in North Melbourne are
also self-rated 4 star, offering great rates.
The Flagstaff Inn in North Melbourne is really just a walk across the park to the CBD and not far from Southern Cross Station. It has a range of basic rooms as well as a Family suite and a 2 bedroom unit with a kitchen. Good when looking for a convenient stay.
Carlton is wedged right between Melbourne Uni and the Melbourne CBD. It is walking distance to the city. This is where you have the famous Lygon Street Italian quarter, with restaurants, bars, a great bookshop and local cinema.
Carlton North is a short tram ride to the city and more residential. It has the Rathdowne Street shopping and eating strip with anything from cheap pizza to gourmet restaurants and a few local shops.
Brunswicks heart is Sydney Road, the famous eclectic, ethnic, alternative shopping street that locals love. Here you are out of the Melbourne tourist zone and have a chance to live like a local. It has good tram and train access to the city.
The Carlton Residence gives you basic clean self-contained accommodation only 15 minute walk from the city in Carlton. Ideal for students with a work desk.
The Melbournes Princes Park Motor Inn, located in Carlton Northgets great reviews with a range of clean rooms, including family rooms with good level of service and the possibility to self cater.
The Parkville Place Apartments offer a range of attractive rooms and family apartments, sleeping up to 6 guests. It is located in Brunswick at the bottom end of Sydney Road, not far from the Zoo or CBD.
The Hotel Dolma offers very cheap clean and friendly accommodation in Brunswick - halfway to the airport and with good public transport access. They have a range of rooms from Single to Family Rooms, making it an affordable family stay.
There is a very pleasant cheap Melbourne hotel in Fairfield, northeast of the city near the Yarra Bends. From there you have access to the Fairfield Boathouse and the Yarra trails if youd like a bit of nature during your Melbourne stay. It has a good train connection into the city.
Further out towards the north you can get very cheap accommodation Melbourne. However, youd either need a car when you stay there or allow for more travel time to the city.
These hotels are closer to the airport, but that really only makes a difference in your travel budget if you take a cab to the airport.
The Jika International Hotel is located in Fairfield, a nice location out of the city and close to the Yarra parklands. They have a range of rooms from Standard to Executive at very good prices and with great breakfast. Close to train.
Sleep & Go is one of the cheap hotels in Melbourne away from the city. It offers well priced 3.5 star accommodation in Preston. Rooms are well presented and it has a gym and outdoor swimming pool. It gets mixed reviews, is probably worth the try.
Its cousin, the Sleep & Go Budget is a 2.5 star hotel, where you get what you pay for. Both hotels are about 20 north of the city, halfway to the airport.
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