There are cheap hotels Melbourne in either end of the CBD.
If you want to be close to everything, it is a good idea to stay in the city. From there you can get to anywhere easily.
Even the more outlying areas are well connected via the Melbourne tram and train services.
While you can get easily around the CBD by tram, it is nice absorb the Melbourne atmosphere by walking the streets or walking home to your hotel.
The Melbourne CBD stretches between the Docklands in the west to the Paris End in the east, the Yarra in the south to the Queen Victoria Markets in the north. Each area has its own advantage.
The centre of the Melbourne CBD, particularly towards the southern Flinders Street end, is where you get the renowned Melbourne lanes and arcades, the cafes, small boutiques and quirky shops, in short the Melbourne atmosphere.
For most people, this is one of the most desirable Melbourne quarters to stay, as you can just hop around the corner into a cosy coffee shop for breakfast and be amongst Melbournes life, rather than staying within the confines of your hotel.
One of the most atttractive cheap hotels - with character - is the Victoria Hotel Melbourne, an affordable 3 ½ star hotel right in the heart of the CBD - combining late 1800's grandeur with contemporary comfort.
There is also the
Causeway Inn On The Mall located opposite the
Bourke Street Mall. It is a 3 1/2 star hotel, but tends to be just as cheap. It is a well liked
simple clean hotel right in the heart of Melbourne's
There are also the popular and well rated
City Limits Hotel Apartments, another 3 ½ star clean and comfortable hotel at a great location in Little Bourke Street.
It is generally not so easy to find cheap hotels Melbourne there, as this is where you get the famous Yarra views and the Southbank skyline. Nevertheless, here is one Melbourne budget hotel that is right in the middle of it all.
The Hotel Formule 1 is one of the very cheap hotels Melbourne offers. It is near Flinders Street Station, 2 stars, clean and simple. Their motto is unbeatable price and impeccable cleanliness. Ideal, if you are after something basic and convenient.
The Ozstays Apartments offer clean and neat self-contained accommodation right in the heart of the city, in Little Lornsdale Street. They have studio accommodation, as well as 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, mostly with a kitchen.
The City Garden Hotel, formerly the Leo Pacific Hotelm is a 3.5 star, offering modern bright rooms, studios and apartments in the city centre, in Little Bourke Street, where you have the option of cooking your own meals.
There are a number of cheap hotels Melbourne near the Southern Cross station - definitely the cheaper end of Melbourne. These give you direct access to the Etihad Stadium and the Docklands. And it is only a short walk across the Yarra to the Royal Exhibition and Convention Centre as well.
If you've come to the Melbourne city for bargain shopping, it is best to stay at this west end of the city. You have the Spencer Street factory outlets, as well as the DFO Direct Factory Outlets, behind the Exhibition Centre on the other side of the Yarra.
There are also direct brand outlets at Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Docklands, with the latest in specialty stores, fashion and homewares. Each of these shopping complexes are only walking distance away!
So, for discount shopping or if you business takes you to the Melbourne Exhibition or Convention centre centre or if you want to be simply close to the interstate train station, you can choose from some great cheap hotels Melbourne near the Southern Cross Station.
The Pensione Boutique Hotel is a self-rated modern 4 star hotel near the Southern Cross Railway Station. It models on the grandeur of the original European pensione hotels, and offers exceptionally good rates, a rooftop sundeck, fitness room and café.
The historic 1926 All Seasons Kingsgate Hotel is located in King Street, not far from Southern Cross railway station. They have standard, triple and family rooms, making it one of the ideal cheap hotels in Melbourne CBD - for family getaways or if traveling by train.
The Ibis Melbourne is one of the great cheap hotels Melbourne. It offers a range of rooms and is ideally located in Little Bourke Street, on the Southern Cross Station end. It is modern and fresh – with fitness centre and rooftop terrace.
If you are after very cheap hotels Melbourne, there is the All Nations Backpackers, close to Southern Cross Station. This is your typical backpacker accommodation where you can get clean dormitory rooms generally under $30, and very low priced private rooms.
Urban Central is a budget hostel on Southbank, the other side of the Yarra, where you are a bit removed from the busy city streets. You also have ready access to the Botanical garden and art galleries. It is cheap and is getting good reviews.
To find a cheap accommodation Melbourne at its East or Paris End is almost an oxymoron. The East end is where hotels as well as everything else are expensive. This is where you will find your haute couture, your Armani suits and Louis Vuitton. This is also where you find many of the mainstream Melbourne theatres - the glamour and the style.
Nevertheless there is a budget hotel in this area:
The City Centre Budget Hotel has a great location in the Paris end of Melbourne. It is a small family-run hotel with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere offering good quality, clean budget accommodation for all ages.
A bit further north are a few more cheap hotels Melbourne, but these are no longer within Melbourne's Paris end. However, these give you easy access to the Melbourne University and the Italian Carlton.
They are also close to the Queen Victoria Markets, which is one of the must-see Melbourne institutions.
The Space Hotel
(used to be Victoria Hall) in Russell Street, has a 3.5 Star rating,
but offers exceptionally cheap rooms in the Melbourne CBD. It is clean
and comfortable, offering a variety of rooms.
The Arrow on Swanston
offers serviced rooms, as well as 1 &2 bedroom apartments at
reasonable rates at the north end of the city. Ideal if you want to self
cater. Has pool and sauna.
Or you could try some cheap Melbourne hotels in South Melbourne, St Kilda or South Yarra - where you will generally get a bit more space.
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