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Urban Central Hostel – Melbourne

Our goal is to enhance your hostel experience in Melbourne. Our philosophy is simple: we believe people deserve a great hostel to stay during their travels to Melbourne.


Cheap Accommodation – Melbourne City

Urban Central offers plenty of services to all of our guests, so you can enjoy your time in Melbourne to the fullest!

Cheap accommodation in the heart of Melbourne city makes travelling affordable for every explorer! We believe every person deserves a great place to stay during their travels, which is why we offer plenty of extra services to all of our guests. 

You get it all at Urban Central!

When you stay at our Melbourne hostel, you’ll enjoy:

  • Free tea, coffee, pasta, and rice
  • Maximum four bed dormitory rooms
  • Choice of private, double/twin, or family rooms
  • Group accommodation (perfect for schools, sports groups, and bucks/hens nights!)
  • On-site kitchen and dining space
  • On-site bar and outdoor areas
  • Travel desk
  • 24 hour reception
  • Secure swipe passes
  • Daily room service and cleaning
  • Friendly staff that make you feel at home

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Melbourne Hostels

Staying at a hostel is a great way to get the most out of Melbourne

Whether you are coming to Melbourne to party, to experience the cultural heart of Australia, or as part of a business trip, it makes all sorts of sense to stay in a hostel.

Hostels provide affordable, convenient, comfortable and clean accommodation options for travellers that do not want to spend a lot of money on a place to stay. With stringent government regulations and the high standards for which Urban Central has become well known, you are also guaranteed a safe and secure stay.

To help you make your decision on where to stay and what to do in Melbourne, Urban Central assists all its guests with local information, places to visit as well as local tours and activities. We’ll also provide you with a city map so that you can do a little exploring of your own!

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Budget Accommodation Melbourne

Whether you’re from a different country, state, or suburb, there’s nothing better than a clean room, spotless kitchen, all the necessary facilities and wonderful service to enhance your stay in Melbourne.

Melbourne is constantly voted one of the best cities in the world, and we think it’s our duty to show you why... without the mammoth expense! Discover more about Urban Central’s budget accommodation in Melbourne here

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The Backpackers Guide To Melbourne

The city is a great place to start your Melbourne adventure, as it’s packed full of superb shopping opportunities, amazing art galleries, kitsch cafés, and more.

The main section of the CBD starts at Swanston Street where you can find Federation Square, Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI)the National Gallery, China Town, Melbourne Central Shopping Complex, and the State Library. No matter what time of the year, there’s always something to do in Melbourne!

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AFL series 2017


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The AFL first preliminary finals start tonight. The Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats square off tonight at Adelaide Oval for a spot in the Grand Final at stake. Tomorrow, Richmond v GWS Giants at the MCG which will be sure to be a crowd pleaser for the 90,000 fans expected to attend. With all teams battling it out to win the premiership it is still anyone’s guess which teams will have the chance to fight it out on Grand Final Day.

With Melbourne coming down with footy fever and if fans are looking for AFL cheap accommodation, look no further! Urban Central cheap accommodationis located by the city centre, close to the MCG.  

The AFL (Australian Football League) is a fast paced, athletic sport full of action. The Australian supporters are fanatic about this national sport and are extremely loyal to their home teams. This is a must see if you are travelling to Melbourne to watch the game at the MCG.

Tickets can be pre-booked through Ticketek. You can also buy tickets at the venue on match day, on a first-in, first-served basis.

Melbourne Accommodation Near MCG

The MCG is the largest stadium in Australia, in fact, it is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere! It is referred to as “the spiritual home of Australian sport” and hosts a variety of different sports throughout the season, such as AFL, Cricket and FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Join the tens of thousands AFL fans, have a beer and a pie and enjoy the footy season!

Hostel Melbourne

Urban Central cheap accommodation is just a short drive to the MCG or easy tram ride to the stadium.

We have several types of rooms for you to choose from:

·         Family room, sleeps four

·         Double or twin room

·         Four bed dormitory room, book a single bed or book the whole room

·         Four bed dormitory room with ensuite, book a single bed or book the whole room

·         24 hour reception

·         Onsite bar with drink specials will be showing the AFL matches on the big screen

·         Onsite limited parking or 24hr parking located next door to Urban Central accommodation

·         Trams at your doorstep will connect you to the MCG

·         10 minutes by car to the MCG

Make sure that you don’t miss out - book your AFL accommodation today! You can book online or call our friendly reservations team on 1800 631 288.

We look forward to seeing you at Urban Central in Melbourne

AFL series


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Australian Rules Football also known fondly by Australians as ‘Aussie Rules’ originated in Melbourne and came about as a game to keep cricketers fit during the off season. The popularity of AFL has grown to now be the most watched sporting game in Australia.

Football to many Australians is not just a sport but passion. At the AFL Grand Final thousands of fans scream and shout to show their support for their teams, many whom have been supporting since birth. Feel the fans wave of elation as their teams score a goal or the sting of disappointment when they miss. For many Australians this is the game of titans, fighting each other at the Grand Final, where only one team will reign supreme in a burst of team's colours as confetti rains down upon you and the crowd.

The AFL Grand Final and the football games leading up to it are some of the most exhilarating experiences that Melbourne has to offer, giving the backpacker traveller a once in a life time experience.

If you're interested in tonights game, the Geelong Cats play the Sydney Swans at the MCG at 7:50pm.

Visit 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership Finals Series official website for more information and to purchase tickets:

If you want to stay and play after the game. Why not book budget accommodation close to the action at Urban Central Here!

But don't be disappointed if you don't get tickets, as Urban central has you covered with the AFL Grand Final on the 30th September being shown live on the big screens. With drink specials being served all night in our bar!