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The Village Melbourne

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Lobby sitting area
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave
Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Village Melbourne

The Village Melbourne

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel with 2 bars/lounges, near Queen Victoria Market
6.6 out of 10 Good
6.6/10 Good

582 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
The price is $67
Price available on 7/3/2023
167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Communal living room
  • Vending machine
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Melbourne Central Business District
  • Queen Victoria Market - 3 min walk
  • Melbourne Central - 5 min walk
  • Bourke Street Mall - 12 min walk
  • Collins Street - 13 min walk
  • University of Melbourne - 13 min walk
  • Princess Theatre - 18 min walk
  • Marvel Stadium - 19 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne - 20 min walk
  • Melbourne Museum - 20 min walk
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 21 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 25 min drive
  • Avalon Airport (AVV) - 41 min drive
  • Showgrounds Station - 6 min drive
  • Southern Cross Station - 18 min walk
  • Flinders Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 6 min walk
  • Flagstaff Station - 7 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 21 min walk


  • McDonald's - 3 min walk
  • American Doughnut Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • Pondok Rempah - 3 min walk
  • Biang! Biang! 古城秦味 Elizabeth - 3 min walk
  • Rose Garden - 2 min walk

About this property

The Village Melbourne

The Village Melbourne offers a fantastic location, putting you just a 5-minute walk from Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. After visiting the fitness center for a workout, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Also, Bourke Street Mall and Collins Street are within a 15-minute walk. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and airport proximity. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Melbourne Central Station is 6 minutes and Flagstaff Station is 7 minutes.


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 744 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and smart lock details; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your passport after booking
  • All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • Offsite parking within 656 ft (AUD 30 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1902
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Fitness center


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent
  • Towels are available for an extra charge of AUD 3 per person, per night (or guests may bring their own)


  • Parking is available nearby and costs AUD 30 per day (656 ft away)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Parties and events are allowed on site.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Discovery Hostel Melbourne
Discovery Melbourne
Discovery Melbourne Hostel
Hostel Discovery Melbourne
Hostel Melbourne Discovery
Melbourne Discovery
Melbourne Discovery Hostel
Melbourne Hostel Discovery
Discovery Melbourne Hostel
The Village Melbourne Melbourne
The Village Melbourne Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Village Melbourne Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Melbourne

Frequently asked questions

Does The Village Melbourne offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Village Melbourne does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Village Melbourne?
As of Jun 9, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Village Melbourne on Jul 3, 2023 start from $67, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Village Melbourne?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Village Melbourne?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Village Melbourne?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Village Melbourne and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Enjoy amenities like 2 bars and a fitness center.
Are there restaurants at or near The Village Melbourne?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around The Village Melbourne like?
The Village Melbourne is in Melbourne Central Business District, a short 6-minute walk from Melbourne Central Station and 3 minutes' walk from Queen Victoria Market. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Christopher, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Gaurav, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

good stuff, beds are pretty decent, and everyone seems to respect the rules of being quite at night. Paiden was also a nice gal who helped me Bathrooms are a bit dirty, and some of the residents didnt respect the cleanliness of the bathroom and didnt help keep it clean
brian, 6-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This is a back packers,,which isn’t stated anywhere in the advertising. So many young kids every where,,, in hallways , on all the lounges, bags everywhere. We just wanted a good night out and got no sleep whatsoever. Yelling and screaming outside of the room ALL night.Would never recommend or stay here again. Not happy !!!
Tracey, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Pick another
The photos are incredibly deceiving - in reality, the entire hostel is very dark, especially in the common areas located on each floor. Perhaps this was different pre-covid. Dark, minimal outlets, and very vast spaces make areas difficult to meet others and/or relax on your own. The lobby has music blasting including during the check out times. Within the rooms, the doors are not soundproof at all so when people play music in the common areas, it will surely keep you up. Additionally, an in-room speaker will play music and make a checkout announcement everyday about an hour before checkout. Definitely be warned and don't trust the photos. Would strongly suggest to pick elsewhere unless major improvements are made to the current state of this hostel.
Jared, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

the shower curtain looked like it was about to start growing od and having only 1 bathroom for a room with 16 people is a little riddiculous
Monika, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I booked to stay here but this place looked nothing like the pictures. I rang to cancel still haven’t heard back from them. Definitely on my cheap and nasty list 😞
Paula, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place to stay everyone was friendly awesome vibe
Adam, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Like a little hostel resort! Everyone was super lovely and vibes were immaculate. They’ve done a heap of renovations and opened a free gym, cafe, restaurant, vending machines and don’t have to leave the place to get food!
Caroline, 28-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Hostel is average... Customer service top notch from Rav
Mayank, 7-night trip
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