Urban Central

About Urban Central
334 City Road Southbank
Melbourne, Australia 3006
1800 631 288
WINNER of the 2009 Golden Backpack Awards for the BEST HOSTEL IN VICTORIA!


Quoted by the Lonely Planet backpacker guide as 'the perfect package', our award winning venue is central to Melbourne city, beach and St Kilda. Urban Central Backpackers is second to none for service, facilities and hygiene.

Our rooms consist of communal dormitories, ensuite dormitories, private double and family rooms.

With the option of female, male or mixed sex, all dormitories sleep a maximum of 4 guests. All dormitories offer a free personal locker with your own power point enabling you to charge your phone, ipod, camera, etc knowing it will be secure. Each bed has clean, fresh linen and a towel along with a personal reading light. All mattresses are fully sprung (no foam rubber in sight!). The room has individual air conditioning or heating and access is through top of the range security cards.

-FREE Breakfast
-FREE Tea, Coffee and Milk
-FREE Rice and Pasta
-FREE Weekly Meal
-FREE Towel and Linen

Free breakfast is available every day from 7.30am to 9.30am; a choice of cereal, toast and orange juice. Tea and coffee is available all day, every day. We also offer rice and pasta free of charge and a free weekly meal is provided every Monday.

Our popular in house Urban Bar has the cheapest drinks in town and offers daily happy hour with $6 jugs of Beer and glasses of wine and bubbly for $2.50. There's free entertainment every night including quizzes, competitions, live music and stand up comedy; there are pool tables, table football and a plasma and big screen for movies and televised events.

Other facilities include cheap high speed internet, two TV areas with Plasma screens, excellent cooking facilities and a travel desk which offers expert information on Melbourne and unique tour packages and discounts only available to Urban Central guests.

Urban Central is ideally located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank adjacent to the famous Crown Casino. The city is a 5 minute walk and with public transport on our doorstep, St Kilda is only a 10 minute tram ride. Shopping around UC is excellent and with the city just a 5 to 10 minute walk, Southbank 'chic' shopping across the road, South Melbourne shopping strip and market only seconds away, Port Melbourne shopping strip a 15 minute walk (on the way to the beach) and a Direct Factory Outlet about a 10 minute walk, you're bound to find what you need!!!

Stay.Play at Urban Central!


**Please note that we require ID from ALL guests that stay at Urban Central. ID must either be a passport, drivers license or keypass. A $10 Cash key deposit will also be needed from all guests on check in**

** Check in time is after 2pm. If you arrive early you are welcome to store your bags.If booking for more than one person please note that you will have to arrive at the same time and pay together. Enjoy our late checkout: 11am. You are also welcome to store your luggage for free on the day you check out**

** Please also note that while we always try to fit group bookings into the same rooms, we do not guarantee this. If you would like your group to be in the same room, book one of our private rooms which can sleep 3 - 4 people.**
24 Hour Check In
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Included
Common Room
Free Carpark
Guest Kitchen
Internet Access
Key Card Access
Lift / Elevator
Linen Included
Luggage Storage
Security Lockers
Telephone/Fax Facilities
Travel Desk/Travel Info
Wheelchair Friendly
Payment Accepted:
Getting there:
From Tullamarine Airport: The best way to get to us is via Skybus from outside the terminal. This bus will take you to Southern Cross Station in Melbourne City.

From Avalon Airport: You can get the Sunbus Shuttle into Southern Cross Station in Melbourne City.

From Southern Cross Station on a tram: walk onto the street you will be on the corner Spencer and Collin's Streets. Heading south get on Tram Number 112 to St Kilda. After a few minutes you will pass Crown Casino on your left followed by a set of traffic lights. When you see a green and yellow 'BP' Petrol Station on your right ring the tram bell to get off at the next stop (Get off at stop 126). You will get off just after the traffic lights (City Road). We are the grey building across the road from McDonalds.

From Southern Cross Station walking: walk onto the street you will be on the corner Spencer and Collin's Streets. Walk right down Spencer street which will take you over the river and after a few minutes you will pass Crown Casino on your left followed by a set of traffic lights. Keep walking past the lights and you will soon see a green and yellow 'BP' Petrol Station, we are next to that on City Road.

Taxi from Southern Cross: Taxis go from outside the station often. It will cost you about $10 for a taxt to Urban Central.
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