The Urban Central is a two-star budget hostel near Melbourne’s central business district.
A mix of private rooms and basic dormitories are offered. En suite facilities are available for private accommodations while the dorms use shared facilities. Features include Wi-Fi access for a fee, secure lockers, television, and tea/coffee making equipment.
Onsite amenities include laundry facilities and shared lounges with a pool table. There is also a courtyard area for residents to enjoy. Guest services, including tour and local information, are available 24 hours a day at the reception desk.
A free continental breakfast is served in the mornings. Residents can make their own meals in the communal kitchen, which features complimentary rice and pasta. The onsite Bar 334 sports bar has a range of drinks.
Within a 10-minute walk from the Urban Central are the cafes of Southbank and the South Melbourne Market. The Melbourne Airport is about 25 minutes away by car.
WiFi in lobby
334 City Road Southbank, 3006, Melbourne, Australia
All of the key areas that travellers want to visit in Melbourne are near this hostel. Its location is not only convenient for the airport and shopping centre, but also a tram station that can easily take guests around the city.
Staff interactions are generally great.
A few staff members are reported as rude, but most of the people running this establishment are very helpful and friendly. They are also very responsive to questions or issues to create a relaxed atmosphere.
No frills, but plenty of value.
There aren't many amenities at this hostel, but guests generally find a comfortable stay for their money. This is thanks to clean rooms and a modern feel to the property along with an equipped communal kitchen.
Hard to get rest at night.
Getting a lot of sleep here can be hard. Some of the rooms face the freeway, so traffic noise is a bother throughout the night. The beds are also too firm and uncomfortable for people to get a lot of rest on.
Bathroom facilities are in poor shape.
The shared bathrooms at this accommodation could use a little TLC. Signs of wear and mould are commonly reported. A real issue are the showers, which don't have much water pressure and generally produce only cold water.
Accommodation is not suited for everyone.
Not every kind of traveller will appreciate the communal atmosphere of this hostel. People who are travelling with their family or want a little more luxury might want to research other options.
Computer with Internet
WiFi in public areas
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00
334 City Road Southbank , 3006 , Melbourne , Australia Telephone: +61(3)96933700 | Fax: +61(3)96827554 | Official Homepage