Discovery Melbourne

167 Franklin StreetMelbourne3000Australia
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About Discovery Melbourne

located in Melbourne’s Central Business District, Discovery Melbourne features hostel-style
accommodations near some of the area’s best attractions, including Melbourne Zoo.

There are large,
small, and private dorm rooms available, and guests can request female-only or
mixed accommodations. Guests a towel and bed linens with their stay, and there
are separate male and female restrooms on each floor.

On the building’s
rooftop, guests can take advantage of the available sun loungers and barbecue
facilities. The property also boasts a communal kitchen, complimentary Wi-Fi in
the guest lounge, and laundry facilities.

The property’s
onsite bar, The Disco Bar, hosts trivia nights and karaoke, and guests can also
enjoy light fare at the Discovery Café. Free meal nights, breakfasts, and rice
and pasta are included with accommodation.

Discovery Melbourne is
less than a mile from Southern Cross Station, and Bourke Street Mall is about a
15-minute walk away.


167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, 3000, Australia
Telephone: +61(3)93297525 | Fax: +61(3)93267667 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Fan
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Superb Location

Guests have been pleased with the fact that this hostel is conveniently located in Melbourne's Central Business District. In particular, guests felt that the property provided easy access to Queen Victoria Market, and public transportation opportunities are nearby as well.

Clean Rooms

In general, visitors were pleased with the overall level of cleanliness throughout these rooms. It's clear that the staff are committed to maintaining a neat and tidy environment, so you can expect to find a spotless room upon you arrival.

Bar Onsite

The convenience of having a bar onsite was an attractive feature for many guests. In addition to offering traditional pub choices, the bar also hosts karaoke and trivia nights, and is home to billiards tables as well.

Negative Reviews

No Free Wi-Fi In Rooms

Many guests were disappointed to find that the Wi-Fi was not provided for free as expected, but perhaps it's due to the fact that complimentary services are limited to the guest lounge. Those who did pay for the available Wi-Fi service in their rooms found that the Internet was very slow and not worth the money.

Reception Needs Improvement

Guests have found that the reception needs improvement, as check-in wait times can be significant, according to reviews. The staff have also received mixed reviews, so it's possible that some associates are more hospitable than others.

Poor Breakfasts

The majority of reviewers thought the breakfast offerings were too sparse, and that despite being included with their stay, the choices were not substantial enough for a filling morning meal.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2551 reviews across the web
6.9 /10
  • hostelbookers
    7.6 /10
  • Expedia
    6.6 /10
    6.4 /10
  • SpeedyBooker
    2.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.1 /10
6.9 out of 10 based on 2551 reviews