Discovery Melbourne

167 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Australia, Distance from city centre: 0.7km

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Rating: 64%from 4 reviews

  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 65%Staff
  • 75%Security
  • 55%Cleanliness
  • 85%Location
  • 60%Value for money
  • 50%Facilities
We have cheap rooms, clean beds and dirty fun, offering the international backpacker or local traveller all the comforts they need. Our dorms range from 4 to 16 beds, plus options for those wanting a little privacy with double, twin and ensuite private rooms. Every bed boasts 9 inches of mattress heaven along with a thick doona (what aussies call a duvet) clean bathrooms with never ending hot water and FREE breakfast every morning!

Discovery Melbourne is on the edge of the CBD in the quieter part of town, but walking distance to all the action so it makes us your perfect base for exploring the city and beyond. Close to café-filled laneways, cool bars, markets (Queen Victoria right around the corner) and spacious parks, it’s the perfect hostel in our city that never sits still.

We have cheap rooms, clean beds and dirty fun! Our Melbourne backpackers offers the international or local traveller all the comforts they need. Our dorms range from 4 to 16 beds, plus options for those wanting a little privacy with double, twin and ensuite private rooms. Every bed boasts 9 inches of mattress heaven along with a thick doona (what aussies call a duvet) clean bathrooms with never ending hot water and FREE breakfast every morning!

Our passionate and famously friendly staff are here for you 24 hours a day. We have overnight security and no curfew so you can party hard and sleep easy while staying in Melbourne. If you want to make the most of every minute here, our events and activities guides show you how it’s done, ranging from in house events, free tours and staff with the latest on what’s happening in this vibrant city like the Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival or Open House Melbourne with a never ending list of things to do.

Our cheap and lively in house cafe and new winter bar is where you can trade travel tales over local beers or fancy cocktails. When summer is back our new basement bar will be too, bigger and better than ever – so stay tuned! While you’re chilling out at Discovery Melbourne make sure you drop into in our massive bean bag cinema with BYO USB or computer ports or cheesy DVD’s from our own collection. If you feel like getting some fresh air after a big night in one (or many) of Melbourne’s awesome night spots or just want to soak up the sunshine (yeah well..maybe not till September) then head to our astro turf rooftop where you’ll find BBQs, picnic tables and enough space to kick a football.

And have everything else you need…like job advice and partnerships with Melbourne recruiters, Backpackers World Travel in our lobby ready to book your next tour or flight and a guest laundry and large kitchen to make you feel right at home (but don’t push it, you’ll have to do your own ironing and washing up!)

Terms & Conditions
* A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival
* Any guests under 18yrs must be in a private room and be accompanied by their legal guardian at all times
* All guests must provide a passport or current photo drivers licence on arrival. Proof of age cards are not accepted.
* All credit card or Eftpos transactions will incur a 3% surcharge
* A $10 key deposit is required by each guests on arrival
* Groups of 4-10 people are required to provide a $100 credit card pre-authorisation as well as a $10 key deposit per person. If people in groups are arriving separately the first person to arrive needs to pay in full for the whole group as well as the bonds.
* All bookings of 11+ are considered a group and must book through our groups department as different terms & conditions apply.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nightclub
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Playstation
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Terms & Conditions
* A one night cancellation fee applies to any reservation cancelled within 24 hours of arrival
* Any guests under 18yrs must be in a private room and be accompanied by their legal guardian at all times
* All guests must provide a passport or current photo drivers licence on arrival. Proof of age cards are not accepted.
* All credit card or Eftpos transactions will incur a 3% surcharge
* A $10 key deposit is required by each guests on arrival
* Groups of 4-10 people are required to provide a $100 credit card pre-authorisation as well as a $10 key deposit per person. If people in groups are arriving separately the first person to arrive needs to pay in full for the whole group as well as the bonds.
* All bookings of 11+ are considered a group and must book through our groups department as different terms & conditions apply.

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FROM TULLAMARINE AIRPORT (DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL)

Direct Bus Service:
STARBUS operates between 6am – 6pm daily. It departs from Bus Zone L (out the front of the international terminal) approximately every 30 minutes and will drop you off right at our door. We recommend you book the day before or before by calling (03) 8378 8700. Tickets are $13 per person however if you stay 2 or more weeks this will be refunded on check-in upon giving us the receipt.

Skybus:
Skybus operates between Tullamarine Airport and Southern Cross Station and departs every 15 minutes 24/7. Tickets are $18 per person and bookings are not required.

Taxi:
Alternatively you can jump in a taxi and depending on traffic this will take between 25-50 minutes and cost approximately between $50-$65.

FROM SOUTHERN CROSS STATION

Free City Circle Tram:
Jump on the tram at the front of the station on Spencer Street heading north. Get off at the corner of Queen St & LaTrobe Street then walk up one block and turn right on Franklin Street. We are number 167 Franklin Street.

Taxi:
The quickest and easiest way and will set you back approximately $7-$10 depending on traffic and take about 5 minutes.

FROM AVALON AIRPORT

Bus:
SITA coaches meet every flight into Avalon Airport and it costs $22 per person. For more info visit their website.

Located Near

Melbourne is a city with something for everyone that oozes with culture and fun. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafes and funky bars. From sports stadiums, botanical gardens, film and food festivals to galleries and the best live music and dancing venues. Hotel Discovery is located right in the heart of it all.

Melbourne is the host of the famous Formula 1 Grand Prix every year and is home of AFL footy and The Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne is a city where people see, breathe and live the arts. It hosts some of the premier cultural calendars in the nation, including the International Arts Festival, International Film Festival and the International Comedy Festival. The city also plays host to a diverse collection of galleries - visit NGV International that hosts an outstanding collection of international artworks including a permanent display of work from celebrated artists such as Monet and Rembrandt, or NGV Australia that is home to Australian art. Wander down Flinders Lane and pop into one of the many independent galleries, or take time out to explore the plethora of public art.

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