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Where to stay in Melbourne
Visitors seeking exciting sporting and cultural events during their stay in Australia need look no further than Melbourne, the nation’s second-largest city. Even the most luxurious of Melbourne hotels are largely affordable by the standards of most other world-class cities. Even backpackers on tight budgets can stay in the heart of the action at the City Centre Budget Hotel. Weekend rates in central Melbourne hotels tend to be cheaper than weekday rates. Rates are cheaper still outside the December to February summer season.
Melbourne also offers affordable self-catering options, such as the Redan Apartments, the city’s liveliest waterfront district. Guests at these apartments will enjoy their own private kitchenettes and a shopping centre linked to the property. St Kilda is also home to both Melbourne’s best-known beach and the century-old Luna Park on Port Phillip Bay’s foreshore. The Australian Open and Formula One Grand Prix are busy times of year when advance booking is strongly advised.
There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Melbourne is the Manhattan Apartment, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Catani 1 in Melbourne as it has been reserved 5 times.
Melbourne’s CBD lies under 20 minutes away from most of the city’s worthwhile things to see and do. The streets are organised in an orderly grid and are easy to access by public transportation.
Federation Square, or Fed Square, may be just over a decade old, but this cultural precinct next to the city’s busiest rail station has become one of Melbourne’s most popular gathering places. The square’s giant television broadcasts political speeches and sporting events, while visitors can enjoy Yarra River views from the 450-seat Edge Theatre. The square is also the departure point for Melbourne’s award-winning Lantern Ghost Tours.
Melbourne’s oldest park remains one of the city’s most relaxing people-watching spots. The gardens, first established in 1862, are not only lovely, but play an important part in Melbourne’s history. Possums are among the wild animals which frolic in the northern eucalyptus trees and southern deciduous trees. The tennis courts along William Street are also used for netball, handball, and volleyball.
This Lower Esplanade theme park’s imposing twin towers have appeared on many a Melbourne postcard since Luna Park first opened on Port Phillip Bay’s foreshore over a century ago. Dating even further back than Luna Park itself is the Scenic Railway roller coaster, while the Magical Carousel isn’t much younger. A Ferris wheel and ghost train are two more reasons why so many families head toward Luna Park to spend a day.
Eating and drinking and shopping nearby
Many budget Melbourne hostels, such as Nomads Melbourne, are situated steps from some of the city’s most affordable dining opportunities. The coffee shops of the inner suburbs offer Melbourne’s cheapest food and drink, while upscale restaurants often allow patrons to bring their own wine. Italian may be Melbourne’s best-known international cuisine, but there are several fine Asian restaurants in Chinatown and modern Australian offerings along Bourke Street. The Prahran district in Melbourne’s Richmond area and St Kilda’s Barkly Street offer the city’s best bargains on second-hand and vintage clothing. The Queen Victoria Market, in continuous operation since 1878, also offers bargain items in addition to fresh food.
The Journey Planner Public Transport Victoria is the most reliable source for information about Melbourne’s extensive and affordable public transit network. Not only can Myki card holders now board any bus, train, or tram in the city, but many Melbourne attractions are easily walkable from the city centre. It takes less than 30 minutes to travel to the majority of places in Melbourne by tram.