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Discovery Melbourne

Address: 167 Franklin St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 9329 7525  |  Freecall: 1800 645 2001800 645 200  |  Fax: 03 9326 7667  

Email: stay@discoverymelbourne.com
Web: discoverymelbourne.com

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Discovery Melbourne is a large backpackers conveniently located in Melbourne's CBD. Close to café-filled laneways, cool bars, markets and spacious parks, it's a hostel in the city that never sits still.

Discovery Melbourne caters for every pocket with four, six and eight bed dorms, and 10 to 16 bed options for even the tightest budget. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities, heating and linen. For those wanting a little privacy Discovery Melbourne also have no-frills private double, twin and family rooms all with ensuites.

There is a free breakfast, free airport pick-up (if staying three or more nights), lockers in dorms and reception, 24 hour reception, huge shared kitchen, and wireless internet access available throughout the whole building. The Velvet Underground Bar offers drink specials every day, and the Discovery Cafe serves real Melbourne coffee, all day brekkie, delicious handmade pizza and more!

Discovery provides the biggest rooftop in Melbourne, decked out with barbecue's and sun loungers, and hosts regular events; the best way to meet other travellers.

Events include city walking tours, markets and beach tours, free wine and cheese nights, games nights, and Beer Olympics. Why not also make use of their beanbag cinema, on-site Job Agency, on-site Travel Agency, 24/7 security, ATM on location, and local staff with the inside scoop on things to do in Melbourne and Victoria!

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Room types

TypeDescriptionNumber of rooms


The dorm rooms vary from 16 beds to12 bed, 10, eight, six and four bed share dorms. These include shared bathrooms, heating and linen is included. For further information please contact Discovery Melbourne.4


Basic private room with a double bed including all linen and heating.2


Basic private room with one set of bunks. Includes all linen and heating.2

Payment methods accepted

EFTPOS  MasterCard  VISA Card 

Cancellation and booking policy

To secure booking credit card details are required. Cancellation and no show policy, 24 hours notice is required or one night accommodation will be charged. All guests must provide Passport or Drivers Licence on arrival. Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and are not permitted in dorm rooms. Groups over 10 people must book through the groups department.

Local directions

From Southern Cross Station: The easiest way to Hotel Discovery from Southern Cross Station is by taxi. This will cost approximately $10. You can also get the free City Circle Tram from the from of the station and get off at the corner of Queen and LaTrobe Street, from there walk up one block to Franklin and turn right.


  • 24 hour reception
  • Bar
  • Communal kitchen
  • Communal lounge
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Lockers
  • Masseur/Masseuse

Reception opening hours

Reception open 24 hours

Check in:  2:00pm

Check out:  10:00am


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria


  • VIP Backpackers

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

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