Hostels in Melbourne
Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and one of the world's most livable cities. It was named a UNESCO City of Literature and is known for its art, literature, film, and television, as well as its other cultural offerings. Home to more than 100 art galleries, the most notable of them being the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne is also the home of the Australian Ballet, and the birthplace of Australian television. Melbourne is well known for the many festivals held in the city throughout the year, like the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. If you're into sports, try catching a cricket match or a game of Australian rules football. Melbourne has a large number of immigrants, which makes it a particularly good place for eating a variety of international cuisines. Melbourne is also known for its local fashion designers, with plenty of boutiques throughout the city catering to all styles with one-of-a-kind pieces. Venturing further afield, Yarra Valley is a wine-making region just outside of the city for those interested in visiting wineries, eating fresh local food, and seeing the beautiful countryside.
Choose from a variety of Melbourne hostels!
Hostels are a cheap way to stay in the city, but they're not the only way to get an affordable night's sleep. Consider a cheap apartment for rent from private owners, or a bed and breakfast. This will allow you to stay somewhere that's just as inexpensive as a hostel, but with the added benefit of a local's perspective. Locals always know the best places to eat and shop, places that you'd never read about in a guidebook or hear about from other tourists at a hostel. Best of all, you get the opportunity to interact with a Melburnian in a way that you wouldn't get the chance to at a hostel. Hostels may be inexpensive, but they lack personal contact with locals. Instead of staying in hostels on your next trip, try renting an apartment or staying in a bed and breakfast. You might end up leaving with not just memories of your vacation, but also a new friend.
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