Melbourne: Backpacking

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Melbourne Backpacking

A backpacking holiday in Melbourne offers scope for a fantastic adventure and is also an inexpensive way of experiencing the city’s wealth of man-made and natural beauty. Melbourne has a good selection of cheap and efficient hostels for those on backpacking holidays on a budget and a has one of the highest numbers of hostels out of any city in the world and so there are many of options for accommodation, in a wide choice of location and standards.

The central district houses the largest selection of affordable places to stay but others in places like Fitzroy and Windsor are also recommended. The average price to expect for a reasonable dorm bed is around $20, although this will rise during the peak summer period. For cheap beach locales choose to South Melbourne while those seeking hostels in the heart of the popular nightspots and close to creature comforts should head for Richmond or the city centre. Excellent transport links make the city a useful starting point for backpackers in Melbourne to visit Victoria’s wealth of National Parks, pristine beaches and other wildlife hotspots that litter the territory.