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Where to stay in Melbourne

If you're a first time visitor to Melbourne, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Melbourne.

What's the best area of Melbourne to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Melbourne are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"The other option is to choose time at the beach at St Kilda, however there are much better beaches in other parts of Australia."  See More

"St Kilda - A bit more of a backpacker party district, similar to Fitzroy, but on the beach (and sometimes penguins nest off the pier)."  See More

"Another idea would be to check out the cool airbnb spots around the inner city suburbs of Melbourne like Fitzroy and Brunswick which are a bit more alternative (great spot for unique bars, cafes eg."  See More

"Personally I'm from the north east so enjoy the whole Fitzroy/Richmond side of things."  See More

"Brunswick St, Fitzroy - Great bars and restaurants, buzzing with life, interesting shops."  See More

"Victoria St, Richmond - A very long stretch of mostly Vietnamese restaurants."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Melbourne?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Melbourne, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"If you enjoy a higher end trip then I would recommend staying somewhere along Collins Street at either the The Westin Melbourne or Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel, another option would be to stay near the shopping strip of Chapel St in one of the cool art house hotels like The Cullen or The Olsen."  See More

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What if I want to explore Melbourne further?

If you're open to researching even more areas, some suggestions that might be less common but interesting to explore are:

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here is a question that we used to find this information.

profile  Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Melbourne for a first time visitor?  (15 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Melbourne.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

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Where can I find out more about Melbourne?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Melbourne locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Melbourne.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Melbourne? There are 3 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Melbourne.

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