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30 Homestays to Book on Your First Trip to Melbourne

|Marianne Luz Molo
Just like Sydney, Melbourne has its charm that makes people want to live in the coastal capital of Victoria. From the arts and culture events to the convenient way of living, Melbourne is a fantastic place for future trips.

As the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne offers that unique Australian flavor that tourists would want to experience. Famous landmarks such as the Federation Square at the city’s center and the Yarra River on the coastline are based here. In addition, the Southbank area houses the arts precinct where the National Gallery of Victoria was built. Aside from being the cultural hub, Melbourne is known for being the most liveable city in Australia, with multiple public transportations, relatively low crime rates, and plenty of jobs offered by the city's largest companies.

It might not be as big as Sydney but Melbourne has progressed far enough to be considered a beneficial and comfortable city to live in.

1. Docklands Private Collection - NEWQUAY

Enjoy a gorgeous apartment overlooking the stunning waterfront district of Newquay with the Docklands Private Collection. With an indoor fitness center and outdoor heated pool, this homestay has it all readily available.

This stylish, self-contained apartment features a private balcony with both city and ocean views. Only a 20-minute walk from Queen Victoria Market, the property is close to public transport and award-winning restaurants. Each unit is decorated in a modern aesthetic with an open-lounge area and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

Enjoy being in the city’s iconic shopping precinct at Docklands Private Collection, a perfect apartment for a nice getaway with the family.
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2. Veriu Queen Victoria Market

Located in the center of Melbourne, 700m from Melbourne City Conference Centre, is the Veriu Queen Victoria Market. This apartment hotel offers a memorable experience to travelers around the world.

Being close to eye-catching landmarks such as the State Library of Victoria, Block Arcade Melbourne, and Melbourne Central Station, this homestay is an ideal spot to explore the city. The property is close to the most interesting sights and events in the city so guests can enjoy walking around without straying too far from the property.

Dive into the unique and enjoyable amenities that Veriu Queen Victoria Market has to offer amid Australia’s busiest capital.
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3. The Marker Apartments

Have a delightful stay at the beautiful Marker Apartments. Perfect for a family of four looking for a comfortable stay close to Melbourne Stadium.

Only 100m from Junie Moon’s Café and Bar and 250m from Eades Park, this apartment has spacious and clean rooms with a well-equipped kitchen. From utensils to pans, the accommodating staff will provide them with good quality. The property is only a short walk from CBD using public transport and a gorgeous sunset view over the docklands can be seen from the bedroom and balcony.

Before exploring the city, rest your feet at Marker Apartments and experience good food and good hospitality from the locals.
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4. Flinders Landing Apartments

One of the highly recommended homestays in Melbourne is the Flinders Landing Apartments. If you’re looking to explore Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), this homestay is at an exceptional location for that.

As it is located on Flinder’s Street, this apartment is also close to popular bars and restaurants so guests will never have to worry about where to eat. It is a 3-minute walk from Federation Square and a short walk to Flinder’s street station, where you can visit a couple of tourist venues.

Flinders Landing Apartments is a perfect family place to book during your stay in Melbourne.
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5. Imagine Marco

If you’re looking for an apartment with panoramic city views, look no further than Imagine Marco. It offers a perfect combination of scenic and comfortable to guests visiting Melbourne for the first time.

Just around 600m from Eureka Tower and Crown Casino, this homestay is a perfect choice for sightseeing trips. The property is close to the Southbank precinct so guests can conveniently stay in the most vibrant part of the city while traveling around. It also offers amazing views, especially from the 31st floor and there is a Woolies conveniently placed right across the street.

This homestay is everything a tourist needs to explore Melbourne in a week’s worth.
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6. Fantastic Freshwater

A fair and classically designed place to stay in Melbourne is the Fantastic Freshwater found near Eureka Tower, Southbank Promenade, and the National Gallery of Victoria. It features a tranquil setting with a convenient location.

Situated in the center of the city and features beautiful views of Melbourne. this homestay has an indoor pool, a sauna, and a hot tub. A barbecue spot is also available to guests staying. The homestay also has a fitness center, a garden, and a restaurant.

A brilliant location for a getaway from the city while still being close to the casino and restaurants on Southbank Melbourne.
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7. CityPoint - Melbourne

A cozy, modern, and chic place to stay can be found at CityPoint – Melbourne. It is near the center of the city, 1.1km from Block Arcade Melbourne, where you can fill up on souvenirs at the historic shopping arcade in the central business district of the city.

The homestay has an indoor swimming pool and a fitness room available. The balcony in each room features a city view of the shopping district, and on some nights, the staff offers a barbecue. The front desk also gives complimentary chocolate upon check-in.

CityPoint – Melbourne was designed in an older style nonetheless, every facility is in peak condition.
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8. Melbourne City Apartments - Teri

Another ideal place to stay in the coastal area of Victoria is the Melbourne City Apartments – Teri. It is located midway between the bustling city and the gorgeous Melbourne bay.

This apartment offers modern and luxury accommodations in the South end. The property is a 15-minute walk from award-winning restaurants, cafes, and bars in Southbank. Only 3km from the city’s top 3 sporting arenas like Melbourne Cricket Grounds, AAMI Park, and Rod Laver Arena. A homestay is a perfect place for a work stay or if guests are planning to visit the city’s sporting areas.

Explore Melbourne while enjoying the complimentary coffee served at Melbourne City Apartments – Teri.
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9. Degraves Hidden Gem

The Degraves Hidden Gem is one of the superb properties to stay in Melbourne. It is close to the central area and only 400m from Southbank Promenade.

The homestay provides city views, and Melbourne City Conference Centre is only a kilometer from the property. The apartment offers air-conditioned rooms with a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Towels and bed linens are provided by the staff to each guest. For sightseeing purposes, the apartment is near Federation Square and the state’s National Library.

If you’re wanting to see Victoria’s most popular landmarks and historical monuments, you may want to consider staying at Degraves Hidden Gem homestay.
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10. Best Western

Experience the beauty of Melbourne from the comfort of Best Western. Only a 10-minute drive from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, bask in the view of the city’s skyscrapers through this motel and convention center.

This motel is the most convenient homestay for being close to the airport, and the staff offers a 24-hour free airport shuttle service from the property to your destination. Some rooms in the motel have a spa bath and they feature a glamorous restaurant that serves international cuisine. Dine in a fantasy setting with the restaurant’s famous glass atrium setting while observing the view from the city.

Best Western is a nice stay for overnight guests who need to head over to the airport first thing in the morning.
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11. Scape Living at Aurora

A feel-at-home is a must for every traveler who spends a long time in unfamiliar places, and Scape Living at Aurora caters to that specific need.

This apartment hotel is in an excellent location, nearby convenient public transit and the city’s most popular districts. It is also close to the train station, the shopping district, and a bunch of famous restaurants and tasty cafes. The homestay features an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. The kitchen is always filled with the aroma of different types of lovely herbal teas.

Book Scape Living at Aurora now in Melbourne and feel like you’ve never left home at all.
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12. Paragon Apartments by CLLIX

If you’re looking for a family to stay near tram stops for less commuting hassle, Paragon Apartments by CLLIX is just one of the many options in Melbourne.

Situated 500m from Melbourne City Conference Centre and 700m from the State Library of Victoria, guests staying here will always have something to do every day. Having popular landmarks like the Block Arcade, Melbourne Central Station, and Princess Theatre means that guests will always be out and about traveling around the area, enjoying the vacation they deserve in Melbourne.

Open a complimentary bottle of wine from the apartment’s beautiful balcony and celebrate a weekend away from home in this gorgeously situated homestay in Melbourne.
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13. Penthouse Apartment in Melbourne CBD

Feel at home with the complete amenities given by Penthouse Apartment in Melbourne CBD. A scenic patio overlooking a beautiful garden is available to guests.

Deep in the center of the city, this apartment is in a great location overlooking Melbourne from every angle of the property. The apartment is known for its exceptional cleanliness and homely atmosphere. The amazing ambiance it gives is matched with the appealing décor, dubbing it as the perfect Melbourne accommodation to enjoy the city and unwind.

With its fantastic balcony, you can experience the lovely scent of the shopping district of Australia every morning.
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14. Fawkner Apartment Bay-view 4

One of the places to stay in Melbourne that is budget-friendly is Fawner Apartment Bay-view 4. Its exceptional location and facilities make it a top-rated place for an extended stay.

Located 1.9km from the Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne and about 2.8km from Middle Park Beach, this apartment is a convenient enough homestay for exploring Melbourne. The front desk staff speaks German, English, and Chinese while providing guests with practical information about the area. The property has an indoor pool available with complete privacy from each of the rooms.

This is a great place far enough from the city to relax and recharge but close enough that sightseeing is still an option.
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15. The Walkup Southbank

An underrated apartment in Melbourne, The Walkup Southbank is found in the central area of the city, 5 minutes from Crown Casino. A beachfront apartment that offers a plethora of activities for recreation and relaxation.

This apartment features city views, a tennis court for sporty guests, and an indoor pool for weary travelers. The staff at Walkup Southbank is obliging and accommodating, making it their goal to always offer complimentary coffee and chocolates to guests arriving at the property.

Have a great time walking around to many places in central Melbourne while staying in a cozy beachfront apartment for your best vacation experience yet.
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16. Europa Melbourne

The Europa Melbourne homestay in Melbourne is around 500m from Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. There are a ton of famous restaurants, shops, and cafes nearby.

This bunkbed homestay caters most to international guests visiting Melbourne. The property has a rooftop and indoor lounge featuring a billiards table that guests love using. The staff conducts activities such as weekly wine and cheese nights as well as free meals on Wednesday nights. The homestay is only a 9-minute walk from Bourke Street Mall, the area known locally for its shops and attractions.

Being the best value-for-money homestay, it has been dubbed as a great hostel choice to start your adventure in the city.
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17. Luxe 3-Bed Apartment Near Lygon St Bars and Dining

In the most vibrant part of Melbourne, Luxe 3-bed Apartment Near Lygon St Bars and Dining is a pleasant homestay for every traveler. It is one of the places closest to The Origin Tales Restaurant and Linear Park Reserve.

Situated in Lygon Street District, this is a spacious and modern apartment fit for a group of friends or a big family. Its central location surrounds it with many good restaurants and parks, perfect for sightseeing. The property’s top-notch décor makes guests want to stay longer. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and an oven.

Connect with Melbourne’s vibrant activities and experience the authenticity of life in the state of Victoria.
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18. Melbourne Private Apartments - Collins Wharf Waterfront, Docklands

Indulge in the breathtaking city views of Melbourne while staying at Melbourne Private Apartments. Enjoy an indoor swimming pool and a relaxing sauna with a warm atmosphere radiating from the entire property.

About 1km from Marvel Stadium and 100m from Saluministi Café and Bar, this apartment offers a terrace and a balcony with scenic views of the main city center. The property also has a well-kept garden on the ground floor and the area is easy to access within a free tram zone. Overlooking the sea, guests can catch sight of the rowers working hard every morning.

A perfect accommodation for a relaxing week in Melbourne, enjoying the night view from the Marina.
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19. Orange Stay Townhouses

Orange is a symbol of vibrancy and happiness, and it sure reflects the atmosphere that Orange Stay Townhouses radiate within its doors.

A nice cozy townhouse found 400m from Marvel Stadium and 30m from Café Bambino. The property is close to public transportation and to the southern cross of the city. Within a 2-minute walk, guests can reach Collins Street and the nearest tram. As a bonus, it is also nearby DFO shopping, restaurants, and cafes. The responsive and friendly staff over at the townhouse makes sure that their facilities are nice and homey.

This townhouse is a perfect place to stay and experience the atmosphere while traveling with a group of friends within a quiet and safe neighborhood.
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20. Stylish Southbank Apartment

For travelers looking for a place within walking distance from any of the eye-catching spots in Melbourne, Stylish Southbank Apartment is a perfect booking option.

Right in the center and a short distance from Eureka Tower and Southbank Promenade, this homestay has an indoor swimming pool for friends and family alike to enjoy. A barbecue spot is also available for those nights worthy of celebrating. The 24-hour front desk speaks Chinese and English to accommodate international travelers, and the apartment is decorated lavishly.

Stylish Southbank Apartment is a value-for-money apartment worthy of a pleasurable stay in the city of Melbourne.
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21. Modern Apartment Overlooking Leafy Ivanhoe

Travelers have come to love the cozy and convenient Apartment located 8.1km from Melbourne Museum. The highlight is the beautiful view from the patio and just a drive away from the city’s famous zoo.

This apartment is fully air-conditioned with 2 separate bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom for each room. After a 9.3km drive, guests can bring their whole family to Melbourne Zoo and enjoy their hard-earned vacation in this part of Australia.

If you love staying in a conveniently close homestay from the city with tons of amusement parks nearby, Modern Apartment Overlooking Leafy Ivanhoe might be worth looking at.
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22. Palmerston St Apartments

The Palmerston St Apartments in Melbourne offers a variety of eye-catching view spots from the shopping district. Its convenient location is perfect for a first-time visit to Melbourne.

Located in the Victoria region of Melbourne, on the border of Carlton and Fitzroy, this apartment has a tram just outside the property and a walking distance from good restaurants. The rooms are spacious, comfy, and quiet, suitable for relaxation and work trips. It is loved by family guests in particular since it offers easy access to the city.

Palmerston St Apartments has been dubbed as a go-to stay when in Melbourne by locals and tourists alike.
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23. Elegant 2-Bed with Extensive Amenities and Views

Consider staying at the Elegant 2-bed with Extensive Amenities and Views near Industry Bar Southbank, a great area full of family parks and educational hubs.

Conveniently situated in the center of Melbourne, this apartment has an indoor pool and a beautiful patio that makes guests not want to leave the property. It is also only 150m from Boyd Community Park so sightseeing in nearby places is not a problem, especially with companions. The property’s fitness center is also a known go-to place for a lot of locals so even tourists can learn about Australia’s customs from there.

At this amazing apartment homestay, you can experience top-quality accommodations perfect for both recreation and work trips.
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24. Footscray Motor Inn and Serviced Apartments

The sporting area of Victoria is one of the favorite places for travelers to stay in Melbourne. Located near the famous Flemington Racecourse and showgrounds, travelers can enjoy participating in one of Australia’s most beloved sporting events.

The serviced apartment also offers public transportation links since it is close to the station. The property has an on-site bar and a guest lounge area complete with a billiards table for recreational purposes. This is one of Golden Chain Motel’s top branches that leaves guests wanting to stay longer.

Overall, Footscray Motor Inn and Serviced Apartments is a great property in a great location perfectly fit for die-hard sports fans.
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25. 4BR Richmond Townhouse

If you’re looking for a vibrant area for your holiday trip in Melbourne, consider 4BR Richmond Townhouse located in Melbourne, Australia.

This townhouse is a pleasant holiday home meant for big families. It has a balcony with great garden views and a big backyard for those with pets or children. The spacious rooms of the house are fit for multiple people and visitors staying over. It is also conveniently located within a short walk to the tram stop, perfect for planned shopping before the holidays come.

Within 1.9km from Melbourne Cricket Ground and 2.6km from Rod Laver Arena, 4BR Richmond Townhouse is a great place to stay if yo want to experience the holiday season in Australia.
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26. Stylish Port Melbourne Pad

Have a pleasurable stay at Stylish Port Melbourne Pad in Melbourne. One of the highlights of this apartment is its locality surrounded by two famous beaches.

Situated 1.7km from Sandridge Beach, this apartment homestay has an outdoor terrace, a gym, and a pool. Lots of recreational activities to choose from for guests staying for the holidays as well as the hot summer of Australia. Middle Park Beach is also only a drive away from the property. As a bonus, the apartment also has a fitness center, a private pool, and a garden for relaxation and sports.

See the beauty of Australia’s beaches for yourselves when staying at Stylish Port Melbourne Pad.
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27. Gotha Residence

Looking for a quiet villa with fantastic rooms? You may want to consider staying at Gotha Residence in Melbourne. This villa is highly recommended by locals to travelers visiting Melbourne.

With fantastic rooms and high-quality amenities, this 4-bedroom villa is a top-rated pick for booking trips in the coastal area of Australia. The helpful and communicative host over at the villa makes sure that the property maintains its beautiful and modern aesthetic. Each room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a living room.

No matter where you are in the city, Gotha Residence is a top choice homestay when visiting the coastal capital of the Australian State of Victoria.
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28. Exclusive Stays - The Summit

Exclusive Stays – The Summit homestay offers a terrace overlooking the Eureka Tower and the whole city. It is one of the highly recommended apartments in Melbourne.

Located 500m from Eureka Tower and 600m from Southbank Promenade, this homestay is at the very center of Melbourne, perfect for work trips and visiting tourists. The property has an indoor pool and multiple spacious rooms with comfortable beds. The kitchen is well-furnished and the whole facility is comfortable enough to stay for a long time.

Surrounded by the city’s eye-catching landmarks and popular go-to places, Exclusive Stays – The Summit is a fantastic choice for a homestay with the family.
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29. Accent Accommodation @ Docklands

Find comfort in an elegantly furnished apartment like Accent Accommodation @ Docklands in Melbourne. It offers city or water views from the balcony with extremely accommodating staff.

Within 600m from Etihad Stadium and a 5-minute drive from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, this homestay has an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and an on-site coffee shop. The staff will personally escort guests to the property if they somehow get lost on the way. The location is near the city center eliminating the hassle of a city commute, a great location with everything you need only a short walk away.

One of the top-recommended apartments by Melbourne locals if you’re thinking of doing some shopping in CBD.
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30. Melbourne Lifestyle Apartments

A place is so fantastic that guests regret not staying for a longer time. Melbourne Lifestyle Apartments is a welcome treat for everyone wanting to experience breathtaking views of the ocean and the river.

The apartment has a fitness center and a balcony with stunning city views. Located 30m from Docklands Outdoor Gym and 100m from Buluk Park, this homestay is a beautiful apartment with a gorgeous view of Melbourne and easy tram access right outside. It is made fairly convenient for guests without personal vehicles.

Within walking distance from the stadium precinct, Melbourne Lifestyle Apartments make sure that you always have something to look forward to every day for the duration of your stay.
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Australia is always a good choice for a vacation trip, especially during the holidays. With these accommodations, you can spend the holidays with your family in a completely different country while experiencing the Australian energy of Melbourne. Book your trips to the coastal city of Australia now and sink into the comfort that it provides.
Marianne Luz Molo
Born in Tacloban City, the cultural center of the Philippines. She has made trips to other parts of the country such as Baguio, South Cotabato, and Palawan. Cycling is her favorite mode of traveling as it lets her get close and personal with the locals. She seeks out the places with the most diverse customs and aims to let the world discover these hidden gems.

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