Where to Stay in Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city, so there’s no surprise that when it comes to deciding where to stay in Melbourne, there’s a lot of choice. Victoria’s vibrant capital sits beside the Yarra River and is a cultural hub, offering something for everyone. So whether you’re hoping to be positioned near lush parklands, museums and art galleries, or near the beach, there’s a perfect place for you!

Where to stay in Melbourne

When it comes to deciding where to stay in Melbourne, things can get overwhelming. So many exciting neighbourhoods will draw you in and capture your attention. A beach escape is only a click away, as is a cosmopolitan stay in the city’s beating heart.

Whether you are looking for a weekend of shopping and cocktails, a relaxing beach escape, or just the perfect base to explore it all, keep reading to discover four of the best areas in Melbourne and what they have to offer for your Melbourne escape.

St Kilda

Those seeking some beachside fun in Melbourne will love St Kilda. Famous for its sandy beach, palmed boardwalk, and beautiful sunsets, St Kilda is a seaside playground located just 6km from Melbourne’s CBD. Take a stroll along the pier, cycle along the esplanade, or try your skills at some of the water sports.

The main street in St Kilda is Fitzroy Street which is lined with outdoor cafes, bars, and restaurants serving up a variety of food and drink. St Kilda is also home to some of Melbourne’s most famous attractions including Luna Park, a thrilling day out for all the family with rides and activities for all ages.


When it comes to deciding where to stay in Melbourne, the CBD is the place to be to experience the hustle and bustle of city life. Combining the old with the new, this spot is home to historical landmarks, such as Flinders Street Station, and modern shopping arcades boasting exclusive stores. The city is also easily accessible, with a tram line taking you all over the CBD.

Grab a morning coffee from one of the boutique cafes before heading off to explore. Take a cruise on the Yarra River to see the CBD from the water, hire your own boat and take it at your own pace, or join a tour to learn all about the history of Melbourne along the way.

When it comes to food and drink in the CBD you will be spoilt for choice with a variety of restaurants and bars as well as the famous Chinatown located on Little Bourke Street. The CBD has a vibrant nightlife with lots of rooftop bars offering fantastic views of the glowing city below, the perfect place to end a day with a cocktail or two.

Quality Apartments Melbourne Central

For fantastic accommodation in the CBD check out Quality Apartments Melbourne, offering spacious one and two-bedroom apartments full of heritage charm with contemporary furnishings. The apartments feature all the amenities required for your stay, including Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. Best of all the apartments are located in the heart of the CBD within Melbourne’s shopping precinct and within walking distance of attractions and dining spots.

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Located just a few kilometres from the CBD is the quirky suburb of Fitzroy. Here you will discover a thriving art scene and streets filled with unique street art. On Saturday and Sunday visit the Rose Street Artist’s Market which features over 60 stalls from upcoming and established artists showcasing all sorts of handmade artwork.

During your visit make sure to check out the historic Fitzroy Gardens set over 64 acres of land, the gardens are lined with magnificent elm trees and beautiful flowers and shrubs. The gardens are also home to some significant architectural buildings including Cooks Cottage, the Old Band pavilion and the Rotunda.

South Yarra

South Yarra is one of the oldest and more upmarket inner-city suburbs in Melbourne. If you’re looking for great food, shopping, and relaxation then South Yarra certainly has it all. This neighbourhood is also home to the famous Royal Botanic Gardens where you will find over 8,500 plant species. It is the perfect place to take a stroll and appreciate the beautiful landscape, during the summer months you can even enjoy an outdoor cinema within the gardens.

If you like to shop, take a trip to Chapel Street where you will find designer and boutique stores all the way down the 4km street. There are also plenty of bars, cafes, and restaurants to stop off at along the way. Quench your thirst with an ice-cold beverage on a summer’s day and watch the world go by.

For more information on places to go and things to do in Melbourne, check out our ultimate guide.