Where to stay in St Kilda

Where to stay in St Kilda
Image courtesy: Novotel St Kilda

As one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist hotspots, St Kilda has a great range of accommodation available for every type of traveller. From budget backpackers to big spenders, all within walking distance of bars, restaurants and attractions, St Kilda is the perfect location to start your holiday in Melbourne.

Backpackers & hostels

Base Backpackers

17 Carlisle Street St Kilda
(03) 8598 6200
Prices from: $24 per night (off peak)
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If you like to party, get yourself a bed at Base on Carlisle Street, right near Luna Park. Laid back and relaxed vibes, you’ll meet a vast array of travellers with likeminded interests. 4, 6, 8, and 10 dorm rooms available plus an all female option and private double option. It can get a bit noisy so pack some headphones.

Habitat HQ Backpacker & Budget Accomodation

333 St Kilda Road St Kilda
(03) 9537 3777
Prices from: $24 per night (off peak)
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With a swathe of rooms to choose from, (and a swathe of Australian Tourism awards to go with it) Habitat HQ has something to suit every traveller. Located between Carlisle and Inkerman Streets with supermarkets and nightspots nearby, look out for the big orange sign. They’re also very conscious of their carbon footprint and have implemented a number of measures to stay green, so enjoy your stay there guilt-free!

Barkly Backpackers

102 Barkly Street St Kilda
(03) 9913 7286
Prices from: $23 per night (off peak)
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Barkly Backpackers has the unique history of travellers booking for a week and staying over a month. A small but social hostel with a welcoming atmosphere, the characters you’ll meet there are like one happy family. Added bonus: the kitchen is open 24/7! 

The Ritz for Backpackers

169B Fitzroy St, St Kilda
(03) 9525 3501
Prices start at $27 a night (off peak)
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Ritz Backpackers is your quintessential Australian backpackers. Featuring a large common room with pool tables, nightly activities, traditional pub downstairs, 24 hour reception, free cheese and wine nights and a fully equipped kitchen table, Ritz has all your bases covered.


24 Grey St, St Kilda
(03) 9534 5283
Prices start from $25 (off peak)
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Nomads St Kilda ticks all the boxes. Housed in a pretty 1890’s building and a minute away from a tram stop, it includes private single rooms to 16 bed dorm rooms (and everything in between) all complete with air conditioning. They also run tours to Philip Island, have a rooftop patio, game room and if you are staying long term in Melbourne, Nomads can help you find a job!


Novotel Melbourne St Kilda

16 The Esplanade 3182 St Kilda
(03) 9525 5522
Prices from: $134 per night (off peak)
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Situated on the waterfront Esplanade in the heart of Melbourne’s most cosmopolitan district, the 4-star Novotel St Kilda is near top attractions including Luna Park, the Sunday Arts & Crafts Market and the vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife of Acland and Fitzroy Streets. Relax in 211 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, with many featuring deep-soaking spa tubs with stunning views of the beach and ocean.

Tolarno Hotel

42 Fitzroy Street St Kilda
(03) 9537 0200
Prices from: $110 per night (off peak)
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Located in the heart of St Kilda amongst hustle and bustle of Fitzroy Street, the Tolarno Hotel offers a range of rooms for every traveller. The unique artwork and decor of this heritage listed property makes no two rooms the same. A comfortable stay with 24 hour reception and room service available. 

Cosmopolitan Hotel

2-8 Carlisle Street St Kilda
(03) 9534 0781
Prices from: $115 per night (off peak)
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With a the Quench grocery store and Chalk Cafe & Bar onsite, you won’t have to worry about booking brekky in the morning or grabbing snacks on the way home when the munchies hit. The Cosmopolitan Hotel has it all; concierge and secretarial services, laundry facilities and secure parking just to name a few. Seven types of rooms are on offer, check their website for the full descriptions.

Apartments Ink

135 Inkerman Street St Kilda
(03) 9525 5300
Prices from: $119 per night (off peak)
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Offering 52 beautiful serviced apartments with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and Foxtel, you’ll have a comfortable stay at Apartments Ink. Every room has its own balcony, perfect for watching the sun go down over St Kilda with mates.

Hotel Barkly

109 Barkly St, St Kilda
(03) 9525 3332
Prices subject to change
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With stunning views of Luna Park and the Palace Hotel, Hotel Barkly offers simple and stylish accommodation complete with ensuite, locals bar downstairs and live music throughout the week. Double, twin and studio rooms are available and with weekly activities such as poker nights and stand up comedy, you’ll feel like a local in no time.

Adina Hotel

157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
(03) 9536 0000
Prices from $129 (off peak)
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Choice is important at Adina Hotels. They offer a wide range of rooms including one, two or three bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and laundries. You can also pick and choose out of flexible dining options; get groceries delivered to your door, order room service, eat at one of their neighbouring chargeback restaurants or wander down Fitzroy Street!

Quest St Kilda Bayside

1 Eildon Rd, St Kilda
(03) 9593 9500
Prices start from $142 approx (off peak)
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Complete with separate dining, sleeping and living areas, Quest Apartment Hotels is one stop shop for comfort and convenience. Situated in a quiet Eildon Street just off Acland Street, you’re close enough to the hustle and bustle without being in the centre of it.

Rydges St Kilda

35-37 Fitzroy St, St Kilda
1300 884 373
Prices start from $169 approx (off peak)
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St Kilda is home to one of Rydges 56 hotels worldwide. Start your day downstairs at the Hub Cafe, serving locals and guests alike. You can access the fully equipped gym or stroll down nearby Acland Street or Grey Street. End your day at Mavis Brown’s Bar, also housed by Rydges. Each of the functional and modern rooms are equipped with Foxtel, mini refrigerator, tea and coffee and bath products.

Pricing accurate at time of posting. Please check with accommodation provider for current availability and prices.