Our Hostel has been best described by a previous guest as follows . . . .
'Set in the midst of the coffee and cake fuelled scene that is Collingwood, Collingwood Backpackers is typically laid back and easy going. Its staggering distance from the popular and vibrant Brunswick street, with copius bars, live music events and atmosphere galore. A short tram ride is all it takes before you are in the depths of Melbourne city centre with shops and bars galore. Collingwood Backpackers does not cater for the 'mad fer it' backpacker but prefers to detach itself from the lets get pissed and then puke everywhere scene, instead opting for a much more relaxed approach with most of its residents choosing to stay for a few weeks rather than a couple of nights, altogether making it feel more like a home from home. As such of course it doesn't have the clinical feeling of many of the other backpacker hostels
and there are only nine bedrooms in total. It is well used, so don't come here expecting a palace, it is the environment, the location and the people that sell this hostel not how it looks, don't expect power showers and a bleached kitchen and you won't be disappointed.'
We have no bars, no nightly competitions, no activities that will cost you extra, however, there exists over one hundred local pubs, bars, clubs, cafes outside our door, we are close to everything that's Melbourne.
You are welcome to stay a few nights and try us out.
From the Airport
Catch the Skybus to city (Southern Cross Station). In Bourke St catch the 86 (RMIT Bundoora) tram to and along Smith Street Collingwood and get off at Johnston Street. Ignore the numbers on the street sign and cross Smith street and walk east down the hill two blocks to 137-139 Johnston Street Collingwood. (Between Wellington & Hoddle Streets). If you catch a taxi (about $55.00 from airport, and around $15.00 from City) tell the driver Johnston Street Collingwood, NOT Johnston St Fitzroy - they seem to get it wrong. If you get lost or will be delayed, just call us
Bicycle Hire, Linen Included, Credit Cards Accepted, Towels, Security Lockers, Luggage Storage, Common Room, Bike Parking, BBQ Area, Free Carpark