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Hotels Near Incredible Melbourne Street Art from $51

Melbourne is as famous for its street art as its laneway cafes, with many visitors and locals roaming the city’s neighbourhoods in search for the next Instagram-worthy mural. A street art tour of the city not only exposes the incredible artistic talent within Melbourne, but is also a great way to discover new neighbourhoods off most tourists’ radars.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve ditched the non-fat lattes with caramel drizzle and found you the best Melbourne areas for street art. Want to stay overnight amongst this artistic culture? Check out our recommendations for popular hotels nearby, many of which capture Melbourne’s penchant for cosmopolitan luxury and comfort.

Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane
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Hosier Lane is one of Melbourne’s most recognisable laneways, captured in photos by numerous tourists, thanks to its bluestone walkway and vibrant murals. Street art flows down the entire laneway, from stencils and installations to paste-ups and graffiti. You can explore on your own or join one of the walking tours for in-depth information on the artists and their creations.

Must-Do Experiences around Hosier Lane 

  • Watch live music at the Forum Melbourne.
  • Browse the hats and graphic t-shirts at Culture Kings Melbourne.
  • Enjoy authentic and delicious ramen at Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen.

Top Hotels near Hosier Lane

Flinders Landing Apartments

Flinders Landing Apartments
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Located on the edge of Hosier Lane, the 4-star Flinders Landing Apartments offers boutique self-contained apartments in the centre of Melbourne. These unique one and two-bedroom apartments feature modern comforts, including full kitchens, laundry facilities, LCD TVs and separate living rooms. Upgraded apartments, such as the Penthouse Apartment, overlook Melbourne’s skyline.

Along with complimentary Wi-Fi, the apartment complex offers a Nespresso coffee station and bottled water upon arrival. The popular restaurant, Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen, is located in the same building, while numerous restaurants and bars populate the surrounding streets, such as Whisky Den, Lello Pasta Bar and Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Forum Melbourne (130 metres)
  • Anna Schwartz Gallery (65 metres)
  • AC/DC Lane street art (180 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 121 – USD 428
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 161 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Adelphi Hotel Melbourne

Adelphi Hotel Melbourne
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The chic and stylish Adelphi Hotel Melbourne is a popular choice, particularly for its glass-bottomed swimming pool with palms and sun loungers. The 5-star hotel also offers exquisite dining and signature cocktails at the on-site Om Nom Kitchen. Business travellers can utilise the Adelphi Boardroom for meetings or private dining.

The guest rooms and suites capture Adelphi Hotel’s artistic style with vibrant decor and also feature complimentary mini bars and Wi-Fi. The Premier King has a king-size bed, while the Palatial Suite treats you to a separate lounge room. Wander outside to discover the street art of Hosier Lane a few metres away.

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Regent Theatre (170 metres)
  • IceBar Melbourne (300 metres)
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image (290 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 298 – USD 414
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Hotel Location

Johnston Street

Johnston Street
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Any street art tour worth its paint will take you along Johnston Street to see the famous Keith Haring mural, which dates back to 1984. Haring might’ve been one of the first, but he certainly wasn’t the last, as Johnston Street is now filled with vibrant murals capturing Indigenous Australians, ethereal beings, pop culture icons and otherworldly colour palettes. 

Must-Do Experiences around Johnston Street 

  • Watch punk, metal and psychedelic rock bands perform at The Tote.
  • Drink with locals while playing pool or listening to music at the circa-1855 Yarra Hotel Abbotsford.
  • Browse a wide range of records at Vinyl Space.

Top Hotels near Johnston Street

Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy

Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy
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Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy offers dedicated service and unbridled luxury on Johnston Street. These self-contained apartments create the perfect home away from home with full kitchens, stylish living rooms, weekly housekeeping and functional study areas. They also have complimentary Wi-Fi and Foxtel, while the complex offers car and bicycle hire.

Guests also have access to resort-style facilities, including a pool and barbecue area, spa, sauna and fully-equipped fitness centre. Just around the corner you’ll find laid-back pub dining at The Provincial Hotel, authentic Italian cuisine at Marios and creative cocktails at Black Pearl. 

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Naked In The Sky rooftop bar (130 metres)
  • Stork Theatre (130 metres)
  • Guitar Gallery shop (120 metres)

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: USD 153 – USD 305
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 91 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

District Fitzroy

Looking for luxury self-contained accommodation in Melbourne? District Fitzroy is synonymous with elegance, particularly when it comes to its spacious one and two-bedroom apartments. These typically boast Nespresso coffee machines, multiple Smart TVs, Bluetooth speakers, complimentary Wi-Fi and plush queen-size beds. The 2 Bedroom Deluxe Apartment can be upgraded to include city views from its balcony.

You can really settle in here, thanks to the full-size kitchens and separate living rooms, all of which offer high-quality appliances and furnishings. The complex also features secure parking for those guests who pre-book. Right outside the complex, you’ll find fine dining at Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel and hours of escape room fun at The Mystery Rooms. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Centre for Contemporary Photography (140 metres)
  • Red Triangle Snooker Room (170 metres)
  • The Tote (650 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 196 – USD 478
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 160 Argyle Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

Hotel Location

Meyers Place

Graffiti Alley, Inner City Melbourne
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Meyers Place is a well-known bar and restaurant hub, but it’s also a creative haven that’s provided a canvas for street artists over the years. Part of the Green Your Laneway pilot program, Meyers Place features artwork focused on the environment, bringing the “jungle” out of this concrete jungle with scenes of verdant flora and vibrant fauna.

Must-Do Experiences around Meyers Place 

  • Enjoy sundowners while admiring city views from the rooftop cocktail bar, Loop Roof & Loop Top.
  • Dine on homemade gnocchi at The Waiters Restaurant.
  • Watch popular musicals and ballet performances at the 19th-century Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Top Hotels near Meyers Place

City Centre Budget Hotel

City Centre Budget Hotel
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Budget-savvy travellers will appreciate the value for money and the central location of the family-run City Centre Budget Hotel. Located on Meyers Place, this relaxed hotel has single, double, twin and family rooms fitted out with comfortable furnishings. They also have complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities and LCD TVs. Upgrade to the one-bedroom apartment for a full kitchen, balcony, city views and living room.

Guests at City Centre Budget Hotel often flock to the hotel’s rooftop, which offers lounge seating and city views. The hotel’s enviable location is metres from popular bars and restaurants, including Loop Roof & Loop Top, Lily Blacks, The Waiters Restaurant and Little Bean Blue.

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Gordon Reserve (120 metres)
  • Princess Theatre (290 metres)
  • Kino Cinemas (300 metres)

Star Rating: 2.5*
Price: USD 51 – USD 86
Guest Rating: 7.3
Address: 22 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

The Hotel Windsor

The Hotel Windsor
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The Hotel Windsor strikes a regal pose that outshines Melbourne’s Parliament House with its historic facade. The hotel has welcomed royalty and celebrities over the years, which is no surprise once you see the classically-appointed rooms and suites. The Deluxe Room has a king-size bed, high ceilings and a marble bathroom, while the suites add indulgent luxuries, such as separate lounges, antique chandeliers, spa baths and views of Parliament House.

Don’t miss the delectable Afternoon Tea of fresh scones, homemade jam, French patisseries and savoury pastries served on site in One Eleven. Duck into The Cricketers Bar for English pub favourites and live sport or host an event in The Grand Ballroom with stained-glass skylights. 

Other Nearby Attractions

  • Princess Theatre (180 metres)
  • Facing Heaven Archway (500 metres)
  • The Old Treasury Building (160 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 301 – USD 716
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 111 Spring Street, East Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Hotel Location

Croft Alley

Croft Alley
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Leading off Little Bourke Street, Croft Alley transports you to an open-air art studio with an arrangement of eye-catching murals that constantly change throughout the year. It’s possible to visit Croft Alley on separate weekends and see different murals, such as the frequency of artistic creation. It’s also home to one of Melbourne’s first laneway bars, Croft Institute. 

Must-Do Experiences around Croft Alley 

  • Sip cocktails in the science lab-themed Croft Institute.
  • Explore the eateries, shops and cultural sites within Chinatown Melbourne.
  • Wander along Little Bourke Street to admire the circa-1856 Parliament House.

Top Hotels near Croft Alley

Mantra on Russell

Mantra on Russell
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Catering to business and leisure travellers, the extravagant Mantra on Russell is separated from Croft Alley by the lively Chinatown Melbourne. The hotel is filled with alluring facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, fully-equipped gym, sauna and state-of-the-art conference rooms. On-site dining highlights market-to-plate dinners at Home Kitchen & Bar.

The entry-level Studio Rooms offer an abundance of space with queen-size beds, kitchenettes, mini bars, private balconies and work desks. Planning a longer stay? Upgrade to one of the one or two-bedroom apartments for a full kitchen, laundry facilities, separate living room and private balconies with city vistas. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Chinatown Melbourne (150 metres)
  • Comedy Theatre (300 metres)
  • Madame Brussels Lane (400 metres)

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: USD 232 – USD 319
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 222 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Punthill Apartment Hotel Little Bourke

Punthill Apartment Hotel Little Bourke
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Punthill Apartment Hotel Little Bourke lets you rest easy in its stylish studio apartments with queen-size beds, kitchenettes, laundry facilities and air conditioning. You can upgrade to the one-bedroom apartment for a separate living and dining area or opt for the one-bedroom apartment with a Juliet balcony and corner spa bath.

Families or groups might prefer to book one of the two-bedroom apartments, which also offer full kitchens and separate living rooms, along with a bath and laundry facilities. Located in the heart of Chinatown, the apartments are surrounded by enticing dining options, including Empress of China, Shanghai Street and Fukuryu Ramen Melbourne. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Facing Heaven Archway (50 metres)
  • Chinese Museum (20 metres)
  • Her Majesty’s Theatre (150 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 132 – USD 266
Guest Rating: 8.5
Address: 11-17 Cohen Place, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Hotel Location

Duckboard Place

Graffiti on the corner of a side street in Melbourne, Victoria.
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Duckboard Place is covered in street art, almost all of which belongs on your Instagram feed. Curving around from Flinders Lane to AC/DC Lane, it’s a hub of social entertainment most nights, attracting locals and visitors with wine bars, fine-dining restaurants and multicultural eateries. Keep an eye out for various impressionist street artworks, some of which can be quite confronting. 

Must-Do Experiences around Duckboard Place

  • Dine on delectable Asian-fusion cuisine at Lee Ho Fook.
  • Stroll around to see the famous mural of Australian rock band, AC/DC, in AC/DC Lane.
  • Browse the high-quality cigars at La Casa Del Habano.

Top Hotels near Duckboard Place

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne on Flinders

Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne on Flinders
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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne on Flinders has won over numerous HotelsCombined visitors with its city-centre location and spacious apartments. The latter have king-size or queen-size beds, full kitchens, laundry facilities, shower baths, work desks, mini bars and private balconies. We particularly love the separation in the Warehouse Loft Apartment and the city views and wraparound balcony in the 2 Bedroom Penthouse.

Enjoy resort-style facilities while staying here, such as the on-site gym and in-room massage services. The complex also has paid on-site parking and two flexible meeting rooms. You need only walk a few hundred metres to find Duckboard Place and its range of dining options, such as A Hereford Beefstouw and Lee Ho Fook.

Other Nearby Attractions

  • The Ian Potter Centre (250 metres)
  • Federation Square (550 metres)
  • Sir William John Clarke Memorial (450 metres)

Star Rating: 4.5*
Price: USD 176 – USD 446
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: 88 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Stay Like Home Melbourne 

As the name suggests, Stay Like Home Melbourne turns the city into your home away from home with its self-contained apartments. These all come with separate living and dining rooms, full kitchens and modern in-home entertainment, including Netflix. Certain apartments, such as the Superior Apartment, also come with private balconies or terraces.

Active travellers will appreciate the complex’s on-site fitness centre. It also has a terrace and barbecues, bicycle rentals (for a fee), a communal TV lounge area, car rental, a gift shop and a hair and beauty salon.

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Forum Melbourne (190 metres)
  • AC/DC Lane street art (300 metres)
  • IceBar Melbourne (230 metres)

Star Rating: No Rating
Price: USD 100 – USD 451
Guest Rating: No Rating
Address: 108 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Hotel Location

Union Lane

Graffiti Alley, Inner City Melbourne, Australia
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Union Lane is slightly hidden just off the bustling Bourke Street Mall, but intrepid travellers are rewarded with beloved street art depicting fantastical beasts, vibrant colours and intricate lettering. More than 550 square metres of wall space is consumed by fascinating street art, including stencil works, poster art and graffiti. 

Must-Do Experiences around Union Lane 

  • Browse the department stores and designer boutiques in Bourke Street Mall.
  • Treat yourself in the cake shops within the Italianate-style Royal Arcade.
  • Catch a touring band or singer-songwriter at Max Watts Melbourne.

Top Hotels near Union Lane

Causeway 353 Hotel

Causeway 353 Hotel
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About 350 metres from Union Lane, Causeway 353 Hotel is a popular hotel among leisure and business travellers. This is apparent with the on-site facilities, such as the well-equipped gym and steam room, guest laundry, 24-hour business centre and the sumptuous buffet breakfast every morning at Causeway 353 Hotel Restaurant.

The budget-friendly rooms can be configured with a king-size bed or two or three single beds, and feature shower baths, flat-screen TVs and work desks. Upgrade to a Premier King Room for a fold-out sofa or a Deluxe Spa Room for a spa bath. You can also stay in the Deluxe Suite if you want a separate living room with a sofa bed. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • Max Watts Melbourne (350 metres)
  • Haunted Melbourne Ghost Tour (180 metres)
  • The House of Golf (70 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 142 – USD 250
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 353 Little Collins Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Causeway Inn On The Mall

Causeway Inn On The Mall
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Causeway Inn On The Mall offers comfortable and affordable rooms right next to Union Lane. These accommodations start with the budget Standard Double Room, which has Wi-Fi and tea and coffee facilities. Upgrade to the Mall Room for a queen-size bed and views over Bourke Street Mall or book the Family Room for a queen-size bed and two single beds.

Along with a 24-hour reception and tour desk, the hotel has a guest lounge and a restaurant serving a healthy breakfast buffet. You can also take advantage of the guest laundry, dry cleaning service, business corner and luggage storage. Outside you’ll find a surplus of designer stores in Bourke Street Mall. 

Other Nearby Attractions 

  • The Butterfly Club (160 metres)
  • Escape Hunt Melbourne (450 metres)
  • Royal Arcade (190 metres)

Star Rating: 3.5*
Price: USD 110 – USD 246
Guest Rating: 7.7
Address: 327 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia

Hotel Location

Get Artsy in Melbourne

Melbourne fosters its creative culture by turning certain laneways and squares into everchanging tapestries. Exploring the city centre reveals the artistic side of this bustling city, letting you slow down and appreciate these astounding creations. Stay nearby at one of these luxury or budget-friendly hotels, all of which are surrounded by restaurants, bars and attractions.

Where do you want to stay in Melbourne? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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