Home at the Mansion

Hostel in City Centre

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7.9 out of 10

Located within a castle-like former Salvation Army building with grand double staircases, this hostel has genuine character. There are 92 dorm beds and four doubles. Rooms are basic but with high ceilings. There are two tiny TV areas, an unkempt courtyard out the front and a sunny kitchen.

There's an on-site cafe and bar, Victoria's Secret, with an outdoor terrace and nightly offers.

Quick description via booking.com

Located within a grand heritage building, in Melbourne and within a 4-minute walk of Princess Theatre, Home at the Mansion offers 500 MB of free WiFi per day throughout the hostel, an on-site outdoor cafe/bar, sunny courtyard, communal kitchen and a DVD and play station area. The rooms are cleaned twice a day. Home at the Mansion is situated a short distance from attractions such as Melbourne Museum and Melbourne City Conference Centre. The property is located in the East Melbourne district. There is a 24-hour reception, free luggage storage and tour information is available. All dormitory rooms have high ceilings, free linen, lockers and a flat-screen TV. Free tea/coffee is available at any time. DVD's, hair straighteners and hairdryers are available for hire, free of charge. A range of activities are available at Home at the Mansion, including free BBQ's on Tuesday and free wine and cheese on Wednesday. There are themed events such as Latin nights, and cheaper drinks are available on certain nights. The cafe/bar has coffee and muffins and free tea and coffee are available in the kitchen. St Paul's Cathedral is a 14-minute walk from the accommodation, while Federation Square is 1.2 km away. The nearest airport is Melbourne Airport, 19 km from Home at the Mansion. Free on-street, public parking is available on Sundays. It is an additional charge to park on all other days.

Important information

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Please inform Home at the Mansion in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Features of Home at the Mansion


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Games room
  • Internet services
  • Darts
  • Tour desk
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shared kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Wifi available in all areas

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Free WiFi available