With a superb city centre location, living at Discovery Melbourne puts you a short 15-minute walk from classes at University of Melbourne or La Trobe University city centre campus. When you’re not in class you can wander about the lanes trying out cafés, dip into wine bars or get a feel for Victoria’s capital in the local pubs and restaurants. Use the trams to crisscross the city easily, jump on buses or cycle from area to area to go shopping, check out exhibitions or go to the theatre.
To explore further afield, walk 20 minutes’ to Southern Cross Station and take the train to the airport where you can fly to Sydney or Perth for a long weekend with friends. When you come home, throw a load on to wash in the laundry room, connect to the Wi-Fi in the lobby to check your messages or swing by the travel desk to get advice for your next trip.
You’ll make friends easily in the spacious guest lounge or while you’re making a bite in the kitchen. If cooking isn’t your thing there’s always the café where you can grab a snack before relaxing on the rooftop garden, watching a film in the cinema room or dancing away the week’s stresses in the underground bar. Pick from a private double or twin room, or share a dorm. There are small dorms for four people or larger budget-friendly options where you can share with up to 18 people. There are shared bathrooms and your rent includes your bedding, towels and breakfast.