Melbourne Cricket Ground is 2.3 km from the accommodation, while Melbourne Arts Center is 2.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Tullamarine Airport, 29 km from South Yarra Hostel. It takes about 28 minutes to reach University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology by bike.
At the hostel, all rooms have a desk. Rooms come complete with a shared bathroom equipped with a shower and a hairdryer, while some rooms at South Yarra Hostel also have a seating area. All rooms feature a closet.