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FAQ

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Not a problem, just send us an email, call us on +61 3 9329 7755 or visit the Contact Us page to fill out a email form.

How do I get to the hostel from the airport?

From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport we recommend you take the SkyBus. Follow the signs through the departure plaza of the airport to the SkyBus kiosk. Purchase a ticket to City/CBD. After around 30 minutes you will arrive at Southern Cross Station. Exit the station and you will standing on Spencer Street. Turn right and continue north along Spencer Street. After 10 minutes you will arrive at the hostel, located on the corner of Spencer Street and Rosslyn Street.

I want to work while in Melbourne, how do I apply for a Tax File Number (TFN)?

Yes, we provide free continental breakfast daily which includes toast, spreads, milk and cereal. We also provide free tea and coffee throughout the day.

Free Breakfast
Monday-Friday between 8am-10am
Saturday-Sunday between 9am-11am

Should I bring my own linen?

No, we provide clean linen for you and will have your bed fully prepared for you when you arrive. Sleeping bags are prohibited due to Australian health regulations. We do not provide towels however they are available to hire from reception.

Can I park my car at Nate’s Place Backpackers?

Unfortunately we do not provide car parking for guests. As we are located in a busy part of the city, long term car parking options are scarce. There are short term free parking spots located outside the hostel on a first come, first served basis.

I want to work while in Melbourne, how do I apply for a Tax File Number (TFN)?

We recommend that you register for a tax-file number before arriving in Australia so you can hit the ground running. You will need to provide a postal address so feel free to use ours: 475 Spencer Street, West Melbourne, VIC Australia, 3003. All the information on applying for a TFN is provided here.

I’m arriving late at night, how do I check in?

Checking in late is no problem. When you arrive at the hostel just call us on +61 3 9329 7755 and our friendly night manager will check you in to your room. Please note that we will hold on to your passport overnight and return it the following morning following payment.

I’m arriving at the hostel early, can I check in before 2 pm?

Our check in time is at 2:00 pm, however if you arrive early we will gladly store your luggage for free and allow you to use all of our facilities including showers, bathrooms, Wi-Fi, computers and all communal areas and kitchen. Out of respect to our sleeping guests, we typically do not allow access to the rooms before 2:00 pm unless the entire room is vacant. The time between check in and check out is used to clean all the rooms and prepare the beds for new guests.

It’s my first time staying in a hostel. What should I expect?

Staying in a backpacker hostel is great fun and an easy way to meet new friends. The of our rooms, with the exception of the twin private rooms, are shared dorms equipped with bunk beds. All of our guests are similar-minded international travellers aged between 18 and 35, hoping to enjoy the beautiful city of Melbourne without spending a fortune. We pride ourselves on creating a fun and friendly atmosphere at the hostel which is why many of our guests quickly meet new friends to travel Australia with.

What activities does the hostel organise to meet new people?

We have a dedicated entertainment manager who organises daily events to bring everyone in the hostel together. These include great nights out with free entry and drink, free BBQs, day trips to the beach, movie nights and heaps more! Make sure you check out the events board near reception to see what’s on.

How far is Nate’s Place from the city centre?

We are located just a 15 minute walk to the city centre. We are a 5 minute walk to Southern Cross train and bus station which connects to all areas of Victoria.