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Southbank - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Southbank. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 14 April 2024.
Cheapest month:January
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Southbank:€183/night
Cheapest price found:€101/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Friday
€101 - €321
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€158 - €289
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Southbank, Melbourne hotels

Browse through properties in Southbank that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 710 properties in Southbank and data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
According to our users, these are some of the best hotels to stay at in Southbank. Take a look at user reviews to learn why these properties were rated the best.
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26 Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.0 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
€158
Avg. per night
8 Whiteman Street,8, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.5 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
€208
Avg. per night
Whiteman Street,8, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.7 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
€159
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Southbank, Melbourne

Discover affordable stays in Southbank that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Southbank can be found for as low as €87 per night. There is currently one property in Southbank that can be booked for this price. Mercure Melbourne Southbank is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Southbank. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024
These are the lowest prices we've found on hotels in Southbank at the moment. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hotel, and hotel location.
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9 Riverside Quay, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.1 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€87
Avg. per night
42-48 Balston Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.8 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€89
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57-61 City Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€99
Avg. per night
133 -139 City Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.4 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
€102
Avg. per night
31 City Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.2 km from city centre
Pool
€116
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308 - 320 City Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.9 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€128
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1 Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.1 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
€146
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8 Whiteman Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.5 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
€147
Avg. per night

Other accommodations in Southbank

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57-61 City Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.2 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€99
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133 -139 City Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
1.4 km from city centre
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
€102
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Southbank

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About Southbank

Clustered with waterfront restaurants, eclectic bars and cultural venues, Southbank is an inner-city suburb on the Yarra River. Once an industrial hub, it is now one of the most densely populated areas in Melbourne. Southbank is famously home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in Australia, including the Australia 108 and the Eureka Tower.

Things to do in Southbank

Overlooking the Yarra River are a string of restaurants where you can dine alfresco while watching the world go by. At the eastern end of Southbank is the Southgate shopping mall and the Art Centre Melbourne, which hosts theatrical plays and live music concerts throughout the year. At the other end of Southbank is the sprawling entertainment complex of Crown Melbourne.

For elevated views across the city, head to the Melbourne Skydeck, which occupies the 88th floor of the 297-metre-high Eureka Tower. You can peer through one of the viewfinders at some of Melbourne’s most prominent landmarks or step onto “The Edge” - a glass cube that extends three metres from the building for a vertigo-inducing experience.

Art enthusiasts shouldn’t miss a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria, which is the oldest art museum in Australia. Established in 1861, it exhibits an outstanding collection of Australian art, including iconic works such as Tom Roberts’ “Shearing of the Rams” and Frederick McCubbin’s “The Pioneer”. Cezanne, El Greco and Rembrandt are represented in the international collection. The National Gallery of Victoria faces the Queen Victoria Gardens and its famous floral clock.

Getting around Southbank

Southbank is around five minutes’ walk from Melbourne’s CBD and 20 minutes’ drive from Melbourne Airport, which has flights to destinations across Oceania, Asia and the Middle East. Both trams and buses travel throughout Southbank, although most of the suburb’s attractions can easily be accessed on foot.

Facts about staying in Southbank, Melbourne

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Southbank to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 14 April 2024.
  • What is the best place in Southbank for bars and restaurants?

    If you're looking for the best place to be in Southbank for the bar and restaurant scene, you'll find the majority of the places are located close to the banks of the Yarra River. Southbank hotels like Quay West Suites Melbourne and The Langham are only a stone's throw away from local favourites. Around the corner from these hotels, you'll find PJ O'Brien's Irish Pub, a popular watering hole for many visitors and locals alike. You'll also find spots like Oyster Bar & Grill, The Waterslide Bar and Hopscotch Melbourne, which is an upbeat local spot serving a range of pub food and brews. If you're a little closer to the highway, at a hotel like Imagine Marco, you'll be a short walk away from The Cloakroom Bar and Edwin Wine Bar and Cellar.

  • What is the best place for a family holiday in Southbank?

    Start your day with a fun trip to some of Melbourne’s top attractions, including Melbourne Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Centre and Melbourne Zoo. Let your kids see and learn some of the great wonders of the deep at the aquarium – make sure you go on a behind-the-scenes expedition for fun insights into how the numerous species are cared for. Enjoy some special shows, costumed actors and thrilling rides at the Luna Park Melbourne and have the whole family screaming for more. With hundreds of hotels in Southbank, you have a great selection of kid-friendly places to stay. If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful property, WRAP on Southbank has got your bank, while Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank has plenty of space. There’s definitely everything to suit your family’s style and budget.

  • What are the best things to do and see in Southbank?

    Southbank, Melbourne, is teeming with activities, things to see in and around the area and a ton of restaurants to grab a bite to eat. It’s also only a short trip away from a variety of other neighbourhoods and Melbourne attractions. Spend time at Southbank accommodation such as Exclusive Stays - Wrap to wander through to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art or make your way to the river edge and check out the view from the Melbourne Skydeck. You'll find a variety of gardens to meander through and river cruises to board, or you can try your hand at some gambling at the Crown Melbourne. If you're an art lover, you'll also want to peruse the exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria.

  • How do you get to Southbank from the city centre?

    There are numerous public and private transport options at Southbank. An economical way to get from Melbourne city centre to Southbank is to take the line 234 bus, which takes about 4min. It is a direct bus departing from Bourke St (Queen St) to Casino East and operates roughly every 15min, every day. If you want to take a train, you’ll find a direct train departing from 11-City Square (Swanston St) to 17-Arts Precinct, operating every 15min or so, every day. The journey takes about 4min. If you are looking for accommodation close to some of the greatest attractions of Southbank, go past The Riverside, from which the city is just a short stroll away.

  • What are the best hotels in Southbank?

    Crown Metropol Melbourne, rated with a score of 8.6 from 7,496 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Southbank. Other top stays include The Langham Melbourne, with an average rating of 8.8 from 4,445 reviewers, and Crown Promenade Melbourne, with a score of 8.7 from 8,918 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near St. Kilda Beach?

    Tolarno Hotel is a popular hotel near St. Kilda Beach that is highly recommended, with a score of 7.9 across 1,447 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Southbank near Melbourne Arts Centre?

    For a good hotel near to Melbourne Arts Centre, consider Great Southern Hotel Melbourne - it is rated 7.6/10 from 9,038 HotelsCombined reviews.

  • Is there a good hotel near South Melbourne Market?

    A good hotel near South Melbourne Market is The Langham Melbourne, which has been rated 8.8/10 by 4,445 HotelsCombined user reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Southbank cost?

    Southbank hotels have an average price of €74/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days).

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Southbank?

    €57/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Southbank by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Southbank?

    There’s so much to see and do in Southbank, but we’ve found that the most popular landmarks are St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne Arts Centre, and South Melbourne Market. You’ll want to stay in Melbourne to visit St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne to visit Melbourne Arts Centre, and Melbourne to visit South Melbourne Market.

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