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What It’s Like to Be a Beginner Backpacker in Melbourne

Updated: Dec 21, 2020



Are you planning to go on a lively trip to Australia? Do you want to experience an Aussie road trip in a wonderful city? Well, Melbourne ticks all the boxes!


With its over-priced coffee and decadent food scene, you might think that the place is not suited to first-time backpackers in Melbourne. However, the city is not as pricey as you think. Rather, it is popular for its brilliant nightlife and trendy bars, making it a thriving backpacker scene.


To help you get started, we have prepared a guide for your ultimate backpacking experience.


Anytime is a great time to visit and explore the city of Melbourne. But you have to keep in mind that Melbourne has distinct seasons unlike the North of Australia. The place is subject to frosty winters and hot summers.


If you are not fond of the cold weather, Melbourne is not an ideal place to go to during the chilly months of May to September. You can visit the city between November and February because they are typically the warmest months.


Despite the season, the temperature can still have drastic changes which are often said that you can experience ‘four seasons in one day’ in the city. As such, it is ideal to pack a variety of different layers when coming so you are ready for whatever weather Melbourne will throw at you.


If you want to use any of the public transport in Melbourne and the surrounding areas, make sure that you have a Myki card. You will top the card up with the money to pay for trains, trams, and buses. You can get one from convenience stores or designated machines that you can find at train stations.


Moreover, you should download the public transport Victoria (PTV) app on your phone to get updates on tram times and plan routes. By having the app on your phone, you will not have a hard time figuring out how to get from point A to point B.


Melbourne is a gateway to some of the world’s iconic roadside attraction. For instance, the Great Ocean Road, one of the most amazing road trips in the world, is only a short drive away. You can also get to Phillip Island, home of the wild penguins in the country, in a short drive or a boat trip away from the city.


If you plan to stay in Melbourne for a while, it is valuable to join some Melbourne backpackers' groups. You can find someone from the group who can answer your questions and get updates and information about jobs and places to stay.


If you want to make the most of your first trip to Melbourne, look for a convenient and comfortable place to stay. A hotel backpack in Melbourne would be a great choice!


Tramstop 14 is the perfect backpackers’ hostel for travellers who need short- and long-term accommodation. With our affordable group hostel booking rates, you can enjoy a clean, safe, and comfortable living environment. Aside from your choice of room, you get to access our fully equipped kitchen, state-of-the-art communal spaces, and free Wi-Fi.


When you stay at Tramstop 14, you will experience Melbourne just as a first-timer should. Within walking distance, you immerse yourself in the city’s healthy live music scene, bars, cafes, art galleries, and many more.


With this roundup of backpacking tips and tricks, you will be ready to explore the vibrant city that is Melbourne. Get your Melbourne journey started with Tramstop 14! Call 0418 513 067 today!

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