Back of Chapel

Back of Chapel is a 150 year old Victorian terrace, which has recently been renovated. We are Located in the South-Eastern suburb of Windsor in Melbourne, Australia.

Back Of Chapel is nestled in the core of Chapel Street, which is a vibrant, cultural and popular tourist area in Melbourne. Chapel Street provides an historic setting with diverse dining in many cafes, restaurants and bars as well as innovative architecture with exciting arts and cultural venues. 

Back Of Chapel is rated in the top 3 best Hostels in Melbourne according to guest’s reviews left on Tripadvisor, Lonely PlanetHostelz, Hostel World and Hostel Bookers! We are Melbourne’s premiere boutique hostel!

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The Hostel

We are a small team at Back Of Chapel backpackers and have an extensive history of backpacking and travel to many countries over many years. Our Melbourne born manager can swap stories with you of journeys through some of the most extreme places on the planet or direct you to the most fun areas of Melbourne. We offer cheap Melbourne accommodation in private rooms or dorm style.

Our team know exactly what you want, what you love and dislike. Come visit us at Back of Chapel backpacker on your travels to Melbourne, it will be awesome to have you stay with us!

Our boutique hostel has a historical mystique, it was once a brothel used by politicians as written in the book “My Brother Jack”, we can show you its unique history, the secret escape door where ministers and politicians were ushered out through during police raids over 100 years ago. 

Reception hours are 8.30 am to 5 pm. If you plan to arrive outside of these times please let us know so we can arrange a late check-in procedure for you!

Phone: +61 (03) 9521 5338


Melbourne city is Australia’s centre of live music (approx. 400 bands play every weekend), clubbing with more clubs per capita than anywhere else in the world, cheap food, bars, cafes, cheap shopping (if you can’t buy it here, they don’t make it) and, oh yeah, did I mention food? Did I mention beer? Bars, pubs and restaurants surround us in both Chapel St and St.Kilda. So if on a budget Chapel St is where you should be.

Back of Chapel’s staff are extremely well travelled, informative (if they don’t know where it is, it doesn’t exist) and yes, believe it or not, we are backpacker FRIENDLY! Drive down the Great Ocean Road, Melbourne’s premier beach enclave, hike Wilson’s Prom and its awesome rain forests, barrel down the ski fields, see the penguins at Phillip Island, scoff wine in the Yarra Valley vineyards and OK, if you really have to, you can go down to “Neighbours” Ramsey St, exclusive to Melbourne, we’ll show you the way.

Back of Chapel backpackers is a budget hostel in Melbourne, where only your feet have to do the walking and catching a tram is just for fun, everything is just minutes away. There’s easy access to the Australian Open (tennis centre), the Australian Grand Prix (10 minutes walk), Aussie Rules Football, Melbourne outdoor festivals (Earthcore, Big Day Out, Falls Music FestivalSt. Kilda and Brunswick St. festivals and heaps more). If it’s Melbourne shopping you want, the best of designers are at our door.