We are a small team at Back Of Chapel. We have an extensive history of backpacking and have travelled to many countries over the years. Our Melbourne born managers can swap stories with you of journeys through some of the earths finest places or direct you to the most fun areas of Melbourne.
Our boutique hostel 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.
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 “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 fest., St. Kilda and Brunswick St. festivals and heaps more). If it’s Melbourne shopping you want, the best of designers are at our door.
Reception hours are 8:30am to 5pm. (sometimes not attended from 12:30-2:30pm)
If you plan to arrive outside of these times please let us know so we can arrange a late check-in procedure for you!
+61 3 9521 5338