Uber cool Melbourne heats up with jazz this week

The action moves to Melbourne this week when the Melbourne International Jazz Festival gets underway.

Melbourne is one snazzy city and there isn’t a cooler time to visit than when the city is having one of its many amazing festivals.

The jazz festival headlines the June calendar from 1st-10th with acts such as Robert Hurst, Terence Blanchard, Hiromi, Lonnie Smith, Patti Austin and more.

For tickets (there are free events too), programs and all the details you need head to the official site – www.melbournejazz.com

If you need accommodation in Melbourne we have you covered with our VIP Backpacker affiliates. Check out some of the deals in these hostels below. Click the links to check availability and make your booking!

base Backpackers St Kilda
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WHY STAY AT BASE ST KILDA? To quote the Lonely Planet guidebook… “St Kilda is one of Melbourne’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan areas.” Spend some time staying at base and you will understand why St Kilda is the place where the coolest and funkiest people in Melbourne hang out. Base is situated in the heart of St Kilda, yet we are only 15 minutes by tram from Melbourne city centre. We are minutes walk from famous Ackland and Fitzroy St’s and St Kilda Beach. We are committed to being the cleanest hostel in Melbourne. All dorms and ensuite bathrooms are cleaned daily. 24 hour Reception. Security card access keys. All beds have their own locker.

Room Types Cost Available
Dorm (8) (ens) from $28.00 BOOK
Dorm (8) (F) from $31.00
Dorm (4) (ens) from $35.00
Double (ens) from $99.00
The Spencer – City Central
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Dorms/twins/doubles/singles – Ensuite rooms available – Weekly rates available – 24 hour access – Free pick up – Central heating – Job search assistance – Safe deposit – Free parking – Great kitchen

Room Types Cost Available
Dorm (6) from $25.00 BOOK
Twin from $60.00 BOOK
Double from $65.00 BOOK
Double (ens) from $80.00 BOOK
Hotel Discovery
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Amazing city location, low rates, great local staff, job agency, FREE Wi-Fi & breakfast, loads of events, basement bar with DJ’s, excellent value!

Room Types Cost Available
Large Dorm from $22.00 BOOK
Dorm (8) from $24.00 BOOK
Dorm 4 (F) from $26.00
Dorm (8) from $24.00 BOOK
Dorm (4) from $26.00 BOOK
Habitat HQ
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Habitat HQ is Melbourne’s Music Hostel & the backpackers of choice when visiting Melbourne. Voted No. 1 hostel in Melbourne as Winner of the Golden Backpack Award, Winner of 2010 Victorian Tourism Award & awarded us 4th best hostel in Australia in 2010 by an independent review site! More than just a bed, we offer unbeatable value, a great atmosphere & grassroots connections to ensure your experience in St Kilda & Melbourne is unique & fun.

Room Types Cost Available
Dorm: 10 bed from $26.00 BOOK
Dorm (8) from $26.00 BOOK
Dorm (ens) from $31.00
Dorm (6) from $28.00
Dorm (4) from $30.00 BOOK
Double (ens) from $89.00
Twin (ens) from $89.00 BOOK


Hope you’re enjoying the VIP Backpacker’s Travel Blog. There will be a blog every other Friday, so keep tuning in to keep your travel dreams alive! If there are any travel topics you want covered feel free to contact Jo at viplounge@vipbackpackers.com


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