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This hotel has now become our home in Melbourne. We have stayed here three times and on all occasions were completely satisfied with the rooms and service provided. The hotel is located at the bottom of Bourke Street within walking distance to Southbank DFO and the adjoining restaurants, Victoria Markets and the CBD for those who are reasonably fit. 200 meters down the street towards the Southern Cross Railway Station is a tram stop which will take you into the city if the weather is bad or you are with children. The hotel provides a combination of rooms and apartments, which we have used when staying with our teen age son and are fully self contained. Our apartment had a small living/eating area with two bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. The hotel offers a good valve breakfast package either cold buffet or hot selection from a fairly comprehensive menu, a complimentary drink at 5:30 pm with a selection of board and card games to play and an open sweet selection to go with the free 24 hour coffee bar. The hotel also has awards for it environmental policies which I fully endorse. If you are looking for a boutique hotel located just outside the city that caters exceptionally well for its guests I strongly recommend the Alto on Bourke for your next visit to Melbourne

We love the attitude of this hotel. They really do care about having a sustainable impact, economically, environmentally and socially. The staff were lovely. The location is perfect and the facilities have the comforts of home. Love staying here.

This hotel is literally on the door step of Southern Cross station and within walking distance to the CBD area and eateries. Service was faultless, my room was immaculate and had everything I needed and the breakfast was decent. There's complimentary tea & coffee in the restaurant throughout the day and the icing on the cake was free wine/beer for a limited period in the evening! Would definitely stay here again.

Excellent staff service all very friendly, awesome place for a stay , room was well appointed and very clean, great shower loved that after a big day shopping, we will stay again when in Melbourne again .

The best decision made is to stay at this hotel. Its location in CBD is easily accessible. It is very near to Southern Cross Station and there is a tram stop right in front of the hotel. Value for money as the hotel provides free wifi (in room & at lounge area), foxtel, unlimited espresso coffee, coin operated laundry, free massage chair in spa room, free apples, candies & nuts at the A Lounge. The cleanliness if great and room was serviced every day. Special mention to the super hospitable and helpful staff, especially Andry at the reception, who made our stay in Alto felt like our home in Melbourne. Highly recommended and will definitely come back to stay.

I have stayed at the Alto 3 x and each time has been very pleasant. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are very clean and spacious. The beds are comfortable. Conveniently place right near a large train station and the tram right outside.

This was the second time I have stayed here and often recommend it to my work collegues and contractor workforce than work for me as the place to stay in Melbourne. I have found the staff to be very attentive, this time they identified I was in a hurry when checking in as I needed to get to a business meeting. They took my bags and attended to all the paperwork in the background so it was ready to go when I returned. I found my bags had already been delivered to my room. This time around I took advantage of their happy hour which gives you a selection of wine, beer or cider complementary for the first drink. The glass I had was huge and the young woman was very attentive filling my glass. Incredible value with Free machine coffee and lollies. A comfortable sitting area and small restaurant. The rooms are small but highly functional. They are very clean and the beds are incredibly comfortable and they have a good selection of pillows so you can get just the right one for your sleeping style. I had to leave very early again so am yet to have breakfast which is quite resonable for a buffett. The Desk staff were incredible in the morning as I needed a cab to the airport very early and they had it waiting for me outside the front doors. I am already planning to visit Melbourne again because of this Hotel and the experience I want to share with my wife. My congratulations to the management and staff for a fantastic experience.

A very pleasant stay. A clean well-appointed room (I was given a free upgrade to a suite, which is presumably less likely at other times of the year). The staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. A complimentary early evening drink (on weekdays) was a nice touch. Breakfast was OK, although the choice of continental breakfast was a bit limited (there were also cooked breakfasts available but I didn’t try these) – so better options were available locally. The location was very good – within the free tram zone, and only a few minutes’ walk from Southern Cross station (where the Skybus terminates). The hotel does not have a restaurant, but offered several recommendations for local eateries.

This was my fourth stay at Alto Hotel. The location is fabulous (with tram outside and Southern Cross station (airport transfer) around the corner, the staff) is really friendly and you really feel at home.

Just a two minute walk from Southern Cross Station which is where the Skybus drops you off from the airport. Friendly and helpful staff who were happy to help me print a document from my phone. The A lounge has complimentary hot drinks, water, fruit, candy bar and even happy hour. There’s a good selection of games and books and also a massage chair quiet area. Alto is in the free tram zone with a stop just outside. Also close to many great eateries and shops. We had a petite queen room which as the title says was small but very comfortable with everything we needed. There was no noise that disturbed us. Very impressed with everything about this hotel and will certainly return!

636 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to SEA LIFE Melbourne and Bourke Street Mall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Business center
  • Concierge services

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, Alto Hotel on Bourke is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as SEA LIFE Melbourne and Yarra Riverfront. Each of the 50 rooms at this 4-star hotel includes an iPod dock, a refrigerator, and a minibar.


For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


All of Alto Hotel on Bourke's 50 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch LED TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes are also standard.

Property features

Alto Hotel on Bourke features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is available for AUD 35 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Superior Two Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Standard Two Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

One Bedroom Apartment - Spa

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1842 reviews

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