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Alto Hotel on Bourke

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a wonderful stay at the Alto Hotel in downtown Melbourne. The Hotel was really nice, clean and centrally located to everything downtown. The Tram is across the street and you can ride the tram free in the downtown area. The hotel staff was really friendly, especially Amy at the front desk. She was super helpful with places we should go to in the city and was a joy to talk to.

Everything about this hotel is great. Convenient location, reasonably priced, and Eco-friendly!

The location of Alto on Bourke is it's best quality. A few meters from Southern Cross makes it really convenient for travelers. The Petite Queen room was just that-- very petite... A right fit for more than one person. It was clean though, and the bed was comfortable. My only complaint is that I could hear all the activities (and conversations) of my next door neighbors and my upstairs neighbors. Those who choose to stay up all night pursuing amorous activities made it difficult to sleep.

The Alto on Bourke is an easy walk from the Airport Shuttle terminal. It is a healthy, but do-able walk to the FREE Melbourne trolley that circles the downtown area every 15 minutes or so. The front office staff was most welcoming and very helpful. Our room was sparkling clean. The view from the window was of the brick wall of the building next door -- assuring us privacy! The kitchenette was clean and well-stocked with dishes, flatware, etc. A splendid coffee/cocoa maker in the restaurant downstairs assured me I could get a gratis cup of capucino whenever the spirit moved me. Best of all, the hotel encourages and supports earth-friendly habits like separating trash and reusing bath towels. (We've noticed other hotels tell you they will let you reuse your towel, but somehow always end up supplying fresh towels anyway.) The Alto has replaced the tiny throwaway plastic bottles of shampoo and tiny bars of soap with refillable dispensers at the sink and in the shower. Additional total-hotel energy saving measures are outlined in the brochure provided in each room. We felt very good about staying at the Bourke. We hope they're a reflection of a new direction in the hospitality world.

636 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Etihad Stadium and Melbourne Aquarium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Business center
  • Concierge services

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, Alto Hotel on Bourke is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Etihad Stadium and Bourke Street Mall. Each of the 50 rooms at this 4-star hotel includes an iPod dock, a refrigerator, and a minibar. It's in central Melbourne and also close to Emporium Melbourne and Eureka Tower.


For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 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 30.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.

Room options

Studio Apartment - King or Twin

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Studio Apartment - With Sofa Bed

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Studio Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

One Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3