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Alto Hotel on Bourke

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We recently spent 4 nights at the Alto on Bourke. We booked 2 rooms on line and received a special cooked breakfast for $5 per room each morning. On arrival staff were friendly and helpful. Our rooms were clean, the bed was very comfortable and we could open the window for fresh air. We also had a microwave, a sink area as well as tea and coffee facilities. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi and Foxtel. Mon-Fri at 5.30 to 6.30pm you can meet Gary the General Manager of the hotel in the restaurant/bar area and he will shout you a drink. Free access to the lolly bar and coffee machine 24/7. Free access passes also to a well equipt gym in Bourke St available from reception. All the staff are courtesy and polite to guests and also with each other. To top it off the Alto on Bourke St is Australia's first carbon neutral hotel. We would definitely stay there again.

Very well located for a walking/tram holiday around Melbourne. Clean, comfortable and quiet. Also close to Southern Cross Station so all transport options available including Sky Bus to Airport. Hotel has a quaint "small boutique hotel" feel about it. Recommend for short stays as facilities are limited.

We love this hotel and the location - stayed multiple times over the past few years. However it is becoming obvious it needs a bit of a refresh. We thought our room was a bit weird smelling - though the smell did clear when the air con was on, so not a huge issue. The wifi was a bit patchy at times too. It’s a nice hotel though, just needs a bit of TLC.

Great boutique hotel in a great location. Immaculately clean. Super comfy beds and even though in the hustle an bustle near Southern Cross station the most you can hear at times is the very faint sound of a tram. Not to mention the complimentary espresso machine, the free wifi, the library and games in the quaint sitting room or the tram stop right out the front. Staff were all so helpful. This was our first stay but wont be the last.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cozy and comfortable boutique hotel. It was so conveniently situated it surprised us... made getting to and from the airport and forays out to shops and restaurants a breeze. Shout out to Gary the manager who possesses the rare quality of genuine and charming hospitality. He conducted Happy Hour with relaxed aplomb and made everybody feel spoilt and important. This warm and generous service filtered down to the staff. We would like to thank the kitchen wait staff as well as Luciana at front reception. Food was great but more importantly ambiance and attitude all round was just lovely. The dining/ lounge with its quirky games was conducive to friendly chats. Thanks Alto, we would happily stay again!

I travel quite regularly for work and Alto Hotel on Bourke is situated right in CBD, extremely convenient to anywhere! The room is definitely designed for a business traveller like myself where the working desk had everything I need. From easy access power point to lighting, to space. Cosy, home away from home! The bed and pillow were by far, one of the best out of all the properties I've stayed at in the past. Very well-sound proof (compared to other 4-5 stars hotels where you can hear your neighbours singing). I love every bit of this place, their service, their team, their design, their room just everything. Will return :)

We have just spent one night at the Alto and found it to be in a great location, Southern Cross station and Eithad Stadium within a short walking distance plus the CBD close by. Hotel was clean, had a very comfortable bed and lovely hot water. Wifi worked well. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Complimentary coffee and lolly bar a pleasant surprise. We do not visit Melbourne often but will definitely stay at the Alto on our next visit.

We have just spent 3 nights at The Alto and could not have asked for better, the staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, the complimentary lollie bar a treat as was the meet the manager beverage. The location is perfect, being a short walk to Spencer street station and Etihad Stadium. We, most definitely, will stay here again and I would not hesitate to recommend The Alto as the place to stay.

We stayed for a little over two weeks and it was a great choice for our visit. Convenient location, excellent staff, everything we needed to be at home. The location is a few minutes walk from the Southern Cross train station, there is a tram stop across the street and the CBD is on the doorstep. We found it easy to get to where we wanted to go. There are different types of rooms depending on what you need and laundry facilities in the hotel for convenience. The coffee/tea/candy available in the breakfast room all day is appreciated at the end the day; the wifi works well etc.

Regular business trip for the last 4 years. Perfect location, only few steps to Southern Cross station, tram stop and the nearby Coles have better bakery and more choices of fruit and veggies. Staff are friendly. Free fresh apples and coffee machines. Unfortunately in my last 2 weeks stay, wifi is not very good (maybe because my room is at the back). Cleaners miss to wipe the two small side tables in the bedroom.

636 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Etihad Stadium and SEA LIFE Melbourne
  • 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.


Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered 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

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1656 reviews