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Alto Hotel on Bourke, Melbourne, Australia

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
636 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

City-center hotel within walking distance of SEA LIFE Melbourne
  • Free WiFi
From 1,849 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Great wellness & sports facilities

Alto Hotel on Bourke, Melbourne, Australia

from NZ$121
  • Petite Queen Room
  • Studio Apartment - King or Twin
  • Studio Apartment - With Sofa Bed
  • Studio Apartment
  • One Bedroom Apartment
  • One Bedroom Apartment - Spa
  • Standard Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Superior Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Deluxe Two Bedroom Apartment
  • Studio Apartment

What’s around Alto Hotel on Bourke, Melbourne, Australia

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (5-minute walk)
  • Yarra Riverfront (6-minute walk)
  • Marvel Stadium (8-minute walk)
  • Bourke Street Mall (9-minute walk)
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (10-minute walk)
  • Eureka Tower (11-minute walk)
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (23-minute walk)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (23-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 26 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 22 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 46 min drive
  • Southern Cross Station - 2 min walk
  • Flinders Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Spotswood Station - 15 min drive
  • Flagstaff Station - 9 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 16 min walk
  • Parliament Station - 21 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2006
  • Elevator
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Alto Hotel on Bourke, Melbourne, Australia’s small print

Also known as

  • Alto Bourke
  • Alto Hotel on Bourke Hotel
  • Alto Hotel on Bourke Melbourne
  • Alto Hotel on Bourke Hotel Melbourne
  • Alto Bourke Melbourne
  • Alto Hotel
  • Alto Hotel Bourke
  • Alto Hotel Bourke Melbourne
  • Alto Hotel Melbourne
  • Alto Bourke


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 25 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs AUD 35 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between AUD 16 and AUD 29 for adults, and AUD 10 and AUD 15 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.0 From 350 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic Location with awesome staff
Flew in to Melbourne at 8am with a normal check in time of 2pm. The Alto staff were able to store all of our luggage and because the previous occupants of our room had left they were able to prioritize our room and let us check in there and then and make the room available from 12noon. They gave a local street maps and advice on local attractions (Queen Victoria Market and the Flagstaff playground for our kids, took our fancy). Now, the early check in was partly luck due to the early departure (luck), but combined with the easy going welcome and the no problem attitude from the very helpful desk staff, kicked our Melbourne sojourn off to a great start. Located conveniently located next to Southern Cross Station, so easy access to Skybus to and from Airport, Train access to local activities (The Show, Zoo, Federation Square, Central Melbourne etc...) regional access if desired. Tram stop 90m from front door gave easy access to location within the free tram zone (particularly, Bourke Street Mall, Harbour Town, Melbourne Star) and made accessing Southbank and St Kilda markets a breeze. Coles Spencer St and Spencer Street Outlet Centre also conveniently located for this hotel. Breakfast option ranging from cereal and a beverage, through full continental to cooked, were an easy option for a great start to the day. I found many eateries had a very "wam,bam, thank you mam" approach particularly in the CBD, so a point of difference, to just sit and enjoy good food
Ray, auOther trip
Good 6.0
Close to shopping area & free tram zone
We were pleasantly greeted by a helpful receptionist who patiently guided my husband on where to park our rented car upon checking in. Would not recommend you to drive to CBD and park here due to the extra surcharge, small and narrow parking space. There is a small shared lounge area where you can enjoy reading books and free flow of coffee and snacks. The room definitely looked smaller than what was advertised and there was just a small sink with microwave oven at the kitchenette. There was no way for cooking at all with limited space. After looking high and low for the washing machine and dryer as advertised, we were disappointed when told it was at the shared laundry area and we needed to pay extra as they are coins operated. As the hotel is near the free tram zone, main road and near many eateries, pubs etc, we could hear much noise from the passing trams, vehicles and even drunkards at the back of alley even after 12 midnight. If you are a light sleeper and travelling with young children, I will not recommend you to stay here. However since it is just walking distance to the shopping area and you don't mind noise, it is definitely a great place to stay.
NTan, sgOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very close to the terminal but relaxing place
Stayed for a week, and found this hotel can be recommended to everyone from business travelers to family. Pricing is reasonable considering its fairly good location (just a few minutes walk from Southern cross terminal where Skybus from the airport arrives) and tram station is also just in front of the hotel. 7/11 is also just next door. The area is in the middle of business district and close to the station, but it's quite calm atmosphere and can't imagine you are located only a few minutes from the terminal. Staffs are friendly and help you. Public transport card (Myki) is available at the reception, you can just directly come to the hotel from Skybus terminal. Room with kitchen, microwave, fridge and everything except washing machine. Bed is quite comfortable, room is clean. Definitely come back with my family next time.
sgOther trip
Very good 8.0
Ideal Melbourne Downtown accommodation
We speculatively booked the Alto because of its central position in a Melbourne largely 'a road less traveled. It proved to be an excellent choice from that point of view....seemingly close to the heart of the big city. Some of the big city vibe rubbed off. Discrete, and in no way flaunting itself, the entrance off Bourke street could easily be missed. The lobby is small. The reception staff hardly went out of their way to greet or help. First floor access is by lift. Our room was small, and the bathroom tiny. The bed was excellent. The only significant window contained a view of a brick wall. No matter, we were in and out....mostly out Breakfast was served in a frantic little room just off the lobby. Both the food and the service were excellent. We would return to the Alto. Exudes the character of the true boutique accommodation so much more desirable than the big over spacious hotel chains. If you don't mind difficulty putting on your makeup or having a shave...ideal.
Geoff, auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Foodie Paradise
The people at Adina are first rate ... nothing is too much trouble, they love ensuring that guests have a great stay. The Cabins are wonderful, very peaceful and situated right in the middle of the vineyard and olive grove. Each cabin has a private deck for sitting and enjoying the local produce, Olives, Wine and above all serenity. I really recommend this place, inside the cabins are spotless, very well appointed with everything you need; just like a home away from home. Next time .. and there will definitely be a next time. I'm going to leave more time to sit and relax on that deck. We ate at the Adina restaurant during our stay - just a short walk across the grassed area between the olives and the vines .. the food was stunning, no need for a taxi or uber; just stroll back to your cabin after dinner.
John, auTrip with friends

Alto Hotel on Bourke, Melbourne, Australia

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