Space Hotel is an ex-government building which has been completely refurbished and reopened in 2013. It is located in Melbourne’s CBD and near China Town, which has many bars, cafes and shops.

It is 20km from Melbourne airport and transfer time by car is likely to be around 30 minutes depending on the time of day you travel.

Rooms for Sport Lived customers

Sport Lived customers who chose Standard accommodation are booked in to a 4 bed dormitory with the following facilities:

  • Bunk Beds
  • Individual lamp and power socket
  • Lockable Cupboard (with padlock)
  • Linen & Towels*
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shared private bathroom
  • Swipe card security

*Although towels are provided, we recommend customers take extra towels for the beach or to use after sports

Space Hotel also has a limited number of Twin and Single rooms. These may be available for a supplement.


Space Hotel has the following facilities:

  • Roof deck with Jacuzzi
  • Gym
  • Reading room / Meeting space
  • Cinema Room
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Books, magazines and board games
  • Large flat screen TVs
  • ATM banking

Catering Facilities

Space has a communal kitchen. Facilities include:

  • 8 gas hobs
  • Ovens and microwaves
  • Toasters
  • Pots, pans
  • Gas BBQ
  • Free tea, coffee, sugar
  • Fridges and lockers for storage of food ite

There is a large communal Dining area, including an outside terrace.

Note: Guests are provided with plates and cutlery at reception when they check in. If they are not returned on check out they will be charged $10.

A Cool Bag and 2 padlocks may be useful to secure perishable items in the communal fridges.


Space has a bar & restaurant on-site called the Blue Moon Bar.

Beer, wine and spirits at a great price with nightly drink offers.

Nightly competitions including karaoke night and games nights.

Restaurant meals start around $10 and are served from 5.00pm every night with daily specials.

Laundry Facilities

  • 5 washing machines
  • 4 dryers
  • The cost - Wash only $5.00, Washer/Dryer $10.00
  • On site ironing facilities.


Space has a 24 hour front desk.

There is Swipe card key access to both Space and own room giving 24 hour access

IT facilities

There are 16 fixed computers for all guests to use that are free of charge in Space’s Internet Café. Each computer has a microphone and headset for Skype calls.

Free Wi-Fi throughout the building for Sport Lived customers, (maximum 4gb download per person per week)

Printing/scanning facilities also available

Other services

  • A free shuttle bus runs to St Kilda during the summer season.
  • A licensed tour desk for booking buses, day trips, east coast packages, airport transfers, hostels, skydiving plus much more!
  • Mail can be collected/sent from reception
  • Off-site car parking ($25 per day)

The Surrounding Area

A short walk to the Melbourne Central train station (650m) which is a main transport hub.

A 10 minute tram ride to Flinders Street Station (within the Free Tram Zone)

  • Gyms 20 minutes walk
  • Bars 5-10 minutes walk
  • Restaurants 5-10 minutes walk
  • China Town 5 minutes walk
  • Lygon Street (Little Italy) 2 minutes walk

Supermarkets: 7 minute walk to Coles on La Trobe Street or Aldi on Franklin Street. 2 minutes walk to 7 Eleven on corner of MacKenzie Streey.

Major Public Hospital: St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy - 15 minute walk on Victoria Parade.

Space Hotel Rules

Space have their own House Rules which customers have to agree to on arrival. Customers have to show their passport. Due to liquor license rules there is no BYO alcohol allowed at the Hostel. Any alcohol or illegal drugs being consumed can lead to eviction.

Space Hotel Address

380 Russell Street
Victoria 3000

Tel: +61 3 9662 3888