The contemporary, studio-style rooms feature private ensuite bathrooms, along with a small business station.

Guest can choose from either double or single studios, which are both equipped with an LCD TV, fridge, microwave, heating and cooling, wireless broadband internet and tea & coffee making facilities.


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Positioned in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, on the fringe of the inner city, budget1hotel is conveniently placed between Melbourne Airport and Melbourne’s CBD. Travellers arriving from Tullamarine Airport or regional Victoria are able to access the Bell Street hotel with ease.

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Public Transport is just around the corner. The train will have you at Flinders St in less than half an hour passing by the MCG or the 86 tram line tours through some of Melbourne’s famous shopping precincts including Smith and Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, making stops at Carlton Gardens and Melbourne Museum.

Our local area

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Famous for its range of multicultural food and vibrant community spirit, recent years have seen Melbourne's quintessential cafe and bar culture, join the eclectic mix of local options. Perfect for shoppers, diners or arts and culture enthusiasts alike, our friendly guest services team are always on hand to share some local insights.

Preston Market

A must for visitors to the area, the Preston Market is well known in the north for its huge array of fresh produce, eateries, fashion and general specialty shops. The market is undercover to suit all types of weather, and located in the heart of Preston’s busiest shopping precinct.

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Cafe Culture

Well known for its emerging cafe scene, our local area has your Sunday brunch or midday meeting covered. Our favourites within strolling distance include Little Henri, Lowlands, Boundary Espresso and Pomona. Closer again are our onsite options, CHILL and JDs Diner that also offer fantastic meals throughout the day.

Night Life

Staying in Preston gives you access to the famous, and truly unique, nightlife of Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs. Try restaurants like Fu Manchu or The Moor’s Head, and enjoy a drink at The Racoon Club...finish off the evening with a night cap at CHILL.

Northland Shopping Centre

Just five minutes down the road, Northland Shopping Centre is one of the biggest in Melbourne with over 330 different retailers. Housing a mix of major department stores, smaller retailers, food outlets and entertainment including a 14 theatre Hoyts Cinema, it is a shopper’s paradise.

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Darebin Arts Centre

The perfect location for the wider arts community to meet, there are always a number of diverse, original activities and performances showing at this creative hub. View current performances the at the Darebin Arts Centre


Thornbury Theatre

Established in 1926, the beautiful, art deco, Thornbury Theatre is unique in its offerings, from concerts and boutique film screenings to wrestling matches and live comedy. Check the theatre's website for information on what’s on during your stay.

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