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Oversea, Travel

Melbourne Day 3: Victoria Hall & Queen Victoria Market Again (Part 1)

Here’s Day 1’s & Day 2’s recap:
Melbourne Day 1: Federation Square, Hoiser Lane & Flinders Street Station

Melbourne Day 2: Queen Victoria Market, Royal Arcade & Block Arcade

I’ve been talking about Victoria Hall (known as Space Hotel now), my 3 days accommodation in Melbourne several times. Now let me take you in and around Victoria Hall. In my opinion hostel in Melbourne is quite expensive. That kind of money would have paid for a comfy stay in say 4 star hotel in Malaysia. Thank God it’s not New South Wales or Queensland or the accommodation $$ would be even high up. Yes, yes I convert la.

I found Victoria Hall through TripAdvisor (ranking 17/91 in Specialty Lodging). This hostel had poor and terrible reviews in the past. Since undergoing major renovation works (until end of 2010), the reviews have been improving to ‘very good’.


Victoria Hall. As you can see the rooftop, top floors and ground area are under renovation. The shared kitchen is currently at its sorry state. Functional but a little sore.
Our room is on the first floor – left most of this picture.

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Oversea, Travel

Melbourne Day 2: Queen Victoria Market, Royal Arcade & Block Arcade

Continuation from Melbourne Day 1: Federation Square, Hosier Lane & Flinders Street Station

Our beds at Victoria Hall were so comfy until we overslept! Seeing that everything in Melbourne CBD are fairly near we decide to walk again. Our first destination for day 2 is Queen Victoria Market. But first we made a small detour to Franklin Street to check out something for our coming trip. Will let you know when it’s time.


Queen Victoria Market or QVM in short is Melbourne’s premier market since 1878.

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