Comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation in a sophisticated and historical area of Carlton. Located just two blocks from Lygon St, and public transport.


Graduate House offers comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation in a sophisticated and historical area of Melbourne. Situated moments from the city centre, Carlton is a bustling area with a vibrant social and restaurant scene on the world famous Lygon Street.

The rooms and apartments are located across three wings. The older style William Berry Wing of adjoining terrace houses has single and double rooms (shared bathrooms) and one apartment. The Main Building has single and double rooms with ensuites, and the newest Stella Langford Wing has medium and large self-contained apartments.

History to the present day

Graduate House is a membership association of graduates. It was established in 1911 by a group of founders interested in continuing, throughout their lifetimes, the feel of being at university by having forums for discussion and learning.

The establishment now has members all over the world who have graduated from any university, not just the University of Melbourne, in many disciplines.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast and dinner is included in the price of the room. Please note that during the Festive Season from the 20th December 2017 to 7th January 2018 inclusive there are no meals or room service provided.

Basic self-catering facilities are available for those who require a little more flexibility.

Grounds and gardens

  • Melbourne Museum (walking distance)
  • Imax (walking distance)
  • Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
  • Queen Victorica Market (walking distance)
  • City Centre (walking distance)
  • Trams (walking distance)
  • Melbourne Unviersity (walking distance)
  • Royal Melborune Hospital (walking distance)
  • Royal Women's Hospital (walking distance)
  • Royal Children's Hospital (walking distance)
  • Lygon St (walking distance)
  • Safeway (walking distance)


Other facilities

All bed linen and towels are provided. For longer term visitors, bed-linen and towels are changed weekly.

Coin-operated washing machines and dryers are available for guests to use.

A wireless internet connection is available for a charge. Cards enabling access can be purchased from the office. Daily-$7.00, Weekly-$14.00 Fortnightly-$22.00, 3 weeks-$28.00, Monthly-$30.00

Visitors have access to resident areas including a comfortably appointed lounge, a TV room, a recreation room with table tennis table, a library, kitchen and study rooms during their stay.

Car parking facilities are available. Please mention in the Additional Information section of the booking form if you would like to reserve a space. The charge is $15.00 per day. There is also secure bicycle shelter and luggage storage available.


No disabled access

Breakfast Included

Private parking (charge)

Minimum age 21




Internet access for a charge

Shared gardens

Garden furniture

Self-catering facilities


Book library

Luggage storage

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board


Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Electric heating

Air Conditioning

Bicycle storage

Food and Drinks

Continental breakfast (included)

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)


Electric oven




Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)


Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Graduate House, Carlton, Melbourne - Reviews


Based on 60 reviews
Service 4.4
Rooms 4.2
Food 3.6
Value 4.3
Overall Experience 4.3

wack a sausage on the breakfast menu...full points
Mr Michael M

Thank you, the concierge was friendly and very helpful!
Ms Rachel P

The weekend host was very friendly and professional. The room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was very good. I highly recommend this accommodation: close to everything and great value for money.
Mrs Eva B

The meals were I've had at grad house and the comfort as home.from
Mrs Sandra B

Good, clean and tidy room Well look after
Prof Nghiem D


I have always enjoyed my stay at Graduate House.
Mr Ken L

Great place to stay whilst visiting Melbourne, close to Lygon St and easy access to trams into the city.
Mr Barry S

Graduate House is a great location . Close to Queen Victoria market for huge range of foodstuffs. We found it easy to walk into the centre of the city and caught a free tram back . Our apartment was very spacious and well equipped and extremely good value for money.
Mrs Carol T

one of the things I liked most was the quiet atmosphere and proximity to everything, I will certainly return
Mrs Sandra B

Arrival Info

Address: Graduate House, 220 Leicester St, Carlton VIC 305, Melbourne3053, Australia

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 19:00 (7:00pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 10:00 (10:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

Check-in: From 2.00pm       Check-out: 10.00am

You are welcome to use the facilities until your room becomes available.

Office hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 7.00pm

Arrivals after hours, weekends or on a Public holiday please ring the front door bell upon arrival and the Duty Resident will assist with your check in.

Directions: A taxi from the airport costs around $50-55. Alternatively, take the Starbus from the Airport, which departs every 30 minutes on the hour. Inform the driver you are going to Graduate House and they will drop you off at the door until 7.00pm, after 7.00pm they will drop you off at Southern Cross Station. From here, Graduate House is around a 10 min. taxi ride, or a 35 min. walk. 

Nearest Airport: Tullamarine Airport (21km)

Direct Bus Service – STARBUS operates between 5am – 7pm daily. 

Taxi – Alternatively you can jump in a taxi and depending on traffic this will take between 25-50 minutes and cost approximately between $50-$65. If you are travelling with 3 or 4 people this can be a cheaper option than paying separately for the bus.