Summer Institute 2018 – Accommodation Guide

To make your accommodation search easier, we’ve compiled a list of hotels based both in and around Footscray as well as Melbourne’s CBD. Below, you’ll find a summary of each hotel and a map to show you where the hotel is located in relation to the venue.

If you have any further questions, please contact AVID Australia at AVID. Australia@vu.edu.au

ACCOMMODATION IN FOOTSCRAY

Unilodge – (1 minute walk)

Shared student accommodation and self-contained apartments. Suitable for schools intending to stay 3 nights or longer, and schools looking for shared accommodation and study break out areas (ideal for community building). Located in Footscray.

Please note that is not a hotel or serviced apartment facility.

  • Address: 101 Ballarat Rd, Footscray, VIC, 3011
  • Contact number: (03) 9687 9830
  • Public transport availability: NA
  • Participant Discount: NA
  • PLEASE NOTE! The deadline to confirm bookings at UniLodge was 31 October 2018. This accommodation option is no longer available.

Quest Flemington – (5 minutes drive)

Serviced apartment style hotel rooms. Good for shared accommodation and self-contained apartments. Located close to Footscray.

  • Address: 600 Epsom Rd, Flemington, VIC, 3031
  • Contact number: (03) 9371 2200
  • Public transport availability: 10-15 minutes – take the 404 bus, three stops
  • Participant Discount: Mention the following code to receive a 10% discount off their best available rate: 90691. Guests will need to call (03) 9371 2200 and mention the code in order to receive the special rate.

Plough Hotel – (15 minute walk, 2 minute drive)

Hotel suitable for small groups. Comes with individual rooms and only one room for twin guests. Within walking distance of venue.

  • Address: 333 Barkly Street (Cnr of Geelong Rd & Barkly St) Footscray, VIC, 3011
  • Contact number: (03) 9687 2070
  • Public transport availability: NA
  • Participant Discount: NA

Footscray Motor Inn and Serviced Apartments – (10 minute walk, 2 minute drive)

Motel style accommodation and serviced apartments – good for smaller groups with limited rooms. Within walking distance of venue.

  • Address: 90 Droop St, Footscray, VIC, 3011
  • Contact number: (03) 9688 8700
  • Public transport availability: NA
  • Participant Discount: NA

Quest Moonee Valley – (12 minute drive)

Shared accommodation and self-contained apartments. Close to Footscray but not the CBD.

  • Address: 1 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds, VIC, 3039
  • Contact number: (03) 8325 9500
  • Public transport availability: 30-40 minutes
  • Participant Discount: NA

Quest Maribyrnong – (10 minute drive)

Shared accommodation and self-contained apartments. Close to Footscray but not the CBD.

  • Address: 2 Wests Rd, Maribyrnong, VIC, 3032
  • Contact number: (03) 9070 2222
  • Public transport availability: 15-20 minutes
  • Participant Discount: AVID10 – if used on their website, will provide a 10% discount off Quest Best Rate.

Ashley Hotel –  (8 minute drive)

Hotel accommodation. Close to Footscray but not the CBD.

  • Address: 226 Ballarat Rd, Braybrook, VIC, 3019
  • Contact number: (03) 9317 9257
  • Public transport availability: 20 minutes
  • Participant Discount: NA

ACCOMMODATION IN CBD

Brady Hotel– (15 minute drive)

Hotel accommodation. Within walking distance of Melbourne Central Station

  • Address: 30 Little La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Contact number: (03) 8580 6061
  • Public transport availability: 20-25 minutes – 2 minute walk to Melbourne Central Train Station, 9 minute train journey to Footscray Station, 10 minute walk to venue.
  • Participant Discount: Use the booking code AVIDSI to receive a discounted room rate or simply click the unique link here for the discounted rate

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders – (16 minute drive)

Hotel accommodation. Within walking distance of Southern Cross train station.

  • Address: 575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
  • Contact number: (03) 9650 9888
  • Public transport availability: 25 minutes – 2 minute walk to Southern Cross Station, 10 minute train journey to Footscray Station, 10 minute walk to venue.

Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street – (15 minute drive)

Hotel accommodation. 10 minute walk to Melbourne Central station.

  • Address: 609 Swanston St, Carlton VIC 3053
  • Contact number: (03) 9347 3027
  • Public transport availability: 36 minutes – 10 minute walk to central station, 11 minute train journey to Footscray station, 10 minute walk to venue.

Pegasus – (14 minute drive)

Hotel accommodation. 5 minute walk to Flagstaff station.

  • Address: 206 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
  • Contact number: (03) 9284 2400
  • Public transport availability: 29 minutes – 5 minute walk to Flagstaff station, 9 minute train journey to Footscray station, 10 minute walk to venue

Quest Docklands – (14 minute drive)

Hotel accommodation. 9 minute walk to Southern Cross station.

  • Address: 750 Bourke Street, Docklands, VIC, 3008
  • Contact number: (03) 9630 1000
  • Public transport availability: 32 minutes – 9 minute walk to Southern Cross Station, 8 minute train trip to Footscray station, 10 minute walk to venue.

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands – (13 minute drive)

Hotel accommodation. 7 minute walk to Southern Cross station

  • Address: 66 Aurora Lane, Docklands, VIC, 3008
  • Contact number: (03) 8615 1000
  • Public transport availability: 20-25 minutes – 7 minute walk to Southern Cross station and then 8 minute train journey to Footscray station, 10 minute walk to venue.

Atlantis Hotel Melbourne – (11 minute drive)

Hotel accommodation, located on the edge of the CBD. Closer to Footscray than most hotels.

  • Address: 300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Contact number: (03) 9600 2900
  • Public transport availability: 30 minutes – 2 minute walk to bus station (216), get off at Leeds Street, 10 minute walk to venue.