Casual accommodation is available at Medley Hall from end of November to mid February.


Only a five-minute walk to the heart of the city in one direction and a ten minute walk to The University of Melbourne in the other, Medley Hall is in the perfect location. It is close to public transport and city airline bus terminals. Just around the corner is the bistro life of Carlton, and around the other are the Exhibition Gardens, the Central Business District, Chinatown, theatres and nightclubs.

Single study bedrooms are available. Most rooms have an extra long single bed. 

The magnificent Victorian Italianate building, “Benvenuta”, is where the dining hall, formal lounge room and music room are situated. 

Conferences, meetings and private functions enquiries are welcome and may be accommodated throughout the year. The college has wheelchair access throughout.

History to the present day

Medley Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. Completed in 1892 at 48 Drummond Street for Leah Abrahams, Benvenuta, meaning ‘Welcome’, was designed by architect Walter Scott Law in an Italianate Victorian Baroque style. For the building’s construction, stained glass and over 15 tons of marble and steel, and craftsmen to create the ornate interior were all brought over from Italy.

Food and Drinks

Each level of accommodation has a kitchenette with complimentary tea and coffee facilities and has a communal fridge, toaster and microwave.  Downstairs in the TV lounge area there is a communical kitchen complete with oven, pots, pans and cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery.  

A two minute walk away is Lygon Street, which is lined with cafes and restaurants.  There you will find supermarkets, delicatessens, chemists and a post office.  In the other direction and only a short walk away, you will reach the city centre where you'll be entertained with endless shops and cafes, theatres and restaurants.

Grounds and gardens

The Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens and Museum are a two minute walk from Medley Hall on Rathdowne Street.  This is a beautiful space and easily accessible for those looking for a bit of nature.

Other facilities

Internet access is available in each room.  The cost is $5 per day or $20 for the week.  Wireless is located in all the public areas of Medley Hall. 

Luggage can be stored for you on the day of your departure. 

There is a laundry downstairs with driers for your convenience (coin-operated). You will need to purchase your own laundry detergent.  Cost is $1 to wash and $4 to dry.

The TV lounge is located on the ground floor and has a DVD as well.

There is a music room with a baby grand piano for those who wish to practice.


Free public car parking (nearby)

Public car parking for a charge (nearby)

Minimum age 18

Self Catering

Room Only (no kitchen facilities)

Historic Property



Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Self-catering facilities


CD player

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board


DVD player

Washing machine

Central heating

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Electric oven



Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18


Based on 5 Reviews
Service 4.4
Rooms 4.2
Website 4.4
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 4.2

Clean pleasant. Reasonable price. Located well for transport.
Mrs Ludmila H

Travel Info

Address: 48 Drummond Street, Carlton Vic 3126, Australia, Melbourne, 3053, Australia

Check In: 2pm  Check Out: 10am

Please note there is no 24 hour reception. The reception is open from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and after this time the resident after hours staff are on duty who are contactable via a door bell at the front door and a contact number which will be sent to you once you have confirmed your booking.

There is a StarBus service which can bring you directly to Medley Hall from Tullamarine airport if you book prior to you arrival.  The phone no. is +61 3 83788700 or www.starbusshuttle  The cost of transfer is $20 one way.  This service does not run 24 hours so you will need to check times with them.

The Skybus service is available 24 hours.  They can transfer you to Spencer Street which is 3.5 klm away. 10 minutes by car or 40 minutes to walk.  You can arrange for them to drop you off at a local hotel which is a 2 minute walk from Medley Hall but you'd have to arrange that prior to your arrival.  Their website is for more information.

There is no onsite parking and there is limited onstreet parking.