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4.1 out of 5

"Rooms were only small but very modern and clean & perfect for a weekend stay in Melbourne. Terrific price for such a great location. We will definitel ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel places you in the center of Carlton, within a short 5-minute stroll of Melbourne City Baths and Lygon Street. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

LCD TVs, safes, and hairdryers are featured in all 235 rooms. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and free toiletries. Phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

The restaurant, Works Thai Restaurant, serves Asian cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Carlton hotel include University of Melbourne and RMIT University.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$93 per night

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel ratings based on 422 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel

Everyone (316) Couples (75) Business (10) Students (2) Family (16)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Conveniently located, easy to find when driving and easy lift access. Parking not signposted, they hadn’t printed the parking booking sheet for the day so I kept getting told I hadn’t reserved a spot, until I insisted several times I had. Very small rooms, especially when staying in a twin with a work colleague.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Apr. 2019 by Mack

Thank you so very much for your constructive feedback. We will address your concern about the room and car parking. Looking forward to welcome you back at the hotel. Kind Regards, Ibis Team

5 out of 5
the hotel is clean and comfortable. And it's quiet at night. In addition,it's very convenient to go to Melbourne city centre.

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Feb. 2019 by Joy Laserna

hI Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Warm regards, The Smile Team

2 out of 5
I stayed at the Ibis on Swanston Street as I was attending summer school at university. I booked through Wotif. I didn’t realise it was only a 3 star hotel at the time of booking as the price didn’t reflect a budget rating, that would not normally worry me for a short stay. The room was extremely compact, and came with no information about the hotel e.g I tried to turn the air conditioner up but it was locked at a cool level. Without a phone inside the room I used my mobile to call reception at which time they altered the setting. As I got into bed I squeezed beside the bed parallel to the window, once in bed I discovered my feet were covered in dust, fluff and long black hair! Gross! It was difficult to sleep at night with only one small pillow and was awoken early with building works at my window. I opened the blind only to quickly close it again as I was greeted with workers at the window! At the buffet breakfast I was required to head back to reception as I needed a voucher to access it which must have over looked at check-in. Breakfast was the final low, queue for a coffee at a machine that needed refilling. Pastries all eaten and juice only enough to fill half a cup. The staff were packing up breakfast and it was an eat what is left scenario. I made toast and sat down, as I pulled my chair in I cut my finger on the trendy steele seat. Seriously, the worst overnight accommodation I have ever experienced in Melbourne!

Posted by on 23 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Jan. 2019 by The Smile Team

Hi DMS, Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. The price of your stay would have been inflated during event dates (Australian Open) and is not necessarily a reflection of the star rate. I can assure you that 4 and 5 star hotels would have had a similar price increase during this period. However, there are a number of issues which you have raised that need addressing. The managers responsible are currently looking to eliminate those. Thank you for your feedback.

3 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jan. 2019 by The Smile Team

Thank you so much!

5 out of 5
Nice clean room, a bit snug, but great location access to city, sights and cafes.

Posted by on 9 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jan. 2019 by Mack

Thank you

3 out of 5
We stay on the second floor, the room wasn't soundproof from outside noise,

Posted by on 1 Jan. 2019

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11 Jan. 2019 by Mack

Thank your for your feeback, we will address this issue with the management

1 out of 5
So small i couldnt fit my bags. No cupboards at all. No shelves. Plastic bed.

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Dec. 2018 by Chris - General Manager

Hi, Thank you or your feedback. Being an economy style property our rooms are more compact than some of the other local properties. However they are clean and comfortable for a stay with pricing in line with our economy style. We don't aim to be anything we are not and all of our photos clearly indicate our style and room layouts. Being part of AccorHotels, we have many sister properties in the region that may be better equipped for your travel needs next time visit Melbourne. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to be able to assist you in future.

3 out of 5
Would stay again however as with other ibis I have stayed at they use small fitting sheets that don’t stay tucked in and doonas that are also too small.

Posted by , from Canberra on 10 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Dec. 2018 by Siobhan

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. I will pass your words onto our management team. We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the future! Kind regards, Ibis Melbourne Swanston St

4 out of 5
Just expected there may be facilities in room to heat food e.g. microwave/ so ended up stuck with groceries that couldn't be used, and no utensils or ability to "borrow" the use of a microwave from anyone. My mistake though for assuming.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 5 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Nov. 2018 by Chris Naylor - General Manager

Dear Helen Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the ibis Melbourne Swanston Street. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Unfortunately being an economy hotel, we keep our in room facilities simple and both dining options in the hotel are independently owned and operated which makes it difficult to assist guest with food requests. Further, it is a food safety issue to heat up food on guest behalf which can be frustrating for such a simple request. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,

About the ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel

Location 609 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel also features laundry facilities and a lift. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel was completed in October 2017. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Carlton hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 235 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 2013
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Computer for guest use
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (22 km / 13.7 mi)
  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (2.5 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Melbourne Central Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Ibis Melbourne Swanston Street Hotel offers 235 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and a hairdryer. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • LCD television
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Wonderkafe – On-site restaurant. Open daily.

Works Thai Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 29.00 per night
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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