StayCentral Corporate Apartments of Melbourne

(in the CBD, Hawthorn East, Kew, Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Rosanna, Heidelberg Heights, Fairfield, Northcote, Coburg, Brunswick East, Brunswick, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Port Melbourne, Prahran, St Kilda and Southbank).

StayCentral is a group of uniquely decorated, corporate apartments in inner Melbourne, that aims to give our guests a personalised experience when they book and stay. Each property has been chosen for its distinctive appeal and is individually furnished, ensuring StayCentral offers a unique range to meet a variety of travellers from business people to holidaymakers.

We hope you feel very much at home from the moment you arrive. Our team offers excellent customer service from the time you first contact us to make a booking, through to the end of your stay. So please, give us a call if you require anything.

When Chris McDonald began this accommodation business in St Kilda, his original plan was to become involved in the backpacker market. He quickly found he had a keen eye for higher-quality, more comfortable apartments and decided to change his approach!

While we must acknowledge how impressed we were with Chris’s skill for sourcing great apartments in Melbourne, we admired his mission even more: to deliver nice, comfortable, and spacious accommodation without the expensive hotel prices. It’s the same vision we’ve had from the start with our coastal accommodations through Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats.

Starting with an apartment in the Majestic on Fitzroy St, StayCentral expanded to include apartments in St Kilda, Southbank, Port Melbourne and Brunswick, as the demand for sophisticated apartments grew. Only four years later, with five apartments, this business was known around the world, with guests arriving from many different countries each year. We now have guests from all over the world and from interstate; many of them returning guests.

In 2023, StayCentral joined the luxury beachside accommodation group Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats, meaning we now offer coastal getaways as well as stylish city apartments.

StayCentral now manages multiple properties for other property owners around inner Melbourne, and you, as our guest, can enjoy the benefits of our experience in creating comfortable ‘homes away from home’, in CBD, Hawthorn East, Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Rosanna, Fairfield, Heidelberg Heights, Northcote, Coburg, Brunswick, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Port Melbourne, St Kilda, Prahran and Southbank.

We love keeping our apartments up-to-date, ensuring that the décor and soft-furnishings are upgraded regularly, and other inclusions such as sanitised beds, large Smart TVs, Netflix and unlimited Wi-Fi, which are freely enjoyed by our guests.

We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay with StayCentral, and we welcome any feedback you wish to pass on. Please call us on 0401 119 429 if you need any further assistance.

Yours sincerely,
The StayCentral team.

Why Choose Us?

We employ stringent cleaning policies that guarantee a deep clean of the top ten high-touch areas in each room;

  • Keys
  • All handles, doorknobs, wardrobes, drawers and cabinetry
  • Light and electrical switches
  • Temperature control panels
  • Remote controls – TV, Radio, Air Conditioning
  • Telephones & Intercoms, control panels
  • Bathroom – Vanity, toilet flushes and seats, bath & shower tapware
  • Bathroom amenities – Hair dryer, amenity trays, tissue boxes
  • Kitchen – Cutlery, glassware, kettle, fridge and oven handle
  • Hard surfaces – Tabletops, desks
  • We even supply Covid masks and sanitiser on arrival.

We’re proud to work closely with organisations such as Tourism Victoria and Mornington Peninsula Tourism, having won multiple awards for our excellence in providing accommodation. With our dedicated team of operations and housekeeping staff, we are always here to make your stay more pleasant and memorable.

We specialise in boutique apartments that are mostly within 7 kilometres of the CBD to give our growing number of guests more choice in styles and locations.

With more than 1000 reviews for StayCentral on Tripadvisor,, Airbnb & Google Maps, at 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere?

We also offer the following in nearly all of our properties:

  • Free security, undercover parking
  • Free unlimited Wifi
  • Early-bird discounts
  • Pet friendly apartments available
  • Free Netflix
  • Free welcome toiletries & laundry welcome pack
  • Interim housekeeping for longer stays and extra towels
  • Large apartments, townhouses and houses: 60 to 325 sqm
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Many extra inclusions not listed