Melbourne Neighbourhood Spotlight: Finding the Perfect Long Stay Rental

Melbourne is one of the greatest cities in the world. But you won’t see it in all its glory if you choose the wrong neighbourhood to stay in!

It’s the same story in every great city across the world – the location you’re staying in truly influences your experience in the city. Why stay in Paris, for example, if you’re not staying in a neighbourhood with quaint streets and charming cafes?

So, if you’re wondering which neighbourhood of Melbourne to choose during your long stay in Melbourne, we’re here to help! StayCentral provides the best long stay apartments in the best neighbourhoods across Melbourne. Let’s take a look at our favourite Melbourne suburbs and explain what makes them so great:

The best Melbourne neighbourhoods

Whether you’re a business traveller, a digital nomad, someone who’s moving to Melbourne and wants to get a taste of different suburbs, or simply on an extended holiday here, this list of the best Melbourne neighbourhoods will be super helpful to you:

  • Melbourne CBD

    Melbourne CBD is a great choice for travellers who want to experience the big city life, or who are travelling for business meetings. Melbourne CBD has loads to offer – great restaurants and bars, department stores, retail, entertainment, street art hotspots and more. It’s busy at all hours of the day, so if you like the constant buzz of human life, the CBD is for you.

  • Southbank

    Melbourne’s swankiest riverside suburb – Southbank. Upmarket restaurants, entertainment venues like Melbourne’s Crown casino, art galleries, and apartments with stunning views of the Yarra River – this is what’s guaranteed in Southbank.

  • Fitzroy

    Fitzroy is possibly Australia’s coolest suburb. Hip cafes, world-famous bars and pubs, indie clothing stores, local art galleries – Fitzroy is a hipster paradise. Located right next to the sprawling Fitzroy Gardens, this suburb is just north of the city, making it a perfect neighbourhood for business travellers too.

  • Prahran

    Melbourne’s nightlife capital is Prahran. It’s an area that’s known for excellent bars and clubs, as well as close proximity to the hip suburb of St Kilda and one of Melbourne’s most popular beaches, St Kilda Beach.

  • Northcote

    There’s so much to love about Melbourne’s inner northern suburb of Northcote. A great blend of quiet residential streets and hip-happening commercial strips with restaurants and bars, Northcote is directly connected to the CBD via tram.

Honourable mentions

We could spend all day talking about how much we love these Melbourne suburbs, but to keep it brief, here’s a list!

  • Port Melbourne for hip, port-side pubs and bars.
  • Fairfield for quiet residential streets and excellent cafes.
  • Moonee Ponds for a slice of suburban, family-oriented Melbourne life.

 Melbourne is your oyster. To enjoy it to the full extent, book in at a high-quality long stay apartment with StayCentral. We offer Melbourne’s finest accommodations for business or leisure. Browse our listings and book today to avoid disappointment.