Don Bosco Hostel

Hostel Facilities

The Don Bosco Hostel is for young men 18-24 years of age. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and all the facilities have been chosen and designed to meet the special needs of students from rural areas in Victoria, the city of Melbourne, and overseas.


The Hostel provides a 24 hour supervisor for duty of care and for security reasons.

If you would like to apply for residency at the Hostel, please complete the online application form:


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  • Bedrooms

    There are 30 individual rooms furnished with a single bed (no linen supplied), a wardrobe and a study desk with chair. Heating is provided for each room. Each room has the internet connected.

  • Laundry

    The laundry is equipped with coin-operated washing machines and dryers. A laundry trough and an outdoor clothes line are available. Ironing facilities and a vacuum cleaner are available for resident’s use.

  • Dining Room

    There is a dining room area with self-serve breakfast and lunch facilities. The evening meal is prepared by a qualified chef offering a 4 week cycle menu which offers one selection per night. There are no facilities for self-catering on a regular basis. There are facilities for snacks and coffee making, including a fridge and microwave.

  • Lounge and Recreation Areas

    There is a large heated recreation room with two full size snooker tables, table tennis and gym equipment. There are two lounge areas equipped with TV, Foxtel and video/DVD. A swimming pool and tennis/soccer/basketball court are available to residents and shared with youth from the Don Bosco Youth Centre, adjoined to the Hostel facility.

  • Public Transport

    Tram 19 stops at the Hostel front door on Sydney Road and travels directly to the City (RMT City Campus), taking 25 minutes, passing Melboune University on the way. Anstey rail station on the Upfield line is only 500 metres away. A bus service along Albion Street allows for access to La Trobe University and RMIT Bundoora Campus.

  • Push Bikes

    There is a secure bike storage rack available for those who want to store and use their own personal push bikes. There are a number of bike tracks close by, including a ride along Merri Creek, beside the Upfield railway line and a short ride to a bike-only lane on Royal Parade.

  • Car Parking

    Residents have access to on site safe car parking.
    * Limited places available, please check when applying.

  • Shopping

    Brunswick market and shopping centre is within walking distance and a 24 hour supermarket, K-Mart and other shops are nearby. Sydney Road and local area generally offers a cosmopolitan feel. There are restaurants such as Turkish, Thai, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and African and no, not to mention the many cafes in the area. Brunswick Library and the Brunswick City Baths and Gym are 10 minutes walking distance.

  • Billiard Room

    We have a billiard room for residents to relax and enjoy.