Accessible backpacker accommodation is very limited within the CBD.
The Friendly Backpacker
On the corner of King and Little Bourke Sts.
Provides an accessible bathroom but access into the Friendly Backpacker is via
a side entry (Little Bourke St) where a stair lift takes a wheelchair down six
steps. There are two dormitories sleeping 6 and 8 in bunk beds (accessible
beds are not provided), a kitchen, lounge area and a separate accessible
bathroom. The path of travel from the dormitories to the accessible bathroom is
through the lounge and past the kitchen.
Key measurements to the bathroom are: Room 2.35m x 2.43m, sliding door
790mm, wheel in shower, shower seat 480mm high, 960mm x 360mm, hand
held shower, lever taps 1010mm, grab rail on one side 790mm. Toilet 460mm,
900mm front to rear wall, 450mm centreline to side wall. Shaver and light
The Queensberry Hill YHA Hostel
78 Howard St, Nth Melbourne.
Provides an accessible and lockable bathroom on each of its four floors, but has
no en suite accessible rooms. Access to the hostel is via a ramp or the
basement car park.