NOTEL Melbourne

Room or Suite

388 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC
  • 1-2 Guests
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms

An unique one-of-a-kind sleep in a cool Melbourne laneway

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Alice had her rabbit hole and Prohibition rule-thwarters had their secret knocks; NOTEL Melbourne has a carpark location, digital check-in and a pink door. Much like reaching Wonderland or a speakeasy, part of the thrill with NOTEL Melbourne is how you arrive. After all, this rooftop retreat is no humdrum hotel.

First up, is NOTEL’s locale. The brains behind NOTEL set up shop on the top floor of a three-level car park in Flinders Lane, lining the rooftop with brilliant red-pink Astroturf and splashing the surrounding walls with abstract art. Rather than sequestering its guests into a collection of cookie-cutter rooms, NOTEL puts its visitors up in one of six gleaming 1970s Airstreams. These chrome pads are as authentic as they come, having been brought over from the United States and then totally overhauled to now feature crisp pink-studded white interiors, bamboo linens, high-end toiletries and a bathroom roomier than some city apartments. It creates a vibe that is a little bit Palm Springs, a little bit retro and a lot Instagram friendly.

To amp up the glam trailer feel, each Airstream comes with its own deck, made from timber pallets and equipped with white outdoor furniture. Move out here of an afternoon to sip one of the local brews from the free minibar, chatting with any other guests doing exactly the same thing. One trailer stands apart from the pack in the alfresco stakes: the Airstream with Benefits is perched on the rooftop edge, facing out towards Flinders Lane, which creates a private outdoor space – complete with hot tub.

A getaway to NOTEL Melbourne isn’t about holing up in your Airstream, watching the minutes tick by. An experience here is about exploration; getting out to discover Melbourne’s winding laneways and top-class restaurants. The fact that you return to one of the most unique stays in the city is an added bonus.

All NOTEL Melbourne guests receive free parking but keep in mind that this is no hotel. There is no concierge, no room service and no traditional hotel amenities.


  • Minibar
  • iPod dock
  • Sound system
  • TV
  • Games
  • Deck
  • Outdoor dining
  • Spa/Jacuzzi
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries provided
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Unique
  • Romantic
  • Weddings


Easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants, shops and Melbourne's famous laneways. Eight minutes’ walk from Flinders Street Railway Station. 10 minutes' walk to Southbank Promenade. 11 minutes’ walk to Eureka Skydeck. 15 minutes' walk to Alexandra Gardens. 18 minutes' walk to Queen Victoria Market.

Minimum night stay


Price & Availability

This property can be booked instantly by credit card. Online bookings incur a 4.5% service fee, which is added to the total on the check-out page once you select a room to book.

Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property. Click here for Beautiful Accommodation's full terms and conditions. Please see the property's cancellation policy below:

Notel allows you to cancel your booking up to 14 days prior to your scheduled check in time there are no additional fees. If you wish to cancel your booking between 14 days to 7 days prior of your scheduled check in time a 50% cancellation fee will apply of the full amount of your accommodation rate. If you wish to cancel your booking less than 7 days of your scheduled check in time you will be required to pay 100% of the full amount of your accommodation rate.

Check-in policy

Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00