We provide limited stay accommodation for visitors from all over the world at the Hare Krishna Temple. We are located in a beach-side suburb with easy public transport to the city. Free daily meals are included as part of the package.
Bookings must be made well in advance since we have long waiting lists.
Accommodation Service Details
Occasional on-campus accommodation is available in Hare Krishna Temple, in the Prabhupada House.
The building is registered by Australia’s National Trust. Prabhupada House was built by a wealthy nineteenth century Judge and later served as a residence for Christian Brothers.
When ISKCON purchased the Danks St property to house our Temple in 1974, we restored this building and set aside a suite of rooms for Srila Prabhupada’s personal use. He stayed here in 1975 and 1976. Srila Prabhupada’s sitting room has been preserved as a museum. It is one of only a handful of such Prabhupada tirthas (holy places) remaining in ISKCON outside of India.
Prabhupada House includes three first-floor guest rooms: two single rooms and a double room with shared bathroom. Melbourne Temple distributes
Krishna prasadam (sanctified food) free of charge from our Dining Hall three times a day.
Two tram stops are within 5-10 minutes’ walk of the Temple. Our first priority is to accommodate traveling preachers and special festival guests, so rooms often have long-standing bookings for such visitors. For this reason it is best to inquire well in advance regarding your proposed stay.
We require our guests to observe our regulative principles during their stay, primarily by:
- taking pure vegetarian foods only – no meat, fish, eggs, onion or garlic
- taking no intoxicants – including tea, coffee and caffeinated foods or drinks