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StayCentral Corporate Apartments of Melbourne

(in the CBD, Hawthorn East, Kew, Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Rosanna, Heidelberg Heights, Fairfield, Northcote, Coburg, Brunswick East, Brunswick, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Port Melbourne, Prahran, St Kilda and Southbank).

StayCentral is a group of uniquely decorated, corporate apartments in inner Melbourne, that aims to give my guests a personalised experience when they book and stay. Each property has been chosen for its distinctive appeal and is individually furnished; ensuring StayCentral offers a unique range to meet a variety of needs.

I hope you feel very much at home from the moment you arrive. My team and I offer excellent customer service from the time you first contact us to make a booking, through to the end of your stay. So please give us a call if you require anything.

When I began this accommodation business in St Kilda, the original plan was to become involved in the backpacker market. I decided instead that I should buy nice apartments that I could live in myself, if the backpacker concept failed.

On finding my first apartment in the Majestic, in Fitzroy St, I thought it was too good to offer to backpackers. So I made the decision to offer it to more mature travellers; those who want some very nice, spacious accommodation, but didn’t want to pay expensive hotel prices.

I ran the business with the one apartment for six months, and then started buying more apartments in St Kilda, Southbank, Port Melbourne and Brunswick, as the demand for really nice apartments grew. Only four years later, with five apartments, my business was known around the world, with guests arriving from many different countries each year. I now have guests from all over the world and from interstate; many of them returning guests.

StayCentral now manages multiple properties for other property owners around inner Melbourne, and you, as my guest, can enjoy the benefits of my experience in creating comfortable ‘homes away from home’, in CBD, Hawthorn East, Richmond, Collingwood, Fitzroy, Rosanna, Fairfield, Heidelberg Heights, Northcote, Coburg, Brunswick, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Port Melbourne, St Kilda, Prahran and Southbank.

I ensure that the décor and soft-furnishings are updated regularly, and other inclusions such as sanitised beds, large Smart TVs, Netflix and unlimited Wi-Fi, so they can be freely enjoyed by my guests.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your stay with StayCentral, and I welcome any feedback you wish to pass on.
Please call us on 040 111 9429, or if you feel the need to speak with me personally, you can call me on my personal mobile, on 0418 869 155.

Yours sincerely,
Chris McDonald

Why Choose Us?

We employ stringent cleaning policies that guarantee a deep clean of the top ten high touch areas in each room;

  • Keys
  • All handles, doorknobs, wardrobes, drawers and cabinetry
  • Light and electrical switches
  • Temperature control panels
  • Remote controls – TV, Radio, Air Conditioning
  • Telephones & Intercoms, control panels
  • Bathroom – Vanity, toilet flushes and seats, bath & shower tapware
  • Bathroom amenities – Hair dryer, amenity trays, tissue boxes
  • Kitchen – Cutlery, glassware, kettle, fridge and oven handle
  • Hard surfaces – Tabletops, desks
  • We even supply Covid masks and sanitiser on arrival.

Chris McDonald, our Managing Director, is a committee member of VicAIA (the Victorian Accommodation Industry Association). VicAIA was formed following the merger of the Victorian Holiday and Short Stay Industry Group (VicShortStay) and the Victorian Accommodation Services Association (VicASA). VicAIA represents the responsible owners and operators of fully furnished properties and associated businesses that provide private dwellings for international and local visitors to Victoria.

VicAIA has now merged with ASTRA, the peak Australian industry association for owners, managers and stakeholders in the short-term rental accommodation industry. You can be assured that StayCentral can give you professional care and service when you stay with them.

We specialise in boutique apartments that are mostly within 7 kilometres of the CBD to give our growing number of guests more choice in styles and locations.

With more than 1000 reviews for StayCentral on Tripadvisor,, Airbnb & Google Maps, at 4.9 Stars, why look elsewhere?

We also offer the following in nearly all of our properties

  • Free security, undercover
  • Free Unlimited Wifi
  • Early-bird discounts
  • Pet friendly apartments
  • Free Netflix
  • Free welcome toiletries & laundry
    welcome pack
  • Interim housekeeping for longer stays and extra
  • Large apartments, townhouses and houses: 60 to 325 sq m
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Many extra inclusions not listed


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