A choice of two homes in the

Heart of Kensington

Kensington, Victoria
Make our home your home

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Join your hosts Peter and Robena on your next
trip to Melbourne, Victoria.

Rates from $150

.About Us

Accommodation with Heart







We fell in love with Kensington over 20 years ago and love sharing this fabulous pocket of Melbourne with guests. Come discover the friendly neighbourhood and stay with us in our welcoming, comfortable homes close to the heart of Melbourne.

We discovered this fabulous inner Melbourne suburb in 2000 when we bought 97 McConnell Street, falling in love with the area as we set about the major renovation of our 1882 weatherboard workers’ cottage.
Being country people we felt at home in the small town atmosphere created by the friendly locals and shopkeepers, heritage protected streetscapes and a strong sense of community.
Many businesses are owner operated, locals are happy to stop and chat filling you in with stories, Kensington history and myths.
The train is just two stops to the city while the 402 bus takes you east past major hospitals, Melbourne University, Melbourne Museum and on to Fitzroy, or west to Footscray and its bustling multicultural community.
We have two homes in Kensington giving you flexibility to choose between 97 McConnell St, a more traditional B&B, where you have a room in our home, or Kensington C&C at 112 McConnell St which is available as a whole house rental for both short and longer term stays.

Another great stay in Kensington. Best B&B in town. Hope to be back with Mandy next year.

James – UK

97 McConnell St, Kensington

Kensington B&B

Welcome to Kensington B&B. Come stay in our lovingly renovated 1880s home and experience Melbourne from this great location on the city fringe – self serve breakfast included.
From $150







Kensington B&B Accommodation
112 McConnell St, Kensington

Kensington C&C

Experience inner-city living in a traditional cottage cleverly renovated to meet 21st Century needs – Whole of house bookings
From $150







Kensington B&B Accommodation

I immediately fell in love with Kensington B&B when I saw it. Robena and Peter are lovely hosts and made me feel like home from the very first moment. Brekkie was substantial. I loved Robena’s homemade jam (fig & ginger was my favourite). It was definitely not my last stay.

Antjie - Switzerland

Thank you for accommodating us. My family and I had a wonderful time staying at your B&B. We truly felt at home away from home. We will definitely be back when we visit Melbourne next time.

Fairuz & Family - Malaysia

Another great stay in Kensington. Best B&B in town. Hope to be back with Mandy next year.

James - UK

Lovely people, thank you for an enjoyable stay. Great birthday celebration with my wonderful children and family here in Melbourne.

Margarette & Ken - Whyalla SA

Enjoyed our weekend greatly. Will be back again soon & have recommended your establishment to all our relatives hoping to visit Melbourne soon.

Jan & Karen - Brisbane, QLD

Thanks for your help and hospitality during our stay here. Your place & Melbourne leave us unforgettable memories of Aussie. Best wishes to you & your family.

Zita & Simon - Beijing

Is Kensington B&B close to the city?

Yes, two minute walk to Kensington Train Station (Craigieburn Line), with trains to the city taking about 10 minutes. Trains depart every 10 minutes in peak and 20 minutes off peak.

How do I access Melbourne public transport?

We provide Melbourne Myki cards for trains, trams and buses free of charge that you can top-up as needed.

Is car parking available?

Restricted and unrestricted street parking is available and we have a parking permits at no additional cost. We can also organise secure garage parking.

Do you have internet access?


Our flight departs late. Can we leave our bags here?

You’re welcome to leave bags in the front hall for collection on your way to airport.

Can we wash and dry clothes?

Yes, hand washing and air-drying is available any time. Machine washing and electric drying is available by arrangement. There is also a laundry and dry cleaning business nearby.

How far is it to the Melbourne Showgrounds?


How far is it to Flemington Racecourse?


Are there ensuite bathrooms?

Yes, both homes have a bedroom with a private or ensuite bathroom.

Can we leave luggage in-between visits if we're exploring the region?


What’s a C&C?

A C&C is a ‘next generation B&B’ designed by us to cater for 21st centaury travellers need. One difference is that we supply a fully furnished home with a welcome breakfast pack for your first night, after that it’s your choice of dining out or buying local produce to dine in.

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Kensington, Victoria
+61 423 926 020

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Cancellation Policy - Per Room

No charge to reschedule booking to a later date

Less than one week:
No refund

One week to one month:
Full refund less one nights’ accommodation

More than one month:
Full refund if booked and paid with bank transfer, an administration fee of $50 for Credit Card and PayPal transactions

‘Book Now’ reservations:
Cancellation administration fee will be deducted from refund

Security Policy

Kensington Accommodation will collect only information that is necessary for the primary purpose of your contact with us and will not divulge that information to any other party without your permission.  We use your information to provide you with accommodation services.

Health and Safety

We have operation and cleaning procedures that meet the COVID-19 and accommodation requirements for health and safety of all.