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Hostel | 333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda Melbourne, Australia 3182

88.9% Overall Rating

450 out of 485 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/09/2014)

"The hang out area is big and theres lots of books you can borrow. I also saw a shelf with board games. I liked the daily events too. The staff were helpful."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet café
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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88.9%

Overall Rating

450 out of 485 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Habitat HQ'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
78.4%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
97.6%
Value
90.4%
Safety
88.8%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel in Melbourne! They offer free breakfast (cereals and toast), free tea and coffee, have a nice kitchen, nice lounge area, large TV room and great courtyard. Everything is air conditioned (of course not the courtyard) and they have free wifi with a maximum of 400 mb (?) per day. If your over datalimit, you can walk to the state library which is the corner to use their free wifi. Upstairs there are nice dorms with large lockers under the beds, there is air conditioning you can set yourself. There is a spacious bathroom, which is clean (of course that's depends on the other guests, but they try to keep it clean). The staff is really nice, friendly and helpfull. You can walk to the beach in 5 minutes and it takes 15 minutes by tram to the city centre. Tram stops are in front of the building. Supermarket (Aldi!) is a 2 minutes walk.

Disliked: When I stayed there, there weren't enough cups, bowls and plates.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free transfer from airport and free wifi and breakfast

Disliked: Lots of long term stayers, new people aren't as welcomed as in other hostels by guests.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emily Sanders

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2013 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel! Free airport transfer for 3+ nights booked (shuttle costs $18 to take back to airport). Very friendly and helpful staff-knowledgable about local activities and places to eat. 15 minute walk to beach and Acland Street (main shopping/food area). 5 minute walk to Aldees and Coles markets. 20 minute tram to Melbourne CBD (myki card for travel is cheap-ask staff). Hostel has nightly entertainment. Only complaint is that I'm not a partier and this seems to be a big party hostel at night - had a few nights with roommates coming in late and VERY drunk and disruptive. Appreciated lockers under beds to secure items. Lots of seating in common area and plenty of places to charge electronics. Free cereal and toast for breakfast. I'd recommend eating at Lentil as Anything (pay what you think they deserve) and get ice cream at 7Apples. I'd return!

Disliked: Emily left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice location, close to the beach. I went to watch little penguins at that night, very cute.

Disliked: room is too small. aircon was a bit noisy.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

07 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms! Nice roommates. Clean.

Disliked: The worst coffee in coffee automate ever - couldn't even drink it. Only 1 computer out of 5 was working. When cheking in I can sign in and pay but cannot use WiFi before 2 pm. Didn't get the logic in that one.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: awesome staff great place to get to know people great place for the st. kilda beach nice party options around AWESOME HOSTEL

Disliked: it is expensive and takes 15 minutes to get to Melbourne City Center, so if you are mainly here to see Melbourne City maybe a Hostel downtown is better for you

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katharina Geppert

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 February 2013 Katharina would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere in relaxed St. Kilda!

Disliked: Katharina left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

hayley diggines

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2013 hayley would recommend this property

Liked: Clean friendly good atmosphere fun

Disliked: hayley left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved being so close to St Kilda and not far from city. Location was great. Staff very cool. A lot of opportunities to meet people with so many events. Only there for a couple of nights, would have loved to stay longer. Room was really clean and bed most comfortable from my travels so far.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike at all. Top stay!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kate Blocki

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 January 2013 kate would recommend this property

Liked: large free safe locker under bed, eco theme, free herb garden, friendly staff, lots activities, common area really chiled, all guests friendly, not lots of long term claiming space, friendly staff, lots of large fridges, located at tram stop.

Disliked: the showers downstairs female the water does not drain towards plug so whole area is wet all the time, need squeegy brushs to push the water away.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Chris Patrick

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2013 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel with plenty to do and friendly staff.

Disliked: Nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice communal areas, good tv room, plenty of space to chill or to socialise. Bathrooms are fine and kitchen is a good size. Hostel organises good events and has tour booking facilities.

Disliked: The hostel desperately needs to buy more plates and cups etc. most times we went to make dinner or a drink there was either nothing (literally) in the cupboard or very little. Often gave up and did someones discarded dirty dishes so we had something to use :-) showers need curtains to stop your stuff getting soaked. If you are a light sleeper request a room not on the ground floor.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

christopher holt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 November 2012 christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of entertainment provided

Disliked: christopher left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

18 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Atmosphere and everybody was friendly

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: high quality of beds, bathrooms, kitchen comfortable lobby and tv room

Disliked: unconfortable spring matress

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jennifer bridges

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 November 2012 jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Great kitchen facilities. Plenty to go around on the free breakfast. Heaps of events. Walking tour of Melbourne cbd and at Kilda very helpful. Staff answered any questions we had. Definitely look out for spencer. He totally made our trip! Did so much to help us out and make sure we knew where we were going and what we where doing! Besides being hallerious he's a life saver with all his maps and advice!

Disliked: Lots of long stayers and people working so you have to be extra outgoing if you want to mix in with other guests. Can be a but daunting

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: HQ is very suitable for people in wheelchair

Disliked: The sheets were a little bit dirty

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Sandra Olga Purwanto

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 October 2012

Liked: Hair dryer.

Disliked: Breakfast close too early

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its most clean. They have everyday a free activity. The people are very friendly and helpfull.

Disliked: They were booked out, so I cant stay longer here without reservation.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

adele swanton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

24 October 2012 adele would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was great and the staff always happy to help with any queries.

Disliked: Just one noisy night with residents when I had an early start to work the following day.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

17 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: saubere Duschen,WCs, freies WLAN, jeden Tag andere Aktionen

Disliked: Nichts

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Organised functions every night

Disliked: Not much, it was pretty awesome

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

James Jones

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

11 September 2012 James would recommend this property

Liked: Spent the night the place is clean and efficient it has everything you need in a hostel. Would definitely recommend to stay here.

Disliked: Beds are ridiculously squeaky and a bit hard and location is a bit out of the way.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Mike Heenan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2012 Mike would recommend this property

Liked: Beds and showers were ckean. Common area was spacious and relaxing.

Disliked: The overwhelming majority of the people staying here are in their early 20s (im 34) so it was hard to break in to their cliques. This is one of the only hostels Ive felt alone in on my 4 month trip through SEA even though it was packed with people. Staff wasnt rude but they werent pleasant either.

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lots of free events and meals (breaky, pancakes & thurs' dinner) frendly and helpful staff, awesome location close to everything, very clean facilities and silent rooms.

Disliked: squeaky bunk bed .