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Reviews of Habitat HQ

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

89.7% Overall Rating

464 out of 499 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/06/2015)

"the Hostel was tidy. The bathrooms Are new. Personal is friendly. Free breakfast, free wifi. Good living rooms inside and Outside. Every night Entertainment. near the beach"

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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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89.7%

Overall Rating

464 out of 499 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Habitat HQ'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
80.0%
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89.6%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
96.0%
Value
90.4%
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97.1%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

100.0%
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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 .

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

Katie Matthews

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 July 2012

Liked: They have their own travel desk and each week have an itinery of events going on so if you arrive (like me) and have no idea what to do in melbourne they are really helpful and you can sign up to do tours and all sorts of stuff.

Disliked: The first room i stayed in was a little small but when we booked extra nights we were moved into another dorm which was LOADS bigger and nicer.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice lounge area, friendly staff, lots of activities on

Disliked: Could do with a few more pans

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

Samuel Fulks

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2012 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: leaveeeeeeeeee it yehhhh! Obviously the hostel was dench, free wi fi was dench, common room was sentational but two two's nah stay here

Disliked: the rooms were abit leave it as they were abit dark

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - Free basic breakfast - helpful travel desk (when they were around!) - the hostel runs events every night and tries to get everybody involved.

Disliked: - choice of either wifi or computer use. If you want both then you have to pay for both - the travel desk was manned not early or long enough (usually between 10-4pm which is no use if you're out the whole day doing something) - VERY squeaky beds

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

Nioclas McGrath

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

04 July 2012 Nioclas would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast, free aiport transfer, great staff, clean rooms, great atmosphere, great kitchen facilities

Disliked: Nothing

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

Leena Putkonen

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 July 2012 Leena would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely, clean toilets and showers and enough of them! Bed clothes were nice and warm, though beds a little squeeky. Paying attention to environmental issues a BIG bonus. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the instructions... Showers and water running all the time and people not recycling. :(

Disliked: Messy kitchen, but that's not like the Habitat HQ didn't try to influence the backpackers - there were notes and signs everywhere. More dry kitchen towels needed. And new cutting boards. A little noisy, but didn't affect sleep. Hard to fit in, because the place is packed with people who've been staying there for ages. Not a very friendly atmosphere.

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

Reid Raisanen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

25 June 2012 Reid would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place in a great location by the tram station that takes you right into Melbourne. They have a nice communal area, tv room and outside area to hang out. 200 mb of included Internet is also good. Some staff was warm and approachable. I would return.

Disliked: After coming from Asia where most places take the shoes off at the door, it did feel a little dirty. But I think that is because that's just the norm to wear shoes inside. The internet was a bit finicky and it was a bit of a hassle to have to log into the Internet every time you wanted to use it. Most of the staff were just neutral, neither very friendly or cold, but did not seem to want to offer help any more than minimally required.

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

andrew cherry

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2012 andrew would recommend this property

Liked: very clean hostel :) i liked it alot , very easy to meet and make friends . i am a solo traveller . stayed in base for 2 days before this but came to habitat to meet friends and i prefered it here.

Disliked: andrew left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place. Need newer pots and pans, utensils. Need to enforce cleaning AND drying of dishes. Clean up common area more often. Nice TV room.

Disliked: Needs new pots and pans and cooking utensils. More glasses.

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

Davina Boland

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2012 Davina would recommend this property

Liked: It was really clean and in a great area in St.Kilda, a 2min walk to the tram to get it into Melbourne city. The staff were really helpful and had a lot of give away nights and free walking tours. They also paid for our shuttle bus from the Airport, if you stay more than 3nights. Theres also free wi-fi, which is really hard to come by in Oz.

Disliked: The wi-fi connection wasn't great

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference

21 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is brand new and I think each room has it's own bathroom which is really nice and clean. It's in a good location to catch the tram into the city and walk to St. Kilda attractions.

Disliked: There's nothing to see/do in the immediate surrounding area. Everything is about a 10-15 minute walk. That being said, it's really central so if you want to see St. Kilda and the city it's a good choice and don't think you can beat the cleanliness of the rooms/bathrooms.

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

Sarah Algie

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

14 May 2012 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome communal areas, super clean, motel rooms. It was an excellent weekend, will definately be back!

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Murray Edscer

Alone

Visiting friends or family

11 May 2012 Murray would recommend this property

Liked: I had a double room to myself ensuite with TV and bedside radio. It was pricey but suited me fine - quiet, spacious, with easy access to Melbourne. Breakfast was basic (bread and cereal) but kitchen lloked clean and airy. Staff full of enthusiasm (pub Crawl, open mic) and very helpful. I'd go back.

Disliked: Nothing.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved almost everything about the hostel. Would recommend it to anyone and would definitely stay there again.

Disliked: It's in St Kilda, like most of the hostels in Melbourne. Using the computers is not free, like most of the hostels in Australia. Wifi is actually free, which in my opinion is normal for a hostel, but a lot of hostels in Australia this is actually not the case.

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

Alexandra Black

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 April 2012 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: good kitchen, social area, wifi, rooms ok, bathrooms spacious.

Disliked: not much of an atmosphere, most people seemed to have been here a while ao stuck to the people they knew, abit harder to meet others not in your room