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Reviews of Habitat HQ

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

88.6% Overall Rating

457 out of 492 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/03/2015)

Craig Cox thinks…

"I had no problems it was the third time I stayed I would recommend to anyone really nice place"

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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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88.6%

Overall Rating

457 out of 492 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Habitat HQ'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
78.4%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
97.6%
Value
88.8%
Safety
88.0%
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97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kamil Kelpetin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break

09 April 2012 Kamil would recommend this property

Liked: i liked the rooms with tv, cleanliness of rooms and nice bathrooms, patio outside, free wifi and free breakfast, good size lobby area.

Disliked: The cleanliness in the kitchen good be better such as a better process for the guests to clean the dishes. The dishes/pan/pots did not look very clean and had to be rewashed.

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: a really lovely helpful lady on reception helped make my stay. They have good facilitites, wi-fi, tele, pool table. the rooms and bathrooms are clean and pleasant. The central areas have a nice, chilled out vibe.

Disliked: St. kilda is a really nice part of melbourne, but it is a little far out. The only way to get to twon is by tram, which as a bakcpacker on a tight buidget meant an extra 8 dollars a day. Not much but it can add up. Coles is nearby though as is the beach and most trips will pick you up from the hostel, so its not a major drawback.

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

tim pyne

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

04 April 2012 tim would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, power points near your beds, lockable storage space under beds, clean showers and toilets.

Disliked: Computers not user friendly (can't save or use properly without admin account) and you have to pay 4 dollars to use them. Was told by one unhelpful employee its either 1 hour free computer use or free wifi. Not both. Kitchen can get v busy and not enough plates etc. Limited breakfast (til milk runs out!).

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

01 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly atmosphere, rooms were comfortable and events at the hostel made it quite easy to meet other people. Evan, who worked at the hostel, was very friendly and made the effort to get know people, he even walked us back from a bar cawl. He was very approachable and gave me lots of help to decide what to do with the rest of my stay.

Disliked: N/A

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

Pieter Verhoeven

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2012 Pieter would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, good place to meet people, fun activities, free breakfast, good airport pickup and free wifi!

Disliked: Showers were very dirty one day, breakfast closes early, bit far away from everything but the tram is a great solution!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

30 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free Wifi for laptop owners, good atmosphere with tons of activities to meet people. Its pretty good accomodation for the price you pay.

Disliked: Lockers dont have power adapters for safe charging, and the bunk beds are really noisy, the pillows are a bit unconfortable.. Also a little bit far from the city, but the tram systems is great

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast, free wifi, free shuttle from the airport with three nights stay, lockers in the rooms.

Disliked: It was about a fifteen minute tram ride to the CBD, and the washrooms were not very clean (someone was sick on the floor in the middle of the night and it wasn't cleaned up until afternoon). The bread at breakfast was also often used before the end of breakfast and wasn't always replaced.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Much atmosphere, friendly staff and great location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: most staff were friendly, lots of room to relax, good security.

Disliked: exorbitant deposit for towels ($20), an obvious cash cow at the expense of forgetful travellers. one rude staff member, maybe if she doesnt like her job she could go on centrelink instead. there are plenty of people that would appreciate her job more than she evidently does.

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

Julie Roland

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2012 Julie would recommend this property

Liked: Habitat HQ est vraiment à la hauteur de sa réputation! nous en étions déjà convaincu avant d'arriver en Australie, car Camille avait tout fait pour que notre arrivée se fasse au mieux. En quelques mots: propre, bien placé, bien agencé, convivial... Les animations sont très bien organisées, tant à habitat qu'à l'extérieur!

Disliked: bien pensé à réserver car ce qui est bien est demandé

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

nik ward

Alone

City break
Shopping

14 March 2012 nik would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and location were fantastic !

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

11 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is really good and allows access to the major cultural and shopping centers without too much trouble. Everyone working at the hostel was friendly and helpful. The facilities were very clean and offered lots of deals, activities for guests to interact with each other and locals. I would have no hesitation recommending people stay at Habitat HQ!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free internet / free breakfact / clean room / clean bathroom / location

Disliked: too many people / kitchen was always crowded / free internet is limited up to 200MB a day

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly and the dorm room was really spacious with lots of room for luggage. It was close to the supermarket and easy access to St Kilda Beach and the tram to Melbourne city centre is practically on the doorstep. I stayed for 3 nights so was able to take advantage of the free airport transfer which was great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The people here r great, it's my first hostel in oz n they made me feel rite at home and were there when ever needed help

Disliked: Maybe extend breakfast a little as it stops at 9

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

15 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and tidy. Not too noisy and nice people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Kieran Randell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

03 February 2012 Kieran would recommend this property

Liked: Nice relaxed atmosphere, easy to meet people and have fun. St Kilda is an interesting place to be.

Disliked: It was ok.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John McKenzie

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 January 2012 John would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach & Luna Park. Only 15min tram ride into the city or $20 cab fee. Stayed in a private room which was very clean & well kept, friendly staff & great area in general.

Disliked: John left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

23 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean bathrooms, good facilities, nice garden to relax in.

Disliked: breakfast is too early, 7-9am only. but its free if u get up :-)

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

ERKAN TUNCAY

Alone

Business / conference

23 January 2012 ERKAN would recommend this property

Liked: The people who chose this hostel was great. And stuff helped me alot

Disliked: ERKAN left no negative feedback.

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

Juan Moreno

Alone

City break

23 January 2012 Juan would recommend this property

Liked: Good location,

Disliked: a lot of noise, but it was for the other backpacker

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

Rebecca Jackson

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Good location in St Kilda, close to transport to get to the CBD. Really helpful travel desk who we booked a couple of trips with. Friendly people. Bathrooms really clean and showers good, Nice communal area and free breakfast and Tea and Coffee was brilliant.

Disliked: Really small rooms, not much room to store luggage and as a consequence an 8 bed girls dorm was pretty crowded due to the sheer volume of belongings. Also no bar/cafe/restaurant

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

Joanna Kawecka

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

12 January 2012 Joanna would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, especially Chuck

Disliked: Liked everything

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

09 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Met some nice people in the room, very nice place with good atmosphere!

Disliked: Hard to meet people outside of the room as they are all settled Into groups as they have been here for a while!

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

Anja Eulitz

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2012 Anja would recommend this property

Liked: comfy beds and free barbecue very friendly and helpful staff member Katie at reception

Disliked: bathrooms could have been cleaner, maybe better to clean twice a day for such a big hostel breakfast was gone at 9:45, should be available until 10am, especially when people returned late from St Kilda Internet should be free or at least more than 1h free, for guests staying longer than 1 night