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Reviews of Habitat HQ

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, clean throughout and very friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

30 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

09 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere

Disliked: Not much space in dorm for luggage

The property's response is...

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

Nils Fischer

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

06 October 2011 Nils would recommend this property

Liked: FREE WIFI, atmosphere, kitchen

Disliked: noisy beds, rather expensive

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Family Holiday

02 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Security was really good. Names are checked at the door after ten.

Disliked: the six dorm that I was in was a bit cramped especially with everyones suitcases. Four would have been better considering we were paying more.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They check the names on a list for entry in the hostel after 10pm so u feel quiet safe! great atmosphere in the lobby

Disliked: rooms are terrible small and really really dirty!!!

The property's response is...

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

PRASHANT CHOUDHARY

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2011 PRASHANT would recommend this property

Liked: Located close to st Kilda beach and not far on tram for the city. Nice events organized for each day with big space to interact.

Disliked: In night became too loud on one of the days.but only one ,may be of the type Of people checked in for that night

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free wifi and breakfast

Disliked: nothing

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

Grace Daw

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 August 2011 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: its very clean, the staff and reception were very friendly

Disliked: Its a little intimidating trying to meet people as there are a lot of long-stayers

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

Sean Scarangello

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2011 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Security is huge here - cameras everwhere, need a keycard to get onto your level and again your room. After 10 or 11 pm front door locks and you need to provide your name and room number to get in. They have lockable cubbies so I could actually unpack! Soap in the bathrooms - bathrooms are really nice! the whole place is cleaned daily, it's insane. Staff were ultra friendly - recommend Chuck's city tour AND his pub crawl. They let you play your mp3 player over the pa, guitars provided free of charge. Atmosphere is relaxed. Definitely not aimed at being a party hostel (though you can certainly party while staying here). Really good spot - met awesome people.

Disliked: My room smelled of feet/body odor every morning - even after cleaning. About a 15-20 minute tram ride to the Melbourne CBD but St. Kilda is good enough if you don't want to end the night at 11:30(last tram ride)

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

Andrea Spindel

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2011 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were so friendly and helpful all the time. They made my stay really enjoyable.

Disliked: Location. Its far from the CBD so if youre wanting to be in the CBD every day or night in melb, its better to stay closer to the CBD

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

Christian Obenhaupt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2011 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, good place to hang out even for weeks as many people do, great service for booking further trips, really enjoyed the time here.

Disliked: internet connection is free but sometimes a real pain in the ass...should get a faster line...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

07 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: almost everything

Disliked: Bathroom

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

Hendrik Schaefer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping

28 June 2011 Hendrik would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly and professional staff, very clean, free wifi, nice lounge with sofas and so on in basement

Disliked: 10 bed dorm was a bit too cramped (not enough space for everyone to put backpack etc)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was big and open. there was a lot offered to meet people and see the country. free breakfast was good (although, it ran out, so get in early). very clean. organised. free wifi is great, but you have to keep logging in.

Disliked: the 'lockers' were difficult to use and often broken. they were also metal so scraped early in the morning when others were sleeping. the hostel is in St Kilda which is out of the city if you want to spend most of your time in the city, and only 1 tram runs by it on the weekends, which can add time. beds are very hard, but clean.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was lik a bare hotel room which was brill compairing to most hostels. it was very clean and very secure.. the staff were lovely and would recommend to anyone

Disliked: it was a bit outside the city so had to get a tram or taxi.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: First stay at a hostel, if this one is the norm I think I'll sell my house.

Disliked: The door to our room wouldn't lock if you left it to close, which nearly all the guests did. Not great for security, apparently this happens all the time other guests were saying. It was however repaired the next day. So not really a negative after all.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free Breakfast, friendly staff, good security and well organised.

Disliked: Just a little far from centre but it is in St. kilda which is interesting.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Homey feel/vibe I liked Molly's Melbourne Mosey

Disliked: n/a

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, clean, comfortable, lots of activities on offer.

Disliked: some of the other guests were obnoxious and inconsiderate.

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

Andi Laue

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

19 May 2011 Andi would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very clean and the staff is helpfull. Thanx to Molly the entertainment guru for her priceless advice

Disliked: The location isn;t the best but there is a Tram station right infront of the Hostel.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, lots going on, free breakfast and other meals on certain days

Disliked: Nothing. It would have been nice if our room-mates did not cover the entire floor with their belongings but that's not the hostel's fault and the staff were trying to get them to tidy up

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

Negin Amin

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2011 Negin would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and exceeded my expectations on their quality of service throughout our stay. The location is outside of the city, but St. Kilda is an absolutely beautiful place with it's close proximity to the beach, an entertainment park, a street of cute shops and cafes.

Disliked: Nothing that strikes out.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Rannoch Yule

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2011 Rannoch would recommend this property

Liked: Clean modern place with great facilities, and not too far from both town and St Kilda beach.

Disliked: Predominantly big groups of kids in early twenties, fine if your on the beer; not so good if your solo looking for a bit of sleep.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice commonarea with good music. Very friendly and helpful staff. Free wi-fi and free breakfast.

Disliked: The location is a little bit fare from the city center, but the trams make it easy to get back and forth.