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Reviews of Habitat HQ

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

89.4% Overall Rating

460 out of 495 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/04/2015)

Erin Bingham thinks…

"I love the atmosphere and the friendly vibe here. Great place to meet people and have a good time. The daily/weekly events are always a good time and the staff is really great."

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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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89.4%

Overall Rating

460 out of 495 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Habitat HQ'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
79.2%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
97.6%
Value
91.2%
Safety
88.0%
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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.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Grace Bradley

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 May 2011 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: Bathrooms are excellent, very clean and well maintained. Kitchen good with plenty of storage space and equipment, but got messy. Lots of places to sit in common areas and good courtyard space. Beds were comfy and clean.

Disliked: Some not all of the staff were extremely rude and looked down on you. They seem to have a lot of long stay guests that have there own group and don't like to involve any others and staff were always involved with this group.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Actually one of my favorite hostel I stayed! Very clean, cozy and comfortable common areas, very good insulation in dorms. Enough showers and toilets and always clean!

Disliked: I wouldn't change anything

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and clean facilities

Disliked: I had a nice jacket go 'missing'.

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

Minh-Tri Nicolas TRAN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2011 Minh-Tri Nicolas would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean... enough bathrooms... Evening party. security: after 9PM they closed the door & check ID

Disliked: breakfast only from 7AM to 9AM & check-out at 10AM

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything worked well...

Disliked: ...Except for the key card that stopped working twice in two days...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Na

Disliked: Tiny rooms not enough space for luggage and to move around without tripping over your roommates

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great courtyard and common areas good kitchen if crowded.

Disliked: nothing i can remember

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

CHRISTOPHER TREVALLION

Alone

Events / festivals

29 March 2011 CHRISTOPHER would recommend this property

Liked: ALL WAS GOOD

Disliked: NO COMPLAINTS PRICE WAS PUT UP FOR F1, BUT GUESS YOU HAVE TO EXPECT THAT

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

Emily Thomas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Nice social areas, social events to get involved with. Knowledgeable staff. St. Kilda is a nice place. Kitchen and bathrooms quite clean. Allowed to bring your own drinks.

Disliked: Rooms not quite big enough for 10 bed dorms; a bit stuffy. No on site bar!!

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

Dana Schluchtmann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2011 Dana would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed their different events in the evening like a Trivial Pursuit night, a concert and a "come-on-the-stage-and-do-what-you-can" night - they keep their guests busy and so the youth is not only sitting around and drinking. We had a lot of fun! this was one of the cleanest hostels in Australia, the staff was very helpful and the people around nice. Big common area, big kitchen, good wifi, tram station right in front of the hostel, groceries not far away. i had a great stay here.

Disliked: the cab from the CBD was about 27$

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

James Holman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 March 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: Nice common room, friendly atmosphere, clean rooms, lovely bathrooms for a hostel, good connection to tram network.

Disliked: No bar and not very near to food outlets. Location is good for the tram but not that near St Kilda centre or the beach, and if you will be mainly doing stuff in the city it might be better to stay nearer there.

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

Luke Holland

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2011 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Spotlessly clean, great free breakfast, really secure, friendly staff, no rip-off bar prices... pretty much perfect.

Disliked: Nothing, really. Might be a bit too cool for older travellers. Like me.

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

Roger Buck

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2011 Roger would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is a clean backpacker.

Disliked: 10 share room was a bit messy and there is not much place to put your stuff

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good, clean hostel. Felt very safe.

Disliked: Didn't like it was outside the CBD, but the tram was right outside and it's a 15 min or so ride into the city.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2011

Liked: cleanliness, internet cafe downstairs

Disliked: a good 20 mins out of the city and about 15 mins to the beach, the kitchen was not big enough and there was often a que for pots and pans etc

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Kitchen and bathrooms always clean, good lounge area - loads of tables and sofas, good security in dorms, free breakfast, free sausage night, free wifi

Disliked: Nothing. Takes a while to get to CBD but tram stops right outside, and means it's much quieter.