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Reviews of Habitat HQ Melbourne Hostel

333 St Kilda Rd,, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 91%

Location 82%

Safety 91%

Staff 96%

Value 86%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Melbourne?

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Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 91%

Location 82%

Safety 91%

Staff 96%

Value 86%

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94% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: My 'short stay' in Habitat and Melbourne has now gone on for 4 months and counting! This is largely because of the 15 hostels I have stayed at in Australia, Habitat is without doubt the best!A great social atmosphere is created by the staff and guests making it easy to make friends, with someone always available to chill or party with. There are some great free weekly events put on to keep everyone entertained (including quizzes, bingo, karaoke, a bar crawl, live music), along with plenty of prizes to be won! The hostel has the benefit of not being too big that it alienates solo travelers, and is not too small that it gets boring. The comfy lounge and TV room areas are great to relax in and are accessible 24/7 (with dvds available, as well as fox sports to keep up with all important premier league matches!). As there is no bar you can bring your own drink into the hostel, with the courtyard and lounge becoming lively in the evenings!Free WiFi is also a big plus; reasonable connection with a large daily allowance. There are also a couple of PCs to use if needed. The Kitchen is the best I have come across in a hostel so far, quite big with plenty of storage space and ovens (which you don't always find in hostels). That's not to mention the free breakfast on offer everyday (cereal/toast), pancake breakfast on Wednesdays, unlimited free tea and coffee, and free weekly BBQ in the summer months!The hostel is generally clean and tidy by hostel standards, and the aircon throughout the hostel is very good at keeping you cool in summer and warm as the winter chill sets in. The bathrooms are also quite clean and there are plenty of toilets and showers so that you are never waiting. The staff are friendly and helpful with queries, letting you know what's going on in Melbourne every day. A special mention to Sinead, Jess, Pam, Ella, and Spencer; who are always happy to have a chat and help keep things fun every day! There is also a travel desk in the hostel so that you can book all your tours etc.15 mins walk to the highlights of St Kilda (Beach, Luna Park, Fitzroy St, Acland St); there's plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Be sure to check out the St Kilda night market in the summer and Lentil As Anything for some cheap food! The nearest supermarket (ALDI) is within 5 mins walk and is also the closest spot for all important goon purchases. 50m outside of the hostel is a tram stop that takes you into the heart of Melbourne in 30 mins, or you can get to Chapel Street in 15 mins.

Disliked: Largely nitpicking, as I have had such a great time at Habitat, but a few small points for improvement. They need more cups in the Kitchen, and sometimes it gets a bit dirty in kitchen and lounge when a lot of people are drinking (as can be expected in a hostel to be honest!). A bit on the expensive side in the summer (peak season) but still worth forking out the money for. Also bear in mind that the hostel is 30 min tram ride from the city centre.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jan 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Nice atmosphere in relaxed St. Kilda!

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Great Atmosphere and everybody was friendly

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Lots of entertainment provided

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 60%
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  • Location - 40%
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  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Nov 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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

Disliked: unconfortable spring matress

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: HQ is very suitable for people in wheelchair

Disliked: The sheets were a little bit dirty

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Thank you Fabio for staying with us at Habitat HQ I am so glad you enjoyed your overall stay.

Thank you for your feedback regarding the condition of the sheets. I will follow up with our linen supplier regarding the quality of the sheets and I will also follow up with our house keeping to ensure our usually high standard is maintained.

Enjoy the rest of your travels,

Katie and the Habitat HQ crew

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Oct 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

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

Customer would recommend this property

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