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

88.6% Overall Rating

442 out of 476 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/04/2014)

Tom Schoenmakers thinks…

"Good friendly vibe through out the hostel, and many night time events to keep you occupied."

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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

442 out of 476 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Habitat HQ'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
78.4%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
95.2%
Value
88.8%
Safety
90.4%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .laundry room -kitchen was alsways clean -manny toilets&showers -friendly staff -next to st. kilda&beach -tram connection to city is perfect -wifi in rooms it is not the cheapest place to stay, but you really get something for your money!

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen space was great, heaps of room and utilities on offer. Outdoor area was awesome, with plenty of room for everyone on a hot day to chill outside. Bathrooms were pretty nice too, as well as the free wi-fi which was given to you on arrival. St Kilda has awesome nightlife, every day as well! Always something to do.

Disliked: The dorms were a bit cramped, not much room to put your stuff, as well as the security areas being on the ground and therefore hard to access when luggage etc was in the way. Due to the fact that there are plenty of area to hang out though, this wasn't much of an issue as you hardly spent any time in your dorm room. Location is good if you want to hang in St Kilda for a bit, they are right outside a tram line into the city, however if you want to be in the CBD then this is a bit of a commute (about 20mins on the tram).

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

yuri haarman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

14 January 2011 yuri would recommend this property

Liked: the herb garden a/c, and gas cookers

Disliked: expensive internet

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

Kat Bromhall

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2011 Kat would recommend this property

Liked: Big common areas, clean and modern.

Disliked: Slightly outside town, but only 10 mins walk. Room very small (4 bed dorm).

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

Kate Fidler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2011 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities are top notch. Bathrooms and kitchen are always clean and a rly nice common room and outdoor area. Free wireless internet as well an added bonus. Friendly, helpful staff.

Disliked: There was not many organised events in the evenings or during the day so its up to you to put the effort in to meet ppl, which may be hard for shy ppl. Also, the 10 bed dorm was a little on the cramped side. There is not a great deal going on with the Job Board either, no affiliations with any companies.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Enjoyed the stay here,very clean, helpful staff, would come again!

Disliked: nothing

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

Derek Hondo

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 January 2011 Derek would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the atmosphere and the facilities. The staff were all very friendly and helpful as well. The community here was very positive and inclusive.

Disliked: none

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, good layout

Disliked: a lot of rowdy youngsters

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

27 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean!

Disliked: nothing I really disliked, I would stay there again!

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

John James

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

26 December 2010 John would recommend this property

Liked: This is a place normally for young backpackers . great fun a place where its easy to say hallo but i stayed there and got on great and i'm 50+ The Kitchen area is great gas 16 gas rings + 4 oven space for you shopping and cold stuff . The trams outside to take you around the city or its an easy walk to the nearby shops and bars Exellent.

Disliked: Onnly one problem here breakfast its Crap and badly organised .

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Heidi Rogers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2010 Heidi would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great place to meet people, you get free breakfast and one free hour of internet time (but this is for your WHOLE stay at the hostel). Everyone is friendly and you can save money by cooking your food in the kitchen. Location is good and its about 20 mins into the city centre. Staff are nice and organise something fun most evenings so you have something to do even if you don't go out. If you are staying for 3 nights or more you are entitled to a free shuttle from Tullamaine airport to the hostel. When you land you need to call the hostel then they will give you a code. Write it down and give it to the FAPAS shuttle driver. Again you will need to go to bus pick up point 3. Only thing is they only operate between 6am - 7pm on most days so if you arrive any later than this you'll need to book with another shuttle bus (should cose between 15 - 20 dollars depending on where you go)/

Disliked: One thing to be VERY aware of is that you will NOT get your money back if you decide to leave the hostel early. I would suggest booking the hostel for a few nights then if you like it its not hard to extend the visit. If you are by yourself it can be quite daunting. Everybody seems to know eachother and if you are shy/in a family then it may not be the best place to stay. It's hard to find somewhere quiet to chat to your family or friends back home. I often came out of my room and found somebody sitting in the hallway skyping their friends. They charge you to use a towel (it was 2 dollars plus a 20 dollar deposit).

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

Victoria Massey

With friends / other travellers

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

21 December 2010 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Nice room. Spacious ensuite. Well equipped kitchen. Sociable and well equipped lounge and tv room. Nice outdoor area.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and really nice atmosphere. Always plenty going on :) Good location for St Kilda beach but 20 mins on the tram in to Melbourne city

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean and fresh, and not even just fresh but nice design and everything in the bathrooms, very stylish =) Heaps of good offers and free stuff, nice breakfast and an amazing kitchen with a super free food shelf. Best hostel so far!

Disliked: Easy to misplace your swipecards.

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

Nilanthi Sangarabalan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2010 Nilanthi would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of organised activities, and a great place for meeting other travellers. Rooms were decent, bathrooms were excellent! Grateful for the complimentary breakfast. Close to the beach and supermarket.

Disliked: Bit far from the city, but there's a good tram system to get to there and back again.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

11 December 2010

Liked: I did not

Disliked: Staff were rude when I checked out

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Monika Runggaldier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2010

Liked: Nice staff

Disliked: The hostel is not value for the money, you need to walk to get to the places. Its a dangerous place around the hostel during the night.

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

Tamara Gruber

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2010 Tamara would recommend this property

Liked: Loved it! Even if it's so big, it's never really crowded... it's clean, thez have a lot of programm, nice courtyard... It was kind of perfect :)

Disliked: Tamara left no negative feedback.

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

Vicki Lott

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break

01 December 2010 Vicki would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I've ever stayed at!

Disliked: Vicki left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

01 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the fact the basics were right - comfy bed, quiet for good night's sleep, fan in room kept room cool and mozzies out, bathroom and showers were very clean, staff were nice and helpful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Even though there was a fun, party atmosphere in the communal areas the rooms were always quiet and other guests respectful. The bathrooms and kitchen were spacious and clean and well equipt and you never had to wait to use the shower! The staff were friendly and helpful. A good place to meet other people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

26 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, fun vibe and friendly people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Michael Bates

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 November 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: easy access to cbd & beach, quiet location, modern amenities and bedding, good facilities

Disliked: nothing really I could have used an earlier check in as I had travelled overnight and needed to lie down, I didn't get into the room until after midday.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2010

Liked: Free wifi

Disliked: Messy kitchen n wet tea towels. No quiet area to just chill and make phone calls. We were encouraged to book for a couple nights as twas v busy which I was fine except when we found accommodation to stay in they wouldn't refund the money. Not impressed.

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

Duncan Whittall

With my spouse / partner

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

13 November 2010 Duncan would recommend this property

Liked: Spotlessly clean hostel with excellent facilities. The first hostel we saw with ovens in the kitchen! By far the best hostel we stayed in, in Australia... or anywhere!

Disliked: Wireless internet was a bit ropey because they recently changed it to a free service. It is being looked at though