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Habitat HQ Reviews

333 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

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84%

Rating
1073 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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91%

Well, seriously, this hostel is amazing. The room was the best I've ever seen in a hostel, they have all the facilities you can ask for, and the atmosphere is so good. You'll never be disappointed here. The only downside is that it's not in the city centre (5 km from it)


89%

Nice hostel, nice atmosphere, breakfast, staff and rooms, only short walk to shops and beach!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and would love to see you again in the future! Happy and safe travels, Habitat HQ Team

83%

I didn't really like the location but other than that it's one of the better hostels out there

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate the feedback! I'm sorry the location didn't suit you, we're within walking distance to bars, restaurants,supermarkets,shops and the beach, however the city is a 20min tram ride (alhough we love the fact we're in a quieter part of town!). Good luck with the rest of your travels, Habitat HQ Team

83%

great hostel close to the beach and a 20 min tram ride to the city

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Thanks for your feedback, it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Happy and safe travels, The Habitat HQ Team

80%

It's a clean hostel with lockers in your room (kind of small for the entire backpack). The staff was good and can answer your questions about Melbourne, although they feel very bothered. It's a 5 minute walk from bars and cafés. If you're traveling alone, the majority staying here are long term residents so it's really hard to get into their "group". Over all it's a good hostel with high security and clean facilities!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we love to hear feedback! It's great to hear you enjoyed the hostel, and appreciated the cleanliness - our housekeeping staff work hard to keep the facilities clean for our guests! We do have a lot of long term guests during the winter months, and we run lot's of evening events to ensure everyone is making friends! Thanks again, and safe travels for your time in Australia, The Habitat HQ Team

86%

We had a great time at HQ ! Good big kitchen, clean beds and facilities, very comfy sofas and a nice going fire! Awesome vibe and very friendly staff. Great place to stay easy to get to the cbd and within a pleasant strike from St. Kilda centre ! Definitely one of the better hostels in Melb's! Good job guys!

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Thanks for your review, it's awesome to hear you loved staying with us - we hope you come back again! Enjoy your travels, The Habitat HQ Team

57%

It's a nice backpacker hostel, but quite a number of people are staying here and finding jobs. They have been staying for maybe 2 week or 1 month, treating the mixed dorm as their home and this cause the room become really messy and full of alcohol smell. The hostel should maintain the cleanness of every room or limit the period of staying. The hostel ground floor is exactly a pub and this is sometimes too noisy.

  • 22nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate all feedback. We have lots of people staying with, both working and travelling, and we understand that the rooms can become a little messy. Our housekeeping staff work hard to keep the rooms tidy, and we will make sure they continue to do this. We do sell limited alcohol from reception, and our staff try hard to ensure the noise is kept to a minimum - I'm sorry that you found the hostel too noisy. Thanks again & safe travels. Habitat HQ

77%

Security: Fortunately, no security event occurred. Location: Accessible from Tramway, There is Aldi for shopping cheap groceries but quite far from CBD (along the way there are more than 10 stops from Flinders St Station). But, it is close to Lunapark and St. Kilda Beach which is awesome. Staff: Staffs were helpful Atmosphere: Quite nice and friendly. They have a large lounge and large kitchen if you want to cook or even bake a cake. (I saw people do this) Cleanliness: It is maintained well

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Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we would love to see you again in the future! Safe and happy travels, The Habitat HQ Team

83%

All good but one of things was not comfortable for us. The thing that is hair drayer didn't work. But it was fine coz we have own drayer. Plz check it before do hosting.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We're sorry that the hairdryer in your room didn't work, our maintenance staff have now fixed this problem. We hope to see you again in the future, wishing you safe travels, Habitat HQ Team

83%

A good hostel, party atmosphere but also fairly quiet in dorm rooms. Met some nice people here and staff very helpful.

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Thanks for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Happy and safe travels for the rest of your time in Australia - The Habitat HQ Team

86%

busy but nice people and facilities

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback, it's excellent to hear you liked staying with us! Happy and safe travels, The Habitat HQ Team

97%

Definitely the best hostel I've stayed at while in Australia!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your feedback, it's awesome to hear you loved staying with us! Hopefully we'll see you again in the future. Happy and safe travels, The Habitat HQ Team

83%

Pretty nice place for backpackers. Easy to meet other backpackers. Issues: squeaky beds, and I had to get a new card a few times.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate hearing all feedback. I'm sorry you found the beds squeaky, the issue has been passed on to our maintenance team and has been addressed. Thanks again for leaving a review, wishing you safe travels - The Habitat HQ Team

94%

Probably the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Really helpful and friendly staff, great atmosphere if you want a good balance between relaxing and going out. Really clean, and right outside a tram station that takes you into the CBD. Only negative would be the really limited wifi and you can't bring in your own alch. Still worth staying here though! Great hostel!

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for a great review, it's awesome to hear all our hardwork is paying off. We feel the free wifi limit is more than enough, however you are able to upgrade the service really cheaply if you find you need more. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review, and hopefully we will see you again in the future! The Habitat HQ Team

80%

Nice staff, great kitchen and breakfast!

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Thanks for your review, we appreciate hearing your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! The Habitat HQ Team

69%

Generally fine. But there is a weird sour smell in the room even I did ask to change one. Later guess because the flooring is Capet n that might absorb the smell over the years. Also the shower room rack are dirty n rusty. Maybe they just need a renovation

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciating hearing all feedback. I'm sorry you found the room smelly and the bathrooms dirty - our housekeeping staff work very hard to keep the hostel clean, and we will ensure that these issues are addressed. Thanks again for leaving us your feedback, The Habitat HQ Team

94%

I had the most amazing time in Habitatd HQ. On my very first day I met amazing people. Atmosphere was fantastic. Every evening they have some activities (live music, BBQ, games night). I haven't had so much fun in a long time. Rooms were clean. Maybe location was a bit further from the city centre, but there is a tram right outside the hostel. If I ever go to Melbourne again, I will definitely stay in this Hostel. Mostly because of the people :)


100%

Brilliant hostel, really clean, friendly staff. Loved it.


83%

Really cool place to stay, even if it is a bit of a walk from St kilda itself, but there are trams that stop pretty much outside the hostel which take you to the city, so good connections. One of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in, as it is a budget hotel aswell as a hostel, so rooms are cleaned every day or so. huge communal area and kitchen plus movie lounge and events on almost every night. Would definitely stay again. Thanks habitat!


83%

Nice hostel overall. However I found it strange that I had to leave my bags either unattended or pay for lockers after checking out when they had a storage room. I bit cheap of them in my opinion. When I asked about the luggage storage the lady in the reception was rude about it too.


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