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Habitat HQ Reviews

333 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

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83%

Rating
1209 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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80%

I really liked staying at Habitat, it's close to the beach and the CBD can easily be reached by tram. Staff are accomodating, there is free wi-fi and fun activities! I would definitely stay here again :)


80%

I was travelling solo and stayed only for one night. Everything was leaving up to the expectations - a clean dorm room, drawers under the bed with opportunity to lock your stuff up, clean kitchen (free coffee/tee/milk), bathroom and toilets were divided for gender. Nice receptionists. Average age app 20+, which is perfect if you are a mature traveler as my self :) bike hire in 100 m, tram in 100 m, beach in app 1,5 km, bars/reataurants in app 800 m - walk distance to anything!


83%

Really clean and comfy, everything works except the hand dryers, none of which seem to work so there is nowhere to dry your hands. The desk staff were great, everyone was really friendly and helpful. The one person that wasn't was the desk manager, she was usually pretty grumpy and often rude.


86%

Would definitely stay in this hostel again- really good location in at kilda, friendly staff, nice outside area and cheap drink for sale. There are better facilities I.e games rooms, cafes or proper bars in some other hostels I have seen. Also they are strict about you not bringing alcohol in, however they only have a limited selection available to purchase which was annoying:m. Relatively clean but get in the shower early is best as they get cleaned overnight! Overall, good value for money.

  • 21st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Had a great stay at habitat, rooms were spacious and cleaned daily. Big kitchen which was the cleanest I've seen in a hostel so far! No bar but can buy cheap alcohol at reception which can be enjoyed in the outside courtyard area! Overall a really nice, relaxed hostel. Would recommend!

  • 17th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Fresh and clean. Not a very lively hostel which can be good but it was a little to quiet for us.

  • 16th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Clean and comfortable hostel. The ensuite 4 pax dorms are lovely, but a bit small and have lockers for only two people. Ok location, good atmosphere, nice interior design. Kitchen could be cleaner and needs more cutlery.


97%

We had a great stay at Habitat, seems like they have thought of everything a backpacker needs and put it into one building! Love the fact it's so environmentally friendly and has its own herb garden! There was lots to do in the evenings and the dorms were comfy and clean. Right next door to the Juicy hire camper van place, so great to sort a road trip! Super quiet for a hostel of its size too. Lovely friendly staff, thanks for giving us an upgrade! Would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback! It's so good to hear all our hard work in creating a great hostel is appreciated, and we love that you enjoyed your stay with us! We work hard to give all our guests a memorable stay and it seems it has worked with you guys! Good luck with your travels, we hope to see you again in the future! The Habitat HQ Team

63%

Amazing the work that the cleaning staff does, simple congratulations, they are the best personal. Receptionists, are ok, although they don't have knowledge about how costumer services. The breakfast is embarrassing, there are cheaper hostels with free and better ones. All mornings they run out of marmalade.


86%

The staff and people staying at this hostel were a ton of fun. I felt very comfortable and the atmosphere in the common areas was great. The location is very close to the trams and St. Kilda beach which makes it easy to get around from there.

  • 6th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your feedback, it's always great to hear that our hostel was enjoyed! Good luck with the rest of your time in Australia, The Habitat HQ Team

69%

A hostel that has everything in place to be great. Spacious with good social areas. However, there are so many rules that at times you feel as if you are being perminantly preached to by staff. Upon check in, the guy before me was wanting to take his water bottle outside, but was told no incase it was alchohol. For a pricey hostel, I was surprised by how many additional costs there were. I was even charged to leave my bag for 10 minutes whilst i went to an ATM. On a brighter note, location great

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, all feedback is very much appreciated and helps us improve our services to all guests. I'm sorry you felt there were too many rules in place, our alcohol licence is very specific and our staff do need to follow this. We also have lots of free inclusions (wifi, breakfast, tea/coffee, carparking, events), so I'm sorry you felt you were charged for additional services - the luggage storage after checkout is only $2, which we feel is pretty cheap! Good luck with the rest of your travels, HQ Team

77%

Nice atmosphere, mixed age range with some people being long term guests, contemporary decor, nice communal area and garden area. Rooms clean with a little storage under bed. Quiet and not a busy area outside. Free breakfast average, free tea and coffee all day. Aldi just over the road and close to tram into city. Entertainment in evenings. Downside that kitchen wasnt quite big enough during busy times - not enough hobs and some didnt work. Showers could do with another daily clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review, we appreciate hearing all feedback! We have just had our reception area renovated, so it's nice to hear that it's looking good! The kitchen can get a little busy when the hostel is full, and it does seem everyone wants to cook at exactly the same time..Our maintenance team have addressed any hobs not working, thanks for letting us know! Our housekeeping staff do work hard to keep the bathrooms clean, and we will ensure that showers are given a little extra love if needed. Good luck with your travels, The Habitat HQ Team

91%

The general vibe was excellent, for my first hostel, it set the bar high!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Great to hear your feedback, we're stoked you enjoyed staying with us and hope to see you again! Good luck with the rest of your time in Australia, The Habitat HQ Team

83%

Location was not the best to be honest , but the rooms were good , comfortable beds , most of the staff were very happy to help , place was clean and atmosphere was suitable for everyone, security was top notch and the wifi was amazing !! You Do have to pay but for a few dollars you could get between 1-10GB SUITABLE TO UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD MOVIES AND SERIES! Only hostel I've seen so far that offers this! Kitchen was clean and free breakfast , little pricey but worth it I think. I would recommend.


77%

The room was so incredibly dusty.

  • 1st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback, I'll pass on your comments to our housekeeping team and ensure that the rooms get any attention they need. Good luck with your travels, The Habitat HQ Team

74%

I have stayed in cheaper hostels before that have a better location however can't knock the facilities or free wifi.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. It's great that you enjoyed the free wifi and our facilities, we think we offer a great service for everybody. Our location, although a 10min walk from the beach, is within 5 min of supermarkets, cafe's & bars and the tram to city is right outside the door! Enjoy your time in Australia - The Habitat HQ Team

100%

Banging hostel


100%

Awesome hostel, brilliant facilities, friendly staff,had such a good time and met some great people, more of a social younger persons party hostel so perfect for me,

  • 30th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


26%

Bad workers.

  • 29th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Staff and the people who were staying in hostel were amazing! I had great time in there during the new years.


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