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Habitat HQ Reviews

333 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

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84%

Rating
942 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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94%

Loved staying here. Great location and friendly staff, however it seems that everyone who stays here has to part of a clique! Brilliant if you can play an instrument as they've got open mic night and guitars, boxs etc. If you've got a overinflated ego or you can brown-nose someone without losing your dignity then this is place for you! We ended up just keeping ourselves to ourselves, didn't really have the 'hostel' vibe! We've stayed in probably 30 hostels this year through South America


91%

Friendly staff, very clean. Lots of events happening every day. Really enjoyed my stay. Only negative thing to say about this place is that although the wifi is free, it's very slow.


57%

It's a great hostel with nice big kitchen which easy to make friends. But music in the night is extremly loud and no place to relax, the dorm has no much place for bags... and really not happy with the price, the hostel just suddenly raised price 4 dollars more everyday without mention it at all. ITS NOT NICE, AND MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THIS HOSTEL JUST WANT MONEY BUT NOT CARING ABOUT OFFERING NICE SERVICE OR PLACE. Disaapointed actually.


91%

We were surrounded by Frenchies during our stay here. But i deff recommend this hostel. Most of the best hostels i've stayed in were in Melbourne! Good place and perfect to go see the penguin parade :D

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback, we appreciate hearing your comments! We do have the French AFL team staying with us at the moment, so there are quite a few Frenchies around! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, hopefully we will see you back here again in the future, Good luck with your travels, Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

51%

Did not like this place at all, felt very uncomfortable, had a really weird atmosphere: there were two large long-stay groups who didn't really speak or include at all. Also there was barely any room to move in the dorm with people's bags so it was not nice to spend time in the room either. Found it very cramped. Staff told me to check credit on tram card at local shop

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate all feedback. I'm sorry that you found our hostel uncomfortable. We work hard at running a variety of nightly events to engage guests with each other and staff, and I'm sorry these were not to your liking. We provide each guest with a storage locker in the room, depending on your roommates this can sometimes get a little messy however our housekeeping staff do try to minimise this. Good luck with your future travels, The Habitat HQ Team

100%

Staff were superb! Best I have experience in Australia! Music most nights was exceptional and a joy to watch! Tea was awful but that's the same in all of Australia!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your feedback, it's great to hear that Habitat HQ left such an awesome impression with you! Good luck with your future travels, hopefully we'll see you back here again some time! Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Crew

86%

Really good hostel! I would come back every time. It's just a bit far from the city.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! we appreciate the time you've taken to leave us feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed staying with us! We are about a 20min tram ride from the city, and we LOVE our location in St. Kilda - close to bars, restaurants, supermarkets and of course, the beach! Good luck with the rest of your travels, we hope to see you again here at Habitat HQ, Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

66%

Great for party animal.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Habitat has incredibly friendly staff, but the short-stay backpacker in Australia should know that its free parking offer means a big likelihood that 40-50% of the guests are young work&travel folks from mostly Europe, who hang around most day, party all evenings throughout the week and don't really leave you any opportunity to find a quiet spot to plan your travel or just read a book. There's a TV room with books. but it's constantly occupied. It would be great if you got a reading room, HQ!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, we value all our feedback. It's great to hear that our staff made a positive impact on your stay, all our staff here at Habitat strive incredibly hard to make every guests stay a memorable one! I'll pass on your suggestion for a quiet room/reading room, it's a great idea & we appreciate that everyone has different needs when travelling. We hope to see you again here at Habitat HQ!

77%

Nice clean hostel, free breakfast and wifi for length of stay is a nice touch. Modern and clean with decent sized rooms and kitchen, even has an oven which was great! Would have stayed longer but found the hostel very clicky. Many people are long termers so it feels like being back at high school with groupings. Entertainment most nights but wouldn't recommend to lone travellers - hard to mingle.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, it's great to hear you appreciated the free wifi and breakfast, and the cleanliness of the hostel - our staff work hard to keep Habitat HQ at a hight standard. We have a mixture of travellers and Working Holiday makers staying with us, and we do try to make an effort to bring everyone together with events to encourage people to get to know each other, perhaps next time we'll see you up singing at our Karaoke night! Kathryn & Habitat HQ Team

91%

Great hostel! But as in other places in Australia, most of the guests are young people on working holiday who actually live in the hostel. So the atmosphere might not be the best if you are little bit older and just passing by. By the way, the hostel has the busiest but at the same time cleanest kitchen I've seen in a long time!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for you feedback, it's great to hear that you enjoyed staying at Habitat HQ and appreciated the effort our housekeeping staff put in to keeping the hostel clean! Good luck and safe travels for you time in Australia! Kathryn & the Habitat HQ Team

86%

Super clean hostel and very organized! Only stayed here for a couple nights, good area outside to drink but no drinking in the rooms, I'd recommend this place, clean, secure, social what more could you ask for?

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's excellent to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for noticing how clean we are, all our staff work very hard to keep Habitat HQ at such a high standard and it's great to see it's paying off! Safe travels for you time in Australia, we hope to see you back at Habitat HQ in the future! Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

63%

The backpacker is nice and well located in St Kilda to go and see pingouins. I was a bit unlucky with my dorm as it was full of girls going out all night long and coming back at different hours completely drunk every night... The room was a complete mess, i couldnt even access my bed without stepping on one of their stuff...


91%

It was a great hostel but if you`re traveling alone it`s quite hard to know people beacause they are all in group. I woudn`t suggest the people traveling alone there to go there... But for the rest excellent!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we value all our feedback! We do have a mixture of travellers and Working Holiday makers staying with us, & in an effort to bring everyone together we put on events which are there to encourage people to mingle and get to know each other. It may seem a bit daunting, but once you've been to a Karaoke or Trivia night with us, you'll have friends for life! Good luck with your future travels - Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

97%

That was the best hostel I have stayed! I had a double bed room with my boyfriend for only 35 a night with a great and clean bathroom! Felt like in a hotel! Thank you :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your review, it's awesome to hear you enjoyed staying with us and we hope that you'll be back in the future! Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

100%

Amazing hostel! Great atmosphere, very friendly and knowledgable staff. Bathrooms were clean, common spaces were awesome! Always a lot going on but was quiet enough to sleep through the whole night! I will definitely be back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, it's great to hear such positive feedback! We so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we work hard to keep the hostel clean, fun and enjoyable for all guests and we love that this was appreciated! Hopefully we will see you back with us again for a future stay! Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

89%

Lovely hostel with friendly and helpful staff. Been staying here a few times And highly recommend it :)

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate the feedback! We're happy to hear that you enjoy staying with us at Habitat HQ, and love that you continue to return to stay and recommend us! Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

86%

nice place!!! loved the free bf one day with pancakes! good atmosphere... drinks in the hostel are cheep they have nice activities as well... a lot of party in the evenings but there is also the outside area and the quite tv room if you dont feel like Party!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate the feedback! We're glad you took advantage of the free breakfast and pancakes, and that you enjoyed our nightly events. Hopefully we'll see you back here again in the future! Safe and happy travels for the rest of your time in Australia, Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

100%

Best hostel in Melbourne. By far. Atmosphere, staff and value for money all so great. The rooms are clean, never had problems with the facilities (free wifi in rooms!!!). Great entertainment in the evening, really can't fault this place. Love it :)))

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed (and are still enjoying :)) your time here at Habitat HQ! It's great to hear such positive feedback and again, thanks for taking the time to let us know! Kathryn & The Habitat HQ Team

89%

Nah, nah it was good mate.

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi - Thanks for your review, we love hearing feedback and appreciate you taking the time! Glad to hear you liked Habitat HQ, we would love to have you come and stay in future. Safe and Happy travels for the rest of your time in Australia Kathryn @ The Habitat HQ Team

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