Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Award winning accommodation in Melbourne's eclectic beachside suburb, St Kilda! We are a short walk from the beach and a direct 20 min tram ride to Melbourne's CBD. Offering a variety of accommodation options, our atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and spacious, with modern shared facilities.
Our team will make you feel right at home and help you discover St Kilda and Melbourne's famous cafe culture, bars, fashion shops, sporting events and thriving music scenes. If you want to stay in the most modern & environmentally sustainable backpacker & budget accommodation property in Melbourne, then book your room now!

Stay at Habitat HQ, the backpackers of choice for independent travelers in Melbourne. Why?
*Hall of Fame, certificate of Excellence for 5 years running
*Hall of Fame in the Backpacker category Victorian Tourism Awards
*Silver in the Backpacker category Australian Tourism Awards 2012
*Winner Backpacker category Victorian Tourism Awards 2012, 2011 and 2010
*Winner Best Backpacker in Victoria Golden Backpack Awards 2012, 2011 and 2010
*Bronze in the Backpacker category Australian Tourism Awards 2011

Free tour booking service - Don't miss out on seeing the Great Ocean Road or the Phillip Island Penguins...Must sees on your visit to Melbourne

Sustainability - Concerned about your carbon footprint? Habitat HQ has been awarded the prestigious STAY WYSE 2012 Green Initiative Award. We are committed to making a positive impact on you and less of an impact on the environment. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    I liked staying at HQ, the atmosphere was very relaxing and welcoming. The people were very nice, close to Carlisle and acland street and also the beach and tram service. I’d definitely recommend this hostel.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Mar 2019
    My girlfriend and I stayed in a 4 dorm with en-suite and had a very pleasant stay. The staff were friendly and the hostel is close to nearby shops and a 15 min walk to the beach! We were only there for a couple of nights but made use of the facilities and enjoyed the entertainment they put on. Will definitely go back again!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Mar 2019
    This hostel is lovely. Very clean and has lots of nice communal areas. Our 4 bed dorm was quite small but other guest friendly so it didn’t matter. Showers were good. The staff were super nice and helpful. The kitchen is large and gets cleaned daily. Would stay again :) thank you
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Feb 2019
    Great atmosphere with things like free bbq (that also caters to vegans) and karaoke each night of the week. Facilities kept clean and the bed was super comfy.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Mar 2019
    Overall, it was a good base to be for a week, within a short distance of the town centre, and the trams only a stones throw away which got me into central Melbourne in 30 minutes.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    10 Mar 2019
    I have stayed at this hostel on and off for almost 3 months. Love the atmosphere, always generally very clean. A great base for the rest of the city. And the rating would have been higher but I found the manager Cat outright rude and unhelpful at times. Rest of the staff were all amazing and can't fault the place otherwise.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    26 Mar 2019
    Beds are super comfy. More of a chill hostel. Would stay again if I am back in Melbourne
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    14 Mar 2019
    Nice clean hostel, great atmosphere BUT I was in a 3 bed room with my gf and another person, who checked out after our first night (we stayed 2 nights). I had a box of 6 beers next to my bag when we left for the day, and when we came back the other bed had been made and the beers were gone. I went to reception who said the cleaners had removed the beers, but rather than 6 there were 2 elastic banded together. ‘Apparently’ that was all that was in there...not something you expect in Australia.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Feb 2019
    Staff - v helpful and friendly. The room was ok though not v spacious. The kitchen area was a good size and utensils were good. My friend and I were unfortunate with our room as a rowdy couple came in at 3 in the morning, had s** in the en-suite bathroom and continued to be loud afterwards when in the room (not the hostels fault just not ideal). Location was great for us as it’s right next to the Jucy hire which we were using the following day. The location isn’t however central to town :(
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    03 Apr 2019
    Habitat HQ location is in St.Kilda. However the hostel is not close to the beach nor is it close to the “center”. Moreover, the problem with regards to cleaness, is less the problem of the hostel but more the people who stayed there. The toilets were dirty, aswell as the shower, and in my dorm I did not even have space to put my bag or my valuables somewhere. Although the hostel even put a note on the door, asking the people to please clean up, the room was just a big mess. Matrace was horrible.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi