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
  • Awesome 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.

•Please note that we are an international youth hostel.
•Check-in is available 24 x 7. However, please contact us via phone if you intend to check-in after 11pm to ensure we are ready to greet you on arrival.
•Parking is available for a fee.
•All dorm room guests must provide a passport or Australian drivers licence on arrival showing they are an interstate or overseas resident.
•All private room guests must provide a passport or Australian drivers licence on arrival.
•A deposit is required for all rooms and dorm beds in the form of a credit card pre-authorisation. The credit card must be in the name of the guest. Alternatively, a $100 cash security bond may be accepted at the managers discretion.
•Accommodation must be paid on arrival, not departure
•Cancellations less than 24 hours and no shows will be charged for one night of accommodation per person.
•Under 18's are not permitted to stay in the dorm rooms unless part of an approved group booking for a school/sporting group, all under 18's residing in private rooms must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
•Specials are not valid with any other offers.
•Check in 2pm and check out 10am.
•Room rates vary dynamically based on booking conditions, season and availability. Please check your reservation details and booking offer for rate details.
•Booking extensions and changes will be made at the current advertised rates.
•Please note that rates are subject to change
•Guests must abide by the House Rules. The management reserves the right to immediately cancel and evict any guest that breaches the house rules. If this occurs, there will be no refund of any fees paid.
•The management reserves the right to refuse or cancel any reservation at their discretion. In the event this occurs, any remaining credit will be returned to the guest. However, the hostel will not be liable for any additional fees or costs incurred by the guest including but not limited to; transport, alternative accommodation costs or bank and transaction fees.
•We are a non-smoking venue. Any smoking within the building or rooms will incur a cleaning fee. Guests may also be liable for the cost or losses incurred whilst the room is closed for cleaning or ventilation. The guest will be liable for any fire brigade fees should the smoke alarm be triggered.
•Additional terms and conditions may apply when booking via other websites or channels. Please refer to their terms and conditions when booking.
•When there are multiple dorms beds booked on a single reservation, we will do our best to co-locate all guests in the same room. However, in some cases operational considerations and availability limitations may require us to locate guests in different rooms.
•There is a maximum of 6 guests on a standard booking. Any bookings containing 7 or more guests are deemed a group booking and require Habitat HQ management approval. Group Booking Terms & Conditions apply. Please contact us via phone or email to enquire about a group booking.
•Minimum night stays may apply during special events, peak periods or to promotional rates.
•The terms and conditions are subject to change. Refer to direct terms for the current terms and conditions. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Dec 2019
    Love my stay at habitat, great to make friends and the staff are very friendly, especially raj
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Dec 2019
    Raj is awesome
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Jan 2020
    Very very pleased with my stay at Habitat. Wonderful facilities and a very classy common area with a piano even! Most of the people I encountered were people staying there a while working or finding jobs around the area, and they were a tight knit group. Very nice group of people. The walk to the beach isn’t the shortest but it’s worth staying in a nicer hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Dec 2019
    Stay was great! Such a friendly atmosphere and I met great people. It definitely feels like home and the location is good. I've come back to stay again Only complaint is the kitchen can get dirty as the day goes along but it's always cleaned well in the evening/at night. The 10 bed can also be a bit cramped but it's still good. Staff is great as well, super nice and friendly (especially Raj and Juan)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    11 Dec 2019
    Room was very cramped and stuffy, not great beds. Ok for one night stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    26 Nov 2019
    Good location in St Kilda! Also the tram to CBD runs in front of the house, so good for that as well. Nice garden area and hangout area, the kitchen was a little small and quite busy, but has free coffee all day long. The rooms are ok.
    Estonia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Dec 2019
    Yah... what can I say. This place was fine but nothing more than that. Room was discusting, although I can't really blame the hostel too much for that. Lots of permenant residents who kind of own up the room... which is understandable but doesn't help with the smell and trash in the rooms. Good kitchen, decent beds, alright common area... all in all fine but nothing to write home about for the price.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    27 Dec 2019
    I wasn’t very happy with my stay at Habitat HQ. Nicola was extremely rude and patronising to us customers. She was very unprofessional and feel as though she gives Habitat HQ a bad name. The rest of the staff were lovely but Nicola ruined this experience for me if I’m honest. Won’t be staying there again.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    23 Dec 2019
    The positives were the staff who were friendly and helpful and they have nearly all the facilities you need. There were a few downsides though - they don't have lockers in dorms only drawers under the bunks and lockers you need to pay for in the reception/communal area. They have carpets in the corridors and in the dorm rooms which STINK!! There are no individual lights next to each bunk and the plug sockets don't work. In my room, everyone was using the socket by the door. I wouldn't recommend
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    02 Dec 2019
    Room was ok, basic but had everything it needed. The problem was everything else. Kitchen was like a bomb site, staff didn’t seem to ever keep on top of it like other places do which met the people staying there didn’t bother either. The movie room smelt like a teenagers bedroom. Everywhere just seemed dirty! When you walk in there’s signs for awards they won in 2012,13,14 etc. Nothing since 2014 though.. it’s now obvious why!!!
    England, Couple, 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
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi