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.

•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 8.2

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    26 Oct 2019
    This is a great hostel and a great place to make friends. The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms are good. The kitchen facilities are also really good. As a solo traveller just landing in Australia I found it very welcoming and have made lots of friends here. Thank you habitat 😊😊
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Nov 2019
    Great hostel and nice atmosphere. Kitchen can sometimes become dirty but a minor issue. Highly recommend if you want to stay in st kilda
    Wales, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    02 Nov 2019
    I arrived here after a long as flight, but was able to get a good rest for the next day. St Kilda is anyway a great location and the staff is great. Definitely recommended!
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    21 Nov 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay at the HQ. The room was very clean and quiet and I felt like I was able to relax and sleep well which is very important to me. I was pretty bothered by the kitchen. Very few people seemed to dry and put away their dishes and there were people who didn't wash their dishes at all, and it didn't seem like there was anyone enforcing any rules around that. Housekeeping would just come in and clean up after everyone after meal times. It just didn't seem fair to me.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Nov 2019
    Really good location in St. Kilda right opposite a tram stop. Rooms were spacious and en-suite. The kitchen is a great size and has plenty of cooking equipment and utensils etc. I was visiting loads of friends so I didn’t really mix much in the hostel but it does seem very sociable and there is a large chill area and tv room.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Oct 2019
    Well located hostel in cool area of St Kilda. However lots of long term stayers and the hostel is enormous - which actually makes it slightly impersonal and more difficult to meet people who are travelling rather than living there. Great kitchen and bathroom facilities though. Helpful staff. Would recommend and stay again.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    25 Nov 2019
    Staff was really nice, but the room I was in was so filthy I upgraded to a private room. There was trash everywhere. I heard some of the other rooms were better but I didn’t stay to find out; I stayed one night and then left.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    18 Nov 2019
    The rooms where so dirty it was stuff everywhere and it smelled from it.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6


    17 Nov 2019
    Awful awful hostel definitely stay away. I booked with a friend and the hostel firstly decided that there was not enough space for us and advised us to go find another hostel at 8pm. They then managed to find a spare bed about an hour later however myself and my friend were put in different rooms. Several staff members were extremely rude and sarcastic especially Carly on reception. The hostel has reasonable facilities but location is poor and generally an uninviting atmosphere.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 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