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4.4 out of 5

"It was a fun place to stay, close to public transport and a nice walk to the beach. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 28 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

At Habitat HQ - Hostel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Acland Street and Fitzroy Street. Highlights at this hostel include a bar/lounge and karaoke.

All 44 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a library. Other amenities include wired Internet in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a 15-minute drive of this St Kilda hostel include St Kilda Beach and Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mixed Dormitory- 4 Beds

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room- Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Bed & Bunks & Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Habitat HQ - Hostel ratings based on 65 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Habitat HQ - Hostel

Everyone (38) Couples (14) Students (1) Family (12)
4 out of 5
It was a fun place to stay, close to public transport and a nice walk to the beach.

Posted by on 28 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Sep. 2019 by Alex

Thank you Nikki for taking the time to share your experience with us at Habitat HQ! So pleased you had a great time. We wish you happy and safe travels.

5 out of 5
It's excellent hostel. Convenient location and inexpensive

Posted by on 26 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Jul. 2019 by Habitat HQ

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us.

5 out of 5
Nice place and staff ,highly recommended.convienint

Posted by on 25 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Jun. 2019 by Alex C'Eman, General Manager

Thank you for a fantastic review as shown with the perfect score! We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and everything goes well! It is so lovely to hear that the whole Team were able to assist in making your stay more comfortable! Thank you for staying with us at HabitatHQ, and we hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5
Clean and surprisingly quiet for a Backpacker!, and central location!

Posted by on 22 Sep. 2018

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4 out of 5
I stayed with my mum only, in a private bedroom. The room was great, as well as the staff. However, not even one day they went there to clen the room or replace toilet paper and stuff. The shower is not good, no pressure at all. Great location.

Posted by , from brisbane on 15 Jun. 2018

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2 out of 5

Too cheap here. The breakfast for $12 is a joke.

The place is ok as a backbackers but impossible as a private room arrangement. The bed was faulty and room provisions too limited and the rules ridiculous. Never again.

Posted by on 2 Nov. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Nov. 2017 by General Manager

Hi, We offer FREE continental breakfast to all our guests and do not have any options to purchase breakfast. Are you sure you have reviewed the correct place? We appreciate all feedback but only when it is truthful and relating to our busness

5 out of 5

Nice hotel, amazing beds, great staff!

Had an amazing experience at Habitat HQ! The location was great for what we needed, amazing room, amazing bathroom, very comfortable bed! Would definitely stay again!

Posted by , from Mount Evelyn, VIC on 18 Aug. 2017

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4 out of 5
Good for price. Surprisingly quiet at night. Small room but comfortable enough. Couldn't complain.

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2017

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4 out of 5

We had 1 night there. It was suitable for our need

Pros: Close to where we wanted to visit
Cons: Some carpets are very worn especially in stairwell.
To short a stay to have any experiences. we were only there 1 night

Posted by on 23 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect for access to Melbourne

Pros: see above
Cons: Walk your talk about the eco claims by defaulting the air con in rooms to 26 deg.
Location: see above Great food on Ackland street 15 mins walk.
We had a top floor ensuite room for $140 a nite. Only complaint is the air con was set to 19.5 deg C. We had it turned off and enjoyed using the windows. As the oldest residents by far we felt accepted by the youngies. Great kitchen and excellent parking. Tram to centre of Melbourne goes past the door. absolutely would stay there again.

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2016

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Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle at scheduled times is available for a fee. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Habitat HQ - Hostel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Melbourne hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 44 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Karaoke
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Computer for guest use
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Lockers available

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge


Self parking (surcharge) , Limited onsite parking


  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (30.8 km / 19.1 mi)
  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (5.6 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Balaclava Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Habitat HQ - Hostel offers 44 accommodations with air conditioning. This Melbourne hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

This property will place a credit card authorization for the general deposit at check-in.

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AUD 10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 5.00 per day
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 10.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Habitat HQ Hostel
  • Habitat HQ Hostel St. Kilda
  • Habitat HQ St. Kilda
  • Habitat HQ
  • Habitat HQ Hostel St Kilda
  • Habitat HQ St Kilda
  • Habitat HQ - Hostel St Kilda
  • Habitat HQ - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Habitat HQ - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation St Kilda

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Habitat HQ - Hostel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.