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Habitat HQ
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Habi loving”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

I stayed at the Habitat from the 14th June to the 13th July and it was the best months stay of my trip in melbourne. The hostel itself is excellent cleaned everyday, dorms were amazing and the bathrooms were spotless. Downstairs a big common area where it was so easy to socialiase and make new friends without even realising it. The kitchen was so nice and comfortable to eat in. Free activities always something going on during day and night and best thing of all free wifi :)

No problems with the staff friendly and happy to help with a smile on their face each time.
Special review to Onur the night staff over the weekend - one word amazing.

I would definatly recomend coming back to this hostel, i cried when i arrived to sydney, i am a true melbournian.

Thanks for an amazing staff
sophie from wales uk

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

I really enjoyed staying at this hostel. It was clean, modern, friendly and there were nice people staying there. The wine and cheese on arrival was very nice :) Would definitely stay there in the summer. Its very far from the city which i didnt like tramming over an hr each day there and back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Merseyside
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2011

After staying in a fairly basic hostel beforehand, I didn't have much hope for Habitat HQ. However it was fab and I will definitely recommend it to others to stay in.
We arrived early but we werer allowed to check in and go to our room. We were sharing the girls 10 bed dorm. The beds had been stripped and clean linen left for us to make the beds. CLEAN linen! Spotless white sheets!! The mattresses were comfortable, the bunk beds had ladders (important when you are over the age of............12!). The room was cleaned daily by an in house cleaner- hoovered, bin emptied etc. This NEVER happens in other hostels I have stayed in.
The bathrooms were well organised with partitioned showers, giving you space to hang up your clothes without them getting wet. There was always hot water, the rooms were never cold.
You were given an hours free wifi or an hours internet usage on arrival which was great! Useful for planning the next step of your journey.
There was always something on in the evening- band night, cheese and wine night etc to keep you occupied.
Kitchen was spotless, clean dishes, clear instructions on what to do with dirty dishes (some people don't know!).
The access to the rooms was via a swipe card so you had no unwanted visitors late in the evening.
All in all, great value for money, fantastic hostel, fantastic staff. WOuld stay there again x

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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travelstkilda, Owner at Habitat HQ, responded to this review, July 21, 2011
Thank you for the review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Our staff really appreciate this feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels and come back soon.
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
Reviewed July 17, 2011

Was looking forward to the stay at Habitat HQ after looking at the photos on its websites. From the photos, the room looks cosy. True enough, the photos on the websites and the actual room itself were a close match.

The room was well lit. Clean ensuite, free rental of hair dryer, clean and sufficient towels provided, sufficient clothes hangers provided. There was a thermos flask provided in the room for boiling your own hot water. There were two bedside cabinets for storing your daily necessities.

Staff were polite and friendly. They provided prompt service to us when we made some feedback on the room's heater which we thought were giving us some minor problem. Staff were helpful when it comes to giving directions to places as well.

For people with smartphone or personal notebook, free WiFi is available, just have to register at the front desk. For those without, it would be good if a slightly lower rate is charged for the paid internet at the computer stations provided.

Enjoyed the overall stay at Habitat HQ! Will be back here for future visit(s) to Melbourne.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 13, 2011

At first, I was supposed to stay 2 nights, but I stayed almost 3 weeks !!!
The hostel is always very clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, there is free wifi, and animations almost every day ( quizz, open mic night, live music, sometimes free pancakes in the morning or free tacos in the evening, wine and cheese degustations...) !
I loved the communal area : couches, chimney, funny painting on the wall... and Camille, at the travel desk, was so helpfull when I decided to go on a Great Ocean Road tour.

About the location: It's not in the CBD. It will take 15min with the tram to join Flinders Station. However, there's plenty of things to do in St Kilda: there're a lot of bars, pubs, shops, and there's the beach where you can see the pinguins at night ! Honnestly, it became my favorite place in Melbourne ;-)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 11, 2011

Had a great time at Habitat....felt less like a hostel and more like a modern, friendly hotel. The bathrooms are very clean and the nicest I've come across since being in Australia. The common areas have guitars for use and is chillled. The kitchen facilities are also the best I've come across. Cam, the travel guru was fab and got me some great deals. Will definitely stay here again.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

Very clean and friendly staffs.the room is awesome.the 1st recomended backpackers in melbourne.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Thank oyching
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Additional Information about Habitat HQ

Property: Habitat HQ
Address: 333 St Kilda Rd | Corner of Blanche St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Specialty Lodging in St Kilda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Habitat HQ 2*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Habitat HQ is a Victorian Tourism "Hall Of Fame" and City of Port Phillip Business of the year 2014,budget accommodation and backpacker hostel located in St Kilda, Melbourne. Options available from 4, 6, 8 & 10 bed dorms to private double and triple rooms with en-suites. Free breakfast, free WiFi, large kitchen, lounge, TV room, outdoor courtyard, Cheap and secure car parking with 24 hour reception. We specialize in providing budget accommodation for international and domestic travelers and groups. ... more   less 
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Habitat HQ St Kilda, Greater Melbourne

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