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Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Habitat HQ - Hostel

2 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAcland Street9 min walk
    Popular LocationLuna Park12 min walk
    Popular LocationFitzroy Street12 min walk
    AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)32 min drive

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Double Room- Private Bathroom

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Mixed Dormitory- 4 Beds

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Large Single Bunk Bed

Double Bed & Bunks & Ensuite

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Melbourne, Habitat HQ - Hostel is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Travellers who have shopping on the agenda can visit Fitzroy Street and Queen Victoria Market, while those looking for another kind of activity may want to explore Acland Street. Looking to enjoy an event or a match? See what's going on at Rod Laver Arena or Melbourne Cricket Ground. Guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Acland Street - 9 min walk
  • Luna Park - 12 min walk
  • Fitzroy Street - 12 min walk
  • St Kilda Beach - 15 min walk
  • St Kilda Pier - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Balaclava Station - 12 min walk
  • Spotswood Station - 13 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 32 min drive


  • Newmarket Hotel - 4 min walk
  • The St Kilda Dispensary - 5 min walk
  • Woodfrog Bakery - 6 min walk
  • The Local Taphouse - 7 min walk
  • Monk Bodhi Dharma - 8 min walk

About this property

Habitat HQ - Hostel

Melbourne hostel in St Kilda, near Acland Street
This hostel features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities are on-site. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and showers. Guests will also find hobs.
Habitat HQ - Hostel offers 44 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This Melbourne hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (AUD 10.00 per 24-hour period)

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (AUD 5.00 per day)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table
  • Evening entertainment
  • Karaoke

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Oven
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: AUD 10.00

Special 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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and can only stay in private rooms.
Please note groups of 4 more more cannot be guaranteed the same dormitory room.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

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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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Habitat HQ - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Habitat HQ - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Habitat HQ - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Habitat HQ - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Habitat HQ - Hostel?
Self-parking is available for AUD 5.00 per day. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Habitat HQ - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM.
What time is check-out at Habitat HQ - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM. Late checkout is available for AUD 10.00 (subject to availability).
Does Habitat HQ - Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs at scheduled times.
Where is Habitat HQ - Hostel located?
Located in St Kilda, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Acland Street and Fitzroy Street. St Kilda Beach and Rod Laver Arena are also within 6 mi (10 km). Balaclava Station is 12 minutes by foot and Ripponlea Station is 19 minutes.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 72 out of 169 reviews
5 - Excellent 43%
Rating 4 - Good. 59 out of 169 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 28 out of 169 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 169 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 169 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fun place and great location
The hotel was perfectly located for a tram into Melbourne. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The weekly BBQ is the highlight of the stay. The hotel is an easy walk to St. Kilda beach.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Relaxed vibe around the place. Really friendly staff. Convenient location.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was a fun place to stay, close to public transport and a nice walk to the beach.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great location across from tram. Easy walk to the beach area and other interesting streets. Private room was comfortable, slightly larger than the average hostel private rooms. Even had a laptop safe in the room. Ive stayed in smaller for more $. It’s social but not rowdy.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We only stayed one night as I took my 11yr old dauggter ti her first live football match. The staff at Habitate HQ were kind enough to make sure they put us in the football themed room, which pleased my daughter no end. We found the staff (Carly I think her name is) to be very friendly and accomodating. The room was very clean and the bathroom spotless. We will definately be back and I will be bringing my wife and son also. (Just bot to the football as they dont like it!) 😂😂😂🏈🏈
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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