Habitat HQ(VIP)

Location: 333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda

Award winning 4.5 star budget accommodation in funky beachside St Kilda.
Bronze Winner Australian Tourism Awards 2011
Winner - Victorian Tourism Awards 2011
Winner - Golden Backpack Awards 2011
Winner - City of Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards for Tourism 2010

Arrival Time: 1400
Departure Time: 1000
Hours: 24 hours



Stay at Melbourne's No. 1 Backpacker.

Save money daily with FREE Wi-Fi,OR 1 free hour internet upon check in

FREE daily breakfast

FREE events & activities
Voted Victoria"s best hostel 2010 and 2011 we hit the spot on price, value & experience.

Don"t miss out! Habitat HQ is No.1 for a reason. Also known as Melbourne's Music Hostel we are the backpackers of choice when visiting Melbourne. Winners in 2011 of the Golden Backpack Award, the Victorian Tourism Award & rated Cleanest Hostel in Australia 2010 at the Hostelbookers Award for Excellence in 2011. Habitat HQ is your place stay. Our atmosphere is friendly & warm especially as we head in Melbourne's Cooler Culture!. Our grassroots connections & Event Guru will ensure your time in St Kilda & Melbourne is unique & exciting. Our facilities are the best & cleanest in the market. Our fully equipped kitchen & super modern bathrooms delight our guests on arrival. Match that to our focus on cleanliness (Winner Cleanest Hostel in Oceania 2010 by independent review) and you know you chose the right place to stay. Our huge lounge room has plenty of spaces to hang out, surf the net, jam on a guitar or watch a DVD in our TV room. Our sunny outdoor courtyard has great seating, sun beds & is complete with a herb garden. If you are on a self drive adventure we offer all our guests free secure car parking. Located in beachside St Kilda, on the fringe of Melbourne city, we are only a walk away to the beach & a direct 15 minute tram ride to Melbourne CBD. Discover St Kilda & Melbourne's famous cafe culture, fabulous bars, restaurants, fashion shops, sporting events & thriving music scene. Our laid back, friendly and local staff will welcome you into their habitat. Miss Cami, our full time Event Guru will have you organised with loads of free activities, planned events & daily escapades. Your safety is important to us and we'll look after you with our: * 24 hour reception * Swipe card access to each floor * CCTV cameras * Friendly night security With a wide range of accommodation from dorms to motel style rooms, our habitat suits every travellers needs! Concerned about your carbon footprint? Habitat HQ has been awarded an official Eco- Friendly STAR rating from AAA Tourism.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Communal Facilities
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Television
  • Barbeque
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Provided
  • Payphone
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Toilet


Habitat HQ wins Bronze at the prestigious Australian Tourism Award 2011 in the Backpacker category! Habitat HQ wins the Golden Backpack Award 2010 and 2011 as voted by our guests! Habitat HQ wins the City of Port Philip Business Excellence Award 2010 in the Tourism category!


Bronze winner at the Australian Tourism Awards 2011 Winner Victorian Tourism Award 2010 ands 2011 - Backpacker category Winner Golden Backpack Award 2010 and 2011 - Best Hostel in Victoria - as voted by our guests Winner - City of Port Phillip Business Award for Excellence in the Tourism category - 2010 Golden Backpack Awards 2008 - finalist Golden Backpack Awards 2007 - highly commended

Cancellation Policy

24 hours cancellation notice is required or you will be charged one nights accommodation

Map & Directions

333 St Kilda Road, St Kilda
Tram numbers 3 East Malvern and 67 Carnegie both run along Swanston Street in the heart of Melbourne city. Jumping on either of these trams will get you to Habitat HQ's doorstep in about 20 minutes. Press the next stop button once you have passed Alma road, hop off the tram at Inkerman street, cross the road, and we are about 100 meters up St Kilda Road. You cannot miss it. Trams run every 12 minutes on weekdays, every 15 minutes on Saturdays, and every 25 minutes on Sundays. A 2 hour, zone 1 ticket will cover the journey and costs $3.70
FAPAS runs a shuttle from Tullamarine airport to our doorstep 7 days a week. All guests that book for 3 or more nights recieve a FREE airport shuttle with this company! On arrival only and flight times must coincide with the Shuttle timetable. *Must book with Habitat HQ before boarding bus. Free Shuttle bus only operates between 06:00-20:30 MON, WED AND FRI , UNTIL 18.45 TUE AND THUR & 06.30 -19:00 SAT-SUN
Skybus runs a 24 hour shuttle service from the airport to the CBD. Buses run every 10 to 15 minutes during the day and every 30 to 60 minutes overnight. Tickets cost $16 one way or $24 return.
Taxis are also available from the airport. A taxi ride to Habitat HQ will cost between $55 and $65.