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Looking for budget accommodation in a funky beachside suburb just 20 minutes by tram from Melbourne city centre? The award winning Habitat HQ has every option to consider including dorms, ensuite dorms, private ensuite and family rooms. Whether you are backpacker, a working holiday maker or travelling with friends and family Habitat HQ has accommodation to suit and we help you save money!

Features at Habitat HQ are free internet wifi, free basic breakfast daily, pancakes on Wednesday, free BBQ Thursday, free musical instruments, free events daily, free secure car parking and door to door shuttle bus service (Tullamarine) for only $15 per person. Please contact Habitat HQ to receive your discount code.

Habitat HQ facilities are the best and cleanest in the market. Their fully equipped, spacious communal kitchen and super modern bathrooms delight our guests on arrival.

The welcoming lounge room is conducive to hanging out, meeting new people and enjoying our free events program. If you simply want to chill out, select from their extensive free DVD collection and head to the cosy television room.

Habitat HQ have a sunny outdoor courtyard that has great seating, sun beds and it's very own herb garden for guest use.

Guests choose to stay with us for authentic experiences that connect, engage and inspire them. Their intention is to provide exceptional experiences that enrich the lives of travellers and build memories of a lifetime.

There is a free travel booking service with super experienced staff who will book your entire Australian trip.

Sustainability is important at Habitat HQ. If you are concerned about your carbon footprint, do not worry. Habitat HQ has been awarded the prestigious Green Initiative Awards. As they are committed to making a positive impact on you and less of an impact on the environment.

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Price & booking

10 Bed Dorm

2 Rooms

10 Beds in a mixed or female only dorm. Female dorms available on request.

8 Bed Dorm

Eight beds in a mixed or female only dorm. Secure luggage lock. Female dorms available on request.

Six Bed Dorm

3 Rooms

Six beds in a mixed or female only dorm. Female dorms available on request.

Four Bed Dorm

For beds in a mixed or female only dorm. Female dorms available on request.

Private Double with ensuite

6 Rooms

Queen bed with private ensuite, includes tea and coffee facilities, towels, shampoo and soap.

Cancellation and booking policy

Cancelled confirmed bookings will incur a one night charge.'No shows' will result in the entire booking being charged at the booked rate.Any changes made to a confirmed booking within 48 hours of arrival will incur a one night charge.

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Local directions:

From Tullamarine, Frankston and Peninsula airports: Shuttle runs a service from the airport to our drop off point right outside the hostel from 06.00-20.30. Skybus runs a 24 hour shuttle service from the airport to Melbourne city. From Avalon Airport: The Avalon Airport Bus will you drop off at our hostel and runs to meet every service coming into Avalon Airport. From Melbourne city: Tram numbers 3 and 67 both run along Swanston Street in the heart of Melbourne city. Get off at Stop 34 and there we are!

  • 24 hour reception
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • BBQ facilities
  • Car park
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Pay/satellite TV
  • Tour desk
  • TV/lounge Area
  • Guided walks
Tourism awards:
  • 2012 - Victorian Tourism Awards
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • VIP Backpackers
Contact operator for further details.