Looking for an affordable backpackers hotel right in the heart of Melbourne’s premier tourist and seaside playground, St Kilda? Book now at Habitat HQ and stay at the youth hostel voted Victoria’s No.1 backpacker accommodation. We’re just 6km south-east of the Melbourne CBD – just a short tram ride away!

Stay 'guilt free' in the first carbon neutral backpacker hostel in Melbourne and share our love of music throughout your stay. Our laid back friendly staff will make sure you feel right at home welcoming you into the most modern, sustainable and best backpacker accommodation in Melbourne.

Melbourne's best value backpacker accommodation experience!

Why should you choose Habitat HQ for your backpacker accommodation? It’s simple – we’re the only youth hostel in Melbourne to provide:

  • FREE Wi-Fi, 250 MB daily
  • FREE daily breakfast
  • FREE secure car parking

How’s that for unbeatable value?

We have dorms with 4, 6, 8 or 10 beds as well as private ensuite rooms. Our private ensuite rooms are a favourite with couples and families so you can enjoy your privacy or be as social as you like!

Experience all that St Kilda has to offer with our daily FREE events that introduce you to the local treasures. Famous for its beach culture, beautiful gardens, the eclectic mix of cafes, bars, restaurants and a vibrant live music scene, there is plenty to see and do in St Kilda. Whether it’s a mosey that takes in the stunning pier and local penguin colony, local live music or our St Kilda bar hop, or perhaps a Melbourne walking tour, our grassroots approach means your experience is nothing but authentic!

Modern rooms + green outlook = Melbourne’s best hostel!

If you want to just kick back and chill out, our Melbourne backpacker facilities include a welcoming lounge room, conducive to hanging out, meeting new people and enjoying our FREE events program. Select from our extensive FREE DVD collection and head to the cosy TV room. Not to be overlooked is our sunny outdoor courtyard with great seating, sun beds and it’s very own herb garden for guest use. Guests recommend us to friends as the best St Kilda budget accommodation.

Concerned about your carbon footprint? Habitat HQ has been awarded the prestigious STAY WYSE 2012 Green Initiative Award. We are committed to making a positive impact on you and less of an impact on the environment.

In Australia for a working holiday?

Planning a working holiday in Australia? Use our helpful tips and links to work in Australia's most liveable city, Melbourne. Stay in flashpacker style; use our postal address and take advantage of our weekly specials offering incredible value.

Habitat HQ is more than just a bed. We provide exceptional experiences that enrich lives, creating lifetime memories for no less than exceptional value!!



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Melbourne Backpackers Hostel & Budget Accommodation - St Kilda
Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame - Best Backpacker in Victoria 2012
Australian Tourism Award - Bronze Award 2011
Best Backpacker in Victoria - Victorian Tourism Award 2012, 2011, 2010
Best Melbourne Backpacker - Golden Backpack Awards 2012, 2011, 2010

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