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We are proud to announce that Habitat HQ was recognised as the best backpacker hostel in Melbourne Victoria at the Golden Backpack Awards in Sydney last night. This award is voted by guests so is a true reflection of the best travel experience.

Anna Heaton, the General Manager was at the Gala awards night with Nicola Smith our Marketing & Business Development Manager and Molly Redmond our Events Guru. Anna thanked and congratulated her wonderful team who all contributed to our guests ranking us the best backpacker hostel in Melbourne.

Our guests love staying at Habitat HQ. Two recent reviews left by guests on the Hostelworld web site best sum up the experience that we offer:

I wish that there was an equivalent to Habitat HQ in every city! It was like a hotel, but with all of the atmosphere of a hostel, secure, friendly - I could not fault any aspect of the place - which is a lot more than can say for some hostels I have stayed at! If anything I would like to have stayed longer. (katzy2344178 28 Oct 2010)

Habitat is great! If you like to find some new friends! its clean and nice! we will come back! (Anon 24 Oct 2010)

This recognition follows the announcement two weeks ago of Habitat HQ as the winner in the Tourism category of the CitiPower City of Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards. Earlier this year our web site was awarded by TravelTech as the best hotel operator website 2010.