Welcome to HV.Hotel by HIP V. HYPE. 

Located atop HIP V. HYPE’s multi award-winning Ferrars & York building, HV.Hotel is an opportunity to experience sustainable apartment living firsthand. It is a place for the sustainably minded, design-conscious traveller; an ever evolving, living laboratory of ideas and collaborators that sit at the intersection of design and sustainability.

Just 100m from the South Melbourne Market, HV.Hotel enables locals and travellers alike to experience the benefits of a sustainable apartment: more consistent internal temperatures, enhanced acoustic performance, fresher air and a lower carbon footprint.

100% electric with an exceptional 8.1 star NatHERS energy rating (out of 10), every element of the HV.Hotel experience exemplifies our framework for Better Apartment Living.

HV.Hotel has been recognised on The Design Files, Habitus Living and INBED Journal, and was a Winner at the 2024 Victorian Architecture Awards. 

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Ferrars & York, 201 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205

  • Penthouse-level 2 bedroom apartment with queen beds (sleeps 4)
  • City and South Melbourne Market views
  • Designated work area with high speed internet
  • Fully appointed kitchen
  • Complimentary Padre coffee & Teadrop tea
  • Access to shared roof yard with BBQ and open fireplace

Great Dane
Robert Gordon
Vivien Anderson Gallery
Make Designed Objects
Urban Commons


HV.Hotel photography by Kate Shanasy and Kim Landy
Location photography by Samee Lapham

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Our Low Impact Living approach to design, construction and use means regulated temperatures, cleaner and fresher air, and a more comfortable and quiet stay at HV.Hotel.

Your stay at HV.Hotel is setup to be carbon neutral. HIP V. HYPE conducted a Life Cycle Analysis to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions generated by the building’s construction. This is called embodied carbon. Any remaining emissions were negated via the purchase of Climate Active certified carbon offsets.

Proudly gas free, HV.Hotel is powered by 100% GreenPower: 100% renewable energy.

HV.Hotel is designed to suit Melbourne’s unique climate to maintain a high degree of thermal comfort throughout the year.

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rates the energy performance of Australian homes. HV.Hotel achieves an 8.1 Star NatHERS rating (out of 10), making it amongst the most thermally efficient apartments in Australia. During your stay, you'll use heating and cooling less whilst experiencing cooler summers and warmer winters.

HV.Hotel features double glazed timber windows, supplied and installed by local manufacturer, BINQ. These windows are certified to the Passivhaus standard, the world’s leading performance standard for buildings that measures their thermal comfort and airtightness.

Double glazed timber and thermally broken aluminium windows and doors reduce heat gain in summer and heat loss in winter, with the added benefit of minimising noise. 

Timber and the thermal break ensures less energy is transferred between inside and outside further contributing to more consistent internal temperatures throughout the seasons.

Designed to maintain a clean air supply inside apartments at a stable temperature temperature range, the ERV constantly draws in fresh filtered air and extracts stale air, whilst having low energy requirements.

First refuse, then reuse, and then recycle. A four-stream bin system (Soft Plastic, Organics, Recyclables and Rubbish) simplifies the way items are discarded, preventing recyclable resources ending up in landfill.

HV.Hotel features a Save Switch. The Save Switch controls all non-essential electrical points, such as lights, general GPOs and non-essential appliances. When the Save Switch is activated, it turns off the power at all non-essential electrical points – saving on energy use. Savings are estimated to be within 5% and 10%.


A list of commonly asked questions about the HV.Hotel experience. If you can't find what you're looking for, please get in touch with us.

Book HV.Hotel directly through our website for the best available rates. Click 'Book Now' at the top of this page and select your dates.

Alternatively, bookings for HV.Hotel are also available via Airbnb.

  • Self-check-in
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Heating and cooling to each room
  • 45" HD Smart TV
  • Sonos bluetooth sound system
  • Fully equipped kitchen including V-ZUG induction stovetop, oven, dishwasher and Bialetti stovetop coffee maker (in two classic sizes)
  • Leif body care products (shampoo, conditioner, body soaps & moisturisers) and hairdryer
  • Washing machine and iron (dryers available in building)
  • Luxe INBED bed linen, towels and robes
  • Hangers, extra pillows and blankets
  • Nordic Blinds blockout blinds in bedrooms
  • Clothes drying rack
  • Curated library
  • Private north facing terrace with seating and city views
  • Access to communal roof yard with BBQ and fireplace
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free street parking available off premises
  • Lift access
  • Single level apartment with no stairs
  • Extra cleaning available on request for longer stays

Updated quarterly, the Seasonal Six is a curated, handwritten list of experiences provided within HV.Hotel to enable guests to experience South Melbourne like a local. Seasonality is closely linked to sustainability, and we carefully select just six things to prevent overwhelm. To make the list, an experience must be aligned with the HIP V. HYPE values: People, Planet & Prosperity.

HV.Hotel guests can check-in from 3pm and check-out by 10am. Early check-in or late check-out may be available upon request and is subject to availability. Additional charges may apply.

Located adjacent to the South Melbourne rail line and the Route 96 tram, HV.Hotel is three minutes’ walk to the closest tram stop: #127 South Melbourne Station/Light Rail. The Route 96 travels via Southern Cross Station, connecting travellers to train services, V-Line regional services and Melbourne Airport services.

HV.Hotel is a 30-minute drive to and from Melbourne Airport.

South Melbourne is an incredibly walkable neighbourhood. From markets and supermarkets to cafes, restaurants and retail shopping, all of your essential amenity is within an easy stroll of HV.Hotel... check out our Seasonal Six list within the apartment for our seasonal tips on the best things to do during your stay. 

We find walking and cycling are our favourite ways to enjoy South Melbourne, often discovering a new destination to come back to, or an interesting new route to take on the way. A mix of free and paid parking is also available on the streets surrounding HV.Hotel.

Should you need a car during your stay, Ophelia the Corolla Hybrid is located right outside HV.Hotel and is available to book via GoGet CarShare

Our nightly rates vary depending on the season and peak periods. Please select your preferred dates to view current rates.

HV.Hotel has a minimum 2 night stay, and is subject to change during peak periods.

The reservation is confirmed upon receipt of full payment at the time of booking. Credit card is the only accepted payment method. A credit card surcharge of 1.75% applies. 

Please refer to the HV.Hotel Short Term Rental Agreement for more information.

  • Full refund for cancellations made up to 30 days before the commencement of the booking period, excluding an Administration Fee of $50 + transaction fees.
  • Between 30 days and 7 days before the commencement of the booking period, a 50% refund will apply, excluding an Administration Fee of $50 + transaction fees.
  • No refund applies if the cancellation is within 7 days of the commencement of the booking period.

The apartment has 2 full-sized bedrooms, each with a Queen bed, and sleeps up to 4 adults.

A portacot can be supplied upon request. Additional fees may apply.

Children are welcome to stay at HV.Hotel.

Children younger than 12 are allowed as guests only when accompanied by their parent or an authorised responsible adult. HV.Hotel does not provide specific equipment for children, with the exception of a portacot which must be requested in advance.

HV.Hotel requires any children under the age of 18 to be supervised by a responsible adult at all times, and in particular with respect to the apartment’s neighbouring roof yard, balcony, fireplace, driveway, and footpath.

Whilst we love our furry friends, unfortunately pets are not allowed at HV.Hotel.

Yes! Please email hv.hotel@hipvhype.com or fill out the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

Please refer to our HV.Hotel Short Term Rental Agreement, or get in touch with HV.Hotel directly via email: hv.hotel@hipvhype.com.


Finding balance between value, quality and environmental impact is integral to our curation process. Collaborations with designers and manufacturers that share these values enable us to create a space of genuine interaction and meaning. Importantly, we look for pieces that are enduring by nature with low embodied energy and carbon, responsibly sourced materials and a lighter ecological footprint.

Established in Melbourne in 2002, Great Dane is Australia's pre-eminent curator of Scandinavian furniture and lighting. With an unbridled passion for timeless design, Great Dane has established an inimitable reputation for their quality, service, craftsmanship and knowledge. 

Guests enjoy Great Dane Scandi furniture. 

BINQ is the Australian market leader in high performance windows and doors. BINQ's advanced systems derive from travels in Europe, where tilt and turn windows are the norm for their superior thermal and aesthetic qualities. All BINQ products are made locally in Melbourne, at their manufacturing facility in Bayside.

Guests enjoy BINQ double glazed, European-style tilt and turn windows.

The Gordon family have been making high fired stoneware in Australia since 1945. 75 years and three generations later, Robert Gordon is one of Australia's last large-scale potteries. Combining traditional techniques with modern tools and recycled clay where possible, Robert Gordon takes enormous pride in their Australian made pieces designed and finished by hand in Pakenham, Melbourne. 

Guests enjoy handcrafted Robert Gordon tableware and clay basins.

V-ZUG is Switzerland’s leading appliance brand. Proudly made in Switzerland for over 100 years, V-ZUG is renowned for design and manufacturing excellence, with all production made carbon neutral since 2020. V-ZUG appliances are designed to be as efficient as possible, with as few emissions as possible. 

Guests enjoy serious low impact V-ZUG cooking.

Vivien Anderson Gallery has represented the many exceptional Indigenous artists and voices across remote, rural and urban environments for over thirty years. The gallery supports the curiosity of visitors, enabling them to gain an insight into the creative inspiration of artists, their culture, and the importance of their professional work in the broader national conversation. 

Artworks are on rotation throughout the year, so images may not reflect exactly what is currently inside HV.Hotel. Artworks in HV.Hotel are available for sale.

Guests enjoy the opportunity to engage more deeply with culture.

For over five decades, Brodware has shown a deep commitment to design authenticity and longevity. With a highly durable finish, Brodware tapware is made to stand the test of time, crafted without the use of chemical waste, water pollution or hazardous materials. Based in New South Wales, Brodware is proud to design, engineer and manufacture their products in Australia. 

Guests enjoy sexy Brodware tapware.

Established in 1992, Tait was born out of a need for well-designed, well-made outdoor products – both reflective of Australia’s enviable outdoor lifestyle and built to withstand the harsh Australian elements. Testament to twenty-five years of designing and making, Tait’s products demonstrate resolved sophistication in each facet of their design and manufacture. 

Guests enjoy a life outside.

Established in Carlton in 2003, Make Designed Objects is one of Australia's finest design stores. A Make product must perform well when considered for its design appeal – its form and function, its environmental soundness, its durability, its necessity and in some cases, its humour. Pieces are sourced locally and internationally, with a focus of Scandinavian brands for their strong design culture. 

Guests enjoy thoughtful Make Designed Objects objects. 

Dressing options for European-style tilt and turn windows are few and far between in Australia. Enter Nordic Blinds, the specialist in Nordic-style window treatments designed for the harsh Australian climate. Nordic Blinds provide good thermal benefits and blockout, while retaining a view of trees and the sky. 

Guests enjoy Nordic Blinds privacy.  

SHADES’ 30-year legacy speaks for itself. A family-run business based in Melbourne, SHADES carefully handpick every product, material and finish from the world’s top fabric houses. Their exceptional selection of window furnishings is focussed on a simple yet progressive aesthetic, designed to enhance everyday life. 

Guests enjoy elegant SHADES drapery. 

Urban Commons is a cross-disciplinary Melbourne design studio committed to reviving the spirit of the commons. Their outdoor systems, from parklets and planters to kitchen gardens, are flexible and robust in their design, having spent many years in the wilderness rigorously tested outside cafes, bars, schools and homes. 

Guests enjoy plants that prosper.

IN BED create timeless bedding, sleepwear and homewares. With a strong focus on the impact of their products, IN BED’s design philosophy is centred around products that are long-lasting while exceeding ethical, social and environmental best practice. Established in 2013, IN BED work only with independently certified factories, opting for natural, sustainable and breathable fabrics. 

Guests enjoy a good night’s sleep IN BED.

Armadillo rugs are handmade, helping to preserve the ancient, specialised skills of dying, spinning, weaving and finishing. All rugs come with a Declare label, detailing the ingredients used in their making. Armadillo supports a number of educational facilities across Australia, India and the USA, seeking to make a lasting impact on the next generation of women. 

Guests enjoy cosy Armadillo rugs underfoot. 

Zero Co creates personal care and home cleaning products, minus the single-use plastic. Launching in 2020, their forever bottles are made from ocean, beach and landfill waste, designed to be used alongside their recycled-plastic refill pouches. Once empty, pouches are sent back to Zero Co to be cleaned, refilled and reused again. 

Guests enjoy a consciously clean Zero Co experience. 

Established in 2010, Leif creates skin and hair care products reflective of Australia’s challenging climate and vital native ingredients. Leif formulas are vegan, cruelty-free and made in Australia, free from sulphates, parabens, animal testing and mineral oils. Leif Re:fill pouches are collated via TerraCycle to be recycled and reused, instead of going to landfill. 

Guests enjoy natural beauty.