24/08/2015 8:32 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:50 PM AEST

The Gatwick Private Hotel: St Kilda's Controversial Halfway-House

PLGRM are known for diving deep into the subcultures of Australian society most won't talk about.

This week we're featuring their investigation into the infamous Gatwick Private Hotel -- a halfway house many around the increasingly gentrified streets of St Kilda wish was not there.

Open since the 1950s the house is run by sisters Rose and Yvette who left school at 14 to help their parents run the home.

As the "down and outs" of society take primary residence and the hotel increasingly becomes more notorious, the sisters remain dedicated to keeping the doors open.

"If you put them out of gaol and put them on the street with nowhere to live, and make them feel like they're horrible people, then obviously they're going to reoffend."