Erin Fazackerley laid the foundation atop the order before international signings, England's Fran Wilson and South Africa's Chloe Tryon, smashed 63 from 27 late in the innings to post a competitive 5/164.
The perfect start was made with the ball via Belinda Vakarewa, who trapped dangerous Stars skipper, Elyse Villani, plumb in front.
Nicole Osborne and Tess Flintoff shared a vital partnership in the late overs for the Stars but too much damage was done early, with the Hurricanes four wickets snaring four wickets in the powerplay.
The Stars would eventually fall 20 runs short.
Maisy Gibson impressed with the ball with two wickets and England captain Heather Knight got the big wicket of Lizelle Lee, but it was Chloe Tryon who will take much of the plaudits.
The Proteas all-rounder blazed 46 from 18 deliveries to take the Hurricanes beyond what was looking to be an under-par target, mixing a delightful combination of supreme timing and power to full effect.
The two sides will meet at the same venue tomorrow from 2pm, you can watch the match LIVE on cricket.com.au, Kayo Sports, the CA Live app or the WBBL Facebook page.
The Hurricanes first home matches come on November 1 and 2 at West Park in Burnie against the Sydney Thunder.
Hurricanes Memberships are on sale now, with flexible 2-Game Memberships starting from $45 and Full Season Memberships available from $99.
Hobart Hurricanes BBL|09 Tickets
20 December | Sydney Sixers | Traegar Park | Alice Springs | 2:45PM - Tickets on sale soon!
24 December | Melbourne Renegades | Blundstone Arena | Hobart | 2:45PM
30 December | Melbourne Stars | University of Tasmania Stadium | Launceston | 7:10PM
3 January | Brisbane Heat | Blundstone Arena | Hobart | 7:10PM
13 January | Perth Scorchers | Blundstone Arena | Hobart | 7:10PM
19 January | Adelaide Strikers | University of Tasmania Stadium | Launceston | 2:45PM
24 January | Sydney Thunder | Blundstone Arena | Hobart | 6:10PM
Hobart Hurricanes WBBL|05 Tickets - Festival Weekend Blundstone Arena
All other Hurricanes WBBL|05 home matches in Burnie and Launceston are free entry for all.