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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The services advertised where not as expected. The 'Day' and 'Night' events were not properly organised or even performed. This place didnt feel like a hostel, it felt like a pub where you just had your room upstairs, with all sorts of locals entering the place for the cheap alcohol. If i had known this was going to happen, i...

1Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Meself and a friend stayed here for 10 days and really enjoyed it. The rooms are clean and comfy, and downstairs in the bar area they have different things on each night, boozey bingo for example is one i would recommend. The kitchen facilities are also good if you want to cook your own stuff & they have a travel...

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I am 45 and STA recommended this hostel . I do not know why given my age . The music pumps until early hours of the morning, it wasn't very clean and the air con didn't work . But if you are young and looking for a good time then this place is for you .

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Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was the first hostel myself and my girlfriend stayed at when we arrived in Australia. The moment we walked in we realised we had made a mistake! When we arrived to check in the guy behind the counter said he would 'show us around', what he actually did was walk 5 feet to the elevator and say you'll figure...

1Thank Liam R
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Nowhere did it notify me that I was going to be hearing loud, excessive music coming from the bar until around 3 in the morning. It ruined my whole last day in St.Kilda as I was too tired to do anything from the lack of sleep. Even though I was assured I would get my money back, the management did...

1Thank Silke E
Marple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends stayed here for four nights after booking the starter pack through STA travel. Perhaps it was more STA travels fault but we were not forewarned how much of a party hostel this is. We were kept up every night we were there by the loud music downstairs and we were at the end of the second...

1Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 17 November 2016

It's my first time I travel alone. And was a bit scared to be alone. When I arrived at Base Melbourne the staff make it felt so safe and like im home. The people in the hostel are so nice! Met so much new people. If you're, like me, not a good cook, they have everyday special deals for dinner....

Thank Rick S
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Really great place to stay if you're looking to party and meet some fun people. If however, that's not what you're looking for then maybe give it a miss. The bar is open till midnight and even on the third floor you can still hear it pretty easily. The staff were nice though their always trying to get you to...

Thank Johnny E
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Really easy to meet people and the room aren't too bad, just cold when the heating doesn't work. The bar downstairs has some really good night but that means there is a ban on alcohol anywhere else in the hostel. Some of the staff are really nice (Chuck on the desk, and the travel and work girls) but a lot...

1Thank Chloe D
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Having not stayed at a backpackers for quite sometime I wasn't really sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were welcoming and fun. The bar area was low key, had great specials ($4 vodkas all night on Sat) and was a great social spot. Rooms were clean and spacious. A little noisy but what do you...

Thank Lydz81

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BASE Backpackers St Kilda offers the best in high quality Budget St Kilda accommodation. With a range of small and large mix dorms, private Queen Rooms and the exclusive Girls only Sanctuary dorms, we have a room for all fun loving budget conscious travelers, we are the closest hostel in Melbourne to the iconic St Kilda Beach & have the PUMPING Red Eye Bar on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BASE Backpackers St Kilda

Address: 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Price Range: $40 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — BASE Backpackers St Kilda 2*
Number of rooms: 237
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BASE Backpackers St Kilda Greater Melbourne
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