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Reviewed 10 November 2014

I don't recommend staying here. It's a nice hostel, decent rooms. Wish there were more space for us to put out luggage in, six girls fill up the floor fast. We stayed in the sanctuary and could unfortunately hear everything going on outside in the corridor, the door could've been more sound proof. The same goes with the bathroom door,...

5Thank Wawawa7
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I spent there 1 week, (the first Ecuadorian, as they said) and it really was great, they are close to the beach, like 3 minutes walking, to acland street, (shoppings, cafes and pubs) to luna park, like 10 min or 15 min maybe to the Melbourne CBD, in tram, the rooms are clean, the blankets and pillows were ok, they...

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BASESTK, Guest Relations Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hi there Erick_Armen_B, Thanks for leaving us an honest review! We certainly enjoyed having you here and it sounds like you had a great time which is awesome! The next time you're in Melbourne, come stay with us again! Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Base St Kilda was amazing! Real party hostel and was welcomed as soon as I arrived, even got shown around by reception which was a first. Was in room 118 and had no problems getting involved. Boozy bingo is legendary and not to miss. Made a crazy amount of mates. ROom is noisy but what do you expect in a...

Thank Rebeccalou172
BASESTK, Guest Relations Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

G'day Rebeccalou172! We're glad you had such an awesome time with us! Our Bingo night is the best Monday night in Melbourne with our Thursday Night Ladies Night and Smirnoff Saturday's also being contenders for the best nights out! We're glad you enjoyed it all and joined in. We've passed on your message to Jamie as well ;-) Best wishes...

Reviewed 24 October 2014

I stayed at BASE in a double room with an ensuite as there were limited hotel options in Melbourne due to conventions and spring races. The room was clean but simple and small which was to be expected for the price which was in the vicinity of $140 per night. Normally I would suggest that this price is too much...

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BASESTK, Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hi there lock0976! Thank you for taking the time to leave us an honest review. We've taken your comments on board and have our maintenance man working on repainting and fixing up our double rooms in time for Summer. We hope that if you're ever back in St Kilda you'll come and check us out again. Best wishes & safe...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

This hostel is perfect if your in australia to party and party alone. However my boyfriend and I had a lovely stay. We had a double room for 3 nights and luckily we were not above the bar so got good sleep. The location is ideal in st kilda close to the beach and shops and restaurants. The tram is...

Thank lauraforde
BASESTK, Guest Relations Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hi there lauraforde! We appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. We love hearing from all types of travellers to try and provide the best service and product to our guests. As we target youths who love to party day and night, it's great to see that you both enjoyed your time with us. Best wishes and...

Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

Overall a clean and nice place, although not too near the central. Drawback for me: It has its own disco room, my room was directly above this party room. VERY loud for a long time, pretty much every day. It is a great place if you are into this, I guess, but since visited Melbourne mainly to see as much...

Thank Martin W
BASESTK, Guest Relations Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

G'day Martin W! We appreciate the time you took to leave us this honest review. Although we may not have been completed suited to your needs it seems that you still had a good time with us which is what we aim for. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT.

Reviewed 20 October 2014

I had spent the previous month in the quiet snowy mountains & then it was time to hit Melbourne in January 2014, first stop base for 1 week, never again, we had the room above the main door to get into the hostel, so you have people smoking out there until all hours of the morning plus drinking making noise...

1Thank Robert M
Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

I thought by booking a more expensive room, it would be quieter. The beds and dorms are ok and relatively clean. But the people that come to Base are up for one thing: partying all night long. One couple had sex in my dorm while I asked them repeatedly not to. So if you need at least 6 or 7...

1Thank MissPoppy84
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2014

This was our first hostel after arriving in Oz. The hostel was very clean and the staff were really helpful. We had some guys in our room doing drugs/drinking/generally being annoying and the staff moved us into our own private room for our last two nights. Good location and they had a good social scene.

Thank Kerrie C
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Stayed here as a lone female traveller in February and found it a great place to stay. The bar downstairs is your usual hostel/traveller bar, very busy and very loud full of promotional nights but a great place to meet new people. I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm, it was slightly on the small side but extremely clean....

Thank Buttercup_91
BASESTK, Guest Relations Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hello Buttercup_91! Thanks for leaving us a review. It sounds like you had a pretty great stay with us which is exactly what we want and we hope you come and visit us again soon. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT.

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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: $38 - $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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