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BASE Backpackers St Kilda

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Dromana, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just spent an awesome couple of days at Base with great weather and great people. Really cool bar, especially the theme nights and drink promos. Close to the beach and all the cool things St Kilda has to offer. We will be back!

Thank AlexHill20
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here with my sister and we we're pretty excited to stay there seeing as we don't get out much, especially not in the city! We checked in and went up to our 8 bed dorm room to get changed and put our stuff in the lockers under the 2 spare beds. We didn't bother buying locks because the other...

Thank Jaymie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large sized room with ensuites which are clean and the guy who cleaned ours was even on is hands and knees cleaning the floor, air con didn't work but we were given several fans so it was fine, the kitchen is dirty but only because people don't clean up after themselves, lots of activities on and very easy to meet...

Thank Hannah M
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Hannah M, Thanks for your very kind words! Hopefully see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a party hostel. Good location in St. Kilda. Always stuff happening and easy to meet people. Rooms okay, nothing fancy. Kitchen is also quite tight and over crowded. The ensuite bathrooms were nice. Maybe not the best place for a good night sleep but if you are a good sleeper no worries. If you are traveling alone you'll find...

Thank Oona R
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Oona, Sounds like you had a bit of fun over your stay in St Kilda! Don't be a a stranger and come and visit us again soon!

Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel is a great party hostel which has fantastic events on every night. The rooms are not great but they are cleaned every day, only problem being is people not throwing out their stuff when they check out making it feel messy but there is nothing the cleaners can do about that. Although the rooms are very small the...

Thank Natalie D
BASESTK, Night Receptionist at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Natalie D, Thanks for your review and the 4 stars. We definitely have some areas that still need improving, but we are getting there! Enjoy the rest of your trip and thanks for the shout out! Jade

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel, the only downside was that the rooms were very smelly and ensuite bathrooms were very dirty and smelly too. It's very annoying having no hand soap in the loos. On the up side, it's a great location just minutes from the beach, air con in rooms, clean ish kitchen and good social...

Thank Rebecca E
BASESTK, Shift Leader at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Rebecca, Thanks for staying with us this week, sorry about the bathrooms while you were here, that's not usually how we do it. Also, thanks for the name drop! Sophie

North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: If you like to party and meet loads of people then this place is good! They have a bar downstairs which is really cool and their biggest nights are Boozy Bingo on a Monday and the Pub crawl on a Friday. These nights bring people from other hostels so you can imagine how busy they get but it's well...

1Thank Treeoaki
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Treeoaki, thanks for the review! I have let the Management team know about your comments and we'll definitely be following up on that. Thanks for staying and hopefully we see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Generally enjoyed my stay at this hostel, it was a great place to meet people, with the lively bar downstairs and organised events on each night. Great location. However I was quite disgusted to see that when housekeeping changed the beds between guests, it is just a new sheet and pillow case that is put on. The duvet cover isn't...

Thank Sam J
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Sam, Glad to see you liked the bar and had a great time with the other backpackers! Sorry about HK standard you saw, that's not usually our style and I've spoken to our HK manager. Happy travels and hopefully see you soon

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time at base in st kilda, first time I was there was 12 years ago so I was really looking forward to see what changed. Happy to say the hostel is still great :) I stayed in a private room, the room was very clean and so were the shower and toilet. I had a problem...

Thank Rakefet S
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Rakefet S, why so long between visits!?!?! Glad to see you're still living the dream!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel facilities wasn't as impressive as other available hostels in Melbourne, for example; the kitchen, laundry room and personal compartments/ locker. But the accommodation was filled with kind soul and interesting individuals, which make up the flaws of the hostel. Base was the most fun I had compared to other 👍🏻

Thank Mohd S
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Mohd S, thanks for the kind words! We are working on all those other things you mentioned and when you're back next I'm sure you'll see the difference have a good one!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: RM102 - RM817 (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 Hotel St Kilda
BASE Backpackers St Kilda Greater Melbourne
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