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BASE Backpackers St Kilda

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Marple, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I guess first off it's a good party hostel. We stayed in a four bed dorm which wasn't complimented by the cockroaches in the room or the mouldy box of cereal which smelled really bad found under one of the bunk beds, so room cleaning it obviously not to a great standard. The trip was topped off by the smoke...

1Thank mguire
BASESTK, Guest Relations Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hi Mguire! Thank you for your review, we are very proud to be one of the best party hostels in Melbourne! We make a huge effort to make sure housekeeping clean the rooms thoroughly every day, so I'm sorry to hear yours was not done to an acceptable standard. The smoke alarms are there for your saftey, sometimes they do...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for over a week in two different types of rooms. First was a couple of nights in a 4 bed dorm . The room was tiny with broken air con and a window that hardly opened, since it's a bit cooler at the moment wasn't a massive deal. Second was a 8 bed dorm with a dirty...

Thank SexyTacoLady
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

A budget private room that you get what you paid for. The private room with ensuite did not look like the picture when booking. Very small room with small window. Private ensuite was tiny but clean as was the room. Noisy in the room from the nightclub operating below, however ear plugs are supplied. The tv did not work, there...

Thank Broometraveller
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A clean and comfortable hostel in a nice location, near the beach. The kitchen was a bit small and dark, but pretty good. The staff were not super helpful when we stayed, but it's a safe hostel choice

Thank 675rose123
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a private room, clean, that was ok, but no furniture in the room, not even a chair to put your stuff on. We arrived late and I thought about having a quick good night beer, bad idea. I wasn´t served at the bar for more than 20 minutes, and when I complained that problem, a young backpacker mentioned,...

Thank Ines S

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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: $43 - $235 (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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