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Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

This hostel is the best! It's great for meeting people and the staff are super friendly and welcoming! The bar is great for cheap drinks and a great place to socialise. I've made some amazing friends here and couldn't recommend it more. Everything is cleaned daily and kept to a high standard, if your not into partying and drinking I...

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

G'day Corrin G, It's awesome that you had such a great stay with us! Thank you for leaving us a review for your fellow travellers to read and we hope you come stay with us again. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights..no idea why and how for so long! It is smelly, overpriced (extra's for wifi and the most basics of breakfasts...)- It feels more like you're in Magaluf or something. The kitchen closes at 11 pm, which is ridiculous for a hostel, and the staff I found to be rude and dismissive. The only positive...

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Reviewed 18 September 2014

Ok where do i start....rooms stunk, very rowdy, many of the staff were rude and thought they were better than us. One night the fire alarms went off in our room and we got accused of smoking even though i think we were the only people in bed. Overall was shocking. Sat in another hostel right now paying 5 dollar...

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Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

First time arriving in Melbourne, hostel was very welcoming and made it easy to meet other travellers with it's night activities. Staff were brilliant!! Rooms were very nice compared to other hostels. Good for staying a couple of nights but expensive long term and noisy. Party hostel!

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

G'day Alanaw359, Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate all feedback given and it seems that you enjoyed your stay with us which is exactly what we aim for. We hope that the next time you're in Melbourne you come and stay with us again. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT.

Reviewed 16 September 2014

Clean rooms, far from the city, reps job is to make you enjoy the stay, they think there job is to look the big man, (obviously they aren't (Jamie especially) ) and to make themselves drunk during games you paid for... Every drinking game played, the winning team seems to have a base employee in the mix, not a big...

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Reviewed 12 September 2014

this is the best hostel ever the staff make you feel so invovled. i was supposed to stay for only 2 days but ended up here a week!! the bar downstairs was better than any club in Melbourne. i saved a lot of taxi money/entry fee's staying here. jamie is the best person EVERRRR

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

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us a review! We appreciate all feedback given and it seems like you had a banging time with us which is exactly what we aim for! We hope the next time you're back in Melbourne you come and stay with us again. Best wishes and safe travels! BASE MANAGEMENT

Vancouver BC
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Very loud and noisy the staff were not very responsable bad hostel do not stay here people coming and going from the hostel all night no real sleep happened while we were staying here no very helpfull staff

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3Thank Hewimi
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Bar is below all the rooms therefore forget going to sleep if you have decided not to party that night. Kitchen was disgusting... Never ever any soap to wash the dishes (using a cutting board that someone probably cut their raw meat on). And we brought this to their attention... Staff made it seem that it wasn't their problem. Bought...

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St Kilda, Australia
Reviewed 29 August 2014

This place has lots of potential. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean and spacious and they have good cleaning staff. The facilities are decent and the bar is quite fun. Also they have lots of things on every night for guests which is good but the staff aren't great. Most of them seem to be backpackers who have managed...

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3Thank chloe d
Reviewed 26 August 2014

It's a very dirty, loud and unfriendly hostel. They were supposed to help me start everything up with my working holiday visa but it was the worst service ever, you had to do everything yourself and the jobs they offered was three months old. You also had to pay extra for wifi (that didn't work) and for using the computers....

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

Hi Emmy, We are sad to hear that your experience here was not to your expectations. We strive to provide all our guests with a stellar experience, especially those that have landed at Base as their first introduction to Australia. We would appreciate the opportunity to make it up to you and also a little more information about how we...

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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: $42 - $243 (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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