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BASE Backpackers St Kilda

Hostelworld.comUS$ 45*
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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 74*
US$ 45*
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Sutton Forest
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

had a short but definitely sweet stay at base in st kilda! super helpful and groovy atmosphere in the bar - love a cheap drink too! shout out to Ballsack (Isaac) for providing those alcoholic goods, dope chats and sweet entertainment on the pole! 😎thanks for a comfy and chill stay!

Thank Lauren F
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Not sure what you mean about "sweet entertainment" on the pole but I'll assume you got a phone number at the end of it! Thanks for the review, shout-out and stay!

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was ok, not much space. Good location and staff friendly. Good for young backpackers, party in bar went on all night but could hear it loud and clear in the room, as we're a bit older/past it we probably should have paid a bit extra for hotel. Had to pay for wifi and it was slow (wifi everywhere in...

Thank Rory Ó
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Rory Ó, Thanks for the review, hope you enjoyed your stay in St. Kilda!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At least they provided a little bit of wifi, as this chain is natourious to charge much and offer little. Bring earplugs if you wish to sleep/have an early morning. I wouldn't have stayed if it hadn't been preplanned for me through an agent.

Thank Kelsey W
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Kelsey, thanks for the review and happy travels through the rest of Australia

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

free bad wifi (from 7am-7pm) and only in the Lobby, old amenities in the rooms, no breakfast, for everything extra you have to pay. No own drinks in rooms, or in inside Hostel. Everything dirty, floor is sticky, rooms and halls are smelling, Never again!!!

Thank Gina-Lou K
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Gina-Lou K, that's right, you're not allowed to have drinks in your rooms, unfortunately it's one of the many restrictions that we have that allow us to run a great, fun business in the local, St Kilda area. The good news is that we have a bar open every night, breakfast is only 5 bucks we get professional cleaning...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our first 3 nights in Melbourne at Base and ended up coming back for another week we enjoyed it so much! If you are looking for something to do they have something planned every night of the week at the bar downstairs and - its a great way to meet people. Our first night there we met Isaac...

Thank Adam L
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Adam L, thanks for staying with us and thanks for the awesome review! I'll say "hi" to Ballsack for you and hopefully we see you again soon!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not in the target client group for this hostel. As a woman 'of a certain age' I was a bit daunted by the sign advertising $4 vodka shots and an all night DJ. But the staff were lovely, the room clean and comfortable, and complimentary earplugs (which I didn't need) were provided. You could not get a better...

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

Hey LisaBigBlue, there's no suck thing as a 'certain age' here! Just a lot of people on the same page! Glad you enjoyed it and hopefully we see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, great location, nice clean bright rooms and good facilities. The staff were kind and helpful with lots of activities by day or night to advise on. We loved it. I'd definitely recommend is as a place to stay when visiting Melbourne.

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

Hey Brona! Thanks for staying with us!! Happy Travels in the rest of Aus!!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my friend stayed at Base for 2 weeks thanks to their amazing weekly rate! Rooms are spacious and full of light. Cleaners come every morning in your room so it's clean every day. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Bar is busy every night, specially love the Boozy Bingo on Monday or even Ladies night on Thursday. They...

Thank valentinedelahaye05
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Val!! You loved us! And we love you! Thanks for staying and we hope you have a great time in Aus

Dromana, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

#awesome #stkilda #penguins Thanks for staying with us!

Reviewed 20 March 2017 via 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
BASESTK, General Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review

Hey Jaymie, Hostels can be a confusing place for first timers. It can definitely seem a bit daunting walking into a room and seeing a room full of strangers with clothes and bags on the floor and a fast asleep semi naked person on a top bunk. BUT this is why we love it, and this is why people travel,...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: ₹ 1,317 - ₹ 5,902 (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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