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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I booked base through STA travel and to be honest were pretty underwhelmed. It markets itself as a party hostel, and it is definitely that. We stayed in a dorm of 8 and for the first few days this was 7 guys and 1 girl. Everyone drinks in the room - although it's apparently not allowed. The...

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

G'day there liam w We appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. We value all comments given. Although we are an award winning party hostel we do try to cater to all guests that come through our doors. Our reception desk is manned 24/7 to deal with any concerns and questions. We do not allow drinking up...

Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Booked this hostel for our arrival in Melbourne after reading the good reviews on tripadvisor. It was more expensive than its competitors but we thought it would be worth it. We were mistaken! Yes it has a great social scene and a good bar but so do so many other hostels I've stayed in throughout my travels. We were in...

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

G'day there Mike F We appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. Here at Base we go to great lengths to keep everything clean. Sometimes we do not get everything right and if you were in a room when this happened we’d like to say sorry. Just to let you know - we go into each room...

paris
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We were 2 girls and stay 3 nights, we didn't meet very nice people... most of them were just there to spend their time to drink and have sex... The night dance floor is open to eceryome, so it's like a club where you meet only guys that are interested by your body. Not a place for backpackers used to...

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

Hi there Marion S Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sad to hear that you found your experience with us so disappointing. We pride ourselves on creating a fun and safe environment for everyone to be involved in. Our bar is designed to get people together and to help create friendships that will...

London
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Stayed here for a few nights in January 2015, rooms were pretty clean, good steal lockable storage in the room (with own padlock). And bathroom wasnt too bad either. Best part of the hostel was the bar downstairs and really cheap food. Great location in an amazing part of melbourne, short tram ride to the city but right next to...

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

G'day there Anthony H! Wow! What a fantastic review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You're right though - our bar is not for the faint of heart ;-) We hope you enjoyed our Bingo on Monday and our award winning Ladies Night! We hope the next time you're in Melbourne you come and join us again. Best...

Warragul, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights in a private room with ensuite. Liked the fact the private rooms seemed to be away from the shared ones - less noise. Room was clean and bed comfortable. I've stayed in actual hotels with way worse rooms than this. Was actually really surprised. WIFI was $7 for high-speed internet and parking was $10, but...

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

Hi there cehol6! Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Melbourne, St Kilda. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you pretty much enjoyed your stay with us which is great to hear and what we aim for! We hope to again welcome you back to Base St Kilda or another Base...

Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for just over a week when I first arrived in Melbourne until I got myself sorted etc.As a lone 25y/o traveler I felt as though I was kind of too old to be staying here. The other guests seemed a lot younger than me and the activities/vibe was that of a typical cheesey 18-30 holiday in Magaluff. A...

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

G'day there Laura T We appreciate you taking the time to compete a review, we value your comments submitted. We're sad to read that you didn't quite enjoy your stay with us. Although we do encourage people to join us in the bar to help them make friends via assorted games and theme nights (karaoke, trivia, bingo, etc) we also...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Hostel is ok, we had a room right above the bar so was noisy but not as noisy as expected! Room stank of weed (this hostel is a complete drug den) Beds were TINY!!! cant sit down on them without smacking your head on the bed above, really irritating! No other Base hostel has beds this low? Kitchen is absolutely...

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

Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Melbourne, St Kilda. We appreciate you taking the time to compete the online survey, we value your comments submitted. Here at base we see the cleanliness and functionality of our communal kitchen as a huge priority. Did you know we clean this area 4 times a day? 5am it gets a thorough...

Reviewed 15 April 2015

Found the staff to be so rude and unhelpful with very few exceptions, not exactly what you want when you have just arrived on the other side of the world and don't know anyone! But met some great people in my room. Bit expensive considering you have to pay extra for wifi, tea/coffee etc. when other hostels offer these for...

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

G'day there LeighmRie! Thank you for leaving us a review. At Base St Kilda we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service so I am particularly concerned that you did not receive this service of this level during your stay with us. I take your response very seriously, which is why I am asking if you can maybe provide more...

Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

If you want to stay at a party hostel then this is great for you! Very loud at night and can hear doors banging and drunk people outside in the corridors. Kitchen is great though sometimes left really messy. Rooms aren't that clean and I'm not sure if the bed sheets are ever freshly changed once someone leaves as I...

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

G'day there BethanyRH18 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback given. We are a notorious party hostel with many awards under our belt for Best Hostel and Best Backpacker Nights. Although our in-house bar can be lively and patrons come to party hard this should not have impacted on your sleep. We...

Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

Backpackers hostel Base was awesome. I highly recommend it, we met some great people. They really helped us getting bank accounts sorted, Oz phones and helped us getting jobs ( we had the job pack ) ... It was really good nightlife in the hostel too. Would highly reccomend base hostel. Some amazing memories there. There is computers, TV lounge...

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

Hi Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Melbourne, St Kilda. We appreciate you taking the time to compete this review for us, and cheers for the 5 out of 5 star rating!! So, it sounds like you had a great stay with us which was fantastic to read and exactly what we would hope for. We hope to...

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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: ₹ 1,802 - ₹ 10,193 (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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