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Reviewed 24 January 2015

I came to Melbourne not knowing anyone and thanks to the super social atmosphere at base I have made so many friends. The staff are incredibly friendly, knowledgable and fun. They seem to really go the extra mile to help everybody have a good time. The only downside for some, may be that it can be quite noisy if you...

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

G'day RobVanilla, Thank you for leaving us such an amazing review! We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and we enjoyed having you here :-) Please come and join us again the next time you're in Melbourne! Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2015

If you want party, drinks and are aged 18-28 then it's for you. If you aren't a big drinker or aren't looking for parties, stay away. We much preferred another hostel in the city. Our room mates were lovely but came back very late each night and one night got in as we were leaving after being out all night...

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

Hi there Nikki C! Thank you for taking the time to leave us an honest review. Although we weren't quite suited to you it does seem that you still appreciated our facilities. We hope that if you're ever up for one of our awesome theme nights you come and join us again :-) Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

Reviewed 5 January 2015

Super fun Hostel in St.Kilda. The bar here is always busy and has some great deals on food and booze. I stayed with 2 mates in a 4 bed dorm with ensuite. Rooms are clean and comfortable enough. Reasonably priced as well. Staff were friendly and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Will be staying here again very soon!

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

G'day Johnjohn1080! Thanks for leaving us an awesome review! We appreciate all feedback given and it seems like you had a fantastic time with us which is exactly what we aim for :-) We hope the next time you come to Melbourne you stay with us again. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2015

We stayed here on new years eve! We stayed in a deluxe suite with a balcony! I have to say it's one of the best hostel's that we have ever stayed in! It was really clean, secure (have to have a card to access the elevator) and the staff were all just so friendly and fantastic! Would definitely recommend this...

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

Hi there Chrissy C! Wow what a fantastic review! It's great to see that you had such a great time. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and we hope you come back and see us again! Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Let me get that straight: very clean, nice staff, great location, but if you are not looking forward to bar games which include nakedness and other rather sexual games - stay away. But if you like having a rather Lloret (Spain) atmosphere give it a go, you will have an awesome time.

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

Hi there Katrin G! Thanks for leaving us an honest review. You must have been here for Bar Wars on our Wednesday nights! We really pride ourselves on our party hard atmosphere and it's great to see it doesn't go unnoticed. Best wishes and safe travels! BASE MANAGEMENT

Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

I travelled half a year through OZ and had My best Time in the xBase Hostel in St. Kilda, its loud, sure but it's simply a party hostel, don't expect anything else. Staff is nice and competent, bar prices are pretty cheap And the rooms are big And clean. Would stay there again

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

Hi there Nathan S! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review - it's great to see you had such a great time with us! We really strive to have a fun, safe and clean environment for travelers so it's great to hear such positive feedback. We hope the next time you're in Melbourne you come and stay...

Wallasey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Very sociable hostel and a great place to meet people! We stayed for 7 nights on the Australia job search package and were able to leave our luggage after checking out to go on a two day trip, providing we booked at least one night at the hostel on our return. The hostel runs theme nights every night (our favourite...

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

Hi there Nicki T Thanks for leaving us a fantastic review! We're so happy that you had such a good time with us, and although you're correct about us being a little bit more expensive than the city - you can't really put a price on our amazing location and fun atmosphere! We also offer a lot of free activities...

West Kelowna, Canada
Reviewed 23 November 2014

This hostel is one of the best I've ever experienced. The staff is wonderful, they make you feel apart of their family. Made life long friends while staying there. Love it. The night life is a hit. PUMP PUMP.

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

G'day KEdwards15! Thanks for leaving us a banging review! We certainly enjoyed having you here and hope to see you back again this Summer! Best wishes and safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 16 November 2014

As a senior hostel worker from Europe I need to say that this place definitely rocks! I've stayed only one night in 10-bed dormitory but I will recommend this hostel to everyone. Good sleep quality, security, location and the most important thing you expect form a party hostel- party! If your looking for good vibes this place is for you!

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

Hi there natalka_natkaniec! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor. It's always great hearing feedback from experienced travellers/workers and it sounds like you had a fantastic time with us which is exactly what we aim for! Come and see us if you're ever in Melbourne again, Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

Found the rooms clean and staff helpful. Bar is busy most nights as st kilda attracts people who are after a good night out. Check the jobs board here if looking for work. Landed a cash in hand job here earning 120 $$ per night for easy work. Good location walking distance to town and the beach. Enjoyed my stay...

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

G'day Morrisguides! We're glad to hear you had such a good time with us. It's always nice to have a helping hand finding a job, setting up bank accounts, getting tax file numbers and the necessary certificates/qualifications to get started here in Australia! We're glad you found this service useful. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

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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: €21 - €169 (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 St Kilda Greater Melbourne
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