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Base Backpackers - St Kilda

":) Over my stay I met Isaac, Payhton, Ashley, Camilla, Nicholas and Rich on reception who couldn’t do enough for you!"

Cliona - December 22, 2019
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Base Backpackers - St Kilda

17 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, 3182 - See map
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Popular landmarks
Hunter Gatherer Shop 110 m
Vineyard 130 m
Acland Street Dental Group 150 m
O'Donnell Gardens 210 m
Acland Court Pharmacy 230 m
Doulton Bar 280 m
Melbourne 320 m
Luna Park 320 m
Palais Theatre 350 m
Bitch is Back Shop 370 m
Nearby landmarks
Shrine of Remembrance 4.12 km
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 4.19 km
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) 4.95 km
National Gallery of Victoria 5.05 km
Eureka Skydeck 5.27 km
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium 5.51 km
Block Arcade 5.9 km
Queen Victoria Market 6.94 km
Melbourne Museum 7.14 km
Melbourne Zoo 9.6 km
8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

470 meters to the beach
  • 470 meters to the beach

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Nightclub

  • Smoking area

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Value for money7.9
Distance to city center7 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
Distance to airport17.2 km

Rooms available at Base Backpackers - St Kilda

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.8
Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Ensuite Double Room
Ensuite Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Room
Twin Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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DOUBLE Double Room with Private Bathroom
DOUBLE Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Base Backpackers - St Kilda?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Base Backpackers - St Kilda?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around Melbourne with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Base Backpackers - St Kilda?

Base Backpackers - St Kilda does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Base Backpackers - St Kilda

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Bathroom

    "I booked a double twin room with ensuite bathroom for myself and it was nice."

    Harwina

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    December 17, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great stay, thanks to all the rest of the team I didn’t officially meet!"

    Cliona

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    December 22, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "This place is one of the greats it's always got so.thing going o."

    James

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    May 27, 2018

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Overall rating:
7.8
Very good
753 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
7.6
Location
8.6
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The bed has to be one of the best I've encountered in the ho...
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Solo traveler
More about Base Backpackers - St Kilda

More about Base Backpackers - St Kilda

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in St.Kilda, look no further than Base Backpackers - St Kilda. Being the first event hostel in Melbourne, Base Backpackers - St Kilda attracts numerous travelers each year. From parties, silent discos, live music, comedy nights, Boozy Bingo to killer DJ’s, Base Backpackers - St Kilda is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

The property offers access to a vast array of services, including cash withdrawal, safety deposit boxes and laundromat. In addition, all guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Be a part of Base Backpackers - St Kilda’s legacy and make it your number one stop when visiting Melbourne.

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Most talked about facilities

Beach
11 mentions
Housekeeping
10 mentions
Breakfast
2 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

8.4
Excellent
Staff 

"Felt comfortable with the staff they make you feel welcome a..."

Paola

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July 11, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental

Restaurants on site

Restaurant
Cuisine:American, Australian

Nearby restaurants

Australian cuisine
Australian cuisine
Hide + Cheek
540 m Australian, Cafe
MWR Cafe
590 m Australian
Cacao
860 m Australian, Cafe
American cuisine
American cuisine
Thousand Spices Cafe and Indian restaurant
1.9 km American, Indian, Thai
The Merrywell Melbourne
5.3 km American, Bar, Gluten Free
Scusa Mi
5.3 km American
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Myeong Ga Madang
1.6 km Asian, Korean
The Little Pho Cafe
1.6 km Asian, Cafe, Vegetarian
Chow Baby
2.4 km Asian, Chinese

What's nearby

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Reviews of Base Backpackers - St Kilda from real guests

Overall rating
7.8
Very good
From 753 reviews
8.8Location
8.2Service
7.5Value for money
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Rating via Agoda7.8
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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities7.6
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service7.9
Value for money7.9
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9.3
Exceptional
brett from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 6 nights in July 2010

A Great Hostel”

very clean, nice staff, excellent location, pleasant place to be
bed is very small

I greatly enjoyed my time at Base St Kilda. It was pleasant in almost every respect - very professional staff, cleaned daily, nice travelers, and a good value. The location is outstanding and really where you want to be, and easy access to the central area of Melbourne also. In short, it is one of the better hostels I've found.

Reviewed July 31, 2010
8.8
Excellent
Alicia from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Perfect location good fun party hostel”

A bit on the pricey side for an 8 bed shared room but welcome to Australia. I got lucky and met great people from all parts of the world. Also, not all beds were occupied during my entire week stay. Nomaads is another good alternative close by for money saving but kitchen facilities at Base are much better and the bar downstairs here is the place to be on a Monday night! If staying in St Kilda this is your spot because beach and Acland street are a stones throw away... #stay@base

Reviewed October 13, 2017

Hey Alicia, Thanks for your awesome review and stay! Glad to see you had a great stay and enjoyed your BINGO monday!!

Responded October 18, 2017
Base Backpackers - St Kilda
8.7
Excellent
Liying from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Great location and friendly staff”

Good location, clean, friendly staff

This was the first time I stayed in a backpacker's and I was quite apprehensive; however, my stay at Base was nothing but enjoyable. The counter staff are friendly and helpful. They showed me around and explained some perks available to guests staying at the female sanctuary (free champagne at the hostel's bar at a certain time, lady's night, free towel and toiletries, etc). The room, including the bed and bathroom, was clean. Bathroom was spacious and there was hot water. Room also has an air-conditioner. Although there are 6 beds, the room did not feel cramped or stuffy at all, and received ample sunlight through the windows. The bar on the ground floor of Base has parties pretty much every night. Not my kind of thing, but it is always packed so I guess the parties must be good. It can get noisy at night. The female dorm is on the top floor (3rd) so it isn't too bad. Also, on my first night there was a free BBQ downstairs. Base is about 15 minutes by tram 96 from Southern Cross station. The hostel is adjacent to Acland St, which is lined with bars, restaurants and shops. Prices are incredibly attractive (look around! I got a pint of Coopers for $4 before 6pm, and a 300gm porterhouse steak with sides at $15). The beach is a 5-10 min walk from Base. I saw a penguin!

Reviewed February 13, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Lorem from Hong Kong
Couple
Ensuite Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2012

lovely enjoyable great!”

clean. helpful staff great location

my girlfriend and I went to visit Melbourne and the hotel is very close to the tram station which.can take 20 mins tram to the CBD of Melbourne.the room is unexpectedly large clean and with tv. in addition, St kilda is also one of attration of Melbourne witch is highly accessible and with Coles and woolworths nearby. we stayed in double room and it has a balcony! we are happy with the room as it is hotel standard. overall it is great!.

Reviewed September 09, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Rebecca from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Thanx”

Close to PT. Friendly cheerful staff. Clean.

I checked into Base as a solo traveller for one night as i was going out on the city that night and just needed a place to sleep/shower instead of travelling back to my suburb that saturday night/sunday morning. It was my first time staying in a backpackers so i didnt really know what to expect but i really enjoyed it. The staff were great. Helpful, cheerful and welcoming. And the Base is real close to PT which is grous. The room i stayed in was the Ladies Sanctuary dorm with 5 other ladies and i found it real pleasant, clean and quiet. It was really affordable and i will definitely stay there again and i recommend others to book in there whether it be a short stay or long stay. And the parking was real handy. Parked my car up and off i went. P.s. I rated the food/dining a 1 only reason that i didnt order any food while i stayed there, maybe next time. But thanx to the team at Base Backpackers:-)

Reviewed February 17, 2016

Thanks for the amazing review Rebecca! So happy to hear that you had such a positive stay here, that's what we want everyone to experience! We do have exciting news that I'm sure you'll benefit from on your next stay, we just launched a brand new restaurant that's attached to our bar. So you can now try something from our extensive menu to make your stay a 10/10! Hope to see you soon!

Responded August 25, 2017
Base Backpackers - St Kilda
8.0
Excellent
Harwina from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 5 nights in November 2019

Very good”

While the rooms are very clean, the shared spaces, especially the kitchen could have been better. They have lots of activities every night, so if that's what you're after it's great. I booked a double twin room with ensuite bathroom for myself and it was nice. The bed has to be one of the best I've encountered in the hostel/budget hotel category. No TV in room, but to be honest I was mostly out exploring Melbourne every day that I didn't miss it at all. St Kilda is a great location IMHO, if you want a place not too far away from CDB, near the beach and in an eclectic neighborhood. I simply love the location! There's two large-ish supermarkets (Coles & Woolies) within walking distance so that's very convenient as well. All in all, I would stay in this hostel again. :-)

Reviewed December 17, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Brett from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 30 nights in May 2011

Amazing hostel, clean and new.”

staff, bar, kitchen, staff, trips to melbourne daily.

base is an amazing place to stay in melbourne, the nicest staff and a great atmosphere. clean rooms, big kitchen, a great look, bright. it is a party hostel but if you get a lush private room you'll still get plenty of sleep. things todo every day afl games, free trips to the cheap market, foot ball, secret walks of melbourne and the all end with a free drink when back to base. every one who wants to meet good friends and have great experiences should stay at base.

Reviewed June 22, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
christine from Australia
Couple
Ensuite Double Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2009

Base St Kilda Hotel ”

Well priced, clean, comfortable, close to attractions, secure parking, walking distance to many great cafes, pubs and eateries.
was completely happy with my stay, could not fault it!

The base is so convenient to all the fantastic attractions of saint kilda, a short walk to the Espy Hotel, Prince of Wales, Elephant and Wheel Barrow, the fantastic cheap pizzas at the Banff. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and I felt very safe and comfortable. The rooms are clean and tidy.....and my goodness I have never seen so many good looking men in the one bar!!

Reviewed September 25, 2009
8.3
Excellent
Lucy from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

A good way to meet new people”

Close to beach, tram 96 gives easy access to city center, modern decor

Accomodating staff that will help with travel queries etc. I am staying here for a week as I love the location as literally a 3 min walk to the beach front. St Kilda itself is a quiet town, but there are clubs, bars & restaurants all walking distance from the hostel. I am in a mixed 8 dorm, fortunately, the people are great. The room however, is messy, but the staff are making them clear up. Despite the pile of mess, I am comfortable here & the linen is clean. The only downfall is, they will charge for wifi, ... I suggest doing weekly if long stay. Wifi is good all round building. Think most hostels charge anyway.

Reviewed April 20, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Wai from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

A very nice backpacker”

Efficient check in and out process, plenty of activities on-site, and great for young people

I was only here for a few hours. After spending some time checking out St. Kilda, particularly the beach, I needed a place to shower before I board my flight home. This backpacker is easy to find, and you can get to it by tram (no. 96) from Bourke or Spencer St.

Reviewed January 29, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Xiu from Malaysia
Couple
Ensuite Double Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Lost ring”

My wife and I stayed for a night here. Staff was helpful the whole time we were there. On the day we checked out, I heard some metal fell on the floor but I did not realize what it was and we were in a hurry to start our great ocean road journey. So we left. While driving I realize the metal was my ring. I immediately email base backpackers fearing the worst. They promptly replied but could not find it. But they continued looking for it and by dinner time , they told me they found my wedding ring! I am so grateful for their help. Otherwise the rest of the trip would have been ruined. Thank you to all who have helped :)

Reviewed October 13, 2019

Good to hear you had a great time Xiu! So happy to hear you have your ring back

Responded October 20, 2019
Base Backpackers - St Kilda
10.0
Exceptional
Cliona from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 7 nights in December 2019

Would absolutely recommend! ”

Checked in as a solo traveler, newly moved to a Melbourne! I have stayed in other Bases before and it did not disappoint! :) Over my stay I met Isaac, Payhton, Ashley, Camilla, Nicholas and Rich on reception who couldn’t do enough for you! Everyone is SO friendly and welcoming :) Red Eye bar is such a great place to meet people also! Jack, Lydia and Rachel were amazing! Events every night that Celton and Rhys always made sure you knew about! Great stay, thanks to all the rest of the team I didn’t officially meet! <3

Reviewed December 22, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Kah from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

Lovely Hotel for Backpackers”

best features of backpacker hotel

i like the hotel, it is perfect for the backpackers. this hotel had the complete facility like public kitchen, attached bathroom and friendly staff. i will stay again if i go to melbourne again. besides that, this hotel take care of girls~

Reviewed October 31, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Laura-Jane from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in November 2009

A Nearby Traveller from Adelaide”

Very well organised. Great location. Everything you need is right there.
The staff at the front desk weren't very friendly.

Having only stayed in one other backpackers, I was pleasantly surprised at how organised and clean and new Base was. This provided a wonderful environment to meet many travellers from around the world. My main disappointment had to do with the people working at the front desk, none of which seemed particularly happy to be working there.

Reviewed December 08, 2009
7.7
Very good
Hui from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Good place to live”

Nice facility

Nice room with clean, have different events holding during the week. Close to st kilda beach. We are happy to stay in Base St Kilda Hotel.

Reviewed April 05, 2012
7.7
Very good
Chung from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Great location and atmosphere”

close to shops, beach, bar

Only stayed for 1 night at mixed-share room. Smell in the room, messy (depending on your roommate), but clean bed sheets and shower. Great location, 5 minutes walk to main street in St Kilda with resturants, bars, beach, tram to city. There's a bar, great for partying, short stay or just for a place to rest.

Reviewed June 21, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Ariff from Malaysia
Couple
Ensuite Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

love it!”

Location, Cleanliness, Hip

Location - Great just around the corner to St Kilda Beach. Carlisle street plenty of cafes and very close to Tram station. Great!

Reviewed November 10, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Siew from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

COOL Hotel”

Everything just use the apps to function. The app is function as a key to open the door n lift. Near to ST Kilda beach.

Reviewed November 30, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Jia from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

Savvy hotel with great location and nice people”

location, service and events in the hotel

first time stay at a hostel, stayed in an all-dorm sanctuary, people there are so so nice and many events going on inside. great location, take 16 tram and can take you anywhere. will choose to stay there again if visit melbourne sometime. did not check out the beach unfortunately, stop at esplanade and the beach looked quite amazing from afar.

Reviewed September 16, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Una from Ireland
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in November 2018

Exceptional”

Highly recommended stay in Melbourne, sociable hostel with events every night. Staff are really accommodating, Ash, Isaac and Jade are great hosts and always willing help on reception. Fun hostel if you're visiting Melbourne

Reviewed November 29, 2018

Hey Una, thanks for review, hopefully we get to see you again very soon!

Responded November 30, 2018
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