470 meters to the beach
|Value for money||7.8|
|Distance to city center||7 km|
|Nearest airport||Essendon Airport (MEB)|
|Distance to airport||17.2 km|
"Definitely do the boozy bingo And the staff are super friendly especially Isaac"
6 October 2018
"Highly recommended stay in Melbourne, sociable hostel with events every night."
29 November 2018
"Very clean and great parties, be prepared for Monday night Bingo."
7 October 2018
"The staff is awesome and they and the other guests will beco..."
5 October 2018
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.
"Best hostel in Melbourne everything from staff, Danielle fro..."
18 December 2018
Children and extra beds
Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Felt comfortable with the staff they make you feel welcome and get to know you. Isaac you are the best! Only thing is our room smelt really bad and the carpets smelt like someone had puked on them and it was never cleaned. The cleaners could do a better job, or maybe spray the rooms and especially with the kitchen! Love the different events they do everyday. Love the location
Awesome to hear you enjoyed your stay with us Paola! The staff try to be as welcoming as possible whilst the cleaning will be looked at to improve the next stay you and other guests have with us.
great location and party venue”
very good for night life great value for money always something going on and very hopful freindly staff. Location is also very good and easy to get into the centre of melbourne
Thanks David! Glad to see you enjoyed your time at Base St Kilda!
Cheap, clean, comfortable!”
I stayed in the private room with own toilet. The cleanliness was excellent! everything in my room was clean and sufficient. Location was only ok, because its a little out of town, but only a 3 minute walk to the tram stop! However, its cheap! so it made up a lot for the location. The hostel has a bar with a lot of events throughout the week. Although I did not have a chance to participate, it looks really fun and I would have loved to participate! It made the whole atmosphere super comfortable and fun! The entrance to the hostel is a tiny bit hidden, and I was a little lost maybe due to my jet lag, so do check out good street view or pictures of the front so that you wont miss it!
Thanks for the review, hopefully next time you can join in with all our bar events and have an even better time! See you again :)
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
Hey Una, thanks for review, hopefully we get to see you again very soon!
Pros - Great location, friendly staff, free simple breakfast with pancakes and toast, attached bathroom in the dorm Cons - People usually party till late and it tends to be very noisy and difficult to sleep at night. It might be great for those love to party alot as they have a pub that have different party theme every night with discounted 🍺
Thanks for review Penny!!
Best hostel I've ever stayed in. So much fun here, I'll definitely be coming back and I would recommend it to any/all of my friends. Very clean and great parties, be prepared for Monday night Bingo. Also, Kayla is the best!
Hey Kayla! we had a great time with you! We're happy to have you back soon. Cherrs
Amazing hostel, extremely sociable, staff are really friendly and always willing to help, breakfast included which is a bonus, within walking distance of the beach, bars and restaurants on Ackland street, tram to CBD located right outside. Highly recommended stay in Melbourne.
Hi Una, thank you so much for your great feedback. We hope you enjoyed our free pancakes!
Base Hostel is the absolute best. Booked to stay for one week, ended up staying for 7. I’ve met so many amazing people during my stay. The staff is awesome and they and the other guests will become some of your best friends. 10/10
Meaghan we are so glad you had such an amazing time staying with us and that we could have such a positive impact on your stay! Hope to see you again in the future! Base St. Kilda
Great athmosphere & amazing staff”
Had an absolute blast staying at Base! Check-in went smoothly and the girls dorm was nicely fresh and spacious. The location is amazing, right next to the beach! Staff was extermely helpful and cheerful. Shoutout to Ballsack who helped me and gave a lot of advise for my travels. Such a great guy! <3 In addition, there was events every night which made meeting new people super easy! Monday boozy bingo was legendary! Will be back
Staff a great
Great to hear the staff were great Katelyn!
If you love the Beach this hostel is Very good location for you..The staff very accommodating
Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again for a beach day in the summer :)
Absolutely amazing place to stay, staff were very friendly and made an effort to try get you involved in activities. Would highly recommend for any solo travellers.
Hi Lukas, we hope you enjoyed all the activities on offer. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Good price, central to everywhere, not squeaky clean but very decent considering its a dorm. Couldn't have asked for much more. The lounge and bar area is where all the night party people come out to play and hang out. You will enjoy it if you're one of them. If not, they just party amongst their friends anyway. Kitchen and tv/lounge area isn't the biggest compared to other hostels. But it's still okay if you not a michelin chef or something.
Thanks, Sally! Glad you enjoyed your stay here, hope to see you back here real soon!
A very nice backpacker”
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.
Great Location and load of fun”
I first was put in to a very noisy room mates. Soon after I told the girls at the desk, she put me in the very quiet room with nice , quiet and friendly room mates. Love the whole week of my stay after that :)
Better for young party travellers”
I really like Base. It’s lively and had a great social atmosphere when I arrived. But it’s party central on a Thurs night. I’m a heavy sleeper and even I had to wear ear plugs to get to sleep. If you’re young and live a social place. This is for you. But if your looking for quiet calmer hostel it’s not the right place for you.
Thank you for your review we are a party hostel and thus a bit loud. Sorry it was a bit rowdy for you.
Good location but...”
- good location - clean - nice staff - activities - too much alcohol party's - too noisy Good if you want to make the party every night and if drunk people/roomates does not matter. Nice place but it depends on the behavior of your roomates
We are a party hostel, great review. Sorry you didn't sleep great, but glad you enjoyed our staff.
The location is perfect - minutes walk to the beach and shops. Very good hostel - they always have something on every night! Definitely do the boozy bingo And the staff are super friendly especially Isaac
Hi Sophie, we're happy you enjoyed our amazing bingo night! We all love Isaac and we will let him know about your great review.
Great for partying”
Close to bus stops/train and beach. If you don't like partying then probably stay away, but than again why are you in Australia if you don't wanna party. Had a hell of a time
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and location at Base St Kilda!
Best hostel in Melbourne everything from staff, Danielle from reception thank you! I would definetly recommend this place, love it here
Danielle is great, I will be sure to tell her how much you appreciated her. Hope to see you again!