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8.6
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Excellent location - 470 meters to the beach
  • Shrine of Remembrance4.12 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria4.98 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground5.27 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium5.5 km
  • Federation Square5.56 km
  • Emporium Melbourne6.25 km
  • State Library of Victoria6.55 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol6.74 km
  • Queen Victoria Market7.01 km
  • Melbourne Museum7.14 km
  • Base Backpackers - St Kilda

    17 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia, 3182 - See map
    "Real social hostel with good atmosphere and fantastic staff!"
    Emma - 28 November 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 95% of guests
    Very good comfort
    7.8 room quality and comfort
    Very good service
    7.8 rating for service
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.5 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • 470 meters to the beach

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Melbourne in the last 24 hoursCompared to 6,058 Melbourne properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Room comfort score
    7.8/10
    Location score
    8.6/10
    Value for money score
    7.8/10
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    Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center7 km
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
    Distance to airport17.2 km

    Rooms available at Base Backpackers - St Kilda

    7.8
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    Bed in 2-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 2-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 bunk beds
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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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    What people love about Base Backpackers - St Kilda

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Definitely do the boozy bingo And the staff are super friendly especially Isaac"

      Sophie

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      6 October 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Highly recommended stay in Melbourne, sociable hostel with events every night."

      Una

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      29 November 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Very clean and great parties, be prepared for Monday night Bingo."

      Kayla

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      7 October 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "The staff is awesome and they and the other guests will beco..."

    Meaghan

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    5 October 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

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

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Best hostel in Melbourne everything from staff, Danielle fro..."

    Matilda

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    18 December 2018

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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
    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
    Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
    Da Noi
    3.3 km Gluten Free, Italian, Mediterranean
    Ecco
    3.3 km Gluten Free, Italian, Pizza
    Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
    3.3 km Gluten Free, Mexican

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Base Backpackers - St Kilda from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.5
    Very good
    From 775 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (236)Booking.com Reviews (539)
    Rating via Agoda7.7
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    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities7.5
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service7.8
    Value for money7.8
    High score for Melbourne
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    9+ Exceptional (42)
    8-9 Excellent (28)
    7-8 Very Good (36)
    6-7 Good (20)
    <6 Below Expectation (32)
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    Mar - May (37)
    Jun - Aug (48)
    Sep - Nov (42)
    Dec - Feb (31)
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Paola from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Great place”

    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

    Reviewed July 11, 2019

    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.

    Responded July 24, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    8.8
    Excellent
    david from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Ensuite Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

    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

    Reviewed July 09, 2019

    Thanks David! Glad to see you enjoyed your time at Base St Kilda!

    Responded July 24, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Chua from Singapore
    Couple
    Ensuite Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    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!

    Reviewed May 27, 2019

    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 :)

    Responded June 05, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    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
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    8.8
    Excellent
    Penny from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

    Excellent”

    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 🍺

    Reviewed October 22, 2018

    Thanks for review Penny!!

    Responded November 21, 2018
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kayla from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 7 nights in August 2018

    Exceptional”

    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!

    Reviewed October 07, 2018

    Hey Kayla! we had a great time with you! We're happy to have you back soon. Cherrs

    Responded October 10, 2018
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Una from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 7 nights in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    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.

    Reviewed October 05, 2018

    Hi Una, thank you so much for your great feedback. We hope you enjoyed our free pancakes!

    Responded October 10, 2018
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Meaghan from Canada
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

    Exceptional”

    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

    Reviewed October 05, 2018

    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

    Responded October 11, 2018
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Anna from Finland
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 10 nights in August 2018

    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

    Reviewed October 04, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Katelyn from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 7 nights in June 2019

    Excellent”

    Staff a great

    Reviewed June 14, 2019

    Great to hear the staff were great Katelyn!

    Responded July 01, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    8.4
    Excellent
    Leonilo from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 7 nights in May 2019

    AWESOME LOCATION”

    If you love the Beach this hostel is Very good location for you..The staff very accommodating

    Reviewed June 03, 2019

    Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again for a beach day in the summer :)

    Responded June 05, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Lukas
    Solo traveler
    Ensuite Double Room
    Stayed 6 nights in May 2019

    Exceptional”

    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.

    Reviewed May 27, 2019

    Hi Lukas, we hope you enjoyed all the activities on offer. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    Responded June 05, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sally from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Fuss free”

    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.

    Reviewed June 12, 2017

    Thanks, Sally! Glad you enjoyed your stay here, hope to see you back here real soon!

    Responded August 25, 2017
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    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
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Satit from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in July 2012

    Great Location and load of fun”

    Location and 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 :)

    Reviewed July 28, 2012
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kyrstie from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    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.

    Reviewed December 15, 2018

    Thank you for your review we are a party hostel and thus a bit loud. Sorry it was a bit rowdy for you.

    Responded January 02, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    7.2
    Very good
    Kevlong from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

    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

    Reviewed December 12, 2018

    We are a party hostel, great review. Sorry you didn't sleep great, but glad you enjoyed our staff.

    Responded January 02, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sophie from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

    5/5 Accomodation”

    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

    Reviewed October 06, 2018

    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.

    Responded October 10, 2018
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    8.8
    Excellent
    Spencer from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

    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

    Reviewed May 20, 2019

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and location at Base St Kilda!

    Responded May 21, 2019
    Base Backpackers - St Kilda
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Matilda from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    Best hostel in Melbourne everything from staff, Danielle from reception thank you! I would definetly recommend this place, love it here

    Reviewed December 18, 2018

    Danielle is great, I will be sure to tell her how much you appreciated her. Hope to see you again!

    Responded January 02, 2019
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