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Review of BASE Backpackers St Kilda

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BASE Backpackers St Kilda
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
“good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

yes we like here and stay one night
good location clean room,friend staff .

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Really enjoyed staying here. Clean rooms, $5.00 all you can eat breakfast and bar downstairs.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EJ_0101
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

I found that base was not a welcoming hostel. Some of the staff are rude in fact it was just one. The hostel itself is party orientated which some backpackers are thrilled about but i feel they did not cater for all types of travellers!!! The kitchen is ajoining the tv area which was awful because you couldnt hear the tv with the noise of people cooking and talking while having dinner. The room which i stayed in was smelly from the unclean carpet!!! You cant spend a lazy day in the hostel just relaxing beacuse everone is in your face, there is no quiet area! The tv area closes at 12midnight so if your not up for drinking you just have to go to your room and listen to the blar or the music from downstairs. Althought the hostel is pretty morden, i fell that it was not worth the money to stay in!!!! And our air con broke the 2nd night we were there and no-one came to fix it... we were there for a week!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank sadie m
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Pulling up to this hostel, I was appalled when the taxi driver stopped and told us we had arrived at our accommodation. The curb appeal was disgusting and it was super sketchy, when walking into the main lobby, the floor was sticky from all of the beer that was spilled on the floor. The staff member working behind the desk, was intoxicated and took forever when pulling up our information. We were traveling in a group of six, and one of us was put in a room alone, when we requested MULTIPLE times to be together. There wasn't even a spare bed in our room....When we arrived to our room, it was a mess. Some of our beds weren't made, and the room and bathroom just weren't clean. The bar downstairs was extremely dirty, sticky, and loud, and all of our walls were shaking until about 4am when the bar closed.

Extremely terrible experience, the people were rude, the location was sketchy, and our transportation we booked through the hostel never showed up, and we were unable to get a refund.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Jennaa123
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

I stayed in the Female only section in my own en suite double room which was small but very clean and great to crash down in. The staff and info desks were extremely helpful and the free daily activities and bbq's were great.
Only negatives were that the windows were not sound proofed enough for jetlagged or post party people to sleep (hence the supplied earplugs were used!) and the air con switched itself on when it liked too.
The window didnt open enough either.
On the whole though I would stay here again for sure.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Liz B
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Limerick, Ireland
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54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

Stayed in the girls dorms for a number of nights.honestly like a lot of hostels in aus the place is a bit overpriced.the room was average sized but staying with people who lived there and had so much stuff made it tiny.the room while it was cleaned never seemed to be fully cleaned.the common areas though we're not 2 bad the kitchen was clean and well stocked of stuff. The bar did put on some good drinks promotions and was easy to meet people if u got involved.locals even show up on a Thursday.the location is good a 10/15 min walk from the bars of fitzroy st and a 3 min walk from Ackland street.you do feel you are paying for everything no free tea/coffee Internet or bag storage which costs you $5 for a few hours in a tiny locker.overall would prob stay here again but only if the hostel down the road was not available

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lollypoplady
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Maynooth, Ireland
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67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

If you happen to be a booze obsessed 19 year old called Simon/Brad/Vince/Warren/Grant who loves smelly crowded rooms with filthy floors, dirty walls, weird aromas, and screaming and shouting from the street at 4am from fellow 19 year old drunks, then this is the place for you. Stereotypically Australian with alcohol and bungee jumping as its mind-set. Some staff are great, others couldn't care less. Avoid unless the above criteria appeals to you.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GreedyMessiah
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Additional Information about BASE Backpackers St Kilda

Property: BASE Backpackers St Kilda
Address: 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 18 Specialty Lodging in St Kilda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — BASE Backpackers St Kilda 2*
Number of rooms: 237
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 
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