X-Base is a very good hostel, especially in relation to most hostels that Australia has to offer. It is situated within St.Kilda, which is a small seaside strip - you will quickly grow tired of St.Kilda and what it has to offer. However, X-Base is less than a 2 minute walk to the tram line, a direct tram will bring you straight into the city.
X-Base has decent pricing for it's rooms, but their security procedures are among the best I have come across in Australian hostels. Everything is swipe-card. Each set of bunks have security metal drawers under the bottom bunk, which will allow you to put your own lock on - to store any items you do not want to leave about. Rooms are cleaned daily, beds changed for each new guest.
There is a bar downstairs and music does not go on too late, so it is handy enough to get to sleep at somewhat a reasonable hour. The hostel staff always try to organize event for the guests to get involved in every day/night. So there is always something to do if you need the assistance.
The kitchen area is hard enough to cook comfortably in, as there is only two sets of hobs and two microwaves (no ovens, no grills). These are always in demand, as they is too many guests to cooking facilities. The Kitchen and TV area are both in the underground, so you'll get no cell reception - but this does prove a nice break.
As with all of Australian hostels, wifi is not free, nor cheap. So be prepared for that, smart phones with a good 3G/4G plan is your best option.
- 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 with live music, DJs and amazing food 7 days a week. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Base Backpackers Hotel St Kilda
- Base Backpackers St Kilda Greater Melbourne