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BASE Backpackers St Kilda
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“Ladies get treats”
Reviewed May 4, 2008

This hostel was recommended to me by others who stayed here and said it was great. I have found the staff to be very friendly, the atmoshpere is great, the location is fantastic and really cool bars nearby. I stayed in the Sanctuary which is the girls dorms, they are sectioned off from the rest and have so many additional extra's! Tea in bed on a Sat/Sun morn, en-suite bathrooms, hairdryers in every room, towels, shampoo, comfy beds and feather pillows etc. There is even use of hair straighteners if you want to. It's a really comfortable place and I wish I could've stayed longer!

  • Liked — The rooms are comforable and safe, very friendly too
  • Disliked — The bed height between the bunks is a little bit too low. Can't really sit on the bed properly which is a bit pants when you're chatting, but very comfy to sleep on!!
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 28, 2008

Base is lively, clean and modern with good facilities. i stayed in a 10 dorm- mistake far to many people. however it was en-suited which made a nice change. the bar was very good but the kitchen was far too small for the number of guests. i stayed during the tennis open and did not have a problem with noise even though the hostel was full.
base is a very good hostel but expensive compared to others. if you dont mind paying to guarentee reasonable accomodation, just not a 10 dorm!

Stayed February 2008
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2007

I stayed there over a busy time in December, in a double room ensuite. The room is new, but very small. Security & staff are good.

However, the noise levels in the room were incredible, because parties downstairs were going on until 2am almost every night. Even on early nights, there was noise from fellow travelers, who were talking loudly in the corridor at the middle of the night.
Also the room is not cleaned during the period.

Probably doesn't worth more than 1.5 stars, so gave 1.
Don't recommend. Add another 15$ and stay in a hotel.

Stayed December 2007
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Frankfurt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2007

We stayed in the "luxury" two-person ensuite room for some days. First of all, you should not go there if you are very sensitive to noise, since there are parties in the bar downstairs every day of the week and it can be clearly heard. The room was not clean, especially the carpet. The bed and bathroom were OK but not as clean as you would expect it for the price (we paid 99 AUD/night).
The location however is good, you have nice shops and pubs nearby and can go to the city centre by tram.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — cleanliness
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 27, 2007

This place isnt a proper backpackers its more of a hotel for flash packers.

I stayed in the girls sanctuary. I was brought a cup of tea in bed, champagne to our room at 7pm every night! I had free Aveda shampoo and fluffy towels-this pace is defo recommended for a detox and a pamper, but was expensive compared to other hostels it was $30 a night. Everyone enjoys being spolit though!!

The bathrooms were very modern and clean and the place had security locks in the lifts and every corridor.

There was a great internet access point downstairs but this was pricey and a fab bar where the party really got started!

Location was great, close to mcdonalds and the beach. Opposite Luna Park and the tram stops.

  • Liked — little bit of luxery for girls only
  • Disliked — bit expensive for back packing
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled solo
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed July 23, 2007

stayed here while travelling round australia - loved the location of this place and the contemporary decor. st kilda has loads of cool cafes and interesting little shops as well as the crazy fun fair!
higher standard than normal for a hostel, great place to stay even if you are travelling on your own as there is always something going on down in the bar to get involved in.

  • Liked — comfy bed & cool location
  • Disliked — nothing really
  • Stayed March 2006, traveled as a couple
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Albury, NSW
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2007

Myself and a friend needed somewhere within our budget to stay down there for a weekend at the footy. When we arrived i was pleasantly surprised as the place is extreemly new, and the vibe as soon as you walk in is a positve one.

The facilities down staird are A+, plenty of internet access, kitchen is neat and tidy, the bar is absolutely fantastic 7 nights of the week, with its theme nights every night it gets everyone involved.

The rooms too were fantastic. We stayed in an 8 person dorm, and the beds were your standard size single bunks, but matress was great. With secure drawers which can fit an entire suitcase in makes you feel secure to leave you stuf whilst doing the touristy thing.

Rooms cleaned every day, bathroom also. Staff were extreemly keen to lend a hand with any question about the Hostel and even all of Melbourne.

Have already planned my next trip to stay at this place! Loved it.

  • Liked — Friendly staff and fantastic rooms
  • Disliked — Nothing bad to say!
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
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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 #3 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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