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BASE Backpackers St Kilda
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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“best hostel in Australia”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

This hostel is amazing. The staff are SO happy, they become your friends as you stay there, they are always ready to help you or do things for you. The rooms are lovely and clean, beds are made every day and the bathrooms are fully cleaned. There lockers to put your bags in under your beds which are safe, the bunk beds are comfy too. The bar downstairs is brilliant for a night in, there something different to do every night and the atmosphere is always friendly and welcoming. Drinks are average price, and if you're a woman and you stay in the sanctuary you get free unlimited 'champagne' for a hour every night. I cant recommend this hostel highly enough, it was such a fun experience and I literally cannot fault anything about it from service to location to value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

This backpackers has a bar/club downstairs, which is great in this party area of Melbourne. Very easy to meet people, great drinks deals. Very centrally located, near the town and beach
Dorm was ok, but would have been good if the aircon worked, also 1 bathroom between 10 was quite hard, but great if you are travelling

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

Like i said its a nice clean backpackers, its pretty big and right in the middle of st kilda steps away from the high street. but i had a terrible experience here, i was on the computer in the computer room by the reception put my bag under my chair, when i went to get something out of my bag....it was GONE! it turned out the guy next to me robbed me.he stole my bag from under my seat when i wasnt looking, the staff wernt that helpful to be honest, they looked back on the CCTV but they didnt have a camera pointing in the computer bit so couldnt see anything!! i had to goto the police station but they were utterly useless. i had my passport, wallet, camera & phone in my bag so i had to goto the embassy and get a new passport it was a living NIGHTMARE specially as it was my FIRST day in australia! st kilda is quite a dodgy area too so you do not want to be walking around at night, like when i walked to the police station which was a 15 minute walk i walked passed about 5 prostitutes and 5 drug dealers. so unfortunetly this took away from my experience at base. just be carefull.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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BASESTK, Manager at BASE Backpackers St Kilda, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
Hi Harriot,

thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We value your honest feedback in regards to your stay with us here. We are extremely sorry about the unfortunate experience of having your bag stolen. Having been through the same experience myself when i was backpacking abroad i know how stressful and horrible it can be!

Whenever thefts occur we always work our hardest to help the guests and the police in order to ensure a speedy and appropriate response to what is a terribly situation. In this instance it seems that we failed you, and i just wanted to offer our sincere apologies.

Best of luck in your future travels,
warm regards,
BASE Crew
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I have spent a fantastic week end at X base, great staff, great people and great location. The metro stopo and pub are close. Every night there is a party but the you don't heart the noise from the rooms!!!!!!
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the good: clean, lockers, most of the staff are friendly, great location

the bad: its a party hostel, so if you dont want to party every night its the wrong place for you, especially in 8bed / 10bed dorms

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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I had a fantastic time at Base. Was very very fun, always a party!! Stayed in 10 bed dorm which was great, 306 was a lot of fun. One guy even got 306 tattood on his leg. Staff were great, always helpful for any kind of your problem. 10/10! Base thank you!!!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Its a happening Hostel.
Stayed in the Double room as we are a couple.
No problems. Only good things happened. Service from staff was great.
Offered better rates for long term stays. Really good Hostel

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #2 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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