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Base Backpackers St Kilda
Reviewed June 26, 2008

We stayed at Base in St. Kilda for four nights during our recent trip to Melbourne. It is a big modern hostel with a large reception area/common area and bar. We stayed in an ensuite double which was very spacious and clean. The shower was also very good. Each floor is secured by the use of key cards. These we used in the lift to gain access to your assigned floor.
The hostel is well located close to St. Kilda beach, restaurants and shops.
This is a good value and clean option in St Kilda. We even availed of the free BBQ!

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2008

I stayed in the girl's sanctuary at Base for two nights and loved it. The sanctuary area was in a hall of only other all girls rooms and felt safe from the normal after hours hostel debauchery. The linens and bed were very nice and the bathroom within the room was clean, light filled and spacious. The bar downstairs had great drink deals and was a lot of fun and a great way to meet people. The first night when I didnt go to the bar I still fell asleep at about 9pm and didn't have problems sleeping. I was on the third floor, however, and if you're a light sleeper I might not suggest the 1st or 2nd floor. The kitchen area and tv area were clean as well. The location is GREAT! right off Acland street (the main street in St. Kilda) and about a 2 minute walk to the tram station that takes you right into the city. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a great place to stay in St. Kilda/Melbourne area.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled solo
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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!

  • 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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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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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.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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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.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Base Backpackers St Kilda

Address: 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Port Phillip > St Kilda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 17 Specialty Lodging in St Kilda
Price Range: $45 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 with live music, DJs and amazing food 7 days a week. ... more   less 
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