Me and my friend stayed at this hostel in march 2014 and we both really enjoyed our stay. We were there for 7 nights.
The place has a good atmosphere and is lively with a good busy bar in the evenings. It can be quite noisy from lots of drunk people coming in/going out we were in the room right above the front door although this didn't really bother me that much light sleepers/ people who go to bed early may want to bring earplugs or don't stay in a room above the front door.
Its a great hostel if you want to meet people, enjoy having a few drinks in the bar etc. The staff are really friendly and helpful.
The kitchen was pretty dirty and lacking in equipment there never seemed to be any forks, cups, glasses, bowls. Plates/ pots etc were always dirty because there was never any cloths or washing up liquid to clean them with so even tidy guests couldn't really keep the kitchen clean. I saw people using the drying up towels to wipe the floor!! There were plenty of cleaners cleaning the rooms but i never once saw anyone cleaning the kitchen and if they did they didn't do a very good job.
For people who don't know Melbourne this hostel isn't in the centre its in St Kilda which is a nice enough area of Melbourne but we did end up spending a lot on money on the trams getting to and from the centre most days.
I would defiantly recommend this hostel to other backpackers and I would be happy to come back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Base Backpackers Hotel St Kilda
- BASE Backpackers St Kilda Greater Melbourne