Base Backpackers St Kilda

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Base Backpackers St Kilda

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Hostel address
17 Carlisle Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
Tram 3a, 16, 79, 96 (stop: Acland Street/Carlisle Street); 3a, 16, 79 (stop: Havelock Street/Carlisle Street)
Tel
(03) 8598 6200
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Price
Dorm bed $34–60
Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
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User Reviews (6)

George Abood
Review from a HostelBookers customer
12 January 2010
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This place was the best hostel I stayed at by far. The building def needs a good cleaning and possibly a bit of renovation but I suppose that's what happens when you get a bunch of kids on holiday. If I ever travel on the cheap in this area again I will stay here again no question.

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Party hostel all the way
25 July 2008
Cons
The kitchen
Pros
The bar
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Base is a complete party hostel. It has a bar that is always packed, and does quite cheap drinks. Despite having a bar, it isn't very noisy upstairs, so you still manage to get some sleep. The rooms are large and spacious and the bathrooms are ensuite, with a power shower! This is good if you need the toilet in the middle of the night, as you don't have to venture far, but not good if you are in a dorm with 7 other people. Everywhere is clean and tidy and the staff are very friendly. The only thing I didn't like about this hostel is the kitchen. It was always packed, and nobody seemed to clean up after themselves. However, this hostel is right on the beach, and there's not much you can complain about.

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very good hostel, nice clean rooms
19 January 2007
Cons
not much
Pros
very close to the beach and bars
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I arrived at the hostel and first impresion was very good. Looks nice from the outside. When i got inside it was all nice, neat and tidy. reception staff were welcoming and friendley and gave a great first impresion. I was given the key to my room and when i arrived it was very nice, it was clean and tidy and very cool in the room. The beds were comfy and very clean. the location was great just a few minutes from the beach and a few minutes from the tram to melbourne. there were also very good bars near as well which made the trip enjoyable. The only downside of the whole time i was there was in the morning outside the window there were prostitutes working.

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Cazza
One of the best hostels in Australia
12 September 2004
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Great hostel - we stayed in a double room with ensuite which was pricey for a hostel but worth it as it was hotel standard (very nice Japanese style decor). Good location and security. My only complaint would be the kitchen which was quite small for the size of the hostel and really badly equipped - not enough pots and pans plus there were no drinking glasses or mugs at all when we were there.

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rebeccaleigh_81
Base - St Kilda sets the standard
27 August 2004
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I stayed here for 3 nights towards the end of June and found it was my favourtie hostel in Oz because: - Security is great (swipe card entry) - Cooking facilities and TV lounge excellent and clean - The bedrooms were cleaned every day - The beds were REALLY comfy and had big fluffly pillows! I felt really relaxed here and slept the best that i did throughout the whole of OZ. I benchmarked every other Oz hostel against Base St Kilda but none compared.

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bp1985
The newest, funkiest hostel on the block
17 August 2004
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Base in St Kilda is a brilliant new hostel. It had only been open one month when I was there, and I can safely say it was the best hostel I stayed in travelling in Australia. It has goldfish in the floor, really friendly staff, a funky bar with cheap drinks, cheap Internet. The rooms are good, really clean each room has its own bathroom, shower etc. The place just had a really relaxed atmosphere.

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