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Base St Kilda Reviews

17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

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74%

Rating
1135 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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80%

Base St. Kilda is perfect for those starting their travels in Aus, and those who like to party! A great atmosphere, there is always something going on, both during the day and at night time. The in-house bar is lively and relatively cheap, but loud nights don't hamper your sleep. Each room is clean and comfortable, with its own ensuite. The location is great for St. Kilda, but a tram journey into the CBD will take between 20 and 30 minutes. A great place to make friends!

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Wow what a nice review to read! Thank you for taking the time to leave us one. We hope the next time you come to Melbourne you join us again! Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

69%

Kitchen is very tiny and messy Great social atmosphere to meet travellers!! Quite expensive for what you get though Review completed by my room and I

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Thank you all for leaving us a review! We're glad you guys enjoy our atmosphere. We've taken your comments on board regarding the cleanliness of our Kitchen and will try and find a solution at our next Managers meeting. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

86%

Really sociable hostel, loads to do, good location and helpful staff. Could have free wifi but if buying its worth getting the premium

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there, Cheers for leaving us a review! We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

83%

I chose it for the location - at 62 atmosphere at night not my scene . Apart from that friendly and good amenities. Would recommend it to any young person.

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate all feedback given and it seems like you had a pretty good time with us. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT.

66%

great location, love st kilda! my fav place in australia. staff not that accommodating, quite rude and not great at there job!

  • 14th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm concerned to read that you found our Staff to be rude and not great at there job. Are you able to send me an email regarding this as we would like to investigate to ensure this never happens again. My email is Georgia.mackay@stayatbase.com. Thank you again for leaving a review. Best wishes & safe travels, Georgia Guest Services Manager.

80%

Great place to party ! Lots of great people to meet !!

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Thanks for leaving us an honest review! It seems like you had a banging time with us and I hope you come and stay with us again! Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

100%

Absolutely loved this hostel. Was in a great location, staff were excellent and the general vibe around the place was awesome. I have been to hostels all over Australia and without a doubt this is my favourite. Will definitely be back!

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Cheers for the fantastic review! It seems like we absolutely hit the mark with you and that's exactly what we aim for. Please come back and join us again the next time you're in Melbourne :D Best wishes & safe travels! BASE MANAGEMENT

100%

Best location in Melbourne. Right next to the beach and Acland Street! The hostel has awesome nightlife. Bingo on Monday nights especially! Staff are helpful and friendly. Having stayed at the majority of the hostels in St Kilda I would definitely recommend this as the best one!

  • 5th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Wow what a fantastic review! We really appreciate you taking the time to let others know what you thought of our hostel. We hope to see you again the next time you're in Melbourne! Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

23%

The manager of the hostel lost my mail even though having it in her hand the day before when I rang her on the phone. The hostel was dirty and they pushed alcohol on people to make money at the bar. Also male staff entered the female only dorms without notice. I like to party but this place was just full on the worst type of travellers

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for leaving a review with us. The manager has sent you an email to rectify the mail situation. We have brought your other points up in our Managers meeting and will ensure that male staff now knock before entering the Sanctuary Dorms. Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

97%

great party hostel!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Cheers for the awesome review! We love that you had such a great time with us. We hope the next time you're in Melbourne you come and stay with us again! Best wishes & safe travels! BASE MANAGEMENT

89%

booked a week but stayed a few nights more, great atmosphere, roommates was great. wifi was kind of expensive in the rooms and the free WiFi? in the lobby didn't even work for me. good experience for first time hostel stayer!! :) boozy bingo on Monday at the downstairs bar was AWESOME :D

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! It sounds like you had a pretty good stay with us which is exactly what we aim for! We apologise for the difficulties you had with our WiFi, we usually have great feedback regarding it so we will investigate to ensure no one else is having that issue. We hope you come and join us again! Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

83%

As soon as I have seen other hostels i have to say this one is amazing

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Thank you for your honest review! We certainly think we're pretty amazing too. We hope the next time you're in Melbourne you'll join us again! Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

89%

Great staff, enjoyed the stay. Paid for extended check out times though and got woken up multiple times asking why we hadn't checked out yet. But otherwise a great stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
G'day there! Thank you for leaving us a review! We're sorry that although you had late check out you got woken up. We will discuss this at the next managers meeting and ensure all staff are up to date with our check out procedures. We hope the next time you're in Melbourne you come and stay with us again :-) Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

80%

Overall, had a great experience but the rooms were pretty dirty. They only did slight vacuuming during the day and the bathrooms had mold growing. Definitely could use a deep cleaning in the rooms and bathrooms. All the bathrooms/showers are in-suite. Staff were friendly overall, and pretty accommodating. I would stay here again when I'm in the Melbourne area!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We appreciate the time you took to leave us a review. We're sad to hear that the room you stayed in wasn't up to our usual standard. We've taken your comments on board and will discuss at our next managers meeting to ensure that the room is thoroughly cleaned. We hope you do come and stay with us again so we can exceed your expectations :-) Best wishes & safe travels, BASE MANAGEMENT

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