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Base St Kilda Reviews

17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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88%

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845 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

Base St Kilda is one of my favourite hostels! It is always impeccably clean. The bar is always busy and fun, with different things going on every night of the week! Extremely friendly staff! Have stayed there a few times and never had a bad experience!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to complete a survey! It's awesome that you had a great time with us! It's what we aim for! We hope to again welcome you back to Base St Kilda or another Base property in the near future. Best Regards & Happy Travels, BASE CREW

100%

Base St. Kilda was fantastic once again!! Ladies night was an absolute blast, and the staff were great!. The room was spotless, and a pleasure to stay in!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for the feedback, Ladies night has been an absolute institution in St Kilda over the past 5+ years! we are pleased you got to come along and enjoy yourself! enjoy the rest of your travels :)! BASE Crew,

100%

Loved this hostel! Amazing time, amazing place! Would happily go back tomorrow.

  • 28th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Fantastic hostel. Best way to spend my first week in Australia.

  • 28th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, we do get a LOT of Aussie first timers, and always make sure to roll out the carpet! we set up Tax File Numbers, Bank Accounts & Sim Cards all for free for new arrivals and always try and make people feel at home! Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us, and we hope we get to welcome you back here if you come back to St Kilda again, All the best, BASE Crew

89%

Only bad thing was a man was cleaning the female only "sanctuary"....so that was weird. We were still in bed at ten just lounging and he came in and started asking which beds had been vacated. I didn't even know. I just wanted to be left alone or at least have female housekeeping.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable online feedback! As a direct result of this review we will be having a discussion with our housekeeping manager to discuss strategies to alleviate that sort of situation. From time to time male members of staff may need to check on the Female Only Dorms, but we will ensure that that is only ever done in such a way to make sure all guests still feel comfortable! All the best & Safe travels, BASE Crew

100%

Base St. Kilda was an absolutely amazing experience! The staff are fun, helpful and always striving to make your stay better. The rooms are cleaned by a great cleaning crew every morning as well! The close location Acland street, the beach and tram systems are prime and very handy. The bar and common area are great fun, with something always going on. Very much looking forward to my next stay there!


100%

This is the best hostel i've stayed in!! the staff is super friendly and outgoing. They organize activities everyday and are really fun! The rooms are always clean and well maintained! Great location close to acland and fitzroy and chapel street. Great atmosphere! Would totally recommend this hostel to anybody staying in St. Kilda


83%

Great location and great facilities. Plenty of help to plan any day trips or longer. Very close to the beach right in the heart of St. Kilda. Food is great and really good value. Events every night but slightly annoying you are pretty much forced to drink in the bar in the evening as no alcohol can be shop bought alcohol is allowed after 8. The bar is open to the public which makes it harder to meet people staying in the hostel. Despite this I'd still go back if I wanted to stay in St. Kilda.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback! some of our nights we do get a lot of visitors from other hostels and the local area, but other big nights like Bingo and Trivia are usually all of our in house guests. we also organise 5 day activities every week that are free to help guests mingle and get to know each other. my personally favourite is our FREE YOGA on mondays at 2pm! hopefully next time you are here you can join in! all the best, BASE Crew

97%

Great hostel!!! Great atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff!!


49%

Drunken Guys from and not from the hostel came into our 8-mixed dorm at 2am to consume and sale drugs. I never would stay in this hostel again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable online feedback. Obviously feedback of this nature is extremely disturbing! we have 24 hour staff and security at night, so had you of informed us, all the involved parties would have been immediately thrown out! if you would like to personally e-mail me (raph@stayatbase.com) with more information that would be appreciated so we can ensure that if any of these people are still around we can remove them, all the best, BASE Crew

86%

Great party place always something going on every day/night,security really good and u need door cards to access anywhere so no1 can get about without staying there. Only down falls r the hallways stink of feet-just b embedded in the carpet and 1 toilet

  • 17th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent, helpful staff. Great offers and entertainment every night in the bar. Tram line at end of street making travel to the city very easy. Don't forget to get ur myki card. Would definitely staff here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay. We love this sort of response. You were a wonderful guest to have stay with us and we would love for you to come back and visit in the future. Love from Team Reception x =)

100%

I had an amazing time at base St Kilda! The staff where outstanding! The atmosphere in the bar was amazing and overall I thoroughly enjoyed my whole experience! I would highly recommend this property to anyone staying in Melbourne!!

  • 12th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback, it was awesome having you stay here with us! All the best, BASE Crew

94%

Don't go here if you expect to get some sleep.. It defo is a party hostel!! And if you're there on a Monday you should defo join in on the bingo ;) cleanliness ok thanks to the cleaners.. Good areas in kitchen and bar for meeting new people if you're travelling alone. I would stay here again!


100%

Base St Kilda is genuinely the best hostel I have ever stayed in! The staff here are awesome .. always friendly as soon as you walk through the door and always happy to help. The location is perfect - just a 2 minute walk to the beach front and busy Acland st right on your doorstep! The atmosphere here is amazing, I felt right at home from the minute I walked in. The bar here is awesome, such a buzzing lively atmosphere and the Bar Staff are ready to party with you all night long! I LOVE BASE!

  • 27th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback with us, we really appreciate it, and obviously the kind words are what motivate us to keep working hard to maintain the standard! All the best, BASE Crew

100%

It is so nice to walk into a place where there are so many happy smiling faces. The staff are extremely welcoming and helpful on the front desk. The bar is pumping and the bar staff are always up for a party. Great stay in a awesome hostel with amazing people!!

  • 27th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, and thanks for your feedback! we do have a pretty darn happy work environment, where we mix our work and play time together in just the right balance. it was awesome of you to have come along and enjoyed it with us! All the best, BASE Crew

100%

This was by very far a great stay! The atmosphere was great and the staff were excellent and very friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

  • 26th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your kick ass feedback! it was rad having you stay with us here! hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels, and that we get to see you sometime soon :) all the best, BASE Crew

97%

Great hostel! The atmosphere here is super lively and there's always something to do. Great for young travellers.

  • 22nd Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for the super friendly feedback! we work hard to create the safe, fun and memorable environment for all of our guests to take part in! all the best with your future travels, BASE Crew

100%

Somewhat expensive, but the money they get is put into a great number of activities, including yoga, a nice partnership with a great local gym, karaoke, bar parties, etc. Also, I learned about "hipster backpackers" from reading previous comments left here. So unless you're a "hipster backpacker", you'll enjoy this hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, great to hear you enjoyed our weekly free yoga class in the bar! It is proving to be my favourite activity that we do here :)! All the best, BASE Crew

100%

AMAZING! BEST HOSTEL IN AUS! Have never felt so welcomed to any hostel as much as XBase doing anything they can to help and making my expereince truly unfrogetable. The night life here is insane, Big Willy's Boozy Bingo has everyone mingling and getting involved. The rooms are out of this world clean compared to many other hostels I have stayed in with the rooms being cleaned daily. All the staff were super friendly and always smiling. This hostel is the place to be when you're in Melbourne!

  • 18th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback! our Monday bingo nights do get pretty wild! hope to see you here again, all the best, BASE Crew

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