Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation within two weeks incurs a one night charge.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A security deposit will be required on checkin and will be refunded on checkout assuming the room is left in an acceptable state.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Accept groups above 40 people but separate rates apply. If a group want only their group in Dorm rooms they will be required to pay for each bed in that room. i.e. the group want 5 persons in a 6 person room they are required to pay for the 6th bed unless the hostel is at liberty to put other into that bed.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Base Backpackers St Kilda is THE #1 entertainment and events based hostel in town! Base offers the best in quality, style and friendliness. FREE pancakes (for the fancy: there are tonnes of UNREAL cafes a stone throw away), FREE Wifi, FREE activities and nightly events in our world famous Red Eye Bar! Foam parties, Silent Discos, Comedy nights - YOU NAME IT, they're all happening at Base St Kilda.

Base have rooms to suit all kinds of travelers. Private deluxe double rooms with balconies, regular private double rooms, dorms of all sizes.. we've even got twins if that's your thing! You can also relax knowing that all rooms have air conditioning, heating and private ensuite bathrooms.

Red Eye Bar also serves AMAZING food 7 days a week and always has sweet deals available for in house guests.

Travelling? Our Travel Gurus know all about Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Asia! The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always eager to help out fellow travelers organise and book their next adventure.

Looking for work? No problem! The Job Search desk is there and ready to help you find a job.

If you're looking for fun, comfort and an unbeatable location, you've found it at Base St Kilda. See you soon!

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Although we will do our best to accommodate you, we can not guarantee that all booked beds will be put in the same room. We recommend you call or email directly to ensure your requests are honoured.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to arrival local time. This must be organised with the hostel directly. Failure to do so will result in being charged for each guest's first night of accommodation.

Passport and International Drivers License and a valid credit card are required on arrival. Guests must be over the age of 18. View House Rules


At Base St Kilda, you'll wake up every morning to free pancakes! We're based in one of Melbourne's cool and laid-back neighbourhoods so if you don't fancy pancakes, you can take a stroll to the amazing cafés nearby for a hearty breakfast. Pop back over for a free walking tour – we put these on every day. The awesomeness doesn't stop in the morning! Stick around for the evening to get involved in our nightly events at our buzzing on-site bar, like foam parties, karaoke and hot-wings-eating competitions.


Right by the water, St Kilda is packed with old-style glamour that shows off its history as a beach resort. We're an 8-minute walk from the Marine Parade esplanade, where you can go jogging or just relax and watch both yachts and windsurfers from the shore. Our hostel is just over an hour from Melbourne Airport if you're using public transport – hop on the SkyBus Express, which stops pretty much right outside our front door.

Rooms and Dorms

All of our stylish mixed and female-only dorms have en-suite bathrooms, as well as air con to keep them blissfully cool on those hot summer nights. If you fancy treating yourself, stay in one of our private doubles – they have their own balconies. Our private twin rooms are perfect if you're travelling with a friend and want your own space. Linen is included in the room price, and you can rent a towel from reception.

Extras and activities

If you're not down with silent disco one night, we've also got foosball, a pool table and board games. We've got free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, so planning your days out in Melbourne is easy. Of course, our travel gurus on reception – which is open 24 hours a day – are also always happy to offer a bit of local knowledge. We've got a jobs board too if you've fallen in love with Australia and you're looking to stay on.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2019
    The only bad thing about this hostel was that the bingo b**** lived too far away
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    One of the nicest places I’ve stayed in. Rooms & communal areas were always really clean. Great atmosphere too, staff are so lovely and accommodating. Really close to the beach which is fab. The nights at the bar are really good fun as well. Definitely will be coming back when I’m in Melbourne (see you in Feb, was really sad to leave).
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Dec 2019
    My life was always amazing... but never complete until I walked through those red gates and met the love of my life. The man with the Tarzan hair and the Freddie Mercury leggings, with the charisma of a thousand rockstars and the sausage so large, it could be on the worlds biggest pizza. Ballsack/Isaac is and always will be the one that got away. One day I will be with you. One day you will be with me. Base. You’re the best hostel in Australia. Isaac - you’re the man of my dreams.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    Second time staying here and second time it’s been amazing. Tried a couple of other hostels in Melb, both cbd and St Kilda and this one blows them out the water. Great location, always something going on, super clean and comfy beds
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2019
    Second time staying at base always a good time ! Staff very helpful/friendly, rooms are nice, they have the best events, and the location is perfect. If you’re looking to meet new people/make new friends and have a good time then definitely stay here only thing you have to worry about is the WiFi in the rooms but in the common area is much better! If you need to plan anything for further travels or such see Simon he’ll sort you out!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Nov 2019
    The only down side to this hostel is there are very few bathrooms for the amount of people that stay there, but otherwise almost perfect.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    12 Nov 2019
    It was really expensive for what you get. Also they should get better about room placements because it was a little weird to have to two old men (I’m talking 50’s/60’s) in our four person room (we are 22 and 23 year old women). Most hostels limit dorms to 35 which would be nice here... other than that, bar is awesome and we had a great time at this hostel!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Nov 2019
    Staff are friendly, events every night, rooms are clean, comfy beds, location is great cos a lot of tour and bus pick ups are right by the hostel, tourism desk to book tours and transport is nice, very social hostel,depending, (tbh felt like I was at a UKIP/Trump rally) more long term backpackers, I didn't use the kitchen because I saw cockroaches the first night, early morning can be noisy with traffic and trams. If you end up in a room with a couple, MOVE! Personally wouldn't stay here again.
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    24 Nov 2019
    Great location near the beach, but easily accessible from better hostels in Victoria (Space)!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    29 Nov 2019
    PLEASE CHANGE THE BEDS!!! It's almost impossible to have a good sleep there. Beds are so noisy. No plugs near the beds. No personal light. Smelly rooms.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2006

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania


  • 2013

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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