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 has rooms to suit all kinds of travelers, swish private doubles w/ensuite (complete with balconies), dorms of all sizes (all with ensuites AND heating/aircon), we've even got twins (if that's your thing).

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!

Looking for work? No problem the Job Search desk is there and ready to help you find a job and the travel desk can help book your next trip. If you're looking for fun, comfort and an unbeatable location, you found it at Base St Kilda. See you soon!

Although we will do our best to accommodate you; we can not guarantee that groups of 3 or more guests will be put in the same room.

Please note: An international Passport & valid credit card are required on check-in. All guests must be 18 years or older to stay with us.

At least 24 Hours Notice is required for all cancellations/changes, this is to be made directly to the Hostel.

Cancellations made at least 1 day prior to arrival local time. Failure to do so will be charged for each guest first night accommodation minus the deposit.

If you fail to notify Base St Kilda directly that you wish to cancel or change your reservation your credit card will be charged the first night accommodation for all guests.

Although we will do our best to accommodate you, we can not guarantee that groups of 3 or more guests will be put in the same room.

A valid passport or drivers license and a valid credit card are required on arrival. Guests cannot be under 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 8.5

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    The best hostel in Melbourne by a mile, amazing facilities, great bar on the ground floor, brilliant staff and a super central location in St Kilda near tram stops and Ackland Street. Serious note though, sort that wing challenge out, no human should be consuming that hahaha.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    I really don’t know why people are saying this is a party hostel. I’m was worried after reading reviews about noise/late partying. Then my plane landed late so I ended up coming into my dorm @1130pm and everyone was sleeping quietly!Truly great environment, lovely staff and PRIME location. Was there for FREE steak night which was awesome! Everyone in my room was SO clean. I know it’s subjective to who you room with but 1st hostel I’ve stayed at where everyone immaculately made their beds daily👍
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    21 Jul 2019
    All the staff were very friendly and helpful! The rooms and the bathrooms were all clean and the social events held at the bar were also great!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    11 Jul 2019
    The best hostel Ive stayed at in Australia. Very clean and social
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Jul 2019
    Wonderful atmosphere. Lots of hostel activities. Great vibe!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    07 Aug 2019
    Nice hostel, nice kitchen are and bar area, staff were super super helpful and nice, some of the nicest staff I’ve come across in Aus! Rooms were a bit trapped feeling but as hostels go there is nothing wrong with them! Didn’t generally like the atmosphere in the place but I think that was the people staying here.
    Northern Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    24 Jul 2019
    Was a really nice stay. Just we had the bad chance of being in the room with racist people. So we asked if we can change the room to the staff and they kindly help us. Party hostel so was good
    Chile, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Jul 2019
    Other than inconsiderate roommates, my stay was swell. I walked into my 10 person dorm room late afternoon and a few people were loudly talking while others tried to sleep. Finally they left only to come back later & continue their loud conversation. After they left the 2nd time I turned the light off as it was well past 9pm, hoping they’d get the hint - nope. Recommend: ear plugs & eye mask.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Jul 2019
    Bleh->Great. The first two nights were bleh (cleanliness, customer service, etc... I was pretty unimpressed).I wasn’t looking forward to coming back after my GOR tour, but when I came back after the tour it was so much better! I was in a different, cleaner, room.The kitchen was clean and organized. Everyone at the front desk was awesome, especially Emma, who helped me plan my entire month of traveling, is fun to chat with, and is definitely the person you should go to for any travel questions😀
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 Jul 2019
    Something to do every night of the week and lively bar area. Small kitchen and very typical base style. Good location in st kilda and nice enough staff.
    England, Female, 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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