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4.1 out of 5

"Really chill environment, staff were friendly! Liking the fact that we can use phones as our keys " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 30 Mar 2021

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Hotel Description

At Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Luna Park and St Kilda Beach.

For a drink, you can stop by the hostel's own lounge bar. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of car rentals on site.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this St Kilda hostel include Brighton Beach and Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex.

Twin Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$62* Per night/room 29 Sep. - 30 Sep.

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room- Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom- 4 Beds

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel

Everyone (34) Couples (6) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Really chill environment, staff were friendly! Liking the fact that we can use phones as our keys

Posted by on 30 Mar. 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2021

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Nov. 2019

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1 out of 5
VERY UNCOMFORTABLE mattress & pillows great friendly helpful staff

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Mar. 2019 by BaseGM

thanks for your feedback

3 out of 5
For the amount I paid for a private room and bath I expected a little more than I was provided with. The window was locked so I could not open it to have air into the room, I was cold all night as there was no provision for an extra blanket and no facility for making a cup of tea unless I went down three floors, stairs and scrounged around for a cup to use. Other than that, the place is in an excellent position in St. Kilda and the staff were more than helpful.

Posted by , from Pomborneit North, Victoria, Australia on 30 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Nov. 2018 by Jade

Thanks for your review, see you again soon

3 out of 5
The room was ok, but I had to put up with the smell of marijuana. It was very strong, I had to get out and go for a walk.

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2017

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2 out of 5

Good location but poor standard

Pros: Cheap price
Cons: Staff can be better trained. Some sort of sound-proofing in the rooms would be good.
Location: Plenty of restaurants and a market every Sunday within 5 minutes walking distance.
Check-in was a bit tedious as it requires self-service check-in on a tablet. Staff charges wrong amount on credit card which I later corrected. Confusing signage to the room. Staff often chat with each other ignoring customers standing waiting at the counter. Walls in the room are far from being sound proof. You can tell when they provide ear plugs. Pub on the ground floor goes off till early morning. Only redeeming qualities are the cleanliness and the location is good - close to shops, tram stops, and St Kilda Pier.

Posted by on 17 Jul. 2017

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3 out of 5

Close to Palais. Young adult hostel

Very loud til 3am. Tiny room came with ear plugs. Great shower with request to use it for only 4mins. Bed comfy. Suitable for party mad young adults

Posted by , from Wangaratta on 11 Dec. 2016

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2 out of 5

Need a new dj...

Hotel is close to acland st, which is great, as you need to stay out as late as possible to avoid the terrible karaoke, and the even worse mix of music that the over excited first time backpackers were screaming too until 2am.. being awake all night is fine, backpacking is awesome, but there is never an excuse for playing probably the worst music that was ever made.. just around the corner are actual talented musicians and beautiful dj sets, then returning to the 'friends' soundtrack, viva las vegas and 50 other rubbish songs is a crap end to a great night. Just because you have a hostel full of 20 yr olds is no excuse for playing this commercial garbage.

Posted by on 5 Mar. 2016

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5 out of 5

Sick as

Sweet venue, close to everything. Staff were awesome and the partying was insane. Will stay again when coming into the city.

Posted by , from straya m8 on 17 Feb. 2016

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About the Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel

Location 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, VIC 3182

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Melbourne hostel.

  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (6.5 km / 4 mi)

Room Amenities

Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel offers 52 accommodations. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 4:00 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and cash.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Hotel Names

  • Base Backpackers Hostel Melbourne
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  • Base Melbourne Hostel
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  • Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel St Kilda
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You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.