4.1 out of 5

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

By a verified traveller on Wed 17 Feb 2016

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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. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

Cable TV and safes are featured in all 52 rooms.

For a drink, you can stop by the hostel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Sights within a 15-minute drive of this St Kilda hostel include Princess Theatre and Brighton Beach.

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$68 per night

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Ensuite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 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 (32) Couples (7) Family (2)
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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3 out of 5

Better then expected, good location.

Better then expected, good location. But had an issue with a very noisey toilet. Locked section for private rooms was very well thought of.

Posted by on 2 Nov. 2015

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3 out of 5

Great for a backpackers.

It's a great place to stay considering the price it's a shame that there is a club next door so while my partner and I were trying to sleep after a long day all we could hear was screaming and squealing from people next door till 2-3am in the morning every night

Posted by , from tasmania on 1 Jul. 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice and central perfect base to explore St Kilda

We had a private room with own bathroom, was very very small but the bed was comfy & clean. Rooms are pretty hot as I think central heating flows through the entire building. there was a split system if needed. Free parking on the other side of the road & cheap meals & drinks & entertainment in the bar.

Posted by , from vic on 13 Jun. 2015

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About the Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel

Location 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda, VIC 3182

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, an arcade/games room, and multilingual staff are also featured at Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel. For a fee, parking is available. This St Kilda hostel is smoke free.

  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Games room or arcade
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (31.4 km / 19.5 mi)
  • Train station: Flinders Street Station (6.7 km / 4.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel offers 52 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and shared/communal kitchens. Cable televisions are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This St Kilda hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Communal kitchen
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Laptop safe
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

The hostel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 6.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 10 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel St Kilda
  • Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel
  • Base Backpackers Melbourne St Kilda
  • Base Backpackers Melbourne

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
*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.