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Reviews of Base St Kilda

Hostel | 17 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia 3182

83.8% Overall Rating

168 out of 196 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/02/2014)

"There was so much going on at the hostel, everyday and night there was something to do and an opportunity to meet new people or try new things! All the staff are really friendly, happy to help and as majority stayed at…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Gym
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 17.71
  • Luggage Room USD 0.93
  • Breakfast USD 4.66
  • Towel USD 2.80

What's Included

  • Linen

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83.8%

Overall Rating

168 out of 196 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base St Kilda'

Atmosphere
82.4%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
84.0%
Cleanliness
75.2%
Staff
87.2%
Value
76.0%
Safety
89.6%
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91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Hannah lyons

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 April 2011 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: A really laid back and friendly place. There are various things going on every night in the bar, but there is no pressure to take part and it wasn't too loud. The kitchen was closed due to a flood but they provided free breakfast and dinner instead which was good. I met some really cool people and a great time there. The st Kilda location was fantastic too.

Disliked: Not much, but the dorm was a bit on the small side and some staff were not as friendly as others.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to transport and was lively. Good for visiting St. Kilda and visiting the beach

Disliked: Limited luggage storage, too loud at night. Rooms have en-suite bathrooms and it doesn't work - 7 people wanted to use the bathroom to shower etc before 10am (checkout time) and we had to wait to use the toilet

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen was being refurbished so this meant free breakfast and dinner every day!

Disliked: It smelt like cheesy feet all the time.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

CLEBER LADEIRA

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 April 2011 CLEBER would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

11 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Location, bit noisy if you want to sleep but not many backpackers do such a thing so all in all a good atomosphere and lively bar to party at.

Disliked: Not Much

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2011

Liked: is in St. Kilda which is a beautiful place in melbourne

Disliked: had to pay for the internet;

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: easy to meet people at the bar

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

04 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel, great atmosphere and great entertainment. Stayed in the girls sanctuary room which was fab.

Disliked: Was slightly more expensive than other hostels, but i think it's good value as lots of promotions and free drinks for the girls!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice rooms and a good bar.

Disliked: Troubles with outsiders in the bar.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 December 2010

Liked: It;s a party hostel with a busy bar with drink offers etc. Think fresher's week in a building. Loads of people would love all that, it just wasn't for us. Staff friendly enough. Nice ensuite bathroom in dorm. Nice location in St Kilda.

Disliked: Too much of a party hostel for us. People were terrible about cleaning up after themselves in the kitchen, and there were a lot of long termers, who seemed quite cliquey. Dorms not quite big enough to accommodate everyone's stuff comfortably. No space to sit and read a book/relax comfortably. Dorms and corridors a little shabbier than expected,

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Natasja Bogers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 December 2010 Natasja would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, female dorms with ensuite bathroom, pretty clean kitchen and bathrooms since cleaned daily. Easy to meet people due to daily activities in the bar on the ground floor; stayed on the 3rd floor so hardly heard any noise from the bar. Had a very good time here!

Disliked: Not much.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A clean hostel, with friendly, well-informed staff. Not too badly located for a quick hop onto the tram for the city centre. A good range of day trips are available and easily booked on site.

Disliked: The hostel is the most un-cool - cool hostel I've ever stayed in. It tries too hard to be constantly active and there is nothing chilled about it. Its bar is like something rejected by the tackiest nightclub and is, from my own explorations, possibly the least enjoyable in St. Kilda for those who might want to talk to people without having to shout. The noise from the bar is such that in certain parts of the hostel, sleep is impossible until it serves its last punter and plays its final thumping song. The management of the hostel is the most corporate I've come across - they charge you for everything, and again, from my own investigations, at a higher price than other businesses in St. Kilda. Internet ranges from 25 to 33% higher than in local cafes, and they charge to store your bags after you check-out. Their key deposit of $20 is extortionate (the highest I've yet encountered) and cynical - it is only a magnetic card worth less than $.5 per piece. Obviously, they expect a good number of the residents to lose them. Perhaps in their marketing they should target only those who wish to get drunk 7 nights a week; for the traveller who might want to relax a bit; do not stay here.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed my stay there...

Disliked: Almost all people are from england...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Wies Heiner

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

16 November 2010

Liked: The location is good, staff is friendly. They have a lot of events going on which you can join. They have a bar inside.

Disliked: It's HUGE! Personally I like the cosy hostels, not too big. With 6 floors, elevators and lots of people it didn't feel like a hostel. It's way to big and yes, you can meet a lot of people, but it's hard to find them back in the crowd ;-) Also didn't like that you have to pay for continental breakfast, 6 dollars, while in most hostels it's included. And also the internet is expensive. I think the hostel is a little too expensive for what you get.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything was great

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

05 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, we ended up staying for about 5nights, the only thing is that its not cheap! But no where seems to be! It does great nights in the bar downstairs and has stuff to do during the day! Good place to start off in Melbourne!

Disliked: Bit pricey!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: no heating in rooms but was ok

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Amy Coventry

Alone

Partying / nightlife

22 July 2010 Amy would recommend this property

Liked: the rooms were really nice

Disliked: nothing

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

14 June 2010

Liked: Location was awsome - really easy to navigate from.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

13 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the en-suite dorms that are available and the bar on site.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

11 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Base backpackers was a great fun place to meet people and had lots of stuff going on every night. It was also in a great location in St Kilda, near the shops, restaurants and the esplanade.The dormitories were similar to most places ive stayed but i thought they were abit over priced here.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

10 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: fun hostel, great place to meet other travellers....great location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

09 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bar is good for meeting people and free champers for ladies is wonderful.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

06 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good kitchen facilities manned by staff to keep it clean and free BBQ night!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

03 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I booked a singleroom. St.Kilda is a good place to stay. There are 2 trams going directly to the "real" city.Many partypeople are staying over here and there is more or less a party ervery evening on the groundfloor in the Xbase...if you like THAT, it will be great for you.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.