HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees

Reviews of Base St Kilda

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

85.8% Overall Rating

173 out of 203 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/08/2014)

Bethan Lloyd-Williams thinks…

"The welcome from the staff was amazing, even for 9am...they are ways smiling an always willing to help. Everytime you pass reception, or a member of the team they are sure to say hello, or ask you…"

Read all Base St Kilda reviews

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 17.74
  • Luggage Room USD 0.93
  • Breakfast USD 4.67
  • Towel USD 2.80

What's Included

  • Linen

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Melbourne?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Melbourne

Hotel Colombo
37.35 USD

Hotel 3 star Not yet rated
Home Travellers Motel
19.61 USD

Hostel 77.9% 8 reviews
Barkly Backpackers
20.54 USD

Hostel 87.1% 6 reviews
St Kilda Beach House
19.61 USD

Hostel 76.5% 252 reviews
Habitat HQ
18.68 USD

Hostel 90.1% 483 reviews
Coffee Palace
19.61 USD

Hostel Not yet rated
Easystay The Bayside Motel
41.55 USD

Hotel 3 star 85.7% 3 reviews
Easystay Serviced Apartments
46.22 USD

Hotel 3.5 star 83.8% 3 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 02/09/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 02/09/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
85.8%

Overall Rating

173 out of 203 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base St Kilda'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
78.4%
Safety
91.2%
Refine your results Showing 152 of 161 reviews Previous   1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7   Next
Reset filter
88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

15 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone was really friendly and the bar had great offers on and was a great place to meet people

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Base St. Kilda is a nice place to stay as even in Winter the Beach looks very beautiful, the bars have heaters outside so it's even able to sit outside in the evening. The staff was very friendly and helpful as we booked a Breezer for a road trip along the Great Ocean Road with Base St. Kilda and got very cheap special offers for that.

Disliked: Only it was a little bit too big and anonymous for my sense of getting into contact with other people. But that's just my personal point of view. Over all I liked it there!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Red Eye bar was a good place to meet people and there was always something going on. The kitchen/lounge area was big.

Disliked: There wasn't really anything that I disliked

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

Zafer KURU

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2011 Zafer would recommend this property

Liked: fun and good place

Disliked: I like everything.

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

Gemma Irons

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 April 2011 Gemma would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms are spacious enough for everyone to have their rucksacks our and the ensuite is a bonus. Bedding comfy and although lively at night the hostel is not too loud! Also there was free dinner and brekkie whilst kitchen was being refurbished!!

Disliked: N/A

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Visiting friends or family

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast and dinner were free due to the kitchen being shut. Great location in St Kilda with easy to use and frequent public transport to the city.

Disliked: The music from the bar is quite loud when your in the rooms. Sockets near the beds to charge phones, laptops etc would be handy.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

26 April 2011

Liked: the position

Disliked: dirtyness, disgusting people in the room, lack of security

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

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