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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
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Customer review

Alone

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

25 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 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 hostel themselves have great knowledge of area and what to do depending on budget/what you're looking for. Monday Bingo, free hotdogs, free yoga, running club and yours of Melbourne... What's not to love!

Disliked: Only a couple things really, if I were to be nitty gritty; how the kitchen shuts at 11pm every night so that removes the lounge/tv area if you wanted a chilled night. And the Wifi was terrible, only get in main foyer and was very slow at peak times.

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Yazen Alwaal

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 February 2014 Yazen would recommend this property

Liked: Facilities, location and easy to ge ge friends there.

Disliked: Toilets aren't clean, very noisy during the weekend.

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joshua Baldwin

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

17 February 2014 joshua would recommend this property

Liked: fun, friendly place. great atmosphere and good activities each night lots of fun and great place to meet new people

Disliked: nothing

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

07 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All "normal" hotels were booked out, so I gave the XBase Hostel a try. If you want to stay in St Kilda (beach), it´s a good location. However, it is a hostel with a bar at ground floor, so it´s packed, dirty and just a straightforward hostel. If you are for a hostel with a nice location and good nightlife, go for it. Note: It is not very noisy in the room due to the bar, you can not hear people partying downstairs. Easy to meet people.

Disliked: Booked the single room ensuite. Ok, it is a hostel, but room is VERY small. Just a bed, no table, no chairs, not very clean (however bead and bathroom were ok). Very small, looks like a quarantine station. Well, ok, it´s a Hostel. However, the single room is far overpriced (other hotels grant much more value for the money of the single room) Nightlife is ok as there is a bar on ground floor. Also other bars around.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly atmosphere and easy to meet people. Spacious rooms, I stayed in an 8 bed dorm and had a private bathroom, loved the huge lockers under the bed.

Disliked: Having to pay for wifi

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly, helpful and welcoming and so were some of the other guests. The property is close to public transport into the city and there are quite a few activities you can do locally. They have security at the door every night to keep the rabble out. The best cake shops in Melbourne are located on Acland Street just around the corner. There is a 15-20km walk / bike track along the foreshore that you can easily access which is fanstastic and BASE has a couple of bikes you can hire for the day for a good price. The breakfast was really good value for $5 all you can eat and some of the nightly communal meals were also quite good. The Bingo and Quiz shows are a lot of fun. Overall, this is a pretty well run establishment.

Disliked: There was a problem with the plumbing in the kitchen which was a temp issue but I could only suggest that it was caused by the amount of food people were dumping in the sinks. Despite signs and warnings in the kitchen they really almost need a staff member to supervise the area during the lunch and dinner periods as some visitors were very slothful, didn't clean up after themselves properly and it spoilt things for everyone else. The overnight cleaners had a really difficult job to do because of this. Also, the lack of cups and glasses is understandable given the issue described above but they should have some available to rent on deposit as a cup of tea or hot chocolate at the end of the day is almost a necessity!

77.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

06 May 2013

Liked: Its location is great.. very close to St Kilda Beach.

Disliked: No close parking, room was not overly clean, the floors looked like they had not been vacummed, the bathroom floor had finger nail polish dropped on the floor and looked like someone had attempted to clean it up but made more of a mess, toilets in the bar were disgusting at the start of the night, and hadnt been cleaned from the night or day before, the hostel was just generally not clean. When we got to the hostel, there was confusion with payment after hostel world took 10% of full cost, i think this was the staff member who did not explain ti overly well for a large group. $20 for a room key each is absolutely not called for when you are with a group. 6 x 20= $120. I think it was more to the point that I had not seen anything one website about deposit for room card. I have travelled before and stayed in alot of hostels... $20 is a bit rich.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

31 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Plenty to do!

Disliked: Can get pretty noisy at night.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Ambiance

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
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Jessica Hughes

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 March 2013 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Staff could've been friendlier

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 February 2013

Liked: Staff were friendly, cant fault them and the location is great.

Disliked: Cramped rooms, lack of storage, not very clean, over the top partying, was like a nightclub downstairs each night of the week, and guests must pass through the bar/party area to enter or exit hostel or go to reception area which isn't great if your just there for a quiet stay.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: As well as people travelling with other peoole there was a lot of people on there own, like me, and they were all very friendly. The staff were helpful and nice. The location is good because as well as being by the beach there is a tram stop which gives you access to the city easily and regularly.

Disliked: The only thing that I disliked about the property was thst often the 'chillout' area downstairs was messy due to people not tidying up after themselves but this is not through the fault of the hostel.

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, good atmosphere and friendy people

Disliked: location

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

Charli Beeton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 January 2013 Charli would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly staff, lots of help with booking trips

Disliked: Having to pay for wifi, having to buy a padlock for the lockers (which weren't big enough for your backpack!)

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

Juan Pablo Beltran

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

13 November 2012 Juan Pablo would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and fun!

Disliked: Juan Pablo left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you are a party person this is the place to be, theres always something going on! There was very good security (keycards and lockers) and the staff were helpful at the travel desk

Disliked: The kitchen was a little small but was relatively clean. The dorm rooms only had one toilet and shower for the whole dorm which meant you could be waiting around for a while. For the price, the place is a bit of a rip off - doesnt include breakfast, towels or any extras. Probably can get a similar standard of hostel for a cheaper price

71.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Claire Torrens

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 October 2012 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: In St Kilda. Easily accessible.

Disliked: Cleanliness of bathrooms wasn't great. Had to pay for them to keep my bag.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

18 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Die Lage war sehr gut. Alle sehr freundlich und hilfbereit. Free bbq!

Disliked: Es war jeden Tag Party mit sehr lautet Musik. Es war fast schon nervig. Die Küche war oft sehr schmuddelig, da viele ihre Sachen nicht ordentlich abgeputzt bzw abgewaschen haben. Internet war sehr teuer.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: lockers under the bed were great free food some nights events in the bar nice atmosphere travel desk - can sort out tours, do you deals and help with bank accounts, etc

Disliked: kitch en doesnt have enough cooking equiptment - only a few pots and pans, most of which are broken a problem with someone in our room never really go sorted as it should. they moved rooms but werent kicked out. seeing as there are so many threats around (like if you steal food then you WILL get evicted) i would have thought they'd have treated it more seriously. the rooms smelt a bit. need a deep clean on all the carpets, or replacing

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

30 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly check in guy, quiet rooms. Female Dorms - best nights sleep I've had in a hostel.

Disliked: whole drinking section downstairs seemed a bit overwhelming!

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Karyl Corbett

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 March 2012 Karyl would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone there was really happy

Disliked: Not everyone did their dishes! And they got away with it. So when you went to use something you often had to clean it first

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

13 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and the guests were all nice - makes sense seeing as it's a party hostel and some of them were basically living there for a few months. The bar was good and the few minute walk to shops and the beach was great.

Disliked: After a 24 hour flight, not being able to sleep until 3am wasn't all that great! It's definitely a party hostel and as good as the social side of it is, it would have been nice to get SOME sleep! Also, the room was a mess. You literally couldn't take a step without standing on people's things.

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

Sara Dapor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

06 March 2012 Sara would recommend this property

Liked: Location: outside Melbourne CBD and really close to the sea. Atmosphere: nice travellers around, helpful reception, something going on every night. Rooms: in the Sanctuary (female dorms) there's a private bathroom; both the room and the bathroom are cleanded every day.

Disliked: I'd like Internet connection to be free!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Charlotte Uppsall

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

13 February 2012

Liked: Funny idea with the sanctuary n the free champagne coming with it :) Nice bar with good staff. The deal about cheap dinner n 2 free meals we liked

Disliked: Some of the staff especially the cleaning staff made it clear that they didnt really like their jobs. They let people check in way to early before the ones that were gonna leave even had checked out n still had like 30 min left before they had to(check out 10 a clock). And the cleaning staff came to early as well when people still were sleeping, before 10.30, they should not come before 12 at lest

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

Timothy Warton

Alone

Business / conference

07 February 2012 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Good clean place, well organised, very friendly VERY helpful staff, heaps to do, just around the corner from heaps of great St Kilda locations

Disliked: Nothing really