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Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel

Hotel Class
2 out of 5



3.7 / 5Good
137 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Luna Park
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St Kilda Beach
    7 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Flinders Lane
    7 min drive
  • Airport
    Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)
    25 min drive

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Book online or call:

1800 809 285
  • Double Room- Private Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Standard - Room Only

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  • Double Standard - Bed And Breakfast

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  • Shared Dormitory

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom- 4 Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom- 8 Beds

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

St Kilda

Located in St Kilda, Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel is in the entertainment district and near the boardwalk. Eureka Tower and Federation Square are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Spirit of Tasmania Ferry Terminal and St Kilda Road. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Caulfield Racecourse, or consider Flinders Lane for a night out.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Luna Park - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St Kilda Beach - 7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    National Gallery of Victoria - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Rod Laver Arena - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Royal Botanic Gardens - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Flinders Street Station - 7 min drive
  • Balaclava Station - 17 min walk
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 25 min drive


  • Flinders Lane — 7 min drive

About this property

Base Backpackers Melbourne Hostel

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and self parking. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 52 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, cable TV and laptop-compatible safes.



Check-in between 2 PM - 4:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

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.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

Property is also known as

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

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: AUD 10 per night
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: AUD 6.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Swedish


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Shower


  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen


  • Laptop-compatible safe

Nearby activities


  • Bike hire
  • Fitness centre (discounted access)
  • Theme parks
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 5 nights in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

Great service and location :)

Lovely service at reception. Great location! Rooms are clean and aircon worked well except to remote to control so if you turn it off you have to go down to reception to get them to turn it on again. The bathroom was quite difficult to get in and out of the shower due to the way the sink was really close to the shower the door couldn’t open all the way.

Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2019


VERY UNCOMFORTABLE mattress & pillows great friendly helpful staff

Stayed 3 nights in Feb. 2019

4/5 Good

Okay ish

Each room has its own toilet and shower, so it's pretty convenient. The hostel has a bar that has activities late into the night that can be heard from the rooms, but reception provides free ear plugs. The bed is clean, but the room can be messy depending on your room mates. It takes some time to get used to, but overall it was an okay stay, not great, but not bad either.

Stayed 5 nights in Oct. 2018


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.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2018

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