Base Melbourne is situated in Melbourne's coolest area - St Kilda. Internationally rated as one of the top 10 Hippest Hostels in the world by Lonely Planet, Base Backpackers Melbourne offers a unique style of hostel living, combining state of the art facilities with a laid back vibe.
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State of the art facilities with a laid back vibe

Our St Kilda Backpackers is located only a short tram ride from Melbourne city centre, and in the heart of St Kildas' cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques. The famous Acland and Fitzroy St are only a minute's walk away. Come and experience our great facilities and hang out with the friendly local staff at our St Kilda Hostel.

Melbourne is a city that is easy to explore, with flexible and no-fuss ways to move around the city. Cruise, cycle, walk or take a tram to attractions and events around the city. Restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and bars are always buzzing in Melbourne. An international range of cuisine is on offer across town - hidden down laneways, high above street level or overlooking the waterfront. From the cutting edge to classic, boutique to big time, Melbourne’s vibrant shopping scene is alive with alluring labels, products and shopping experiences – some home grown, some world-renowned.

Please Note: If you wish to book 5 or more guests, you will be required to fill out the group enquiry form which can be accessed through Group Bookings.

Facilities at Base Backpackers Melbourne
  • $5 all you can eat breakfast daily
  • WiFi throughout hostel*
  • Pool Table
  • Red Eye Bar!
  • Plasma TV Room
  • Boardgames
  • Lounge Area
  • Nightly Bar Activities**
  • Sanctuary - Women only!
  • FREE Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Car Parking On Site*
  • No Curfew/Lockout
  • Security card access
  • Lockers in all rooms
  • Fully Airconditioned
  • On Site Night Manager
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towel Hire
  • Jobs Search Australia
  • Travel & Tours Desk
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Beds Fully Made
  • Safety Deposit Box at reception
  • Sports Equipment

* Wifi costs $4 a day / $12 a week. Car Park is temporarily unavailable, please call for details.

Have Fun!
After being tested on size of natural smile and zest for life, staff at Base Backpackers St Kilda are quizzed on knowledge of tram routes, history of the city, and local haunts. Only then do they join our young energetic team. We love what we do and this is visible from the moment you check in until you’re served your final beer at the infamous Red Eye bar. The Red Eye Bar is open from 5.30pm until 2.30am. Dinner (Pub Food - Burgers, Pizza, Wings, Tacos) is available for around $10.

We love cleaning! Our permanent full time housekeeping team will tip-toe past you at midday everyday to start in your bathroom then come back in the afternoon to vacuum and empty your rubbish. Our house keeping team give the communal kitchen a go over three times a day!

Base Backpackers St Kilda is a universe under one roof – travel agent, a happening bar, chill out area, cute smoking courtyard, underground carpark and a ‘fit for a piggy’ all ya can eat breakfast buffet.
If you do need to feel the sun on your face - everything else is a hop, step and jump away! Shops, trams, beach, bars, clubs, banks, post office, even an amusement park (with the worlds oldest operating roller coaster!).
Getting here and away is no problem. From the train it’s a 20min tram ride, and from the airport there is a bus that drops you right at the front door.

Daily Activities

Monday - Yoga
Tuesday - City Tour
Wednesday - Markets
Thursday - Volleyball
Friday - Coastal Walk
Saturday - Beach Day
Sunday - Football

Nightly Activities

Monday - Bingo
Tuesday - Trivia
Wednesday - Frat Night
Thursday - Ladies Night
Friday - Pub Crawl
Saturday - Djs
Sunday - Sunday Roast

Base Backpackers St Kilda Melbourne
Address: 17 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria 3184

Phone: +61 3 8598 6200
Freephone: 1800 242 273

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Own Car Park - hourly or daily cost. $10 a night. Car Park is temporarily unavailable. Please call to confirm.


From Tullamarine airport:
You can board St Kilda Express Skybus at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. It operates between 6:30am- 7:00pm, 7 days a week. You’ll find the St Kilda Express Skybus (big red bus) directly outside the terminal at T4 at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. The base Backpackers bus stop is right out our front door on the Carlisle Street stop.
If you arrive outside of the above hours take the regular Skybus to Southern Cross Station and then jump on the number 96 tram towards St. Kilda Beach. Get off at the Luna Park stop and then walk 100 meters down Carlisle Street away from the beach.

From the bus/train station :
From outside of Southern Cross Bus / Train station and hop on the number 96 tram to St Kilda. Jump off at Luna Park, and our St Kilda Backpackers is only a 1 minute walk away. From outside of Flinders St Station grab the number 16 tram and again jump off at Luna Park.
2 hour tram fare is approximately $4, a daily fare is $7. First though you do need to purchase a MYKI ( to use any public transport in Melbourne.

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