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
  • WiFi throughout hostel*
  • Pool Table
  • Red Eye Bar!
  • Plasma TV Room
  • Boardgames
  • Lounge Area
  • Nightly Bar Activities**
  • Sports Equipment
    • 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

    * Wifi costs $4 a day / $12 a week

    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


    Own Car Park - hourly or daily cost. $10 a night.


    From Tullamarine airport:
    The St Kilda Skybus departs approximately between 6am and 6pm Mon-Sun. It departs from the purple direct bus zone, located outside terminal 2 in the middle bus lane.
    Alternatively if you arrive outside these hours, there is a 24 hour SkyBus that costs $21. This takes you to the city centre Southern Cross train station. From the Southern Cross Station catch the 96 tram towards St Kilda. Hop off at Luna Park in St kilda and we are only a 1 minute walk away down Carlisle Street. Otherwise a Taxi will cost approximately $25 from the city or &80 from the airport. A MYKI card purchased from 711 at Southern Cross will be required for tram travel.

    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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