Melbourne - Nomads (Formerly Base) St Kilda
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I loved how funky and modern everything was and especially how close it was to all the awesome bars & pubs
Loved the bar downstairs with the offers and games.
Ah base....the premier backpackers in this country. Sure it costs a little more but you get so much more than other hostels, the people that tend to stay here are almost normal (compared to other hostels). Plenty of activities on hand and very convenient to the 96 tram.
Great great great girls rooms called the sanctuary xxx
Modern, Friendly people and staff, clean and good activities on offer.
Location and staff. I had a really friendly welcome from the reception staff, they were helpful if ever I had any questions and they kindly booked me a taxi when I checked out.
Fun and friendly vibe! There's always something going on and the rooms are clean and nice!
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 how you are! The rooms are standard hostel room, although this is the only hostel that I have stayed in during my travels that has an en-suite (obviously shared between those in the room). Perfect location, juš around the corner from the busy high street of St.Kilda and ot a 10 minute tram into the city! Cheap, decent bar with nightly offers and a chill out room where you're able to cook & do your washing! Best Base yet!
The facilities were clean and the room large enough (I was in the All Girls Sanctuary room) and the location ideal. Cleaning staff were very polite and did a good job. Frequent cleaning of the room's shower room. Lockable locker drawers under the bunk beds.
Great staff!! Fun bAr downstairs. Loved the girls sanctuary dorms.
Quite a big room Fairly decent shower Good bar area Good location Can drink alcohol in TV/kitchen room till 8pm
Close to the beach, very friendly staff.
Friendly, staff were all nice and approachable
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!
Facilities, location and easy to ge ge friends there.
fun, friendly place. great atmosphere and good activities each night lots of fun and great place to meet new people
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.
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.
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.
Its location is great.. very close to St Kilda Beach.
Plenty to do!
Staff were friendly, cant fault them and the location is great.