Base St Kilda has a friendly and lively atmosphere.
The hostel is situated by St Kilda Beach and not too far away from Fitzroy Street. So it is great for nightlife and those wanting to top up their suntan. However, it is a fair distance away from the CBD, which makes it a difficult place to stay for those wanting to find a job, although it is possible to find them in St Kilda.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms are spacious and clean; the only problem is that the walls and ceiling aren't very soundproof, so it can be difficult to sleep peacefully. Each dorm has an en suite bathroom, which is clean, but causes potential problems in the larger rooms where waits for the shower can be very long.
The kitchen is reasonable, perhaps a bit small; the fridge is quite cramped, but otherwise good. There is a TV room downstairs with a comfortable seating area. There is a nice outside seating area, but they close it at night. There is table tennis in the bar once a week, and there is a pool table. There are places to store luggage, but we're not sure whether it has a specific storage area. It is a very sociable hostel, largely due to the fact that it has a downstairs bar. However it does become very repetitive (especially Casey Dean live music). Overall, this is a fun party hostel, with not many, if any sketchy people.
Overall, this is a good hostel and a good short-term place to stay. Perhaps it's a bit expensive, the staff could be a bit friendlier, and the internet should really be cheaper. Other that, it is really good -- a four-star hostel, we'd say.