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    Marko Peterkovic | 15 months ago

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Base Backpackers Melbourne

City + Beach + style

Melbourne, Australia

Base Melbourne

Reservations - FREE call

1800 24 BASE (2273) in AU

0800 BASE NZ (2273 69) in NZ

Address: 17 Carlisle Street, Melbourne, St Kilda VIC 3182 - Australia

Phone: +61 3 8598 6200


From Tullamarine airport: Get on the FAPAS Shuttle bus (Green and white Bus) at Bus Zone 3 outside terminal 2 Operating between 6am - 6pm at a cost of $19 dollars. Stay three or more nights and this transfer is FREE.  Just let the driver know your name, and only valid for guest arriving between 6am-6pm. Alternatively if you arrive outside these hours, there is a 24 hour SkyBus that costs $17.  This takes you to the city centre Southern Cross train station. From the Southern Cross Station catch the 96 tram towards Stkilda.  Hop off at Luna Park in Stkilda and we are only a 1 minute walk away down Carlisle Street. Otherwise a Taxi will cost approximately $80.

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 we are 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. 

Base Backpackers Melbourne is situated in Melbourne's, if not Australia's, coolest area - St Kilda. Internationally rated as one of the top 10 Hippest Hostels in the world by Lonely Planet's Blue Guide, Base Backpackers Melbourne offers a unique style of hostel living, combining state of the art facilities with a laid back vibe.

The hostel 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 our friendly local staff.

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 the "Group Bookings" link on the home page of this website.

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