Vibe Hotel Carlton

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

441 Royal Parade, Parkville, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia
Vibe Hotel Carlton
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Costs 34% less but rated 11% lower than other 4 star hotels

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  • Couples55
  • Solo57
  • Business51

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First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by BecTravels11

Hello there VT,

I am planning a 4 day/5 night trip to Melbourne and this will be my first experience staying in hostels, and would love some guidance. I was wondering if anyone has great recommendations for hostels in St. Kilda particularly. I was looking at Base Melbourne and St. Kilda Beach House as two options. I am looking to stay in female dorms only.

Any help is much appreciated!


Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by sirgaw

Hi Rebecca,

Firstly I have not stayed at either hostel as I live in melb and my wife and I are too old for backpacker/party places - LOL

I drive cabs here in melb and know the area quite well. Of the 2 places I'd go for Base Melbourne - it is very handy to everything including lots of cafes and a supermarket. Trams at the door, beach 5 minutes walk. The other place is in an area where there are quite a few street walkers (hookers) and therefore there are hazards for young women in that area. Also almost no cafes/shops easy walking distance and while there is a bus stop almost at the door, you'd be better off with the trams from Base Melbourne area.

Hopefully others can help with the hostels themselves.

Enjoy Melbourne.

Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by craic

the hostel i used to stay at in elizabeth street (toad hall) has closed alas but i have heard good reports of The Nunnery

it is further out and it is a bit pricier than some but i have heard it is clean and safe and jolly nice

Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by craic


it is not that far out actually -

Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by sirgaw

The Nunnery is also a good choice. Down side is there is very little shops/cafes immediately close, although Gertrude Street (2-300 metres) does have some fine cafes. Tram at the door.

I've had cab passengers from there and all seem quite happy with that accom.

Toad Hall was a great place and sorry that went into history. Might be the wind up the willows - LOL

Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by craic

i loved toad hall and always stayed there (I liked their sign in the window - Seniors Welcome!)

Then I stayed at the Stork Hotel just across the road - that's gone too alas

Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by leffe3

Base has an excellent reputation and architecturally is one of the funkiest hostels around. As a result it markets itself as one of the coolest places to stay. It's usually buzzing. I've used the bar (no need to stay as I live just round the corner) and have to admit was very surprised - it's very stylish (grotty hostels used to be my experiences when backpacking!!! :)). It's minutes from the beach and Acland St.

Habitat HQ on St Kilda Rd is another place to consider and is a 4.5 star rated hostel. It's right next to a tram stop into the city, a couple of minutes walk from Base along Carlisle St and all the cafes, bars etc. is the website.

Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by BecTravels11

Thanks everyone for your great feedback!!! I actually decided to stay at BASE in St. Kilda! Seems like a wonderful place to stay, so thanks for the recommendation!

Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by craic

have tons of fun and don't miss the last tram home from the city

Re: First Time in Hostels - St. Kilda

by USAorBust

Hey there - Base is pretty good, I've stayed there before and was all clean and safe and everything. They also have good tours that they help you with. Also - just a few blocks away is the best bar EVER! Look it up - it's called Itty Bitty Bar and it's my favourite in the world :) Hope this helps, enjoy your trip!

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Address: 441 Royal Parade, Parkville, Parkville, Victoria, 3052, Australia