Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Adelaide's Shakespeare International Backpackers Reviews

123 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, Australia

Reviews & Ratings Explained


135 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


Only realistic objection wasn't the hostel's fault. In a 10-dorm, the clients spread possessions across the floor from one side to the other making it seriously hazardous to get to my bed in the dark. Recommendation: rent out torches like you do the towels and key. Needs more toilets. Some were good, some excellent. If I need such accommodations again, I wouldn't hesitate to use or recommend Shakespeare's. I am 78 and disabled. The staff treated me like anyone else. Thanks to all. Janos Pogany

  • 4th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


pretty average. could use a bit more cleaning..


I've stayed in hostels all across Europe and now all across australia. This was one of the worst hostels I have ever stayed in. The place smelled bad, the staff barely spoke english, the sheets weren't clean, my room was right next to the stairs on the first floor and whenever someone went up or down it sounded like an earthquake. Barely slept. For 22$ a night I expected and hoped for a lot more. It was just really a bad experience. Great location though.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel charges low prices on booking sites and then jacks up the price by nearly $10 a night if you wish to extend with them directly. Mostly long term people staying here and when I arrived late in the evening the two other people in it had taken all of the pillows. Lots of couches in common area.


It is a good hostel and the location is very nice. The cleanliness in the room seem not good. A lot of dust next to bedside. The staff in this hostel seem like a salesman.

View all Adelaide Hostels

Please give us your feedback