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Backpack Oz Reviews

144 Wakefield St, Adelaide, Australia

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85%

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964 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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89%

Nice place, the staff do well getting the whole hostel involved in activities.


77%

Great free BBQ on Tuesdays!


63%

Room was a bit dated and could have been cleaner but comfortable, main kitchen/lounge/common areas were clean and tidy, hostel really lacked any sort of atmosphere but probably more down to the people who were staying at the hostel at the same time as us rather than any fault of the staff who were always friendly and helpful, decent enough place to stay if you want a central location in Adelaide, would probably stay again as it's decent value for money.


100%

I was only there for four hours btw 12am-4am and everything was organised perfectly so that I could continue my travels and get some sleep. I would highly recommend this hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks very much for taking the time to comment - even though you were only with us for 4 hours (!) - hope you can stay longer next time!

80%

Good hostel, good location (though a bit further to the bus station than I was lead to believe) with big lockers for backpacks and comfy beds. Staff were really helpful and knowledgeable with things to do in the area. Only downside for me was the very small kitchen space for cooking in, for the size of the hostel, a larger kitchen would have been better as really squashed if more than 2 people wanted to cook at the same time. Enjoyed my stay here, would stay again and recommend to others.


86%

Extremely friendly and helpful staff (advice and tour booking!). Wifi and breakfast are included! Half way between the Greyhound bus station and the city center.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the nice comments and happy travels.

77%

Good/normal hostel. Nothing to complain about.


100%

VERY IMPRESSED!! we ended up moving across the street to 'the guest house' for more privacy which was so nice of the staff. The room was clean and comfortable and even had a TV! I felt spoiled staying here and would definitely stay again! 10/10

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks! Glad you felt spoiled! Hope to see you again

86%

I would say Backpack OZ might be the best hostel in Adelaide. I like the atmosphere and the ppl who stay in there. The room is comfortable, and the bed is quite cozy. The bathroom and lavatory are both clean.

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the nice comments ... we think we are the best hostel in Adelaide but what we think does not really matter ... so it is nice to hear it from a guest. Cheers!

86%

My stay at the hostel was nice, Keep on the good job ! Thanks

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks! We will!

80%

Pretty decent hostel by Australian standards, pool table and sausage BBQ night were good, free breakfast, on the flipside the atmosphere was a bit dial-tone and they had a couple strange local Australian people staying there. Definitely stay there again


94%

Cool place with a good vibe and friendly staff. The free pool table is an excellent addition.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yes the free pool / 8-ball table is well loved and well used. Our staff are very important to our guests experience and we select and train them carefully. Happy travels.

97%

Great free bbq on Tuesdays, decent complimentary breakfast and nice matrasses (beds). They organized a lot of events (due to Christmas) and created a nice atmosphere. Daily update on what to do in the city, weather etc. Definitely a hostel to recommend

Owner Comment (Hide)
The free Tuesday BBQ is highly valued and we really try to organise things to help guests to meet each other and get the most out of their stay in beautiful Adelaide. Thanks for the nice comments and we hope to see you again. Cheers!

97%

Nice hostel in a good location, right next to Chinatown. Cameras all over the place, which isn't a bad thing, just different. I definitely think the camera in the kitchen kept things cleaner ;). Really great staff, definitely a fun place. Happy hour drinks, pool competitions and an awesome free bbq while we were there. Proper free bbb too, lots of good food! Great hostel.


100%

Had an absolutely awesome time, all the staff were so friendly and made sure the entire hostel socialised together making it really easy to make friends, all the bathrooms and kitchen facilities were very clean and tidy too, will definitely return in the future !

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100% rating - BOOM! Thanks very much and see you when you come back. Cheers!

83%

Staff were lovely and helpful. The hostel was cleaned thoroughly every day. The bathrooms could do with being renovated but they do their jobs.


66%

I thought it was expensive for a room with a shared bath.

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. The hostel market is very competitive and our prices are just above average for Adelaide. We do not strive to be the cheapest because we provide above average product. We are confident that we offer awesome value however. Happy travels.

100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in, the team do a great job running it and are very helpful, great atmosphere too.

  • 24th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the compliments! We are really appreciate it!

74%

A little bit further away than say YHA, however consider Adelaide's big blocks it's not too bad. Staff are friendly. Rooms aren't too cramp and despite not having bag lockers, they have a sink and mirror.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment - we are glad you enjoyed your staff - happy travels!

83%

Backpack Oz was a nice place to stay, pretty close to the cbd shopping area and easy walk to the tram and busses. The free meal on Tuesday with pool afterwards was nice to get everyone to engage with one another. There were a number of people staying more long term which was a bit weird for people just stopping by, but the overall atmosphere was good and the staff were friendly. The room itself was very clean, but the bathrooms could have been a bit nicer. Overall good place to stay :)

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your kind comments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes the bathrooms are old but they are very clean and unfortunately it would cost a lot of money to replace them ... meaning bed prices would need to go up a lot and we reckon it is best to keep bed prices down!

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