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144 Wakefield St, Adelaide, Australia

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1031 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Staff were very friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere - especially on Tuesday night when there was a yummy free BBQ and a pool competition afterwards. Rooms were spacious and tidy. The bathrooms were a bit outdated but generally clean. Big plus for all the poor backpackers: there's a Dominos just next door where you can get Pizza for 5$ all night. All in all I had a great time at Backpack Oz and would definitely return.


The one lady working reception, the Asian lady was very cold and unwelcoming. The rest of the staff and the whole hostel was pretty amazing. The kitchen is a bit small and they have no sharp knives or knife sharpener. But great hostel


The staff were fantastic! Was only there for one night but made me feel very welcome with a free bbq (the best thing I've had in months, and a pool competition!


Fastest internet we had in all of Australia. They had an awesome Tuesday free dinner. White board had a list of things to do everyday for those non pre-planned trips. There was a lot more to see in Adelaide then I thought. Wish I would have had more time there. Average 10 min walk to Rundle Mall/ and Street. Located in the Heart of the city. The open air cinema on Glenelg beach is a MUST do if the weather is nice and you have good company.


A very good place to stay in. Staff, location all good. Tuesday BBQ shouldn't be misses.


The best hostel in Adelaide. If you are a solo traveler, you should stay here. Cons: the carpet in the floor is a little bit old and filthy


Good party hostel with the staff organising fun activities. Door to big dorm didn't close easily so the room wasn't locked most of the time.


Only a few minutes walking from Rundle Mall. there's free lockers in the room (bring your own lock). Bathrooms were clean but the rooms could get dingy and packed easily. very few outlets in my room (the cave- 12 bunks) other than 1 power bar, there were a few upper bunks near power outlets though.


Excellent Location and very good value for money. Needs a little bit of repair of room door. Carpets are clean but very old.

  • 8th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Best hostel I've been in OZ so far. Great staff, very informative (apart from an Asian girl who was always upset) Great atmosphere. There's a pool table to play for free. A nice garden. It's close to everything. Wifi works really well and it's free. Free suncream. I'll come back if I ever visit Adelaide again.

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