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Backpack Oz Reviews

144 Wakefield St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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84%

Rating
861 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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94%

Fantastic staff. Helpful and pleasant!

  • 24th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

It,s nice place for spend few nights and enjoy the rooms people and play pool,pretty close to the city

  • 21st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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91%

Perfect place for backpacker! Great staff and free breakfast everyday,free barbecue on wednesday! Loved it!

  • 7th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The quilts didn't have covers and weren't washed when we left (?). Pluses for the free breakfast and free wifi! Also great information about what to do in the city.


94%

Super friendly, fun and knowledgable staff. The building and some of the facilities are outdated and carpet needs a good clean. But overall a great stay. It's not flash and fancy but has lots of amostphere and character. Very sociable with lots going on all the time. Greets


80%

Good place to stay, friendly staff, good location. Kitchen closes twice a day for cleaning which is a bit odd. The only real problem are the upstairs showers are really poor, not sure about the downstairs ones.


77%

Great atmosphere. Wednesday BBQ is nice. Toilets a bit smelly but acceptable. Weak wifi in room but ok at lounge. Need more lockers in rooms.

  • 12th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Keep up the good work


71%

Friendly stuff. Clean but it would be great if one renew the rooms (Kitchen) step by step.


77%

Good staff and good condition


100%

Stayed here for 5 months while working in Adelaide. Don't have a bad word to say about the place. Great staff, free pool table and free wifi-what more could ya want.


89%

Stayed in the Guesthouse. Quiet, very well equipped kitchen (with some free food), responsible staff, clean environment. Also great location, short stroll to central market. Will stay here again when I come back to Adelaide. If anything, having a lamp attached with each bed may be even better.

  • 30th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Hi! I use to travel alot and your hostel was one of my favourites. When i come to visit australia i will definetely book at Backpack OZ again:-)

  • 22nd May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Stayed in the Cave, 12 person dorm; and it was good. No problems sleeping there. Facilities are allright and staff is happy to help you. Nice hostel.


94%

Great hostel with a really really nice atmosphere. The lounge downstairs is fun,and at the same time is rely quiet upstairs. Best hostel in Adelaide for sure.


89%

Excellent budget option for staying in Adelaide. Yes, it's a hostel with a bar in it, and as such you can expect a younger backpacker crowd, and the kind of atmosphere that goes with it. So, if you can't handle that, then don't bother. That aside, I had no trouble getting in and out, and found the place to meet all of my basic needs. Furthermore, it was a nice quiet location that was still close to Rundle St. And staff were super-friendly and always happy to help out there they could.


74%

Staff needs to return "Good Morning" greetings!


69%

over all a good hostel.. Just make sure you're not in room 2 (on the corner with the traffic light beeping all night)


51%

For me it was the lack of fun atmosphere. I arrived and the reception lady was very pleasant and have me lots of advice for the city etc (not sure of name, probably in late thirties).By 8pm I was ready to meet people but they were all just at the table on their laptops, no one was socialising, no organised events advertised. The different girl behind the counter was more interested in her phone to talk to guests. Thankfully Reece walked in so and actually made my night. Employ people like him

Owner Comment (Hide)
You only stayed 1 x night !? Backpack OZ cant determine what type of mood the in-house guests will be like at any given time. You were drinking with the other staff and seemed to be having a great time with them, so why would you write a negative review? Thanks for the feedback Backpack OZ and the Guest House

66%

We were in the 'Cave' which couldn't be more fitting, too many people and not a lot of light. Overall OK but kitchen closing at 9.30 was too early. Cleanliness good but staff spent up to 3hours cleaning bathrooms in the morning whenever everyone needed them. Staff seriously need to learn how to smile and generally seemed to have a severe attitude problem. However BBQ on Wed was fab and Toms pool game was first time all occupants participated in something, should do more nights like this!


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