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Backpack Oz Reviews

144 Wakefield St, Adelaide, Australia

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84%

Rating
995 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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49%

Kitchen: tiny / cleanliness: poor. Every single item in the room was weather totally dusty (what are they doing when they clean the room?!) or broken. In some cases both. / There were bins in the toilet room. Higher then my knees and hell, I'm tall!: they were full. Absolutely full. When opened them, you could smell the old tampons. Not emptied in the 3 days I stayed there. How disgusting is that?! / Was bloody in the room cause you couldn't close the window properly. And so on. Hated it.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

But busy for my liking but that's a personal preference. Staff were friendly apart from the Chinese on reception. Needs to work her people skills. Staff happy to help and talk to you. Rooms cleaned daily. Some free snap on the odd night. Pool tournaments. Happy hour on the beers. Very good location to the CBD. VFM - 6/10. Had to pay for laundry.


80%

I really enjoyed staying at this hostel as the rooms were clean, there were plenty of bathrooms, showers etc. there was also a great fun atmosphere here from the other guests and staff

  • 8th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Tuesday nights free bbq and pool is great, good for meeting new people. Kitchen spotless, whole hostel is cleaned daily. Wifi is a little temperamental but is free! Comfy rooms, lots of space, good fun atmosphere without being a 'party hostel'. I would definitely stay again :)


97%

Alles supi, vor allem das kostenlose Barbecue 1x pro Woche und der ebenfalls kostenlose Fahrradverleih!


83%

Nice hostel, great people. BBQ night awsome.

  • 6th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

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 The bathrooms were a bit outdated but generally clean.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.


91%

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!


97%

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.


91%

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


83%

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


69%

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.

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

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)


97%

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.


71%

Overall it's ok as hostels go. The staff are friendly and helpful, there's a kitchen, tv, free wifi(!!!), a bar etc.. so you can't go wrong. The rooms were clean and basic however although there was never generally a queue for the bathrooms they don't seem to have many toilets/showers per the amount of beds/rooms and they were a bit old and dingy.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, We have enough bathrooms as per the Australian Standards and like you said there is rarely a queue to get in the shower. We are currently planning some renovations - but in the meantime they are cleaned very well - which is the main thing. Happy travels!

86%

Everything was really good except (and I'm reaching for straws here): - The AC was actually too cold and could not be regulated or turned off - No own alcohol until the in house bar closes (10 pm)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review - too cold is better than no air conditioning in Adelaide during February - trust us! Our bar is pretty cheap - $3.50 beers during Happy Hour and then $5 thereafter. Cheers

100%

Hostel is very nice and location is perfect!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to comment - we appreciate your kind words. Happy travels!

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.


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