Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Additional Terms and Conditions

$1000 / 500.00 up front cash bond payable at check-in.
This bond is fully refundable on the condition that there is zero damage, soiling and guest harassment made by anyone in your group towards any part of the property and other guests.
We expect decent manners and behavior at all times by all guests in your group, and the refunding of the bond will also take this into account

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

$1000 / 500.00 up front cash bond payable at check-in.
This bond is fully refundable on the condition that there is zero damage, soiling and guest harassment made by anyone in your group towards any part of the property and other guests.
We expect decent manners and behavior at all times by all guests in your group, and the refunding of the bond will also take this into account

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Are you looking for a hostel where you feel welcome to relax and just hang out if you want a break? Where there are activities so you can meet people and make new friends? Where you don't feel as though you are putting your hand in your pocket every 5 minutes? Where the staff are happy to give you free advice about what to do in Adelaide (not just sell you an expensive tour)?

Backpack Oz is a family owned and operated business that enjoys a great reputation since 1999.

FREE delicious chili con carne and rice for dinner to all guests on Monday nights.
FREE Dominos pizzas for dinner to all guests on Wednesday nights.
FREE ice cream on Sunday nights!
We'll throw in all night happy hours at the bar on Monday and Wednesday as well (5PM-10PM)

All rooms and common areas have A/C, and kitchens and bathrooms are cleaned daily (and we mean really clean - check the ratings)!

We have a fantastic city location - walk to cafe/pub districts, Central Market and CBD!

Our free WiFi is super fast and we have a light & bright dining & common room with big screen TV.

Our staff are super well trained and really want you to enjoy your stay and make the most of Adelaide!

We hope you choose to stay with us and leave with fond memories of both Adelaide and Backpack Oz.

(Dorms are for adults aged between 18 and 35 only !
International passport and or valid drivers license MUST be produced at check-in. NO ID, NO STAY !)


Sam, Penny & Tom Twelftree
Owner since 1999 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    03 Oct 2019
    Great hostel to meet new people. Super friendly staff and clean. Breakfast and free food on some evenings! Would definitely stay there again.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Aug 2019
    Good stay, not really any complaints, staff was nice, kitchen was nice, showers were good pressure. Atmosphere a lot of long termers but was easy to meet people cuz the tv room and common room are the same area. Enjoyed my stay .
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    29 Aug 2019
    Had a good good stay. Hostel is quiet even on the weekends. But the location is good, the bar is good the cleanliness is good
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Aug 2019
    Free breakfast great to me and the staff were nice, especially the Manager, Sam is fantastic.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    23 Sep 2019
    Great hostel, loved the atmosphere, really social and friendly. All the staff were lovely and the bar and pool table and free food on some nights made it really social in the communal areas. Would recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    19 May 2019
    I was satisfied with my stay.
    Philippines, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Jul 2019
    Hostel well located and with nice staff. Room stinks a bit. Bathrooms are clean, communal area is cool with a pool table and big TV with videogame. Locks in the room are too small, you barely can fit a backpack, so everybody ends up leaving your stuff on the floor. Worst parts: 1) noise coming from the bar/communal area, sometimes past 10pm 2) horribly squeaky bunk beds 3) told a staff that there was a couple staying under my top bunk bed, she replied "ahh", and did nothing about.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    02 Oct 2019
    Centrally located. Wifi did not work for the whole stay of 2 days and nights.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    29 Aug 2019
    Staff were nice, kitchen was a bit small. Beds were very old and creaky. Also they don’t follow their own rules with the under 35s rule (one of which was a extremely loud snorer meaning that we didn’t get much sleep)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    22 Sep 2019
    Definitely one of the poorest quality hostels I’ve stayed at in Australia. Really dirty, old, and run down, it smelled terrible and worst of all we’re the giant cockroaches around the kitchen and common area. Also had the most expensive laundry I’ve seen so far, and the entire building was freezing cold.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2010

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2008

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

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