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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Since 1999, family owned Backpack OZ has been providing countless guests with a safe, clean and super friendly budget accommodation.
Once you have chosen from our mixed or all-female dorms or private room accommodation, then its time to have a beer at our bar and a game on our free pool table or head out and explore the awesomeness of Adelaide !

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.

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.

Due to the coronavirus situation our reception hours have changed to 8AM until 11AM
If you are arriving out of these times please contact the hostel ASAP to make further arrangements.

***The FREE breakfasts an dinners have been stopped until further notice***

At this present time we are not accepting any arrivals or bookings from overseas guests.

At this present time we are not accepting any bookings or arrivals from local guests.

(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 7.6

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 7.2

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 May 2020
    A wonderful hostel. Very clean and chilled out. They are doing three free dinners a week. We only had the Monday nights vegetarian chili con carne and it was delicious. The rooms seem ridiculously cheap (probably due to the coronavirus). There is a lot of information all over the hostel about washing your hands and looking after yourself and each other. The owners seem to be very pro-active in looking after their guests.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 May 2020
    I stay here every time I'm in Adelaide. It has an awesome social vibe. Have made some awesome friends here. The staff are cool and very helpful. All round awesome place to stay one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Very good social life in this hostel. It has a nice family vibe.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Feb 2020
    Lovely hostel, staff are friendly and it is super easy to meet people. Mix of workers and travellers but all get involved whether it’s going out drinking, playing games or just watching tv. I was sad to leave and would go back if I’m Adelaide again..
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Jan 2020
    Not the most modern, but the staff make the most of everything at their disposal. Offering evenings with free food (no catch!, unlike other hostels). Adelaide was too warm for me but I'd definitely visit them again nest time in the area. Fantastic atmosphere and customer service
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Mar 2020
    Great location and facilities. Relatively small which is good, makes it feel safe like you know everyone. Lots of internationals there on working holiday and looking for work, so sometimes hard to meet other travellers on vacation. Free breakfast is toast but worked for me. Safe due to evening door with passcode, otherwise enter through the bar. Good value for price.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    09 Jan 2020
    Typical backpacker style (good). Great location and incredible value for money. I will stay there again (or at other Backpacker Oz facilities) again and recommend them.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Mar 2020
    Good atmosphere. Dated bathrooms that were not the cleanest.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    06 Aug 2020
    Absolutely 0 social atmosphere. it's a nice hostel, there are some really weird people staying here. All older males and a bit creepy, staring and making us uncomfortable. Only one other girl staying there. It was $22 a night with no free breakfast or any hostel activities going on. Very overpriced for a creepy weird atmosphere, would not recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 2.9


    21 Aug 2020
    Creepiest hostel I have ever seen. Such a waste of time and money
    France, Male, 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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