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 8.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    25 Oct 2019
    Great Hostel/Backpackers! The owner is a fantastic host, who organizes many interactive activities for the guests that makes you feel at home very quick, while also meeting amazing people. Also, you can't ask for a better location in the city center. Great overall experience, and I will definitely love to stay there again when I'm traveling to Adelaide.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 9.1


    24 Sep 2019
    Great hostel with a good atmosphere, would definitely stay here again if I come back to Adelaide 😊
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.0


    25 Nov 2019
    Cheap and always nice staff. A bit loud, street noise mostly.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Oct 2019
    Centrally located hostel with good communal space. Offers free chilli con carne on Monday and pizza on Wednesday. Many staff seem to work for free accommodation so seem more interested in playing pool and talking to their friends than serving guests.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Nov 2019
    Well placed hostel in centre of Adelaide. My room was facing the street, so a lot of noice from early morning. Breakfast was very simpel, but fine. Not a lot of interaction between guests, but I was not there, when any events was going on. Staff is really sweet and helpful. The room did not have a locker as mentioned in "Facilities". Would not stay there again because of noice and facilities.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Nov 2019
    Pro: - nice location - lots of activities like free dinner and movie night with ice cream - free breakfast - Clean Contra: - smoking area next to the living room and under the bathrooms (it often smells like smoke) - relaxing room and dining room are one room and there is not so much space - no place to put your toilet bag in the washroom Conclusion: it is a nice hostel to stay where you can meet people especially during free dinner, but it is not the most comfortable hostel
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    02 Oct 2019
    Centrally located. Wifi did not work for the whole stay of 2 days and nights.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    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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