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 1 week 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.

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."

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
  • Excellent 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 8.8

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Apr 2019
    Great, friendly, helpful staff !!! Good food store nearby. Had a very comfortable private room. Good security.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    18 May 2019
    Great hostel to meet others! The staff were very helpful and it was great having free Chili night (Monday) free pizza night (Wednesday) and free ice cream and movie night (Sundays) always with vegetarian options. The washrooms are a wee cramped but it’s an old building and they were quite clean. Would stay again!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Apr 2019
    Really nice hostel and nice staff. The supermarket and the shopping mall are 10 minutes away. They are cleaning the hostel every day. Next to the kitchen is a big eating area, a pool table and a tv where you can play PlayStation. Would definitely recommend this hostel!
    Germany, Couple, 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


    20 Apr 2019
    Best option in Adelaide, would highly recommend.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    19 May 2019
    I was satisfied with my stay.
    Philippines, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    15 Apr 2019
    Mostly working holiday long-term residents. Nice common room. I was staying in room 12 which was between the common room and the only outside area of the hostel. Since there was always a large group of people listening to music, talking and smoking in the outside area, sleeping was often not possible before 2 am and the whole room constantly smelled like smokes. I'll give some leeway with hostels but that was a truly bad experience. Generally, that room shouldn't be there.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 5.7


    13 May 2019
    Bed was sooo squeeky in room 3 that we could bearly sleep. showers grimey and not properly clean.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    14 Apr 2019
    I was shocked to find this hostel dirty and with a very poor vibe, after the overall positive reviews. If you're looking for a cool hostel in Adelaide, look elsewhere. My friends who stayed at the YHA hostel were happier--I'd suggest going there.
    USA, Female, 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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