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Adelaide was originally designed to be the capital city of Australia before they decided to change it to Canberra. As such, the city is largely open plan, as they didn't get the influx of population they expected, and with just over a million people, this gives the city a calm, relaxed, and spacious feel, with all of the hustle and bustle of a major city, without all of the overwhelming crowds. Also known as the city of churches, Adelaide has many older buildings and parks scattered throughout newer and more modern architectural designs.
There are two major areas where your Adelaide hostel will be located -- the first major area is in the CBD close to all of the amenities, shopping in the Rundell Mall, and public transport. The other area is the more hip and touristy Glenelg, situated by the beach and with a raging nightlife. No matter which area you pick, public transport in Adelaide is good and there are frequent trams running services between these two areas so that you can visit both. A public transport bus also runs from the airport -- take this to the downtown region as a cheap alternative to a shuttle bus and stops down on Waymouth Street near many of the Adelaide hostels in that region.
The Adelaide region is renowned for its award-winning wines from the Barossa Valley. Head down to Gouger Street for a large selection of restaurants from which to try the different local produce and wines that Adelaide and the surrounding hills have to offer.
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Glenelg Beach Hostel
"Glenelg Beach Hostel is a virtual maze to navigate, with multiple floors and levels opening up into numerous empty spaces, patios, and porches winding throughout the large property. A large "beer garden" is located outside the rear of the building offering a nice place to relax outside, and the staff could not be more helpful. The Location The location is two blocks from the beach and is in a great area of Glenelg next to tons of...
Tatts Backpackers Adelaide City
"Tatts International Backpackers, or Tatt's, is located above Tatersalls International pub in a superb central location. Entry to the hostel is through the stairs inside the pub though these are usually locked away from public access when the pub is open, otherwise a set of keys is needed to get in via the fire escape/kitchen route round the back of the pub. The pub itself is usually quiet and caters mostly for folks playing pokies. The...
Adelaide Central YHA Hostel
"One of the best hostels in Oz! - Close to everything you need, especially the amazing Adelaide Central Markets! The lounge area with the huge kitchen is almost too good to be true, enough dishes for everyone to cook up a storm and lots of space! You may regret it if you go to Adelaide and don't stay there!" … "Great - Great hostel, clean, big rooms, fantastic social areas." … "Super in every way, almost too fine to be a...
Adelaide Travellers Inn Backpackers Hostel
"Adelaide Travellers Inn Backpackers Hostel is a nice and friendly hostel. You can enjoy your stay in Adelaide with the free bike rental service and free Wi-Fi internet (the hostel is right on the Wi-Fi spot of the city of Adelaide). The atmosphere here is the right mixture of quiet and fun. The Location Right outside the door there are two bus stops and the free city loop bus stops there, if you don't want to walk twenty minutes to the...
My Place - Adelaide Backpackers Hostel
"Very friendly, clean and fun! They do free city tours, take you out to the pubs and even provide some meals. Very cosy indeed. Met heaps of good people here! Would recommend it any time." … "Great friendly place this is! I spent a week in February in this hostel, and Jen and Andrea are very friendly. I also found a nice pair of shoes on the balcony, and I still wear them. This hostel is across the street from the Grace Emily bar;...
Adelaide Backpackers Inn
"A party hostel Adelaide Backpackers Inn is not, but it is a relaxing, comfortable, and very clean place to stay, with everything you need and chock-full of freebies. The live-in owners/managers keep the place spotless and provide a very warm welcome and high standard of hospitality. If you are tired of being nickel-and-dimed at every turn (and let's face it, most backpackers are at some point), this place will be a welcome respite. These are...
"Backpack Oz is one of the better hostels in Adelaide because it has two properties, the hostel and the neighboring guesthouse.The hostel has more of a social atmosphere to it, with a bar and large seating area, while the guesthouse is quieter. Both properties are clean and offer great amenities, including free breakfast of tea, coffee, cereal, toast, and all the accouterments. Backpack Oz has happy hour daily and free BBQ on Wednesday and...
Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel
"Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel is an excellent hostel with a superb city centre setting that also includes the fabulous Balcony Bar on site. This hostel also provides you with a free breakfast every morning between 6 and 9 a.m. The Location" … "I want to thank all the staff and managers at the Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel for one of the warmest and friendliest experiences of my Australian holiday. I have been travelling for 11...
Sunny's Adelaide Backpacker Hostel
"If Sunny's Adelaide Backpacker Hostel was any closer to the bus terminal, it would be in it. This is excellent if you are traveling by bus. It is also only a five-minute walk to the heart of the city and less than that to catch the tram that takes you to the beach. Easily identified from the outside, you enter the property through a small door that leads to the reception. Should you be arriving at an unusual time and already have a...
Annie's Place Adelaide Hostel
"Annies Place in Adelaide is a bright and cheery hostel that will make you feel welcomed and at home. The set-up is more like a very large 2-story house, with a gorgeous hallway filled with information for travelers on the multiple bulletin boards and hall tables. At the end of the hallway, newly arrived travelers will find the reception area, and opposite, the kitchen. After the easy check-in procedure (where there no need for a key deposit,...
Adelaide's Shakespeare Backpackers Hostel
"Adelaide's Shakespeare Backpackers Hostel is a great place to stay in Adelaide, with a very relaxed atmosphere. It is a family-owned and -managed business, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Also it is one of the cleanest hostel we've come across. The Location The hostel is located in the city centre of Adelaide, close to the Central Market/Chinatown, the Central Bus station, and Hindley Street Pubs. Peterpan Adventure Travel...
"Hostel 109 is a lovely little hostel in Adelaide with many great points, but a couple of stinkers that really let it down. The hostel has nighttime, live-in security who make themselves known to you, and the front door is always locked -- the reception will buzz you in when you arrive. The Location The location is fantastic. Adelaide is a pretty small place that's easy to get around, and the hostel is on one of the streets just off the...
The Guest House
"… of the day for guests staying 3 nights or more, please enquire after booking), washing powder, and a large rooftop deck with views to the Adelaide Hills. You are also welcome to use all facilities at Backpack Oz, including the bar with daily happy hour ($3.50 beers), free WiFi 24/7, latest release DVD's, the free pool table, email and internet facilities, and the luggage storage. We hope you choose to stay with us and leave...
Our House Backpackers
"Great staff! - The rooms can be large and full of noisy people, but everything the hostel had control over was great!" … "They really do make you feel at home here! - We stayed here recently, and kept extending our stay because we didnt want to leave! The cleanest and friendliest hostel i have ever stayed in, staff were so helpful. Foxtel, a bar, comfy common areas and a good size kitchen that dont get too crowded. When u arrive u get...
Adelaide Motel & Backpackers
"If you're late with your booking and all hostels in Adelaide are booked out, you'll probably end up in Adelaide Motel & Backpackers. It's the cheapest hostel and the bad reviews you find online are there for a reason -- when it's overbooked, they just try to put as many beds as possible into the rooms (as long as the door closes they are happy). The Location The house is in the north of Adelaide center district -- ten minutes to the...
The Producers Hotel
"Comprising of 3 bars, 2 dance floors, a 250 person beer garden and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The Producers Hotel isn't just a pub, its an entertainment complex. We offer free internet connection, free secure lockers and great food. Sit and relax on the open and vast balcony overlooking Grenfell Street. We also host weekly Ghost & Dark History tours of Adelaide. The Producers Hotel is one street away from some of Adelaide's...
Port Adelaide Backpackers & Budget Accommodation
"… are only 2.5 km from the beautiful semaphore beach, one of Adelaide’s most popular beaches. It is great for swimming, fishing, sun bathing and only 4 minute ride on the bus or use one of our hire bikes. All of this is only 20 minutes from the city centre of Adelaide. Port Adelaide Backpackers has plenty of accommodation options; we have dorm rooms with 6-8 and 10 beds, we also have female only dorm rooms, male dorm rooms and mixed...
Mount Lofty Cottage YHA Hostel
"Cleland Conservation Park Bus: 3 km to stop. Contact TransAdelaide for information on public transport to this area - (08) 8210 1000." … Summit Road
"Clean, cheap and cheerful with a rooftop lounge/sun terrace and a great location . We are small and homely 28 beds. We have washing machines. You can park on the street for free overnight (but not during 9-5pm weekdays). BBQ Area – smokers area We speak Korean. Adelaide has museums, sports events, mountain views, wineries, hiking with koalas, dolphins in the harbour ..enough for 4-5 packed days great location (in between...
Cannon Street Backpackers
"The best thing about Cannon Street is its location: directly across the street from Adelaide's Central Bus Station, and a short walk to supermarkets and central Adelaide. But the building has obviously been converted from an old warehouse and has the resident creaks, squeaks and creepy crawlies that go with that. If you want to be woken up at six in the morning by two other backpackers shrieking and spraying bug spray all over their beds,...
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BIG 4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Resort
"… beds and 1 x bunk bed all with mattresses, wardrobe, vanity basin, ceiling fans, tables and chairs. Pavillion kitchen includes undercover dining area with bench seating, facilities include BBQ's, kettle, toaster, communal fridge/freezer, oven and stove. Park facilities are accessible to all patrons and include: Heated swimming pool, 1/2 court tennis, playground and jumping pillow, Games Room with electronic games, internet kiosk...
The Old Adelaide Inn
"… the Entertainment centre, Adelaide Oval, Convention Center, Festival Theatre, Womens & Childrens Hospital and the Aquatic Center all within close proximity All with Complimentary off street parking, personalized service and ease of access to nearby restaurants and amenities... 4.5star accommodation with queen beds in all rooms. Family rooms are available with an additional single bed and single sofa bed. All rooms have 32inch LCD...
Adelaide Travel Tips & Suggestions
I want to live here one day soon -- it's safer than the bigger cities and has lovely scenery. The museum and library are free and there is a free city tram and city circuit bus. The people may not be as outgoing and talkative as in Melbourne, but the backpacking is great as everyone is so laid back. The travelers you meet come to Adelaide to relax and chill out so you make heaps of friends there too.
I highly recommend Adelaide Zoo! It isn't that far a walk. Plus the gardens are beautiful! The Circle Bus lines come in handy and make traveling around the city affordable (since it's free), especially if your feet are sore. The tram to Glenelg is right in the centre of the city and worth a ride. There is plenty to see and do if you put in an effort and there is a great information centre in the city so you can plan your trips.
When you're in Adelaide, do visit the Adelaide Hills -- really nice scenery and free wine tasting.
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