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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...
Adelaide Central YHA - Adelaide Hostel
"This is a great hostel. It's clean, friendly, and close to everything!" … "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!" … "I've stayed here twice, the last time in...
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...
"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
"Excellent, definitely recommend! - The new manager is personable, and is making renovations. I found the hostel exceptionally clean. However, I was there in low season, and it did not appear too full. The staff are friendly and helpful. The kitchen and laundry were above average. The location cannot be beat. I hope to return one day." … "This place is Friggin unbelievable. Best place in oz possibly on earth. Dont miss it. it'll blow...
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...
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...
The Guest House
"… Penny & Tom Twelftree ------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE PLEASE NOTE PLEASE NOTE - Reception is open from 6.00am till 10.00pm. You must check in prior to 10.00pm or we can not accept your booking -Please be as accurate as possible with your arrival time as we will re-sell your room after 5 hours of proposed arrival time. - Please check-in at Backpack OZ, 144...
Our House Backpackers
"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 a bag of crockery per person which was perfect for us, as we knew we were eating off clean plates!! Great location, 1 mins walk...
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...
CBD Hostel & Backpackers
"… and cleanliness & friendly and care for your guest is top priority goals. we have miduim to large communal Kitchen for our guests and dinning table on the balcony and food storage, free wifi and continental breakfast coffee and tea for all guest every day of your stay. CBD Hostel & Backpackers cratering to fit all budgets from private room, family room and dorms, best of all every room with ensuite build, our dorms max of 4 - 6...
"… nightlife and only 800 metres away from Noosa Beach. It's also just a short walk to Noosa's famous National Park. Backpackers can choose from a range of accommodation. Nomads Noosa Backpackers Hostel is the perfect place to stay on any backpacker adventure up or down the east Coast of Australia. Hang out for a few days and make friends in our bar, relax in the swimming pool or challenge a few new friends to a game 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...
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...
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,...
"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...
East Park Lodge
"This is the best hostel I have been at in over eight months in Australia. The four-bed dorm was perfect, and the kitchen was big and clean enough. At the reception everyone was kind and helpful. And the location is perfect. I spent over three weeks there. Great job guys!! And thank you." … "Oh my! A Hearse picked us up from the train station, which was very surreal. It has a swimming pool, very small (more like a pond), and our double...
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,...
"Kiwi Lodge? Never again! - On saturday we were given the keys to a hostel that looked like a methadone clinic. On entering our room we were greeted by complete filth. It wasn't cleaned, the fridge was leaking, and it made us feel physically sick. The receptionist was very apologetic and offered us a refund but then the owners walked in and in no uncertain terms said "too bad. No refund." I have never met such a horrible man in my life. He was...
"Raglans Backpackers is a cute little hostel in the centre of Adelaide. It´s a beautiful old building with a nice balcony which spreads an enjoyable and homelike atmosphere. You´ll feel welcome at once! The Location It is situated in the centre of Adelaide and is about five minutes' walk to the main shopping street and about a two-minute walk to Chinatown. If you arrive in Adelaide by bus you can already see the hostel from the bus...
Campsites & Camping Bungalows
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 Gums B & B
"… and a mixture of native trees and shrubs and exotics. Plenty of seating dotted around the garden just to relax and enjoy. The Weinstadl Restaurant and Duck Inn are close handy and there are plenty of eating places in Blackwood and Belair. Produce from the garden is also included in the breakfast when in season. Close to Belair National Park, Wittunga Botanic Garden and part of the Sturt River Linear Park. Several golf courses in...
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...
"… away from the cites cultural sites, shopping, dining and nightlife precincts.The Ambassadors Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city centre, full on old world charm and character. All rooms feature private bathrooms, bar fridges, tea & coffee making facilities, televisions, direct dial telephones and eco friendly amenities.The hotel also offers a guest laundry, on site restaurant & bar offering great value bar meals...
Adelaide International Student Accommodation
7 Sixth Avenue … Adelaide, Australia
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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