Adelaide Travellers Inn Backpackers Hostel, Adelaide

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Bedbug sorry

Booked for 10 night but stayed only one night and have to throw all belongings taken to hostel. Saw lots of bedbugs and got bitten badly.


A tepid pool of degenerate dysfunctionals

Do not stay here! I stayed here for 3 weeks because I had already paid upfront. I wanted to bail as soon as I took a look at some of the long term guests that dwell amongst. You can't sleep because of all the other guests partying til 3-4 in the morning despite the signage that states the noise should be kept down after 10 at night. Broken windows that invite mosquitoes in to feast on you while you attempt to get some sleep. Bedbugs are rampant in just about all the rooms as I spoke to others that were experiencing the same brutality. Having to share with a dorm with a very mentally unstable individual that stank to high hell -- he'd obviously been a guest there long term? Not to mention other long termers that just scab smokes and hit you up for money all the time. Full of pot-smoking drug addicts that will try to rip you off at the drop of a hat. Reception was full of incompetent idiots that seemed to be stoned all the time? I could go on and on. This joint needs to be burnt to the ground. Absolutely the pits!!!!

Age 35 | Australia

Don't go

Probably the worst hostel I have stayed in. Whilst some beds have a slight softness to them, it appears the top bunks (one of which I stayed on) are rock solid. Like a lot of hostels you have to pay for WiFi, however the strength and signal is terrible. Taps and toilets pick and choose if they want to work, and bathrooms are lit by a dim light. Overall not great.

Age 22 | UK

Worst hostel I've ever stayed at

I stayed in this hostel for a week. I wanted to leave after an hour but had paid for the whole week and didn't get my money back. It is cheap, yes, but not worth the little money you pay. Rooms are the smallest rooms I've ever seen even in a hostel and dirty. My bedlinen was dirty, pillow and the mattress very uncomfortable. Kitchen is dirty and small. Girls toilets were cleaned every morning so they were ok, shower had a bit hair especially later in the day which I'm used to, especially being a woman. Only thing I liked this hostel was the balcony. Sorry but never coming here again, even if I had to sleep outside. Oh and there is no free wi-fi, you can try to connect to the library's free internet but the connection is very poor. 24/7 wi-fi is 40 BUCKS!!! a week.


Filthy and overpriced

No free internet, beds quite uncomfortable, smelly rooms, small kitchen with dangerous kitchenware (the handle of pots were falling apart), just convenient for a gang of guys working in brutalising jobs and getting a good deal for living in that hole like cockroaches permanently.


Noisy and dirty, smell bad, bedbugs ...

noisy and dirty, smell bad, bedbugs ...


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 centre. The traffic is not heavy although the road is one of the main ones. There are restaurants, supermarkets, and shops just outside of the door and a laundry around the corner. There are also some pubs as well. From the station or the airport the best way to get here is to catch the shuttle bus, which is probably the cheapest in Australia, and it will drop you in front of the door.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are not special but comfortable, mattresses are nice, and there are no in-room lockers. There's not so much room inside but enough to move. Bathrooms and toilets are just fair, especially in the evening they became dirty after the showers of many people. Many rooms have access to the veranda, from where you can get the free Wi-Fi signal.

Common Spaces

Kitchen is just a bit too small and not so clean. There's free breakfast but it's just cornflakes and tea bags. The luggage storage is free of charge, there's a TV room but it's probably too small to host many people -- maybe five or six -- and free cable TV. There are a couple of computers but as mentioned if you have a laptop you can surf using the network of city of Adelaide, which is free. People are nice in general and during the evenings many of them meet on the veranda to sing some songs or just to talk. Sometimes they drink a bit and become loud but it's not a problem every evening, it's really rare.


This place is not in the city centre but it's social and surrounded anyway. If you consider that you have free bus out of the door and free Wi-Fi (which is not everywhere in Adelaide), the price is really cheap. And the people are friendly and helpful so if you want to both relax and have a bit of fun, it's the right place for you.


Horrid and dirty and rude staff

We stayed in this hostel for one night and will never go back. We booked one room for us, which was supposed to have toilet too. There was someone else in room, and no toilet, but hole in a wall where the toilet used to be. The place looked nothing like in the photos, staff were very rude, and the beds and rooms so dirty that it was horrid. I have been to better hostels in India and elsewhere. The location was ok, but everything else just way below the average. Also we were not even told about breakfast or given towels or anything. The sheets were so old and pillow brown from dirt. Toilets not very nice and no hot water from mens shower. Really save yourself and don't bother.


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Ver friendly staff and good service from front office.


Hostel was very dirty. The people staying here were also kind of unsettling. Staff was very kind but sadly due to Covid this isnt much of a travellers hostel, rather just some locals down on their luck taking advantage of the low cost of living. It wouldve been a nice place if it was cleaner and had a safer atmosphere.


I stayed there mid may 22 and I didnt feel comfortable and secure


I wanted to take a morning swim and try out the pool. At the morning they are testing the pool water (supposedly) but they haven't done it till noon. Lost the time on waiting, as you cannot enter till it's done :/


Felt comfortable and enjoyed the atmosphere


D*** smoking on balcony constantly.

Loud abusive guests running amok all night everynight impossible to get any sleep.

Terrible hostel basically.


The whole place is so dirty and smells like urine or a public toilet. The carpet was disgusting, the bathrooms were dirty and the kitchen/fridges had other guests opened food everywhere. When I arrived they couldnt find the key for the room I booked so they put me in a different room. There are no lockers or security for your belongings. Would not recommend, spend a few extra dollars on a better place. There arent photos of the accommodation for a reason.


Very disappointing experience. Had to wait a long time just to get checked in when we got there. When we went to our room, it was not the room we booked. They had double booked, so we couldnt get the room we booked and were not told so. Our room also had bed bugs, I had bed bug bites all over me after staying there.


Really dirty. Room smelt like mould and old. Air con didn't work and no fans. Kitchen very hot, ants on counters, fly strips full of flies right over food prep area, old food not cleaned out of fridges and no freezers. Small communal area. Some People staying there definitely were dealing drxxx out of one of the rooms. Would recommend staying elsewhere.


Good Location and thats about it


Liked: It was very quiet and easy to stay and sleep at night. Didn't like: Nothing


Liked: The staff were absolutely amazing, so friendly, so helpful, stored our bags for us, let us check in early, they were all just brilliant! Location was pretty good, close to ride the free bikes which were great but a bit of a walk on foot! Didn't like: Whole place needs gutting and starting again, everything is so old and dirty, maybe it was just our room but it really wasn't a nice place to sleep, the kitchen was constantly filthy, not much atmosphere, there was one group of friends that hung out together but everyone else weren't interested in chatting, the people that said hi to you were clearly drunk or high or something. Wanted to love the hostel because the staff were so great but everything else was just awful, wouldn't go back again!


Liked: Absolutely nothing. Although the staff were very helpful, understanding and friendly. Didn't like: Everything, it didn't feel like a safe place either.


Liked: friendly and affordable, bikes Didn't like: a bit far away from public transport.


Liked: nothing Didn't like: the kitchen looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a long time, it had ants crawling all over, no clean plates, bowls etc. it didn't say that reception closed at 7pm, so had to ring up to enter the hostel. the bedroom wasn't the cleaniest, ensuite bathroom door was broken.


Liked: it was a great place with great atmosphere & frriendly people & staff the whole band Agents Of Rock thought the same as well thank you so much :) we,ll be back again if we get another tour in your state & we have already recommended your hostel to our friends Didn't like: only going up & down the stairs was hard on the legs but it was,nt too bad no dislikes


It is a cosy hostel with a friendly atmosphere. It is also the cleanest hostel I've stayed at in Oz.


Liked: It had good character in the building, reasonably sized rooms with doors straight onto the balcony. Lots of pans, cutlery etc for free use in the kitchen. Very good wifi connection. Very friendly staff. Didn't like: Overall cleanliness was fine, however there were some cockroaches in the kitchen on one occasion. Also rooms were not air conditioned, however there was a fan which cooled the room and for such a good price you can't really complain.


Liked: Great atmosphere & staff. Comfy bed and plenty of hot water. Didn't like: Small kitchen, lack of pool & v. small dining/tv area. Lack of enforcement of hostel policies (noise, etc) by some staff.



Small friendly owner-run hostel, great out door barbeque (BBQ) area. Free bus/train station pickup, free tea, cofee.Tour and travel desk, great tour discounts

Location and Contact


• Airport; taxi approximately $25, J1 Bus
• Rail terminal; Taxi
• Bus station; walk 15min or the FREE city connector bus



Address: 220 Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Adelaide Travellers Inn Backpackers Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Adelaide Travellers Inn Backpackers Hostel Adelaide
Phone Number: +61 (8) 8224-0753
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Luggage Storage


Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 6 AM untill late (around 9 - 11 PM)

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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