Backpacker Hostels in Adelaide, Australia

8 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $8 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Adelaide

Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth 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 … More
from $14.12
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Adelaide Oval, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Adelaide Parklands Terminal. The property is non-smoking and is set 1 km from … More
from $16.24
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…We were subjected to a live sex show in our bedroom, among other things! After that experience, we tried to change to a private double bedroom, which we got dreadfully overcharged for, and which … More
from $17.26
Solo Traveller
"…Reception hours are 9:30am-12:00pm daily. Please advise your arrival time in advance. We require ID, vaccine certificate and credit card at checkin. Please note: International passport … More
from $7.75
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"The Adelaide Backpackers and Travellers Inn Motel, provide some of the best affordable hostel and motel style accommodation in Adelaide. Choose from dormitory rooms, apartments or ensuite private … More
from $11.68
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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 … More
from $10.18
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Good facilities, clean and organized - I am pleased with the room and bed, all is clean and tidy. A good sized common room and kitchen. The price is very reasonable and recommend this hostel!" …"… … More
from $9.64

Glenelg Beach Hostel

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…This hostel is worth recommending to everyone. - Glenelg Beach Hostel has a great atmosphere and is a really fun place to stay. It has the right mix of chilled out and party depending on the day … More

Hotels in Adelaide

130 Wright St More
from $17.44

Campsites in Adelaide

"…11 Bunkrooms include 2 x double bunks with mattresses, wardrobe, vanity basin and ceiling fans. 2 Bunkrooms include 2 x single beds and 1 x bunk bed all with mattresses, wardrobe, vanity basin, … More

Backpacker Hostels in Adelaide, Australia

8 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $16.00 for a dorm bed.

Neighborhoods in Adelaide

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Get to know Adelaide (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

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. It has all of the hustle and bustle of a major city, with tons of hostels, 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.

Written by local expertz for Adelaide

Written by local expertz for Adelaide Globetrotter

Adelaide Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Adelaide, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 8
Average dorm price $29
Average private room price $79
Cheapest hostel in Adelaide Shingo's Backpackers with $15.5
Party hostels in Adelaide Tequila Sunrise Hostel (2 in total)
Most Adelaide hostels are located in Glenelg
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

FAQ about Adelaide Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Mount Lofty (12 Km / 8 mi.)
McLaren Vale (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Barossa Valley (54 Km / 34 mi.)
Tanunda (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Port Elliot (67 Km / 42 mi.)
Berri (197 Km / 122 mi.)

Travel Tips for Adelaide - from the Community

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