Backpacker Hostels in Adelaide, Australia

7 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $7 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Adelaide

Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I only wish we had had more time to take advantage of this marvelous area! The quarters were very high quality, as was the entire establishment, exceptionally clean and safe. One of the best … More
Youth Hostel
"…There is only toilet and one shower downstairs and the same upstairs (that seems a little strange). They are all clean, though. You eat inside in the lounge area. This is next to a ping pong … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…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 is located next to it, so … More
Solo Traveller
"…This includes free WiFi internet, We also have free tea & coffee to all our in house guests. We have free off street Secure car park, this is a first come first served basis. We have free … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…These were free. Also, I stayed in a clean room and used a quiet shower room .The kitchen was under renovation but I cooked my meals with the new friends I met in the hostel. You will be able to … More
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

Glenelg Beach Hostel

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…Overall this hostel is good value with many places on the property to relax and/or socialize. The location of this hostel could not be better, being two blocks from the beach, and the staff are … More

Campsites in Adelaide

"Bunkhouse combines comfortable 52 berth sleeping quarters with landscaped floodlit all weather activities area in an exclusive group area of the park. 11 Bunkrooms include 2 x double bunks with … More

Backpacker Hostels in Adelaide, Australia

7 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $15 for a dorm bed.

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. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Adelaide.

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 enthusiast for Adelaide hostels

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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 7
Average dorm price $27
Average private room price $78
Cheapest hostel in Adelaide Shingo's Backpackers with $14.5
Party hostels in Adelaide Tequila Sunrise Hostel (2 in total)
Most Adelaide hostels are located in Glenelg
Average rating of all hostels 7.2

FAQ about Adelaide Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

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McLaren Vale (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Barossa Valley (54 Km / 34 mi.)
Tanunda (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Port Elliot (67 Km / 42 mi.)
Loxton (188 Km / 117 mi.)
Berri (197 Km / 122 mi.)

Travel Tips for Adelaide - from the Community

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