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There is a few things you should know about Adelaide hostels and the city in general. Besides comparing you the best and cheapest hostels in Adelaide, we also highlight what we have liked, disliked and things to look out for.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.
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Here is a few more tips from the community. Other travelers share their best tips on backpacking Adelaide:
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.