4.6 out of 5

"Great location. Comfortable bed and rooms reasonable. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 13 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Backpack Oz - Hostel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Victoria Square and Adelaide Central Market. Highlights at this hostel include free continental breakfast and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi and ceiling fans, featured in all 13 shared rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This smoke-free hostel offers free newspapers in the lobby, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff. Other amenities include a free manager's reception, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this Adelaide Central Business District hostel include Rundle Mall and Art Gallery of South Australia.

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$60* Per night/room 24 Aug. - 25 Aug.

Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom, City View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 Bed Female Dorm)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (12 Bed Mixed Dorm)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Mixed Dorm)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Backpack Oz - Hostel ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Backpack Oz - Hostel

Everyone (17) Couples (2)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location. Comfortable bed and rooms reasonable.

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2018

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4 out of 5

Conveniently located quality hostel accommodation

Pros: Bunk beds were comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful.
Cons: Faulty toilet (not flushing properly) could have been tagged as out of order and fixed within 24 hours, Small rubbish bins would have been helpful.
Location: Close to Victoria Square, tram line, Coles.
Staff were friendly and helpful, quality and comfort of accommodation was great. Only downer was when one of the toilets wasn't flushing properly, management did not put out a sign out of order nor fix it overnight. Would have been helpful to have bins available for rubbish in room. Street noise can be a bit noisy in evenings when window kept open all night.

Posted by , from Perth on 14 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel middle of city.

I have very good experience with the hotel because it was cheap and reliable for everything.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice backpackers - close to everything

Pros: The staff were a lot of fun and made the stay really comfortable
Cons: The bed I was on broke (slats fell out 2 times) it was easily fixed by me and room mate. This could be fixed properly tho
Location: It was so close to everything and only a $50 uber ride to airport.
Great staff and atmosphere Had a lot of fun meeting people and partying with other guests.

Posted by , from Sydney on 5 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Street not noisy at night. Good in house bar. Friendly staff.
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Basic but value; Value: Economical; Good street for free o'nite parking. Basic facilities, but value for money.

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 9 Mar. 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: The girls in my room were generally quiet
Cons: Creaky floors, creaky beds, not enough toilets and showers for the amount of people, out of the way a bit
Location: a bit off to the side of
Facilities: lacking no# of amenities; Value: Cheap, Economical; Cleanliness: Clean, Neat; Next time I travel, I might try somewhere else, now that I know where the main hub of the city is

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 3 Dec. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Dec. 2014 by

Thanks for taking the time to provide some feedback. We have had a few plumbing issues recently but all sorted now and the count of toilets/showers is well within the required (legislated) amount for a property like ours. I am glad that the girls in your room were quiet :)

5 out of 5
Pros: Social activities - the staff are very friendly and inclusive of all. Attentive to all needs.
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Bargain, Fantastic; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Will be back even if just to play in the pool competition again!

Posted by , from Australia - WA - Perth on 26 Sep. 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Sep. 2014 by

Thanks for your kind words. Happy travels - we hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
Pros: So close to everything

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Sydney on 16 Apr. 2014

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Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free manager's reception. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in common area are also featured at Backpack Oz - Hostel. This Adelaide hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Adelaide, SA (ADL) (7.7 km / 4.8 mi)
  • Train station: Pirie Street Tram Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Backpack Oz - Hostel offers 13 forms of shared accommodations with air conditioning and a ceiling fan. This Adelaide hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Accommodations are shared
  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM. The hostel hosts a free manager's reception on selected days.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM.
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Towels/sheets: AUD 2 per person, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Backpack Oz Hostel Adelaide
  • Backpack Oz Hostel
  • Backpack Oz Adelaide
  • Backpack Oz

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.