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

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$50* Per night/room 15 Aug. - 16 Aug.

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)

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Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Bed Mixed Dorm)

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Single Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Hotel Description

At Backpack Oz - Hostel you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Rundle Mall and Victoria Square. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

All 13 shared rooms feature ceiling fans and safes. Bathrooms are shared.

For a drink, you can stop by the hostel's own bar/lounge. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute walk of this Adelaide Central Business District hostel include Adelaide Central Market and University of Adelaide.

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. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Backpack Oz - Hostel. This Adelaide hostel is smoke free.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

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

Room Amenities

Backpack Oz - Hostel offers 13 shared accommodations with air conditioning, safes, and ceiling fans. 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 daily.

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

Food & Drink

The hostel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 11:00 AM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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 onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

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 for check-in between 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM (amount varies)

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
  • Backpack Oz - Hostel Adelaide
  • Backpack Oz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Backpack Oz - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Adelaide

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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