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Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

Really friendly welcoming atmosphere, free breakfast everyday, free BBQ and activities to include everyone. Clean and great value for money- definitely best place in Adelaide! Always playing amazing music, free wifi, helpful staff and chilled vibe

Thank Amelia R
BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. Your feedback is encouraging and keeps us pushing forward to give the best hostel experience in Adelaide All the best The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Washington, DC
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying, I'm not a fan of hostels in general. However, I found Backpack Oz and the Guesthouse quite comfortable, clean and just rowdy enough. The setup is simple: two locations one block apart. My husband and I had the private room in the guesthouse, room 2. It's on the ground floor and faces the street. (There...

Thank Meredith-Clarissa
Thornton, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2015

This was my first experience staying in back packer style accommodation. When my organised accommodation fell through it was stay here or go home. The vibe/atmosphere was lovely so I thought I would try one night. I ended up staying six nights in shared rooms for the rest of my planned holiday. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and...

Thank Cheryl H
BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. All the best The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Good and clean hostel with friendly staff. We had a double room which was not too big but quite ok for a Hostel. The room was clean and the showers were ok - don't expect any luxury here. The staff was eager to help with hints for sight seeing and further travel.

Thank Florian B
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Stayed for 2 nights at the Guesthouse. Private Hostel room in a building across the road from the backpackers. 3star. Best features are the Hostels cleanliness and its locality. Worst features are the nearby busy intersection, not being informed before booking that access/reception is through the backpackers across the street, and that there was no clear prior notice that towels...

Thank Jeffrey M
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights in a private room with shared bathroom. It is basic but the room and bathrooms are clean with plentiful hot water. There was a sink in our room, AC and a fan. The location is great, we walked everywhere and the free tram is nearby. This is a great place to meet people as well,...

Thank ZNJ_05
Lyon, France
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Backpack oz is a good hostel to base yourself in Adelaide It's close to Victoria square. We had private room for 2. Bathrooms are little bit old, but quite clean. Free breakfast Friendly and helpful staff. Some tours can pick you up at Backpack Oz like Groovy Grape. Free wireless in the living room.

Thank Gwena1983
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Backpack oz is a good hostel to base yourself in Adelaide It's close to Victoria square for trams and Grote st is a 10 mins walk away for good Asian food and central markets. I had a private room which was fine, nothing special but didn't need to be. Bathrooms are quite old and in need of an update but...

Thank Natty84
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I stayed in The Guesthouse, part of and across the street from Backpacker Oz. The room was large and comfortable, it had a good kitchen and the bathrooms were clean. The staff at Backpacker Oz were helpful and friendly and the hostel has a great free barbecue on Tuesday nights. It is centrally located, near to Chinatown and offers a...

Thank Allan152
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Only spent one night in this hostel as it was so busy and a bit crowded. On the up side though its located pretty well in adelaide with lots of cheap takeaways nearby to save cooking. The bar was relatively cheap for a hostel and it had a free pool table which helped pass sometime until we left for the...

Thank jake c

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Be smart and don't just got for a hostel with the lowest rate - you get what you pay for! Are you looking for a hostel where you feel welcome to relax and just hang out if you want a break? Where there are activities so you can meet people and make new friends? Where you don't feel as though you are putting your hand in your pocket every 5 minutes? Where the staff are happy to give you free advice about what to do in Adelaide (not just sell you an expensive tour)? Backpack Oz is a family owned and operated business that enjoys a great reputation - and not just because of the free Tuesday night BBQ dinner and daily Happy Hour ($3.50 beers)! All rooms and common areas have A/C, and kitchens and bathrooms are cleaned daily (and we mean really clean - check the ratings)! We have a fantastic city location - walk to cafe/pub districts, Central Market and CBD! Our free WiFi is super fast and we have a light & bright dining & common room with big screen TV. Free pick ups and drop offs to bus and train stations are available (not airport and conditions apply). Our staff are super well trained and really want you to enjoy your stay and make the most of Adelaide! We hope you choose to stay with us and leave with fond memories of both Adelaide and Backpack Oz. Cheers! Sam, Penny & Tom Twelftree *Reception is open from 6.00am till 10.00pm. You must check in prior to 10.00pm or we can not accept your booking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpack OZ

Address: 144 Wakefield St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Price Range: ₹ 1,156 - ₹ 3,660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Backpack OZ 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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