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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for five days in Adelaide. On the whole we really enjoyed our stay here. The hostel was functional, in a well located place; just five minutes walk to the main high streets of Adelaide. The kitchen was well maintained and well stocked, if a little small. Breakfast was good too and Is free. There...

Thank KatieLWinstanley
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Nice backpackers. Very clean and affordable. I enjoyed my stay. The only issue I had was with other some of the backpackers who were intoxicated and the extremely rude staff members. Not all of the staff were rude but some were. In the real world of hospitality you would never behave the way Sam the manager did. I felt bullied...

Thank MK-5487313
Reviewed 19 September 2016

So, I booked 3 nights at this hostel after reading the mostly positive reviews. While the hostel is clean and has decent facilities, the deal breaker for me was the loud music that kept pounding away till midnight. Having just landed in Adelaide, all I wanted to do was sleep at a reasonable hour. While I don't mind some amount...

Thank Sanjana100
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place very clean. Staff nice and friendly. Place is really easy going vibe which is always nice when travelling. Free breakfast of toast and cereal. Tea and coffee available throughout the day. There is a little bar which is nice and free pool table. Movies free to rent and watch in the hang out area. We arrived maybe 3...

Thank bananajen
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Backpack Oz is an easy walk from the bus station, and a good location for exploring the sites of the city. Shared toilet/showers are kept well cleaned and are usually available when needed. My room was quiet (a rarity in hostels), although a bit chilly. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the common room is a comfortable place to...

Thank RetreatForward
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere of the hostel was very welcoming and friendly. The staff were happy to book tours and go through a map with me so I could take in some of the highlights of the quaint city during my short stay. Important Note: There is a AU$20 deposit for the room key, which is given back on return of the...

Thank amandervos
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I originally stayed at Backpack Oz many moons ago when the owner Judy was running it. Her son Sam is now at the helm and is doing just as good a job. The staff are always friendly and informative and the place is clean and homely. Definately worth staying at when you head over to Radelaide.

Thank MamaMarnieMoo
BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the positive feedback. Jude has not been here for at least 15 years but its good know her son Sam is keeping up the high standards. Kind regards Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Savona, Italy
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Excellent staff and real a good hostel & Guesthouse with a lot of free service as bike, BBQ , good breakfast and cleaned rooms. Located in good position , close to amazing city area, this quiete hostel is fully recommendable for long stay also!

Thank lucianoferro61
BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the positive feedback. Safe and happy travels! Kind regards Backpack OZ and the Guest House

New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I wanted to love it, but...I stayed 2 nights in the main hostel and a separate night in The Guesthouse. Overall everything on the ground floor of the main hostel was pretty great. There's a nice open common area, the bar has cheap (and very drinkable) beer and wine, and the kitchen was clean and in pretty good shape, although...

Thank TravelGirlATC
BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the positive feedback. Happy and safe travels Kind regards Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Narrogin, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Nice hostel not too far from the main attractions of Adelaide. Clean and with breakfast included. Hot shower were really nice. They offer as well free bike rental. Staff a bit unfriendly with no long term people. Quiet hostel, not a party one

Thank miky444
BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you thought the staff where unfriendly. Next time please mention this to the manager so we can sort out any problems. Kind regards Backpack OZ and the Guest House

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: $24 - $83 (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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