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Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Stayed there 5 nights from 11th- 15th April 2015. Booked a private room for 11 night actually. When arrived at the counter, here we go, the arab reception guy asked me to pay in full but got a bad feeling about the hostel as it was not nice looking and only made 50% payment. When opened up the room it...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Worst hostel ever - dirty, expensive and with very weird guests. We were recommended this one by the airport information. Please do not repeat our mistake, this is a terrible hostel, I did not think that something like this is possible in Australia.

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1Thank SevaPrutskov
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

Hostel was a bit rank, staff very unfriendly. I questioned the price of the room as I'd seen it online cheaper ad the guy just dismissed it. Would not stay here again, the only good point was it was central.

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1Thank Catherine R
Jena, Germany
Reviewed 4 April 2015

The location is great. The rest not so much. It smells, looks worn out, the people are a bit weird. On the bright side, I had lockers underneath the bed and the dorm room to myself (which was lucky). The room was alright. The bathrooms were clean also. But the overall atmosphere lacked. And the check in took forever, while...

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1Thank thetravelonthebrain
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff and a good location are about the only good things I have to say about this place. I felt like I was sleeping at a night club, super loud, heaps of drunk and high people, grubby bathrooms and some dodgy people. Didnt feel safe leaving my stuff there. And way overpriced!

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1Thank Luise Grace K
Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2014

My wife and I spent one night at this hellhole. We would have left but couldn’t get a refund. The lift wasn’t working and had to carry out bags up two flights of stairs. The toilets, room, kitchen, etc. should have been contemned. After the night staff left the place became a zoo. Could go on but sure you get...

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1Thank Robert G
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Fortunatelly we stayed there during the Day of Australia. Look out for the parade from balcony, where the party thereafter exploded was outstanding. We also welcome short distance to waterfont and the centre. But, the rooms are more like mouse box, kitchen and common area also. BUT! Thanks to that you have closer to another house mates and partying aswell....

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Blue Galah Adelaide in October 2012 in a 8 bed mixed dorm. Our room was a good size, but didn't have a huge amount of storage for the amount of people which made it quite messy. The lounge area is good - with a tv and computers. The bathrooms are quite clean and the...

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1Thank shootingstar13
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2013

The hostel is good enough to stay there for a while. They clean regularly and the toilets are old but clean. The problem is that they do not clean everything and just superficial so you probably find condoms and other stuff underneath or next to your bed. The linen is clean as well, just the matraces are disgusting.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The staff weren't friendly and the rooms were very small. I was in a room of 4 and it was very cramped. Thankfully my roomies were my fellow travelers, otherwise I would not be too comfortable with the idea of being in a very tight space with others. Although the patio with the bar at the top was great and...

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Additional Information about BlueGalah Backpackers Hostel

Address: L 1 62 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Price Range: $23 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — BlueGalah Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“maybe not too close to the balcony if you mind people talking and smoking”
 of 5 bubbles thetravelonthebrain, 4 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Pick a smaller room, less noise and disruptions from others”
 of 5 bubbles HeatherN269, 18 Mar 2013 | Read review
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