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Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The worst hostel I have been to so far. Our door was damaged, so that the noise and light from the hallway came through. Kitchen, bathrooms and rooms are dirty. The sofas and one of three toilet seats are broken. Overall it was an disgusting experience for me.

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Shakeys, Manager at Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely regret your discomfort on this night. I can assure you that the door was fixed within 24 hours. Also, unfortunately, we have had some "weekend warriors" come to town temporarily. Our 8 cleaning staff were doing their best, but were a bit overwhelmed. Good News: The groups are no longer here. And we...

Drake, North Dakota
Reviewed 18 September 2016

the people that run the place was really good to get along with and very knowledgeable if the places i wonted to see even know i was just a layover for me. i got to see a lot of the city just in waling distance of the hostel and thank you i had so much fun i cant wait im...

Thank joefina21
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I've been staying at Shakespeare's Hostel Adelaide City for a few weeks now studying in Adelaide.I've found they're prices really cheap. Its a great time of the year because since I've been here the hostels been peaceful & quiet. It is spacious and the staff in and out of reception are very friendly. The location is wonderful right near the...

1Thank skyecotton17
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I went to this hostel because all the others were full due to the fringe festival. That's why is was a bit out of my budget, but i was very happy when I saw the clean room with an amazing mattress. The amenities were all very clean and good. But I did had some issues connecting to the wifi!

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

I spend almost 6 days in the hostel. It has a specious common room and a clean kitchen. In my first room I couldn't sleep because someone was snoring really terrible (not the fault of the hostel) they instantly offered me another room where I had friendly roomies. The old man behind the reception is really friendly, I asked him...

Thank Juul H
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

This hostel was a great place to stay in Adelaide, its location was perfect just a 5min walk to the centre, the rooms were spacious enough and had lockable storage facilities, also I found the beds extremely comfy, I know Adelaide is a quiet place but I struggle to see why this hostel was so quiet during my stay, I...

Thank Atticus-James
Port Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2015

the room was big, i had dirty linen and smelly bed, some one stole my food was not happy when got back work, then some one was sleeping in my bed, my bed like smells like curry gone bad, stain on bed which looked gross

1Thank m s
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I used this hostel for 5 nights, broken in the middle for an overnight stay at kangaroo island. Although I was in a 10 bed room is was adequately spacious and plenty of electrical sockets. The showers were fantastic, a little too hot at times, but cleaned regularly. All the hostel was at a great standard when I stayed. The...

Thank Nirvanagrrl
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Worst place. I went to the reception to ask the tour about Kangaroo Island and the man in reception was giving me lectures for an hour. You have to notice either the person is intrested in your chat or not. We are in holiday mate not to listen your boring lectures.Over smart people with attitudes. Don't waste your time and...

Thank Sherlinw
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Visited during winter and the backpackers is exactly deserved as what is reviewed here: clean room, toilet and kitchen, friendly and helpful staffs, quiet stay, convenience location. Public transport including busses, tram and train, popular destination such as central market, China town, Rundle mall, river torrent, north Terrance as well as Adelaide oval can be reach within walking distance. Except...

Thank kscc13

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
To all Backpackers and Travelers in Oz: Need a Hostel? Are you full of Youth? Prefer to live like the Nomads? Then Base yourself in Central Adelaide. "Adelaide's Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel" is a lovely old style Victorian building, it retains old charm and ambiance from a bygone era. Located in the heart of the backpacker precinct, very close to all the opportunities and tourist hotspots Adelaide has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel

Address: 123 Waymouth St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Price Range: $23 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“watch out for grumpy old guys”
 of 5 bubbles joefina21, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“stay at back of building”
 of 5 bubbles G7800BQms, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs are generally more quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 330joshuag, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Balcony gets free city Wifi, however it can be erratic, so go for the paid Wifi instead.”
 of 5 bubbles crazybouttravelling, 1 Jun 2015 | Read review
“My room was located on the lower level, close to a bathroom which I could hear some slight noise from. But really didn't concern or disturb me during my stay.”
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 of 5 bubbles OhhlalaHannah, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
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