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Barossa Backpackers

Traveller (7)
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Pool & Beach (1)


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Free Parking
Paid Wifi
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We just finished our month long stay at the Barossa to earn some money. Regarding work this place is fantastic they have 2 contracts with local factories and so there is always work if you don't mind being in a factory. If you can try and get a job at Mitolos from what we hear
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Response from Derek H, Owner at Barossa Backpackers
Responded Oct. 19, 2017
Dear Rosie, you wrote... "If you have your own car it's assumed that you will drive and take others to work I know some people got annoyed at this as it's 100 km a day added to wear and tear." Rosie, you have contradicted yourself because you also complained about paying $5 a day to use the vans. Public transport cost $12 to go to work and this is subsidized by the government. Backpackers need to be accountable for the vans. I am constantly having them at the mechanic getting repairs that's why some days the vans are not available. The reason they are at repairs is that backpackers simply do not care and its because they are getting fixed because no one owned up to damaging the cars. Also, this is where $5 is going and then some more. Like honestly who can hire a car for $5 these days?? We have an open book with our vans and if you have concerns or any guests have concerns they are invited to write to us, call us, email us or our mechanics. To write inaccurate information on review site is not the correct way. Kind Regards Dereck
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This is a working hostel. So for any backpackers looking for their 2nd year visa, this is as good as I have seen. I however used it as a base for seeing the Baroosa because it is the cheapest option. And it served its purpose. The kitchen could be cleaner but this is the result
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Disappointing stay as the hostel was in such a filthy state. It had not been cleaned properly for ages. Everywhere you looked, you saw dirt. The kitchen was the biggest mess. You could not cook in there even if you wanted to. It was so unhygienic, full of dirty dishes that are
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Response from Derek H, Manager at Barossa Backpackers
Responded Feb. 17, 2015
Hi Elina, Thank you for your feed back. Barossa Backpackers employees 2 full time cleaners who clean everyday in the morning. This include cleaning the Kitchen and Rooms Daily. The photo you took was from before the cleaners had arrived on a Sunday Morning after the backpackers had a party. We have signs and ask guests to make them clean up after themselves out of respect for there fellow guests. If this is not done we fine guests from there deposits. As for the dust we try our hardest to remove it we do live in country South Australia so there is bound to be dust in this location its apart of country experience. Backpacking is not suited for everybody and some people are more comfortable sleeping in hotels as opposed to mixing with other travellers. We suggest you may be more suited for staying in hotels instead of the backpacking adventure experience. Kind Regards Managment
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Thank you Barossa Backpackers. You saved me big time I had 3 months to get my 88 day visa and I got it today no problems! I found the hostel with a Gum Tree ad which looked fine compared to other hostels I researched and reviewed. I came to the hostel by myself and met some
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I stayed here for 3 months Jan- April working in a potato factory which the hostel organised for me and it was an amazing experience! I never planned on staying in the Barossa for that long and I made some of the best friends on my whole trip in Australia (including Edward
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Photo provided by managementBarossa Backpackers
Very clean comfortable beds
Filthy kitchen
Barossa Backpackers' kitchen
Neil and Dave wasted no time visiting the winery next door
Photo provided by managementBarossa Backpackers
Budget Rooms Barossa Backpackers
"Stayed in room 5 for 3 months never changed rooms"
"Safe the hassle - book a private double room!"
"Stayed in 14 had a window into the garden which was nice"
"I stayed in private room number 3 was large and had lots of room"
"Choose a room at a hotel instead."
AustraliaSouth AustraliaBarossa ValleyTanunda
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