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“Great value for money” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Backpack OZ
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Great value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

I've stayed at millions of hostels throughout my travels and this one was far and away one of the best in terms of cleanliness and value for money.
We stayed in a private room which was MASSIVE. Lots of shelves, big window etc.
Communal places i/e kitchen, bathroom were also very clean as cleaned well daily by staff. They also managed to create an atmosphere whereby everyone cleaned up after themselves (no idea how!) so you never had to clean anyone else's gammy plates!
Good atmosphere, lots going on- particularly wednesdays.
Fully recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

I stayed here for a week or so. They have a free BBQ on wednesdays, pool competitions, internet access, and long term flat place as well. Met some great people here. Kitchen is a good size. Owners are friendly, Great access into town. One of the best hostels in Adelaide!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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215 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2010

For shopping is this an okay place with everything you need in a city like Adelaide. The location is perfect and in the middle what's nescasserry for a quik stay self i was for a hitch-hike on my way to Sydney via Melbourne, that's the reason of my stay.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Poole, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2010

Clean, quiet and friendly. Has a bar but it only stays open until 10 which was good news. Easy walk to the city centre and free bike hire. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2010

free pick up from indian pacific train, free breakfast (cereal and bread), lovely, helpful staff,. very good for meeting other travellers and nice cosy, comfy couches in the communal area, very clean hostel, spacious rooms, bunkbeds creak when you climb up on them but then what hostel in australia has silent bunkbeds?! Free wifi. clean kitchen and bathrooms. A ten minute slow walk from anywhere you'll want to go. Free bike hire- 20 minute cycle to the beach. I can't find anything to complain about, it was a lovely hostel and i'd completely recommend it!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Backpack OZ
Address: 144 Wakefield St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Adelaide
Price range (per night): $25 - $86
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Backpack OZ 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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 
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