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Kent
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Friendly owners who picked me up from the long distance train station for no extra charge. Check in was smooth and easy, have your passport ready as they take a copy. Stayed in a 6 bed female only dorm upstairs which was fine. Wifi dropped out occasionally upstairs, better signal was definitely downstairs. Small communal terrace where you can hang...

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BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. All the best and happy travels The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Aussie hostels generally aren’t very good. This one was on the clean side, with friendly staff. My rooms were quite decent. Clean, smelt fine! Not overcrowded. I stayed in the 4-bed and 8-bed dorms. Clean bathrooms, with no waiting. Avoid the Cave!! Aircon wasn’t turned on during the days, even though it was very hot at the peak of summer....

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BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it, and its what keeps us going ! All the best The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed at backpack oz for 2 nights but wish it was more!! I was able to hire a free bike from them- a great way to explore Adelaide. The free breakfast was great and so was the free wifi! It is a sociable place to stay as the lounge areas are so central so people dont sit in there...

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BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. All the best and happy travels The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

This hostel may be a bit dated and could do with a lick of paint here and there but that is the only negative thing I can say about it. Great central location, only a 15minute walk to the central cbd. You can even hire bikes for free from outside the front door. Very very clean in all aspects. Quiet...

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BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. Our family has owned Backpack OZ since 1999 and put our heart and soul into the business. All the best The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2015

The staff were really friendly and made an effort to get everyone involved in killer pool which was a great ice breaker. BBQ was really well organised with a veggie option, made sure that everyone fit equal portions and there was so much food, we were stuffed. Clean facilities and excellent kitchen, only downside for us was we chose a...

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BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. All the best The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

It's a good hostel, good rooms and bathrooms. The common area gets very loud since it's both the tv area and the dining area combined. I always think it's a bad idea to close the kitchen between 12-1, that's prime lunch time. And also not a good idea to close both the bathrooms upstairs and downstairs for cleaning at the...

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BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. All the best The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

Really friendly welcoming atmosphere, free breakfast everyday, free BBQ and activities to include everyone. Clean and great value for money- definitely best place in Adelaide! Always playing amazing music, free wifi, helpful staff and chilled vibe

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BackpackOz, Owner at Backpack OZ, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. Your feedback is encouraging and keeps us pushing forward to give the best hostel experience in Adelaide All the best The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Washington, DC
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying, I'm not a fan of hostels in general. However, I found Backpack Oz and the Guesthouse quite comfortable, clean and just rowdy enough. The setup is simple: two locations one block apart. My husband and I had the private room in the guesthouse, room 2. It's on the ground floor and faces the street. (There...

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Thornton, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2015

This was my first experience staying in back packer style accommodation. When my organised accommodation fell through it was stay here or go home. The vibe/atmosphere was lovely so I thought I would try one night. I ended up staying six nights in shared rooms for the rest of my planned holiday. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and...

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Hi and thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. We really appreciate it. All the best The team at Backpack OZ and the Guest House

Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Good and clean hostel with friendly staff. We had a double room which was not too big but quite ok for a Hostel. The room was clean and the showers were ok - don't expect any luxury here. The staff was eager to help with hints for sight seeing and further travel.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • 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: €18 - €58 (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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