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Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This place is ridiculously overpriced for what you get - a dingy windowless room without facilities for $110. It was unbelievably noisy all night. People apparently taking drugs in the bathroom. It's in a great location but give it a miss unless you want to party all night.

Thank Grace B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed in! The entire hostel is shabby. The rooms were unclean. There were mess from the previous visitors all over the room. The beds where fine. The locks to the room where tricky and almost impossible to open. The shower was broken and the WCs where discusting. There was a soap leak...

Thank juneshh
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The title says it all. The hostel was comfortable and the woman who works on reception was friendly and welcoming. Overall, the rooms were nice. Granted the noise from the bar goes on until late but it wasn't too bad when I stayed.

Thank Ricardo N
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with my friends,staff were helpful and friendly,its good value for the money with Convenient location and cheap drinks would recommend anyone who want to stay around the city and save money

Thank 笑颜 李
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The staff are unfriendly. The rooms are tiny. There is no space (or lockers) to leave your bags. The hostel is shabby and matresses are old. There is a BAR on the balcony which is a huge reason for a majority of the noise that you have to put up with. Cigerette smoke wafted into the rooms off the balcony....

2Thank Roni-247
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I don't even know where to begin, from the perverted staff who would "clean" the female bathroom every time you went for a shower and would ignore you when asking them to leave, to the bar goers wandering through the halls at all hours of the night making a ruckus and throwing up everywhere, to the security staff who clearly...

1Thank limeyjs
Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

It was not through choice I ended up here, Easter and many places were full. Whilst my bed was comfy and room fairly clean, it would be a place I would avoid if I was ever came back to Adelaide. So many rules and threats to fine you if you if for example you didn't wash your plate and notices...

1Thank 483clarebear
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

The saying you get what you pay for was probably created after someone stayed at this hostel. Checked in for 3 nights as it was the cheapest in town but pretty much wanted to leave after being there for an hour. We were in a room right next to reception meaning everyone staying at the hostel, and also visiting the...

2Thank Josh555
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Reasons why it was a big fault to visit the hostel: Rooms were very confined and smelly, many had no window (like in prison) and the doors were extremely noisy. It was very loud, because of thin walls and the loud music of the bar. Roomtemperature changed all the time from very hot to very cold (staff don´t know how...

2Thank Lisa K
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Worst hostel ever. I don´t need a lot comfort but this hostel was worse than I have ever expected!!! You pay a lot for feeling bad. The rooms are smaller and more smelli than you can imagine, it is all the time very loud, because the walls are very very thin and many rooms have a window to the bar...

1Thank julia j

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Additional Information about Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel

Address: 62 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Price Range: €18 - €71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Don't stay here”
22GraceB, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid a room close to the reception or the bar - it get's LOUD!”
juneshh, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“maybe not too close to the balcony if you mind people talking and smoking”
thetravelonthebrain, 4 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Pick a smaller room, less noise and disruptions from others”
HeatherN269, 18 Mar 2013 | Read review
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