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Zoutelande, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 March 2015

This hostel came with our Great Ocean Road tour booking, so we had no clue what to expect. The room (a 10 bed dorm) was not that big and not so clean, there were only 4 lockers for a 10 bed room. nevertheless; we had a great stay. Its really close to the main street; (shops, bars, cafés) and to...

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Minh H, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our standards. we will pass it through to our cleaning staff to improve your and other guests' experience for in the future. We are aware of Lockers are limited in the rooms because of the lack of space. However, additional lockers are available in the hallways. Geachte gast, het...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I didint have any pre-booked, but when I just walked in this hostel and asked, they offered me a bed in 10 female dorm for couple nights. That price was really cheap something 15 or 17 AUD/ night. Room was old and not so clean. There was only 4 lockers for 10 people. I did understand that most people who...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 26 February 2015

On our arrival owner and manager at the desk after exchanging some brief words came to tell us his personal opinion of his hostel and young people that stay here which in short was extremely negative. We then were given our room key to room that was absolutely filthy with no ventilation and sharing the dorm with a staff member...

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Minh H, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, We are so sorry to hear about your experience. i will discuss this issue with the general manager.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2015

As soon as I arrived the staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. I was hoping for an early check-in but due to other people still being in my room this was not possible however I was even happier and fortunate that due to someone cancelling their family suite room I was offered their room by Nick the manager with no...

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Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Large kitchen, enough space in the Frises and shelves-very clean! Big TV, two big tables, many comfortably sofas/couches. The bathrooms are large, the showers hot with plenty of space! I was in a 8-bed-room with air condition. The room was large enough and had a window. In summary: Really nice, cheap and clean (!!) hostel with very friendly staff, plenty...

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Minh H, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for your feedback. we regret discomfort you may have felt while staying in our hostel. We are aware of occasional stuffiness in one or two of the rooms especially when the a/c is not switched on. As a historic 160 year old building, it sometimes suffers from certain design deficiencies. We are sorry for your less...

Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

i am staying here already for a few weeks and i can recommend this hostel really to everybody who is looking for a quiet and cozy hostel,ca 8 min from rundle mall. the staff is very friendly and helpful, the bathrooms and kitchens get cleaned three times per day. so its very easy to feel comfortable. i met here a...

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Jena, Germany
Reviewed 4 January 2015

The location is good, it is cheap and the staff was super friendly. The look however is a bit rusty and the kitchen could be better taken care of and should have more cooking pots than rice maker pots. But the people staying here were nice and no party people and the atmosphere was great. The hostel has lots of...

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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at shakespeare Backpackers... it was cute with a little balcony. Clean toilet and showers... DEFINATELY RECOMMEND IT!!! The owner and managers are really friendly and you feel supersafe particularly at night... THIS HOSTEL IS SUPERCLOSE TO NIGHTLIFE FUN!!! Get on Board. Check it out :)

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Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Very nice place, quiet, tidy, nice staff, not too busy, great weekly deals, close to lots of things, come and see. I stayed in a 8 bed dorm that.was.never used by more that 3 persons so its a great deal for considering it.

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Broome, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2014

There current specials was damn cheap so we decided to stay here. Facilities were great, clean, big lounge area, very friendly and helpful staff. One can get free wifi in the balcony! Great location too. Our stay was fantastic overall and we made some new friends. We will recommend this place to our friends and for sure visit again in...

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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: €17 - €162 (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.”
  • Family Suite - Lockers, Bookshelf, Table and Chair
  • Family Suite - Single Bunk Bed
  • Family Suite - Double Bunk Bed
 of 5 bubbles OhhlalaHannah, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
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