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Glenelg Beach Hostel

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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North Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Booked this hostel with a friend for three days before heading to Melbourne on my travels and the place was great! The rooms were clean, big, light and airy& we got free toast every morning along with free tea&coffee all day.A three minute walk to the beach and easy access to buses and trams just around the corner too.Tony the...

Thank Carlybeaumont
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent customer service!! Dorm room clean!!! Close to public transport (5 minute walk to buses and trams), 10 minute walk to the beach. Hostel has bar, kitchen, bathroom, luggage storage and outdoor area!! Highly recommended staying here!!!

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the beach hostel for three nights in between a longer stay in Adelaide, and had a superb time. The rooms are big and airy, set in a lovely building with a great vibe (not too lively or quiet). Tony the owner is superb, and the whole place felt like one big family!

Thank George J
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with a group of 12, the staff were very accommodating and friendly! Beds were comfy and the bathrooms were clean! Just don't forget your key when you need to use the toilet! Or you may end up locked outside. The location was perfect right on the beach and in the middle of all the action.

Thank Sean L
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

This is a very handy hostel in between expensive hotels in prime real estate at Glenelg. Good things: the girls dorm has single beds, not bunk. Location is brilliant! Bathrooms are good TV area There's somewhere to put your dry food as well as a large fridge Bad things: No lockers The kitchen is very very difficult to use, with...

Thank mitchell456
Franz Josef, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is the closest to home that I've felt since I started my travel. The managers are absolutely lovely and super helpful The hostel itselve has got a lot of charme and the longtermers are very welcoming. There is no bunkbeds but super-comfy matresses Location is just perfect- with the beach around the corner and shops just seconds away. I...

Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Had to spend an unexpected few days in adelaide so we chose this as our base. Glad we did as i couldnt imagine spending that long in adelaide if it wasn't for the lovely suburb of glenelg. The hostel itself is in a great location with spacious clean rooms (with no bunk beds, just real single beds) and seperate large...

Thank Petal89
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Booked a one stay here for a quick fly in fly out visit to attend a wedding. The location is terrific and there is a bus stop out the front and tram around the corner, located centrally to the shopping strip, with plenty of café's and bars, and short walk to the beach. That is where it ends I am...

Thank Damian S
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Great hostel, my favourite whilst I've been travelling! Really friendly staff and met some great people. Rooms were a little cold but in summer I imagine it's ideal. The location is also perfect, would definitely recommend :)

Thank Annietutty
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 February 2015

This was a nice, relaxing hostel right by the beautiful beach in Adelaide. We stayed in a four bedroom for one night, and it was nice and clean. Only downsides were that there were very few outlets in the room (though tons in the hallway) and the bathroom was technically outside the building. The key to the back door was...

Thank Rachel A

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Adelaide's only beachside backpackers hostel, housed in a beautiful heritage building with high lofty ceilings, period features and open fireplaces. Female only, mixed dorms and private rooms available, all with linen and light breakfast included. Full facilities including 24hr backpackers TV lounge, kitchen, internet cafe, laundry, licensed bar and beer garden on site. visiting Adelaide... stay at the beach! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glenelg Beach Hostel

Address: 1 Moseley Sq, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Price Range: €20 - €59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Glenelg Beach Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms at the front by the road are a bit noisy with people walking past and traffic but not too much of a problem”
Narnz99, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quiet rooms, very friendly and professional staff on hand to help. Good areas to eat, log onto WiFi, watch TV or have a drink at the bar.”
Annalyser, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Female only or private rooms”
353jennaf, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Look towards the beach and book Stamford Plaza”
damians201, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Rooms are in different "houses". All rooms are pretty much the same. Enjoy!”
ParkMyVan, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
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