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BlueGalah Backpackers Hostel

Level 1 62 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 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... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It's true what can you write about this place.... Staff very average, only ever saw them at reception Bathrooms old and need attention Kitchen SMALL annoying Rooms SMELLY SMALL too small Very ordinary place overall

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Western Australia, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stayed there 5 nights from 11th- 15th April 2015. Booked a private room for 11 night actually. When arrived at the counter, here we go, the arab reception guy asked me to pay in full but got a bad feeling about the hostel as it was not nice looking and only made 50% payment. When opened up the room it... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Worst hostel ever - dirty, expensive and with very weird guests. We were recommended this one by the airport information. Please do not repeat our mistake, this is a terrible hostel, I did not think that something like this is possible in Australia.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Hostel was a bit rank, staff very unfriendly. I questioned the price of the room as I'd seen it online cheaper ad the guy just dismissed it. Would not stay here again, the only good point was it was central.

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Jena, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The location is great. The rest not so much. It smells, looks worn out, the people are a bit weird. On the bright side, I had lockers underneath the bed and the dorm room to myself (which was lucky). The room was alright. The bathrooms were clean also. But the overall atmosphere lacked. And the check in took forever, while... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Friendly staff and a good location are about the only good things I have to say about this place. I felt like I was sleeping at a night club, super loud, heaps of drunk and high people, grubby bathrooms and some dodgy people. Didnt feel safe leaving my stuff there. And way overpriced!

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Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and I spent one night at this hellhole. We would have left but couldn’t get a refund. The lift wasn’t working and had to carry out bags up two flights of stairs. The toilets, room, kitchen, etc. should have been contemned. After the night staff left the place became a zoo. Could go on but sure you get... More 

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