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BlueGalah Backpackers Hostel

1.0 of 5
Level 1 62 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Western Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Seoul, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Fortunatelly we stayed there during the Day of Australia. Look out for the parade from balcony, where the party thereafter exploded was outstanding. We also welcome short distance to waterfont and the centre. But, the rooms are more like mouse box, kitchen and common area also. BUT! Thanks to that you have closer to another house mates and partying aswell.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Blue Galah Adelaide in October 2012 in a 8 bed mixed dorm. Our room was a good size, but didn't have a huge amount of storage for the amount of people which made it quite messy. The lounge area is good - with a tv and computers. The bathrooms are quite clean and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The hostel is good enough to stay there for a while. They clean regularly and the toilets are old but clean. The problem is that they do not clean everything and just superficial so you probably find condoms and other stuff underneath or next to your bed. The linen is clean as well, just the matraces are disgusting.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The staff weren't friendly and the rooms were very small. I was in a room of 4 and it was very cramped. Thankfully my roomies were my fellow travelers, otherwise I would not be too comfortable with the idea of being in a very tight space with others. Although the patio with the bar at the top was great and... More 

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manchester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Had no choice but to stay here due to the Big Day Out festival causing a shortage of rooms in the city but would never stay here again out of choice. Firstly the rooms are tiny, 6 people crammed into a tiny room. There is nowhere to leave bags and so it was difficult to actually open the door due... More 

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