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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
    2.5 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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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
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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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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16 hotel reviews
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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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14 hotel reviews
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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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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Where to start? The location was fantastic! Check in was a little slow, however, the girl had just started so that was fine. Everyone has to learn somewhere. The rooms were very small for the number of beds in the room. We had 8 people in the group so it was very crowded and not much storage space. The balcony... More 

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Darwin, Australia
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I've stayed in hostels all over the world; this place ranks somewhere near the bottom. If you like being kept awake by other people's loud drunken conversations and don't mind showering in other people's grime you might enjoy staying here! The carpets look like someone has vomited on them, floors weren't cleaned the whole 5 days we were there, same... More 

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Brig, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We did not enjoy our stay in this backpacker. The friendliness of the staff left to be desired, the cleanliness of our room was really terrible (bugs on my mattress, dirty mattresses, not vacuumed etc.), the room was really small for 4 people, the water of the showers was cold... The only positif thing was the location.

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Address: Level 1 62 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
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