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Barossa Backpackers

9 Basedow Road, Tanunda, South Australia 5352, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014
AndyPadgett Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Disappointing stay as the hostel was in such a filthy state. It had not been cleaned properly for ages. Everywhere you looked, you saw dirt. The kitchen was the biggest mess. You could not cook in there even if you wanted to. It was so unhygienic, full of dirty dishes that are left for days, all the countertops dirty/filthy. I... More 

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Derek H, Manager at Barossa Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Elina, Thank you for your feed back. Barossa Backpackers employees 2 full time cleaners who clean everyday in the morning. This include cleaning the Kitchen and Rooms Daily. The photo you took was from before the cleaners had arrived on a Sunday Morning after the backpackers had a party. We have signs and ask guests to make them clean... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Thank you Barossa Backpackers. You saved me big time I had 3 months to get my 88 day visa and I got it today no problems! I found the hostel with a Gum Tree ad which looked fine compared to other hostels I researched and reviewed. I came to the hostel by myself and met some fellow English guys who... More 

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Sydney
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed here for 3 months Jan- April working in a potato factory which the hostel organised for me and it was an amazing experience! I never planned on staying in the Barossa for that long and I made some of the best friends on my whole trip in Australia (including Edward personal joke). Hostel is cleaned Daily thanks Debbie!... More 

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Sydney
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I booked the family room for a week starting on a Tuesday in April. The room was coated in red bull dust. That night the itinerant backpackers partied on till 2-30am. No night manager and all the secured doors were left open. Calls to the security firm didn't help. Apparently curfew is broken most nights during vintage and then other... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This was my first stay at a backpackers but we were very impressed and would definitely do it again. The backpackers is right on the property of a great winery (chateau tanunda) and right near town which was a great location. The manager and owner were really helpful and even offered to organise one of the other backpackers to take... More 

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Sydney
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed in the hostel for two nights over the weekend. We booked a private double room which came with a double bed and a single bunk on top. The room also came equipt with a small heater, a bag holder, coat hook and and a storage unit which didnt lock. Our first nights stay at the hostel was pleasant.... More 

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Derek H, Manager at Barossa Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Angie, Thank you for your review of our hostel. We are very sorry about the unpleasant actions of our guest partying on Saturday night and disrupting your sleep. We hope you had a safe 12 drive back home. We unfortunately had to ask 3 people to leave the hostel as a result of the party and mess they created... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Great Place! We stayed in Barossa Backpackers for 2 nights in a double room with shared bathroom. The showers and toilets were very clean as was the bedroom. This was of course basic, but cozy enough. The common rooms were lively and enjoyable. The hostel was right in the middle of vineyards and just a short stroll to Cellardoors and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Always helpful and smiling at reception, very strategic place near the supermarket,visitor center,cellar doors and bus stop, clean bathrooms, you'll meet a lot of friendly backpackers : one of them took me for free trip to some cellar doors... I went in this place twice before, and I've never been disappointed. The dormitories (6 beds) are a bit tiny and... More 

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This place is great I only booked in for 2 nights and ended up staying for a 5 and then my holiday was finshed :( I missed Kanagroo island and the flinders but I have no regrets this place was amazing. Why do you ask?? Cause this place rocks maybe its because its next to some of the best wineries... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Stayed here with the Mrs whilst ravelling around the barossa. Was a very last minute thing, and staff incredibly helpful. Comfortable warm beds, adequate food. Good location

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