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“Run-down place at a high price” 1 of 5 stars
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23 Hindley St., Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #45 of 55 Hotels in Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
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“Run-down place at a high price”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Just arrived at Adelaide back in July and stayed in this backpacker for three miserable nights. The reception/owner was friendly, but the rest of the things were disaster. I was offered a well worn linen pack and the bed was in very bad shape and stinky too. Multiple signs of "drug use prohibited" were annoying (to me suggested that everyone was using drugs in the building). The room was dark, small, lower than average conditions, and the bathroom was the worst of all. It was very small size and I had problem with hanging towels, clothing...(no hangers). There were only a curtain separating the shower from the toilet and I was not sure what was causing a nasty water pool in front of the toilet. There were absolutely nothing special about the backpacker, nor did I think many travelers were staying there. I just felt very miserable by having to spend a few nights there.

Being new to Adelaide I made some reasonable effort to find a different place soon but had already paid for 3 days. I finally found a great place (a well known chain backpacker) although with a distance but with excellent quality. Whenever I see this backpacker across the street, I always think what the price break-down is for this backpacker but can't figure it out; perhaps the location is the forte for this backpacker.

Not recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Darwin, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Apparently this place is now under new ownership... the bedroom consisted of a bed, box of tissues and a full lenght mirror on the ceiling!!

Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2008

Great central location. Inexpensive. Balcony offers view and place for al fresco dining, though many restaurants are nearby. Friendly heldful management. Comfortable beds, mini-fridge,private bath, towels, but no hairdryer. Paperback exchange.

  • Liked — balcony with table and chairs
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 23 Hindley St., Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
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Ranked #45 of 55 Hotels in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12

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