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Review of Port Adelaide Backpackers

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Port Adelaide Backpackers
Bowen, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great place with a lot of heart!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is one of the best hostels I'ver ever stayed in!
The owners are a young couple with a cute little boy who also run the place and live upstairs. They want to provide people with a fun stay, not just take their money like most other places and it shows!
Everything at Port Adelaide Backpackers is very new and clean, since they just openend. The rooms have aircon and nice beds, the kitchen has plenty of cutlery/crockery/tools (you'd be surprised how many places barely have anything).
We spent some rainy days there, but the hostel offers lots of entertainment itself. There's a pool table, book exchange and video game consoles to use for free. Free wifi is also included. There's a TV room with DVDs to borrow and watch.
The rooms are very cheap, although, since it's about 12km away from the CBD you'll end up spending the same as for a bed in town with the bus rides - but I'd say it's worth it 100 times over!
They also offer work for accommodation. My boyfriend and me asked for it upon arrival and in the following days, the owner came up with little jobs for us to do in exchange for and extra night. Thanks again for making it such a great stay and for actually caring about the guests! :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Just had a perfect stay at this place. In fact its the best back packers I have ever stayed in. Clean, quiet, safe and great value for money, I would definitely return and recommend.
Extremely well run by a lovely couple who are very friendly and amenable. Range of clean rooms from private with aircon and fidge to dorms. Clean kitchens, toilets and showers, laundry and drying area, outside garden space, TV lounge, gaming station, free bike hire for a small refundable deposit. WIFI download available for small charge. Quiet location in old port, 20 minutes direct bus ride into the city of Adelaide. Short cycle ride to lovely Semaphore beach. Great stay and great value for money.
Thanks be to the owners Ted and Passell.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Clean and safe. The place has great facilities and is close to shops and local pubs. The staff are friendly and welcoming and have created a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will be staying here again.
Beautiful beach nearby that has plenty of cafes and entertainment.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: Port Adelaide Backpackers
Address: 24 Nile St, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Port Adelaide
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Port Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Port Adelaide Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Port Adelaide Backpackers is the first and only backpacker hostel in the heart of Historic Port Adelaide. It is surrounded with all the shops, supermarkets, banks, pubs, restaurants you will need. Port Adelaide Backpackers is a family business with fun and friendly atmosphere which offers good, clean quality budget accommodation. We aim to give you great value for money, a top hostel. ... more   less 
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