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Adelaide Central YHA
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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Can't ask for much more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

I was only here for one night and in a private room at that, so I can't really comment on the full hostelling/dorm experience, but I can say that it was a great place. Clean, comfortable, friendly and helpful staff, great facilities in the kitchen/common area. Found our way there by bus from the airport easily enough, it's in walking distance of most places in the CBD. No reason why I wouldn't go there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank JToaster
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AdelaideCentral, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Central YHA, responded to this review, August 4, 2013
Thanks for the great review!
Great to know that we're doing a good job.

Happy travels
from all of us at Adelaide Central YHA
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

YHA Adelaide is an example for other hostels in how to run an organise a hostel. It's the best hostel i've been during my 7 months around the world trip. The staff is nice, polite, helpfull and professional. I don't no how many times they are cleaning but i stayed a week and everytime it was clean. The room (4 share) was big with a good bed and big (backpack) locker. The facilities are great. A big kitchen with all kind of kitchenware. Enough tables tot eat and a lot of different sofa's to sit. Many bathrooms where the toilet / shower are seperated. And finally the entertainment with highspeed internet, 2 TV rooms (dvd and foxtel), a readingroom, tabletennis table, pooltable, gamesroom and daily newspapers. I enjoyed my stay in the YHA Adelaide.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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London
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176 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

A very centrally located hostel. A very well-kept, clean hostel, with evidence of constant work to upgrade bathrooms, etc. Windows are being replaced, too, to improve noise and temperature control.
We had a huge double ensuite room with a brand new bathroom, and well away from the noisier areas that are inevitable in hostels.
There's a pool table and a table tennis table - though when we were there feral children were being allowed to whack the balls into the eating and sitting area. It would be better away from these areas, but the open plan arrangement is very welcoming, with different kinds of seating. Wifi through the hostel was cheaper than in most hotels.
Tip for the over 60s from other Aussie states: get yourselves a free bus ticket. You go to the Metro Office on the corner of Currie and King William Street, show your seniors card, and then you can access the whole network free. And for the rest of you, young hostellers, there are a couple of free buses and a free tram to enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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AdelaideCentral, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Central YHA, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thanks so much for your review - we're so glad you had a great, comfortable stay and hope to see you again in the future.
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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Very secure hostel with good, clean facilities. Centrally located, easy to get to, 24hr reception for late check-in! Free breakfast.. Pancakes, yum!! Staff were very helpful about Adelaide. Free bike hire :)
Only thing was I found it a bit boring.. Atmosphere wasn't great, but admittedly I was only there 2 nights..

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

First time in a hostel.. nice people, clean bathroom, kitchen with a lot of space some dishes and pots dirty but it is the fault of the guests ,nice staff, free pancake everyday (winter) and beautiful girl ;) .highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank Andrea B
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AdelaideCentral, Public Relations Manager at Adelaide Central YHA, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Hi Andrea

Thanks for your kind review.
We're so glad you enjoyed your first stay in a hostel, it means that we're really doing our job properly.
Enjoy the rest of your travels and we look forward to seeing you if you get to come this way again.

Happy trails
Di
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Culmstock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights in June 2013 and the hostel was exactly what I needed. Easy to get to from the airport (bus for $4.90) and a great location in the city.
The reception staff are friendly and there is an elevator to get yourself and your bags to your room, which I have never seen in a hostel! Everywhere is clean and the communal area with the kitchen, lounge and dining area is a great place to meet people and spend the evening/morning/whenever.
The kitchen is well equipped and clean, with free tea, coffee, instant hot water, and pancakes in the morning!

Definitely stay here if your are coming to Adelaide, you will not be disappointed :D

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chris P
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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

When I got to the Adelaide Central YHA, I was a solo traveler, but by the time I left, I not only had friends... I had a family. So many amazing staff members and guests. Loved the activities the hostel had set up for guests, like the Sunday night ping-pong tourney and Duke Thursdays ;) Would (and actively DO) recommend to anyone looking for a good time, in a hostel that caters to the needs of all. There were many families staying there throughout my stay, as well as older folks, and partiers and non-partiers alike. It works for them all. And a big SHOUT OUT to the hostel helpers in room one, for being totally amazing and making my stay so worthwhile.

Room Tip: For those tryin to stretch their dollar, there is only one 8-share dorm, so book in early!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank randi_8194
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Property: Adelaide Central YHA
Address: 135 Waymouth St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Adelaide Central YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 235
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NOW FREE AT ADELAIDE'S FAVOURITE BACKPACKER HOSTEL • Wifi Hotspot - that's right, we've got free Wifi for all of our guests • Pancakes on Monday and Friday mornings • Cool activities - ping pong competitions, city walks, pub nights and more • Lovely white linen for you bed • Luggage storage Adelaide's coolest backpacker hostel is just a short walk to the city's favourite markets, hip bars, shopping areas with easy access to the nearby hills, beaches and wine districts. Save money and make new friends in a multishare room or relax in the privacy of your own (newly renovated) private twin, double or family room - all ensuite rooms now include TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Cook for yourself in the well set up kitchen or head out and see why Adelaide has an amazing reputation for food and wine. The huge, well designed lounge, dining and social area overlooks a beautiful park making it one of the best locations in the city. Adelaide Central YHA's friendly, helpful staff are very keen to help you have the best time possible in this city known as rAdelaide and can also assist you with your tour and travel bookings beyond. ... more   less 
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