Ok facilities and cleanliness are great. fast internet, spotless kitchen, clean toilets, handy lockers, generous breakfast.
But honestly... the main reason why I pay an hostel for is the sleep. and I had a terrible one in this place !
being put in a 12 beds dorm - called the cave - I was waken up all night so many times. people coming in and out of the room all the time. all the time! people making noise, opening the door, opening their lockers, opening their luggage, people waking up at odd times (like 1 am! - well, guess it's not that odd if you can't catch much sleep in the night time! ) , people coming back from pub crawls, people ringing with their phone, people ringing with their alarm clock, people waking up at 8 to catch breakast (no brekkie after 9) and then going back to bed.....
basically constant movement and noise all the time except between 3 and 7 am. that were prolly the only hours I actually slept in this place.
the funny thing is that 12 dorm has the same price of 6 beds dorms. any sense in this ?
12 bed dorm should be half the price !
I suppose if you're a kid and look only for fun and and hangin out this can be a good place but if you look for some good sleep then just go somewhere else. for me sleep quality is basically the only reason why I pay an hostel. if I have to be waken up every 15 mins then I can just sleep in a park and spare myself 30 bucks.
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- Be smart and don't just got for a hostel with the lowest rate - you get what you pay for! Are you looking for a hostel where you feel welcome to relax and just hang out if you want a break? Where there are activities so you can meet people and make new friends? Where you don't feel as though you are putting your hand in your pocket every 5 minutes? Where the staff are happy to give you free advice about what to do in Adelaide (not just sell you an expensive tour)? Backpack Oz is a family owned and operated business that enjoys a great reputation - and not just because of the free Tuesday night BBQ dinner and daily Happy Hour ($3.50 beers)! All rooms and common areas have A/C, and kitchens and bathrooms are cleaned daily (and we mean really clean - check the ratings)! We have a fantastic city location - walk to cafe/pub districts, Central Market and CBD! Our free WiFi is super fast and we have a light & bright dining & common room with big screen TV. Free pick ups and drop offs to bus and train stations are available (not airport and conditions apply). Our staff are super well trained and really want you to enjoy your stay and make the most of Adelaide! We hope you choose to stay with us and leave with fond memories of both Adelaide and Backpack Oz. Cheers! Sam, Penny & Tom Twelftree *Reception is open from 6.00am till 10.00pm. You must check in prior to 10.00pm or we can not accept your booking. ... more less
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