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Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
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“Back again and as good as before”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

Very lovely hostel and friendly staff. I enjoyed my second stay in Adelaide and at the Shakespeare Hostel, kitchen facilities are very good and clean.
The sleep quality is good, very comfortable beds.
If I will come back Shakespearewill be my first choice.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

Due to the ashes game(yawn) they raised the price to 40 dollar a bed.
Last beds in adelaide we could find so we had to.
The room i stayed in was awfull dirty and not enough space.
The interior is very old and musty, kitchen was not clean at all.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2011

Shakeys is quite a safe hostel to live in with management present 24 hours a day and a pass code for the front door after 11pm. Staff is very friendly, keen on giving advice to the attractions around as well as any other problems a traveller may have. Opportunities for work are advertised and regularly updated for those looking for jobs, and free jasmine rice really helps cut cost for a budget traveller. The rooms are kept nice and cool during the hot summer, and the beds are nice and sturdy for a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2011

Shakespeare backpackers hostel was the best hostel that I and my friends stayed ever in Australia. You get a nice and friendly welcome at the reception and a really comfortable living room with a BIG ‘TV’. The place is near the bus station and a free bike rental, so you have no problems to go or drive where ever you want in Adelaide. Clean rooms, great bathrooms and comfort rooms. Staff is approachable; they tend to cater the needs of the client living in the facility.
This hostel is compared to the low prices really clean and nice.
The daily clean keeps the hostel on a high standard and let it shine everyday.
Personal things are quite safe to leave behind; lockers are provided in almost each room and outside. I would highly recommend for those who want to have their holiday or short stopover in Adelaide to stay in Shakespeare backpackers hostel.
Keep up the good work management and staff!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2011

I've stayed at Shakespeare's for a week now and I've truly enjoyed it so far. The rooms and bathrooms are clean, the aircon works well, and the kitchen is clean, too. The reception staff members are all very friendly and eager to help make your stay comfortable. The hostel is just a quick walk to Coles, the train station, Chinatown, and tons of pubs... the location couldn't be much better. My one and only complaint is that practically every other hostel in Adelaide has some kind of freebie -- whether it be free toast and jam breakfast or free weekly BBQ.. whatever -- but there's nothing like that here.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2011

just be there if you get to Adelaide :)
there are many staff who are willing to help every guests,
they will give you important and nice tip for travel !! :)
We can put our valuable belongings to secured closet, (don't forget to bring your own small lock for that ! )
There's a luggage room for free checking big luggages after check out for a while,
Rooms are clean, and tidy, I was able to sleep well every night. ( I think I got nice roommates luckily :)
kitchen and toilet and shower rooms are cleaned by staff everyday,
so I felt those are quite clean.
especially the kitchen was good enough to make my own food :)
they offer free bad linen and blanket, that's so nice service!
the balcony also is good for chilling out.!
able to meet many friends from all over the world !
about the location,
there're pubs around Shakepeare,
and it's in the city, so able to get many attractions by walking.
that's one of the best things here.
I surely recommend this hostel someone who will get to Adelaide.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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1 Thank SunAdelaide
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2011

Shakespeare's is Ok - not brilliant. The Staff appeared friendly enough, although had to ask alot of questions. Security is very good here though and possibly the best about this hostel, also the toilets and bathrooms were clean. I would not say that this is a brilliant hostel at all. However, it is comfortable, although I did not like the bunk beds much. I do believe they should offer free towels and breakfast to their guests who have none of these items and staff are too hyper vigilant about throwing out food from fridges before guests leave the facility. Otherwise Ok.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Property: Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel
Address: 123 Waymouth St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Adelaide’s Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
To all Backpackers and Travelers in Oz: Need a Hostel? Are you full of Youth? Prefer to live like the Nomads? Then Base yourself in Central Adelaide. "Adelaide's Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel" is a lovely old style Victorian building, it retains old charm and ambiance from a bygone era. Located in the heart of the backpacker precinct, very close to all the opportunities and tourist hotspots Adelaide has to offer. ... more   less 
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