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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Excellent, friendly, efficient staff. Neat and simple, but I felt safe and comfortable. Very clean.

They accommodated my request to not be on the ground floor without fuss (I am a single, female traveller).

They need to buy some new pillows though!

Adelaide is pretty small, so I walked everywhere no problem.

Room Tip: I had a room on the 2nd floor, at the back. It was probably quieter than the front ones on the road - but not much traffic at night anyway, and not near any loud clubs etc.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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1  Thank sssshhhh80
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Reviewed August 28, 2011

Pros: quiet, all private rooms & you can walk across the road to the main hostel to drink & socialise. Auto aircon, a sink & clothes rack in room.
Cons: no close supermarket; bad pillows; walking across the road for reception & breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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1  Thank Notjanedoe
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

Agreeing with the above: the hostel looked pretty clean (definitely as some AU hostels go), the people staying at the guest house were nice (not often met any that weren't), and the hostel itself was pretty quiet.

However, there is the road outside that is very busy, and thus if you want fresh air you get fumes and there is no avoiding the noise. One important note is this: I believe there are bed-bugs. I woke halfway through the night itching and discovered bites on my back. The next morning there were some more. After mentioning at reception, instant note was taken of it and apparently they checked but could not find anything. I do not how they checked, but I believe it to be severely hard to 'see' them (they are max 5 mm big and can easily crawl into duvets/mattresses/pillows)... So if you are going to stay here, keep an eye open and report any strange bites immediately!

About the people behind the desk: I am not entirely sure how 'nice' they are. I have a little suspicion they are nice, but not anywhere near generous. They said I had one of the last beds in the hostel (choice between an expensive single or one in a 12 bed dorm at the Backpack Oz) when I went in to ask if they had any beds. After some hesitation I decided to go for a quieter night and chose the first, which turned out to be a family room. They could easily have turned it into a 3 bed dorm but only were open to this suggestion after I had paid for the whole room.

All in all, an expensive set of bites.

(PS no idea what people are on about being excited by the breakfast. A cheap slice of bread with cheap marg, jam or vegemite. Nothing special or out of the ordinary for a hostel!)

Room Tip: Go for one at the back (8, 9 or 10 I think)
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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3  Thank TravelVeggie
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Reviewed January 13, 2011

This was my first experience of a hostel and I was pleasantly surprised. On arrival I entered the large kitchen area which was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Tea and coffee was freely available so it was easy to chat to the other guests over a cuppa. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm which although wasn't huge had all the basic requirements. Clean linen was provided for the beds and I had a really good night's sleep. Showers and toilets were also very clean and there seemed to be no queues for the showers when I was using them. The atmosphere was friendly with people happy to chat to each other, but it was a fairly quiet place in general, something which I had specifically chosen it for. For people wanting more "action", the nearby Backpack Oz had a bar, internet and various other forms of entertainment which could be used. Location-wise, it was a bit of a walk to the shopping area and other things to see in the city, but it wasn't too far and certainly didn't detract from the overall experience. It was easy to get to from the airport using the public bus service. All in all, a very good value and comfortable night's sleep and I would definitely recommend it to other travellers.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank WoodEl
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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