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Glenelg Beach Hostel
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“careful with the cancellation policy”
Reviewed March 21, 2009

We stayed in this hotel during WOMAD festival. We booked for two nights but ended staying only one night as the room we booked has no windows at all and very very small (althought it was a triple room for two persons!). We upgraded to their family room with a window which cost the same as in a decent hotel.

There was a loud band playing in the semi-basement with no sound insulation at all so imagine.., we were lucky the band played quite good. We had no other choice than staying a night since I could not get back my payment for two nights. Their policy is no cancellation refund for 40 hours, so if you don't like the rooms then badluck, 2 nights money from your credit card is gone. My advice is to view the room first before paying.

The good thing, spring beds are very comfortable. The building is an old beauty, which with a bit of imagination & refurbishment could be a lot better hostel.
The rest of the trip we stayed at majestic minima hotel on north adelaide (great area) which was excellent and worth every cent.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2007

The beach hostel at Glenelg was a busy place but the staff were welcoming and friendly. It was our first stay in a hostel and we found it to be very good value for money. The beds/linen were clean and the heritage building is great!

  • Liked — Pretty location
  • Disliked — No hot water in bathroom taps
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2004

Glenelg is about 10 minutes drive from central Adelaide (and airport), or 20 minutes by the lovely old trams. It is the coastal resort for South Australia, has lots of bars, small resturants and shops.

The Esplande covers the entire front and beach, with a new development at one end with a marina, apartments and smarter dockside bars and resturants such as sushi etc.

Cheaper to stay in than central Adelaide, and handy for visiting attractions to the South, such as the wine growing areas and the absolute must when down this way - Kangaroo Island.

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Property: Glenelg Beach Hostel
Address: 1 Moseley Sq, Glenelg, South Australia 5045, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Glenelg
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Glenelg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Glenelg Beach Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Adelaide's only beachside backpackers hostel, housed in a beautiful heritage building with high lofty ceilings, period features and open fireplaces. Female only, mixed dorms and private rooms available, all with linen and light breakfast included. Full facilities including 24hr backpackers TV lounge, kitchen, internet cafe, laundry, licensed bar and beer garden on site. visiting Adelaide... stay at the beach! ... more   less 
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