Best Places for Backpackers in Adelaide, Australia.

Enjoy backpacking around Adelaide, Australia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Adelaide, Australia.

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Top 13 hostels in Adelaide, Australia.

These are the 13 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Adelaide, Australia.

1
The Guesthouse - Backpack Oz

96 /100

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The Guesthouse - Backpack Oz

The Guest House offers additional facilities to normal backpacker hostels, and the shared kitchen and bathroom facilities are cleaned daily and are modern and spacious. FREE 24/7 WIFI IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE GUEST HOUSE !!! Also, The Guest House is also sister property to Backpack OZ which is jus...
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Adelaide Central YHA

87 /100

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Adelaide Central YHA

Located in the heart of the city, overlooking picturesque Light Square. Modern facilities, large self catering kitchen, dining room, TV /movie room, free luggage storage, fully air conditioned, stairs/elevator, fast internet and free WiFi and 24 hour security access. Within a kilometer of shops, clu...
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Backpack OZ

84 /100

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Backpack OZ

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...
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Glenelg Beach Hostel

83 /100

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Glenelg Beach Hostel

Glenelg Beach Hostel is housed in a beautiful heritage building dated back to 1878. With high lofty ceilings, period features and open fireplaces, our hostel is recognised for its unique character. Centrally located in Adelaide's premier beachside suburb of Glenelg, our hostel is adjacent to the...
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Sunny

81 /100

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Sunny's Adelaide Backpackers Hostel

Free WiFi, Daily Hot pancake Breakfast and free car park parking Please see 'Things to note' for car parking conditions Sunny's - More than just a bed; it's like staying at a mate's place! Welcome to Sunny's, the smallest and friendliest hostel in Adelaide. Sunny's has been serving the inter...
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Hostel 109 Flashpackers

77 /100

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Hostel 109 Flashpackers

Hostel 109 Flashpackers has Hotel Standard Rooms, the smallest Dorms in Adelaide and a safe friendly Hostel atmosphere. A short walk to anywhere in the Adelaide CBD, 109 is a family owned and managed hostel, with friendly staff and excellent facilities providing a range of options to suit all travel...
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Port Adelaide Backpackers

75 /100

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Port Adelaide Backpackers

We are an awesome value for money hostel with guaranteed free car parking (we are the only hostel to stay at if you have a car, saving you at least $16 a day) We , are not far from the beach, free WiFi,(100mb), free pool table, free PS3 , games and dvds. We are a clean, fun and friendly budget h...
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8
Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel

71 /100

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Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel

'Blue Galah Backpackers' is superbly located in Adelaide's true centre, very close to all the attractions - so central that you can walk anywhere in the City in minutes! And tourist hotspots Adelaide has to offer. Transports to all facilities are on every corner. Adelaide even runs a free city tram...
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9
Shingo

65 /100

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Shingo's Backpackers

Come and enjoy our friendly homely Hostel! We have many things to offer to all our guests. This includes free WiFi internet, We also have free tea & coffee to all our in house guests. We have free off street Secure car park, this is a first come first served basis. We have free Baggage Storage....
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10
Adelaide Travellers Inn

60 /100

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Adelaide Travellers Inn

The Adelaide Travellers Inn is a fun, friendly hostel in the CBD with a relaxed 'no stress' attitude. Free car parking (subject to availability), Free bicycle hire, use the Free city connector bus. We offer affordable accommodation, tours & travel and help you find work. The Adelaide Travellers I...
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11
My Place & Adelaide Backpackers Hostel

57 /100

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My Place & Adelaide Backpackers Hostel

My Place & Adelaide Backpackers Hostel is a family owned and run backpacker hostel at the heart of Adelaide, South Australia. With years of experience and a vast knowledge of Australia in it’s incredible awe, we are ready to share and ready to help you plan your travels, search for work, or find...
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The Little Pub Backpackers

45 /100

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The Little Pub Backpackers

RECENTLY RENOVATED Located above THE LITTLE PUB HOTEL,The backpackers offers a variety of private and dorm rooms to accommodate international youth travellers. A VALID INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT IS REQUIRED WHEN CHECKING IN. Little Pub Backpackers offers a fully equipped self catering kitchen,...
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Adelaide Backpackers Inn

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Adelaide Backpackers Inn

Free Internet, free in-room WiFi, great tour information and bookings and lots of information about Adelaide and surrounds to keep you as busy as you want to be. We have free laundry powder, free tea and coffee, free bike hire, 4 & 6 bed dorms only, 24 hour kitchen, and centrally located in the h...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Adelaide, Australia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Adelaide, Australia.

If you're already planning to visit Adelaide, Australia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

The Open Road

One thing Australia offers its travellers is the chance to take to the open road and explore… A few months ago my boyfriend and I did just that. We had decided to head west from Melbourne, where we had based ourselves for a few months, making our way across the country to Perth. There is only one road that heads west from Adelaide to Perth, passing through the Nullarbor Plains, a vast expanse that many Australians are quick to tell you horror stories about. Situated on the southern coast of Australia, the Nullarbor spans 1,200 kilometres, linking Southern and Western Australia and provides a hostile yet intriguing environment to explore. Deriving its name from Latin origins the name Nullarbor means “no trees” and so it is no surprise that the road is surrounded by a stark landscape. The Eyre Highway follows the coastline through small settlements, which offer a welcome break and a chance to refuel. We began our road trip in the middle of October, just as spring was heating up and planned to stop off at several places on route to punctuate the journey.

Connie Moseley

8 reasons you should drop everything and visit Adelaide

I think people get a little bit confused when I say that I’m proud to be from Adelaide. General perceptions of Adelaide are this: it’s too far away, it’s just a worse, smaller version of Melbourne, and there’s nothing to do there. Friends, you are SO wrong if you think that. Here are eight stellar reasons that Adelaide is somewhere you will UNDOUBTEDLY LOVE. Guaranteed.

Ruth Grace

The What (and the Where)?

The Hay Plains is one of the flattest places on earth – second after the Sahara according to the locals (however Google tells me Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is actually the flattest). It is the vast area surrounding my hometown of Hay in New South Wales, Australia. Located halfway between Sydney and Adelaide, and about five hours (or less, depending how you drive) from Melbourne it is smack-bang in the middle of nowhere, yet also the centre of everywhere.

Victoria Anderson

3. Learn in the museums

GOMA, free, Stanley Place, South Brisbane. Science Museum, free, Grey Street, South Brisbane. Brisbane Museum, free, Adelaide Street.

rosie-cox

Adelaide: Australia

Vibrant, electric and moving – all words that Australian travellers don’t frequently associate with Adelaide, the City of Churches, and ever little sister to the Australian “must-sees” Sydney and Melbourne. But I’m here to tell you just why “vibrant, eclectic and moving” really do describe this awesome city: South Australia isn’t called the Festival State for any old reason.

Kacy Ratta

Great white sharks: Port Lincoln, approx. 7 hours from Adelaide

  Great white sharks: Port Lincoln, approx. 7 hours from Adelaide Has diving with sharks always been on top of your bucket list? If so, Port Lincoln is the only place in Australia from where you get in a shark cage and be just centimetres away from a great white. Adventure Bay Charters do daytrips from Port Lincoln to Neptune Island where great white sharks are spotted daily. For those not interested in actually getting in the water with the sharks, it is now also possible to see the sharks from an underwater viewing area. Furthermore, another cool thing about this exact company is that they focus on protecting the sharks’ natural environment; they use sound vibrations instead of berley to attract the sharks.

Sofie M. Wulff

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