Adelaide’s balmy climate and unhurried way of life appeal to one and all. While the city values its heritage as well as traditional arts and culture, modernity is not lost one bit. Add to that a spectacular scenery of surrounding hills with rolling vineyards. The Adelaide Festival of Arts, held annually in March, is another one of the top draws of the city, attracting pre-eminent film personalities as well as enthusiasts. Plan your next getaway to this gem of an Australian destination and experience the magic with your own eyes. Scroll down to book one of the top backpacker hostels in Adelaide, Australia, and kickstart your first leg of planning. Book now!
Walking distance from Adelaide Central Bus Station, Chinatown, Central Market, Rundle Mall, and lots of other attractions is the adults-only Tequila Sunrise Hostel. They offer females-only as well as mixed dormitory accommodations, each of which is air-conditioned and equipped with standard amenities. There is also a self-catered shared kitchen on-site and an all-you-can-eat pancake cart at breakfast. The hostel hosts weekly dinners on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for all guests to come together and socialize. There is also a front desk at Tequila Sunrise Hostel, which is operational from 9 am to 10 pm for any assistance that guests may need. This property has WiFi access too.
Adelaide Central YHA, as the name suggests, enjoys a brilliant location in the city centre, offering amazing city views and easy access to attractions. They offer males-only, females-only, and mixed dormitory accommodations as well as private rooms. The hostel also offers family rooms that can easily accommodate up to four guests. The accommodation is equipped with lockers, personal bed lights, and other standard amenities. All private rooms are equipped with en-suite tea/coffee-making facilities and an in-room television as well. Additionally, there are some shared facilities too – balcony with outdoor seating, a kitchen, and a communal lounge area. The hostel’s front desk can also assist with booking local tours. Adelaide Airport and Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal are both about 20 minutes away by bus from the property.
Another excellent backpacker hostel in the city centre, Adelaide Travellers Inn Backpackers Hostel offers males-only, females-only, and mixed dormitory accommodations as well as private rooms with up to three-person capacity. Most accommodations here have access to a balcony with city views. There is a shared kitchen and a communal living and dining area, plus a reception to assist guests. However, do note that this is an adults-only property.
Shingo’s Backpackers is located approximately 595 m (1,950 ft) from Victoria Square and is a pretty popular choice among travellers. They have dormitory-style accommodation as well as standard double rooms, all of which suitably equipped with amenities. Along with access to all common areas, guests can also make use of the complimentary bicycles made available on-site to tour the vicinity. Note that children are not permitted here. Shingo’s Backpackers also offers a free pick-up service from Adelaide Central Bus Station, Adelaide Parklands Terminal, and Adelaide Airport.
Stay in the midst of the city centre’s action at Backpack Oz hostel. This place offers dormitory as well as private room accommodations, each of which is neat and equipped with essentials. In addition to comfortable accommodation, Backpack Oz offers access to a rooftop terrace, beer garden, shared lounge and dining area, communal kitchen, and a tour desk in case you need any assistance. The hostel also provides complimentary dinners on Mondays and Wednesdays. Location-wise, while most of the city’s attractions are a stone’s throw away, Glenelg Beach is a 20-minute tram ride away and Adelaide Airport is about 15 minutes away by car.
An easy 10-minute walk away from Rundle Mall in central Adelaide is Hostel 109 Flashpackers, offering well-appointed dormitory as well as private room accommodations. In addition, the hostel also provides access to barbecue facilities, a shared kitchen, a communal lounge area, complimentary WiFi, indoor entertainment options, and a tour desk for any assistance. Bicycles have been made available at the hostel for guests’ use.
A brilliant destination
Offering a bucketload of adventure, natural beauty, lots of gastronomical delights, and tons of solace, Adelaide is a winner in all departments. February to March is when the city sees its maximum tourist footfall due to several cultural festivals, but there are lots of festivals during other parts of the year too. November to April are typically the peak rainy months and may dampen your experience of this incredible city. Rest assured, Adelaide has lots in store for all sorts of travellers – solo trippers, couples on a romantic getaway, and families on vacation.
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