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Backpack Oz

Hostel | 144 Wakefield St, Adelaide, Australia 5000

88.8% Overall Rating

60 out of 66 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/04/2015)

"Free breakfast. Free wifi. Free pool table. Large common area with big tables as well as couches. Staff was helpful with tour information. There's a white board in the common area updated daily with lots of info and…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:30
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Adelaide?

Contact us directly

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We offer free fast WiFi, a cheap bar, daily activities, free breakfast & Our FREE AWESOME BBQ is now on a Tuesday we also have free bike hire. Family operated since 1999 ! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget Single (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Budget Double (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Budget Twin (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Budget Triple (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

About 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 are putting your hand in your pocket every 5 minutes? Where the staff are happy to give you free advice about what to do in Adelaide (not just sell you an expensive tour)?

Backpack Oz is a family owned and operated business that enjoys a great reputation - and not just because of the free Tuesday night BBQ dinner and daily Happy Hour ($3.50 beers)!

All rooms and common areas have A/C, and kitchens and bathrooms are cleaned daily (and we mean really clean - check the ratings)!

We have a fantastic city location - walk to cafe/pub districts, Central Market and CBD!

Our free WiFi is super fast and we have a light & bright dining & common room with big screen TV.

Our staff are super well trained and really want you to enjoy your stay and make the most of Adelaide!

We hope you choose to stay with us and leave with fond memories of both Adelaide and Backpack Oz.


Sam, Penny & Tom Twelftree
Owners since 1999

*Reception is open from 6.00am till 10.00pm. You must check in prior to 10.00pm or we can not accept your booking.


- Reception is open from 6.00 am till 10.00 pm. You must check in prior to 10.00 pm or we can not accept your booking.

-Must have valid photo passport or drivers license required

-Please be as accurate as possible with your arrival time as we will re-sell your room after 5 hours of proposed arrival time.


Accommodation Information

A mixture of mixed 4, 7,8,12 bed dorms, 6 bed fermae dorms and singe, double, twin and triple rooms.
Please note that All private rooms have a double bed and a single bunk bed attached.

Location Information

144 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
On the corner of Pultney and Wakefield street. Just a 10 min stroll from all the museums, art galleries, pubs, clubs, shops, cafes and markets.