Adelaide Central YHA

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Average rate: $23 - Hotel class: 4 stars
135 Waymouth Street Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

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Adelaide Central YHA Reviews

sweettangerine sweettan…
161 reviews
The best hostel I staid at in Australia Dec 24, 2012
The YHA in Adelaide has a very central location in the CBD, only 2 minutes’ walk from the bus station and market hall and only a short stroll from the Rundle Mall area with shops, restaurants, bars etc…

It’s the best hostel I have stayed at so far. There’s a large lobby with computer terminals, vending machines, on-site travel agency etc… Even though there was a bit of a queue, we were warmly welcomed by the receptionist who checked us in to a twin on the 2nd floor.

All public areas of the hostel are spic and span and so was our room. It wasn’t a real twin, but a double with a queen size bed and a small, low to the ground, rollaway bed that would sleep a third person in the room. But technically there were 2 separate beds and it suited us well.

The room also had air-conditioning, a fan, a small desk and a balcony with chairs. The room was pleasantly decorated and did not feel like a hostel at all. The en-suite bathroom was small but clean with a shower and a sink and even towels were provided.

There’s Wi-Fi all over the premises but it doesn’t come free of charge.

We didn’t check out all the facilities of the hostel, but it featured a very large fully equipped self-catering kitchen with plenty of shelf and freezer space, labels to mark your food, toasters, and all needed equipment. So far this is the cleanest hostel kitchen I ever came across!

Next to it is a large communal dining/ TV room with ample seating space, but also sofas, a pool table, bool shelves etc… a cozy place to hang out and get to know people.

Allegedly the hostel offers free pancakes every morning, but since we always left very early, we didn’t have a chance to check it out. Alternatively you can buy all sorts of breakfast packages at reception. The continental for 5 AUD had 3 pieces of toast and jam (or vegemite if you wish), a single portion of cereal, a bottle of juice and a small carton of milk. Tea or instant coffee you can get free of charge from the kitchen. There’s also a more extended package with bacon or eggs. The hostel does cheap meals too, but we didn’t try these out.

This was clearly the best hostel experience I had in Australia so far. It was a very clean place with lots of facilities and great staff. Moreover the hostel organizes plenty of activities and field trips, giving solo-travelers all the opportunities to meet new people. I noticed also a lot of not so young people at the hostel, which I think is because of the great facilities and low prices. Definitely a hostel to recommend!
The room
with small rollaway bed
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kimpigott kimpigott
25 reviews
Very friendly place to stay Mar 04, 2011
Really friendly place to stay. I came here when I had an accident with a horse and they were very accomodating with giving me a ground floor room and also a bottom bunk. Stayed here for a night and felt right at home. Would definitely recommend anyone travelling on their own. Lovely breakfasts - would definitely visit again!

Adelaide Central YHA Overview

Located in the heart of the Adelaide at Light Square, this is one of the best YHA hostels in Australia. Fully air conditioned, modern facilities, large self-catering kitchen, dining room, TV rooms, Foxtel, free linen, tea/coffee, storage, 24hr internet and security access. Wireless internet now available. Group facilities with conference room - special group rates on application to the hostel. Winner of South Australia’s Backpacker Hall of Fame. Now boasting Climate Action certificate with EcoTourism Australia. This description is based on information provided by the specialty lodging.

Adelaide Central YHA Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cycling
  • Wine Tasting
  • Photocopier
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Games Available
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room
  • Free Parking

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