Backpacker hostels

Mix and mingle at one of our backpacker Hostels

Backpacker hostels are especially popular with young travelers. Book a bed and make new friends with guests from all over the world.


Adelaide’s bustling Gouger Street precinct is close to many backpacker hostels.

Adelaide's Shakespeare Backpackers International Hostel is in a lovely Victorian building, which still retains its old charm and ambience. The hostel is located in walking distance to all the attractions in Adelaide.

The Blue Galah Backpackers’ Hostel is family-owned and operated. It is located in Adelaide’s city center, close to an international food court, Adelaide Railway Station, Rundle Mall, interstate bus station and many of Adelaide's main tourist attractions.

Glenelg Beach Hostel is housed in a beautiful heritage building dating back to 1878. This hostel is known for its unique character with high lofty ceilings and period features. The hostel has a choice of private rooms, mixed dorms and female only dorms. As its name suggests, it is located in the beach suburb of Glenelg.

Eyre Peninsula

The Port Lincoln YHA is perfectly located in easy walking distance to the center of town, beaches, pubs and shops. This new hostel offers a mix of multishare and twin/double and family accommodation, with a bar/café and outdoor deck with barbecue facilities. 

Kangaroo Island

The Woolshed KI offers accommodation in a converted sheep shearing station on a Kangaroo Island farm. It is situated half-way along the western side of Kangaroo Island, near major visitor attractions.

Kangaroo Island Central Backpackers is located in historic Kingscote, just two minutes’ walk to shops and facilities. The Central Backpackers offers a clean and friendly environment, ideally situated to explore all of Kangaroo Island's beautiful beaches, attractions and wildlife.

Find out more about what visa you might need

Citizens of the United States and Canada need a visa to holiday in South Australia. You'll also need a visa to work, study, or stay for over six months.