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Tunkalilla Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula

Hostels and backpackers in South Australia

Backpacking around Australia? If you're on a budget, try affordable backpackers hostels on Kangaroo Island, the Barossa and Adelaide.

Why backpack in South Australia?

If you've climbed the bridge, circled the rock and snorkelled the reef... it's time to see the real Australia. 


Imagine a wild night in an outback pub, chatting with the townsfolk of Parachilna (population: four). Hike around Kangaroo Island. This amazing wildlife haven is a short trip from mainland South Australia.  


Pick grapes during the crazy 'vintage' season in the beautiful Barossa. It’s hard yakka (work), fair pay and a chance to kick back with the locals. Visit our famed wineries in the Barossa, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra.


It’s an adventure

Dive among wrecks, go cage diving with sharks, kayak in wetlands, surf sand dunes, camp in the desert and play nine holes over The World's Longest Golf Course: Nullarbor Links. It is 1,300 kilometres long!


Stay in an underground hotel in the outback opal mining town of Coober Pedy.


Feeling adventurous? Download the Backpackers Guide to find out more about things to do and places to stay in South Australia. Just arrived? Find out more about getting around Adelaide and South Australia.


Must-do experiences

Head off the beaten track and experience the best South Australia has to offer.


See backpacker and hostel accommodation throughout South Australia listed below.


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The best of South Australia

Step into our backyard where wildlife reigns supreme. Walk our city laneways or pluck oysters fresh from the sea. Start your holiday in Adelaide, and get closer to the real Australia.

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