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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 in Adelaide.

backpacking in South Australia

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


Imagine a wild night in an outback pub, chatting with the townsfolk of Parachilna (population: four), hike around Kangaroo Island, pick grapes during the vintage season in the beautiful Barossa and Clare Valley

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


Dive among wrecks, swim with sea lions, kayak in wetlands, surf sand dunes and camp in the desert.


No matter where you end up, find  South Australia's best backpacker accommodation 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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