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16 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationRundle Mall3 min walk
Popular LocationAdelaide Casino6 min walk
Popular LocationState Library of South Australia6 min walk
AirportAdelaide, SA (ADL)16 min drive

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  • Female Dorm (6-10 Share)

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Male Dorm (6-10 Share)

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Mixed Dorm (6-10 Share)

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsMixed Dorm (6-10 Share)
  • Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room
  • 4-Bed Private Room

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • 6-Bed Private Room

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • 8-Bed Private Room

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 8
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  • 10-Bed Private Room

    Room amenities

    • 1 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 10
    More details10-Bed Private Room

About this area


Located in Adelaide, Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel is in the city centre and near the airport. Rundle Mall and Adelaide Central Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Henley Beach. Enjoy an event or a match at Adelaide Oval, and consider making time for Adelaide Zoo—a top attraction that's not to be missed.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Rundle Mall - 3 min walk
  • Victoria Square - 5 min walk
  • Adelaide Casino - 6 min walk
  • State Library of South Australia - 6 min walk
  • Adelaide Festival Centre - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Pirie Street Tram Station - 3 min walk
  • Adelaide, SA (ADL) - 16 min drive

About this property

Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel

Adelaide hostel in Adelaide Central Business District, walk to Rundle Mall
This hostel features a bar/lounge, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. Free breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. All 22 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, 2 bathrooms and showers.
Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel offers 22 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This Adelaide hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Korean


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in between 11 AM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay
  • Towels/sheets: AUD 2 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel Adelaide
Blue Galah Backpackers Adelaide
Blue Galah Backpackers

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 11 AM to 10 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 9:30 AM.
Does Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this hostel located?
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of State Library of South Australia and Adelaide Oval. Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Adelaide Zoo are also within 1 mi (2 km). Pirie Street Tram Station and Adelaide Station are within a 5-minute walk.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

    Good place and good location with a friendly staff and one bar available on the balcony. Clean and tidy. Unfortunate my room was close to the bar and it's so loud the week end till 2 a.m that it's not possibe to sleep.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, room comfort

    The beds were a nightmare, very old and so dirty. The only positive thing was the position, a very central position!

    Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    I thought I would spend my last night here as a change from the YHA - big mistake,. The good - Conveniently right in the middle of town The bad - no bathroom on top floor, very dirty small kitchen, dirty cramped room with old tattered stained dirty carpet with dust everywhere, stained crumpled brown sheets. and stained mattress protector No security at all - the back fire door right near the first floor bathroom was propped open posing a security risk as anyone could come in. I did not feel safe at all in the shower - anyone could walk in and able to look into the shower above the partial door. The poor reception person is made to take clients dirty linen with his bare hands. Why not have an infection conscious way of receiving dirty linen. Staff not particularly friendly. Topped by a very noisy inconsiderate rowdy crowd screaming and laughing in the lounge at 2:45am. on this particular night. The YHA is the opposite in all these aspects.

    Stayed 1 night in May 2018