Youth Hostels and Backpackers In South Australia
South Australia is one of the least travelled Australian states, but that’s not to say thousands of travellers don’t pass through it on a yearly basis. The state is referred to as the Wine State due to the fact is produces more than 70 per cent of the country’s wine, while its extensive beaches and outback are other reasons travellers head here.
In the state capital, Adelaide, there are a number of excellent, well-priced youth hostels to choose from. Hostel 109 in the city centre is both modern and comfortable. This small, peaceful hostel offers compact dorms, double, single and twin rooms, and a kitchen.
If you’re looking for a livelier place to stay while touring South Australian youth hostels, Backpack Oz could be the best option in Adelaide. This atmospheric facility has a bar/lounge which serves food and drinks, is clean and comfortable and is well-located near the city centre. It is consistently voted in Australia’s top 10 hostels.
An interesting youth hostel to stay at during your tour of South Australia is the Old Mount Gambier Gaol, located near the state border with Victoria. This hostel is an ex-prison, with all the cells having been converted into bedrooms. There are communal and kitchen areas, as well as an outdoor courtyard area. Prices are easonable, while trips to the Blue Lake, local wineries and the limestone caves and sinkholes are among the key attractions while staying at this unique facility.
South of Adelaide is Kangaroo Island, home to a quiet and affordable youth hostel in South Australia called the Kangaroo Island Central Backpackers. This facility is within two minutes’ walk of the town centre and just 500 metres from the penguin colony. With two dorms and three bedrooms, Central Backpackers is a recommended base for those looking for a relaxing getaway in this scenic area of South Australia.