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Hostel 109

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Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

I'd stayed at one of the busier, read noisier, hostels d/t and was looking for something quiet. This place fit the bill as its location is on a sedate side street removed from bustle of busy Adelaide. My first impression of the place was that it was split up. 109 is apparently for the non dorm cliental (might be wrong)... More 

1 Thank TerritoriaI
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This hostel is really good value, with things like free wifi (that actually works!) The staff were really friendly and had some good recommendations of things to do around Adelaide. The room was clean and comfortable and the facilities were really good. We enjoyed our stay here!

1 Thank GemmaReap
Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Loved this hostel. Such good value for the price! We had a twin private room. It was so clean and really nice, with a wardrobe!! There was free wifi, computer use, tea, coffee, washing powder, free use of a hair dryer and curling tongs! Was a really good location and really easy to get to the main shops. It was... More 

Thank Hayley183
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 January 2014

A quiet clean hostel with good facilities. Not overly crowded allowing you to have your own space to watch tv or cook in the kitchen spaces. Clean bathrooms and bedrooms. Nice location near the parks of the east terrace. Helpful staff although not based in the building

Thank brennan82
1 review
Reviewed 22 November 2013

I have been many places in my travels and hostel 109 has net my expectations and standard. its central location is ideal and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It could do with more of entertainment /wifi and would be nice to open the windows but for the most part travellers are out and about so this is a... More 

Thank jared h
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend actually stayed at Adelaide Backpackers, that's just across the street and owned by the same guys (who are all really nice and helpful!!)! We stayed for 4 nights, and we were really satisfied about it!! The rooms, kitchen and bathroom/showers were always really clean and everything was incredibly organised! They have free bike rent, which was... More 

1 Thank MayraBizari
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013

When i have been traveling around Australia its been rather terrible and each hostel/motel was getting worse. Until i arrived in Adelaide and stayed at Hostel 109. When i arrived i was greeted by friendly, smiley and happy staff who took me around the hostel and shown the facilities (other hostels you are shoved a key and made to go... More 

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Lorrach, Germany
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We have been here for 3 nights. We thought we will give it a chance and also all feedbacks here are in average pretty good. But maybe we arrived on the wrong time. Here is our pros and cons list: pros: + staff is friendly and trying to help + TV corner + nice balcony cons: - "fake" windows in... More 

1 Thank seppthethreat
Trevor A, Manager at Hostel 109, responded to this review

Thank you for providing a review. We continually look for feedback and it helps us understand our business better. We are sorry you found our Hostel didn't match your expectations. Our free internet for instance is designed to cater for approximately 100 wi-fi connections. We have up to 40 guests so most of the time that is more than adequate.... More 

Paris, France
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

we spend a very good time the staff is very helpfull and can advise you to find a backpacker's job. the room is plaisant and clean we spend a very good time in this hostel, closed to the cbd. the central market is 5 min walking

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Trevor A, Manager at Hostel 109, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and greatly appreciate your feedback. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stayed in a twin room for 3 nights. Booked from hostelbookers. Easy to get here from airport by taxi. Only about 20 mins. Room and bath is clean. Wifi and internet is free. Cooking facilities are also good. Coffee is free for breakfast. About 10 mins to walk to Central Market. They also provide the free Adelaide bicycles where you... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our quiet hostel is located on Carrington St. in a well-maintained, quiet building. Here you'll find comfortable, affordable & friendly accommodation right in the heart of the city. All of Adelaide’s city attractions are within a short walk from the hostel & we can direct you on to explore the rest of South Australia and Australia. We are stone’s throw from many great restaurants, attractions and special events – everything a traveller wants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel 109

Address: 109 Carrington St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Price Range: $30 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Try the same hostel across the road- not 109 but 112.”
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“Dorms and Private Rooms are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles paulosV3573FY, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“double rooms, are just twin rooms with the beds pushed together, and are not worth the extra cost, unless you want a fridge”
 of 5 bubbles marajade1_200, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Just go into one of the dorms, they are big enough and safe and people are so nice :] save your money and make friends.”
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