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    Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel

    62 King William St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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          Overview
          • Excellent0%
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          • Terrible38%
          15 Mar 2017
          “Worse place I've stayed in a long time”
          20 Feb 2017
          “STAY AWAY!”
          Free Internet
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          2.0 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 28 April 2015

          It's true what can you write about this place.... Staff very average, only ever saw them at reception Bathrooms old and need attention Kitchen SMALL annoying Rooms SMELLY SMALL too small Very ordinary place overall

          Thank WaAussietraveller85
          Reviewed 18 April 2015

          Stayed there 5 nights from 11th- 15th April 2015. Booked a private room for 11 night actually. When arrived at the counter, here we go, the arab reception guy asked me to pay in full but got a bad feeling about the hostel as it...More

          1  Thank KYAWKB
          Reviewed 15 April 2015

          Worst hostel ever - dirty, expensive and with very weird guests. We were recommended this one by the airport information. Please do not repeat our mistake, this is a terrible hostel, I did not think that something like this is possible in Australia.

          1  Thank SevaPrutskov
          Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

          Hostel was a bit rank, staff very unfriendly. I questioned the price of the room as I'd seen it online cheaper ad the guy just dismissed it. Would not stay here again, the only good point was it was central.

          1  Thank Catherine R
          Reviewed 4 April 2015

          The location is great. The rest not so much. It smells, looks worn out, the people are a bit weird. On the bright side, I had lockers underneath the bed and the dorm room to myself (which was lucky). The room was alright. The bathrooms...More

          1  Thank thetravelonthebrain
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          farkennel2
          I booked 2 beds for 21 December overnight and I have just noticed they say that only international travelers are allowed.I live in South Australia,so should I cancel my booking?
          10 August 2015|
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          Room Tips
          "Don't stay here"
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          "Avoid a room close to the reception or the bar - it get's LOUD!"
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          "maybe not too close to the balcony if you mind people talking and smoking"
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          "Pick a smaller room, less noise and disruptions from others"
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