Adelaide Central YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    Trains from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Darwin and Alice Springs arrive at Keswick Interstate Railway Station 2km from Adelaide Central YHA. Short taxi ride directly to city.

    Getting here by bus

    Only 150 metres walk from the hostel to the Central Bus Station, which is located on the corner of Bowen Street and Franklin Street. It's a short walk via Tatham Street to Adelaide Central YHA hostel.

    Nearest airport

    6 km from airport to the hostel. Take the super cheap Jetbus (public transport) direct to Light Square on Currie Street and walk 100 metres to the YHA. The Jetbus runs every 15 minutes and costs $3.50 - $5.40 each way depending on peak and off peak times.

    Car Parking and Tour Drop Off

    Secure parking - $12 per day. Must be reserved.

    Tours pick up and drop off at Adelaide Central YHA.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Adelaide Botanic Gardens
    • Cleland Wildlife Park
    • Adelaide Oval
    • Adelaide Zoo
    • State Library of South Australia

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Waterfall Gully
    • Adelaide Central Market
    • Art Gallery of South Australia
    • Escapement Bike Tours
    • Food & Wine Tours
    • Glenelg Tram
    • River Turns Linear Park Trail
    • South Australian Museum
    • Migration Museum
    • National Railway Museum Port Adelaide
    • Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre
    • Adventure Kayaking SA
    • Restaurants, Nightclubs, and Pubs

    Find us...

    Address: 135 Waymouth Street
    Adelaide, SA 5000
    Phone: (+618) 8414 3010
    Hostel Manager: Anna Cornelisse
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Adelaide Central YHA

    Check out our SPECIAL DEALS here

    Adelaide Central YHA hostel is located in CBD just a short walk to the city’s favourite Adelaide Central Market, hip bars, Rundle Mall and with easy access to the nearby hills, Glenelg Beach and Wine Regions. Cook for yourself in the fully set up kitchen or head out and find out why Adelaide has an amazing reputation for festivals, fine food and wine of the country.

    NOW FREE at Adelaide’s favourite backpacker hostel:

    *WiFi Hot Spot - that's right, free WiFi for all guests.

    *Pancakes - every morning - yum!

    *Cool activities - ping pong competitions, walking tours, pub nights and more.

    * $5 Hostel Dinners - Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays - BARGAIN!

    *We also provide free linen.

    *Free luggage and bike storage.

    *Free bikes Adelaide - thanks to the City of Adelaide, available in locations all over the city.

    Making new friends in a multishare room or relaxing in the privacy of your own private room with friends and family – all ensuite rooms now include TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The spacious, well designed lounge, dining and social area overlooks a beautiful park making it one of the best backpackers accommodation in the city.

    Adelaide Central YHA’s friendly, helpful staff are very keen to help you have the best time possible in this city and can also assist you with your tour and travel bookings beyond.

    Book a room at Adelaide Central YHA, experience our excellent facilities and hang out with our friendly local staff.


    • Sleeps 230 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Free Wifi Hotspot
    • Air conditioning
    • Great communal kitchen
    • Huge lounge/dining/social area
    • Barbeque
    • Disabled Access
    • Games room
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Parking
    • Reading room
    • Television
    • Tour Desk
    • Movies available
    • Luggage storage
    • Groups room
    • Conference room


    • Markets markets markets
    • FREE bike hire for all visitors to Adelaide
    • Miles of beautiful beaches
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Festivals
    • Adelaide Oval - football, cricket & concerts
    • Free Galleries/Museums
    • Golfing
    • Mountain Biking
    • Shopping
    • Wine Tasting Tours
    • Loads of cool bars and pubs
    • Food and cafes everywhere


    94% customer rating, based on 5645 Reviews
    • Everything was great!
      Erica S September 2017
    • Excellent facilities with great friendly staff.
      Nevan B September 2017
    • Friendliest staff.
      L September 2017
    • love being at Adelaide YHA, its like coming home, so clean friendly and the best staff and so central for lots of tourism down south
      Julie W September 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 135 Waymouth Street
    Adelaide, SA 5000
    Phone: (+618) 8414 3010
    Hostel Manager: Anna Cornelisse
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    24 hours

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 1:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

    Save with YHA membership

    YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.

    South Australian Tourism Award 2015


    Things to do in Adelaide

    Adelaide Central YHA is close to city markets, museums, art galleries and all major city attractions. Tour, travel and hostel booking service available from YHA Travel. Adelaide Central YHA is the highest standard backpacker hostel in the city of Adelaide. There's also regular guest activities  including free pancakes, ping pong, pub night and a city walk - there's something for everyone.

    The hostel is close to Adelaide's pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes. YHA discounts available on meals, entry fees and more. Ask the Adelaide Central YHA hostel staff for details.

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    FREE things to do in Adelaide

    1. Head to the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, its' 19 parks now cover 45% of the city area. The magnificent Botanic Gardens is a little jewel of Victorian horticulture.
    2. Housed in an ornate French chateau-style building on North Terrace, the South Australian Museum is one of the most-visited cultural institutions in Australia. The wonderfully intimate space is home to the world’s largest collections of Aboriginal artefacts, with over 3,000 items on display.
    3. Run, don't walk to the Central Market, South Australia is known as the driest state in the driest continent and yet manages to produce a rich bounty of produce – from farm fresh fruit and vegetables to hormone-free meats, artisan cheeses, smoked meats and some of the world’s best seafood.


    4. For a joyful Adelaide experience peddle down to the coast for the day using the city’s free bicycle hire scheme, Bicycle SA (BIKESA). Linear Park stretches all the way from the Adelaide Hills to the beach.