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 $3.20-$5.10 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

    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 Tuesday and Friday morning - yum!

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

    *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


    92% customer rating, based on 5224 reviews
    • I loved you guys! When I come back to Adelaide I'll definitely stay with you again 😏
      Tariro B March 2017
    • Friendly and helpful staff !!!
      Jiwon Y March 2017
    • just perfect, location great very friendly helpful staff. Felt very safe and secure good value for money.
      Valerie E March 2017
    • Great facilities- kitchen, lounge, activities, TV rooms. Helpful staff.
      Elna E March 2017
    • Loved the single room with view, and the pasta night. Thank you.
      Margaret M March 2017
    • Staff at reception is very friendly, extremely helpful and very professional.
      Rita L March 2017
    • Excellent hostel- I've travelled throughout Australia and by far this was the best hostel for safety, cleanliness, friendliness and overall atmosphere. Thanks.
      Rebecca M March 2017
    • Great hostel, great location and the staff are so friendly! Would definitely stay again🙌
      Ashleigh Jade M March 2017
    • Great hostel situated close to the centre of Adelaide and a very short walking distance to the Cental Bus Station for Interstate and Intrastate buses.
      Arthur H March 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

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    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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