Adelaide Central YHA

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Things to do in Adelaide Central YHA

Adelaide Central YHA is perfectly located in the heart of Adelaide CBD, which means you're in the perfect spot to explore all of the world class restaurants, bars, markets, arts centres and sporting arenas by foot.  Just 5 minutes from world-renowned Adelaide Central Market and Chinatown, 10 minutes from Adelaide Oval, the Adelaide Convention Centre and Rundle Mall shopping precinct as well as easy walking distance to Adelaide's galleries, museums, botanical gardens and zoo.  The vibrant laneway bar precinct of Leigh St, Peel St and Bank St are also just a short walk away.

Planning to to explore outside of Adelaide city?  Adelaide Central YHA is also very convenient to public transport routes with stops on nearby Currie St and King William St, making it a cheap and easy to explore Adelaide's amazing miles of beaches as well as the stunning green rolling hills.  Adelaide free bikes are available in many locations around the city - a great way to explore the city and beyond.

The team at Adelaide Central YHA can help you with tour info and sales for location around Adelaide, and Australia.

There is a fun schedule of daily activities for you to join in on (see below) - a great way to make new friends and have a memorable stay.

Ask our friendly (and very attractive) staff at the reception desk if you are in need of any suggestions on how to best enjoy this beautiful city.

At the hostel

Christmas lunch

In Adelaide over Christmas? Come join the Adelaide Central YHA family for a Christmas lunch, Aussie style! Knock back a glass of champers, enjoy a three course meal and have a jolly ol' time with all your new pals. 

Buy your ticket for our lunch at reception before Christmas day - only $10!

Christmas Day

Open Mic Night

Join us for an amazing night of local music at Adelaide's iconic weekly Billy Bob's BBQ Jam session where Adelaide's elite and up-and-coming musos take the stage - all night long.

9:00 pm Mondays
Meet at reception

$5 Tacos and FREE Trivia

Feed your belly then get your brain ready for some fun trivia

$5 tacos @ 7pm - (free) Trivia @ 8.30pm

7:00 pm Tuesdays
Guest lounge/dining room

Movie Night

Lights out, movies on, popcorn popping - you deserve it

8:30 pm Wednesday
TV Room

$5 Burger Night

Stack 'em up and gobble 'em down!

7:00 pm Thursdays
Dining room

Pub night

TGIF!  Head into the weekend with us at one of our fave local pubs.  There'll be drinks and food specials, a bit of music and plenty of fun.

9:00 pm Fridays
Meet at reception

Free walking tours

Every Saturday morning, you can get to know the city like a local on Tony's Epic City Walking Tour

9:30 am Saturdays
From Adelaide Central YHA

Ping pong and Sausages

Ding Dong it's Ping Pong night. But first, fuel up with a sausage sizzle (gold coin donation goes to charity)

At the Ping Pong table

Free bikes Adelaide

Adelaide is a beautiful bike friendly city with easy riding and loads of great trails along the river to the beach, the hills and loads of other great spots to explore.  Make the most of Free Bikes Adelaide - offering free bike hire for everyone thanks to the City of Adelaide.

Every day
Adelaide city

Free pancakes

Our Free Pancakes are the best way to start your day of adventure in Adelaide - every morning in Winter.

Every morning from 8am
Guest kitchen

Tours & activities related to this hostel

per person

2 Day Grampians and Great Ocean Road Wildlife Escape

Hike through the vastness of the Grampians before you drive along the spectacular Great Ocean Road on this 2 day adventure from Adelaide to Melbourne.
per person

Adelaide City to Beach Bike Tour

Experience Adelaide like a local by bike. Enjoy a relaxed and easy ride along the vibrant riverbank and the stunning Adelaide beach foreshore to Glenelg.
per person

Adelaide Hills Hiking and Winery Tour

If you enjoy bush walking, food and wine then this is the tour for you. Enjoy a spectacular hike in Morialta Park, followed by a private tour of a local winery and barbeque lunch
per person

Kangaroo Island 1-day Highlights Tour

For those with limited time, this tour is for you. Experience all the main highlights of Kangaroo Island all in one day
per person

Kangaroo Island Food and Wine Tour

Experience Kangaroo Island in all its glory. Spectacular wilderness and wildlife. Plus amazing local food and wine, all expertly prepared in a breathtaking setting.
per person

Mount Lofty Hike and Cleland Wildlife Tour

Hike with the locals. Trek to the summit of the Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Hike, Adelaide’s most popular Hiking trail. Finish up with local wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Park

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.

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