Backpacker hostels are an inexpensive temporary accommodation option in the City. Facilities include share bathrooms, communal cooking and dining areas where you can meet fellow travellers.
Costs vary, however here is an approximate cost guide for budgeting purposes:
Adelaide Central YHA
Close to City West campus. Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Close to City East campus. Wakefield Street, Adelaide
Carrington Street, Adelaide
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