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The Guesthouse - Hostel

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Family Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom | Bed sheets

Overview of The Guesthouse - Hostel

The Guesthouse - Hostel

1.0 star property
Convenient to Adelaide Zoo
7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

62 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
144 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Main amenities
  • Terrace
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • DVD player
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Adelaide Central Business District
  • Adelaide Zoo - 21 min walk
  • Adelaide Oval - 24 min walk
  • University of Adelaide - 2 min drive
  • Adelaide Central Market - 2 min drive
  • Rundle Mall - 2 min drive
  • Adelaide Casino - 3 min drive
  • Adelaide Convention Centre - 3 min drive
  • Adelaide Entertainment Centre - 6 min drive
  • Henley Beach - 18 min drive
  • Glenelg Beach - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Adelaide, SA Airport (ADL) - 17 min drive
  • Adelaide Parklands Station - 5 min drive
  • Pirie Street Tram Station - 11 min walk
  • Adelaide Station - 18 min walk
  • Victoria Square - Tarndanyangga Tram Stop - 8 min walk
  • University Tram Stop - 10 min walk
  • City South Tram Stop - 13 min walk


  • The Wakefield Hotel - 3 min walk
  • Est Ovest - 4 min walk
  • Domino's Pizza - 1 min walk
  • Diaspora Kouzina - 1 min walk
  • Second Floor Lounge - 3 min walk

About this property

The Guesthouse - Hostel

The Guesthouse - Hostel puts you 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Adelaide Zoo and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Adelaide Oval. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Victoria Square - Tarndanyangga Tram Stop is 8 minutes and University Tram Stop is 10 minutes.


Dutch, English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM

What to do

  • Free bicycles nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 25-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom (in-room sink)
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Guesthouse Hostel Adelaide
Guesthouse Adelaide
The Guesthouse Hostel Adelaide
The Guesthouse - Hostel Adelaide
The Guesthouse - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Guesthouse - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Adelaide

Frequently asked questions

Does The Guesthouse - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Guesthouse - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Guesthouse - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Guesthouse - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Guesthouse - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Guesthouse - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Guesthouse - Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Guesthouse - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Adelaide Casino (19-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Guesthouse - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling.
What's the area around The Guesthouse - Hostel like?
The Guesthouse - Hostel is a short 8-minute walk from Victoria Square - Tarndanyangga Tram Stop and 9 minutes' walk from Victoria Square. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

i called the property to confirm my booking and the voice message stated that they where closed dur to Covid and i lost my money.. No one bothered to confirm anything and i am very annoyed
1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I liked the offer to stay in the common room and kitchen after I had checked out. There was a severe heatwave at the time. I was grateful for this. Also, I found the accommodation clean although basic with aircon and TV, free WiFi and the bed was comfortable. New pillows would be good.
1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A lovely place to stay
Guesthouse Hostel is remarkably a very good hostel and commendable to all travelers who are need a low cost accommodation but will meet their needs. All the staff are very accommodating, helpful and efficient. the site is within walking distance to points of interest. The hostel creates an atmosphere of family and community. There is a free dinners, Chile con carne Monday night and Pizza Weds. What a place. Highly recommended
Aurora, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

BARRY EDWIN, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good value for money. Clean rooms and friendly staff.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Gerard, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Having just travelled through South America I was looking forward to an Australian quality hostel. I booked a private room which is separate to the main building. It was so bad that I cancelled my remaining two nights stay. Firstly there was no towel in the room & the bed wasn’t made. Apparently towels are ‘for hire’ so I had to cross the four lane busy road back to the main hostel to get one. Secondly, the electronic security key would not work when I got back late at night (11pm). Again, I had to walk across the four lane busy road, in the rain, and phone the after hours emergency numbers to get a new room key programmed. This ordeal took about an hour. Thirdly, there was no hot water the next morning in any of the showers. Again, I was asked to cross the busy four lane road and use the showers in the backpackers. I could see that the hot water service may not be repaired quickly and if had enough of these third world standards so I asked for my money back and checked out. The angry British girl in the front desk tried to refuse a full refund saying it was ‘against policy’. I told her it wasn’t a cancelation due to change of mind, it was due to dissatisfaction. She was unbelievably rude and hostile and reluctantly refunded some (not all) of my subsequent prepaid nights. I’ve travelled to all corners of the globe - from Kampala in Uganda to San Pedro Chile In the Atacama Desert. This is the worst hostel I’ve stayed in.
Jen, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

If you don't mind feeling like sleeping in a prison cell, this place is for you. Run down rooms, bad stench throughout Guesthouse and room, uncomfortable bed and pillows with stains, jail cell bars on the windows and stuck window shutter. Windows stuck open so we were stuck hearing the traffic of a Saturday night. No peaceful sleep eventhough The Guesthouse is supposed to be the peaceful accommodation. Complaied at front desk after we checked in and was promised a call and that something would be done about the stuck window, but it was ignored. Not a good stay at all. Bad stench, sleep and the discomfort from beds and pillows didnt make this a good overnight experience in Adelaide. Thank goodness hadnt booked more than one night. Wont be staying here again.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Check in was friendly and efficient. Good location. Spacious room
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review