Style & location: Modern, clean, comfortable, well facilitated and a location that boasts only a few seconds walk to the City's retail shopping precinct heads up Blue Galah's claims. Stunningly easy access to Adelaide's public transport system, including the links to all bus, rail and air terminals. Only a short walk in any direction, encompasses all Adelaide has to offer, including some of her 70 pubs, clubs and bars, a range of parks, China town, supermarkets, sidewalk artworks, retail shopping, her famous Churches, libraries, museums, the Casino and much, much more. We boast Adelaide's largest balcony for guests entertainment use.
Rooms: Seventy percent of our dormitory rooms are sized six beds or less, but we also have 8 or 10 bed dorms as well. Often, as demand dictates we divert the 3, 4, 5 or 6 bed dorms to private rooms, generally on request. All rooms are air conditioned, carpeted, and cleaned daily.
Bedding: Bedding mattresses are modern inner spring mattresses, clean and quite comfortable. All have mattress protectors, hygiene is paramount. Freshly laundered bedding linen includes sheet, pillow case and doona or duvet.
Security: Security is always at owner's risk, but we do offer luggage storage areas and some lockers at no extra cost. Night security is via a responsible person on the premises, and we lock our building each evening. Guest entry after that time is via electronic door coding supplied to each guest. No silly curfew. Guests are also supplied electronic key cards for individual room entry.
Hygiene: Our rooms and hallways are cleaned, and vacuumed each morning, and the wet areas including, kitchen, toilets, and showers are cleaned twice daily. Room cleanliness entails an additional professional hygiene eco-clean periodically. To this end, we disallow the use of personal bedding and bedding linen, sleeping bags, swags and the like.
Reception: Is open from 6am till 10pm, everyday. A night supervisor is available till midnight, should you require assistance, and thereafter available to handle on-site requests for emergencies. Helpful and friendly local advice is always available, as well as tour bookings and travel advice.
Common areas: Blue Galah boasts Adelaide's largest balcony for guests use, allowing a chance to relax with a bit of space around you (it's that big!), a TV room - includes Foxtel (cable tv), free DVD use, pool table, some table games, magazines, book exchange and the like. We offer several fast, modern computer stations including wireless, plus web cam and burning facilities and VOIP through the global gossip network.
Laundry: Coin-op includes clothes washing and drying facilities, including free ironing board and iron use.
Kitchen: A modern 2 bay kitchen with good refrigeration and freezer facilities, and offers free use of utensils, cutlery, crockery and a range of modern appliances including cook tops. Blue Galah also provides free light breakfast, including free rice (rice being available for any meal of the day). Anyone wishing a hot breakfast, can use one of our discount vouchers at the Cafe next door, in the International food court.
Telephones: There are two public phones and a Voice-over internet protocol phone to use (especially for low cost international calls). Phone cards and recharge card facilities are available at reception during business hours.
Bluey's Bar: ...and we have an intimate bar on premises that supplies the 'usual' for darn good prices, and a selection of authentic Australian Boutique & hand brewed flavoursome beers that collectively you probably won't find anywhere else in Adelaide. Cant wait for Bluey's cocktail hour to get into full swing!
Kiosk: despite the 24/7 shop being available downstairs, we have a small selection available from reception, and discount wherever possible for guests convenience.
STOP PRESS: Blue Galah has just been re-rated as a three & a half Star backpacker accommodation, complete with an environmentally friendly 'green' tick by AAA Tourism.
The Blue Galah is centrally located in the heart of Adelaide and very easy to get to. Click here for instructions.
Standard Guest Offers and Services @ Blue Galah International Backpackers Hostel & Travel
Standard Guest Offers, Guest Services, Clean showers and toilets, Fresh linen, Modern comfortable innerspring mattresses, Freebies, Owner operated, Kitchen, Laundry, 24 hour assistance, No late curfew, Modern well managed fire system, Very secure, Bar, Transport on our doorstep