Berri Backpackers


Berri Backpackers

Hostel address
Old Sturt Highway, Berri SA 5343
Tel
(08) 8582 3144
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Price
Dorm bed $25 per night, $160 per week
Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
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Berri Paradise
29 July 2014
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Far away from the the capital City Adelaide
Pros
Great place that can help to find work
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At first sight from the highway I wasn't too impressed by the look of the Hostel but once I entered the hostel ground I fell in love with the place. Such a unique and special place. The atmosphere just creates a instant feeling of well being and therefore people staying at the hostel are very relaxed, open hearted and welcoming. In fact I felt that good I never wanted to leave again :D Can only recommend this place. If you look for work this is a great area to find it. Thank you Berri Backpackers I love you. The Berri family rocks

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Tracey H
B.Backpackers was a complete experience . not a hostel
13 April 2005
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Me and my friend Cath from Sidcup stayed for just over 2months in 1996-we made so many friends there and are still in touch with all. Out of 10months round Oz it's the best backpackers we stayed in. Re-visited in Nov 04 just for 2days.1 of the Uk guys we met in 1996 was marrying an Aussie girl he'd met in Berri town. Was good to see Wiggo again & stay even though sadly for 2 days only. We were in Oz 1 week (4 of us who met in Berri in 96) but chose 2 of those days to stay back in the backpackers!! Atmosphere still just as great & made new friends.

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Welsh Cath
Fantastic!
6 April 2004
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Like everyone else I went to Berri for a few weeks and ended up staying 3 months the first time & six weeks the second back in 1997. Had a fantastic time , it's a wonderful place with an amazing atmosphere where I met some of the best people during my whole time travelling. A lot of us are still in contact & regularly talk about having a Berri reunion in Berri. A massive thanks to Wiggo & Frankie for everything - you're definitely the best!

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happyhourimissyou@yahoo.com
Excellent hostel....hard to escape
28 March 2004
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Stayed at least 3 months and still not the longest person there.....its impossible to stay two weeks.... the facilities are excellent, the bbqs are great the partys even better, happy hour down the local hotel every friday are essential and the people staying in the hostel are what make it even greater....if you dont belive me go there for a day to check it out and become another one of us, someone who just cant leave. frankie and wiggo and the cats and little dog make it very welcoming. You even have hostel cars to use for work and for shopping..and to get you to happy hour of course. just get the non drinker theirs always one to drive...bribe them with a soft drink, it usually works.

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George
Best hostel in Oz
21 February 2004
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I was there from June-August 2001 so it's getting on for three years since I was there and I still really miss it. Best wishes to anyone who reads this who was there at the same time as me and remembers me. I didn't realise that the best time that I'd spend in australia would be the months I was working. Make sure you go here.

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davo...
got to go place in aussie!
2 February 2004
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i met the best people , had the best partys there, relaxed ,fun , beautiful., everything you want and need and more.... and im looking for a friend who stayed there in september 1998 to new year 1999... argentinian called freddy ...wiggo will know him well.. im trying to contact him .any infor please send to my email address..

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Anonymous
amazing place to stay
24 January 2004
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Well, guys what can I say!Its been the best time in my life here in berri backpacker!Everybody whos thinking about goin to OZ: VISIT THAT PLACE!!!!It is unbelievable!!!I did not just met my love here, I met the most interesting and lovely people ever in this place!!!And first of all Wiggo and Frankie!I guess you wont believe me and neither anyone else on this page,but just go there and see for yourselves!Its true, live will never bee the same!!!Ive been home for 2 years now, but Berri backpackers was just THE TIME OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!

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Josine
F******kin Amazin!
29 May 2003
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Had an absolutely wicked time there! Wish i could go back and do it all again!

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Dorien
Rocknroll
28 January 2003
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What can i say? Berri backpackers has got it all!! Had the most brilliant time in this little paradise... Check the website; http://www.expose.dk/berri/default.htm and see for yourself! But be aware! Life will never be the same... :'(

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Émilie
Fantastik hostel, you need to go!
17 November 2002
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You may think to stay in Berri a couple of weeks to pick fruits and then leave right after...That's what everybody think! Well, if you're like us, you'll be here for a month, 2 months, maybe 6, you never know! There's free internet access and that's really the greatest place I have been in Australia! The most friendly poeple are there!

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skoot73@hotmail.com
Relaxing & fun
25 September 2002
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Well i first stayed at this Backpackers in 1996.I was thinking of staying 2 weeks.That never happened i stayed 3 months.This hostel has the lot,the attention to detail is fantastic.I returned to OZ in 2000 & again i would stay in Berri for only 2 weeks.Again i stayed longer ,this time 5 months.Wiggo & Frankie (the owners)run a good ship,based on trust.I hope the place never changes as you really meet some great people.Back in England we have Berri reunions ,talking about picking fruit (hard work)& all the parties we had at the hostel.I reccomend anyone a visit,you can easily be trapped.Anyway all the best scott,Birmingham,England

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Philip Perseval
ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE
26 May 2002
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If you go to one hostel when in Australia, make this the one hostel. I've stayed in over 50 hostels in Australia and nothing comes even close to this place. Free saunas, amazing saturday night barbecues, meditation/yoga room, hammocks, spa, free use of vehicles to work, games room all add to the amazing atmosphere this place has. You can relax in the treehouses or lie by the swimming pool, whatever you need to do when you need some time alone. But the best thing about this hostel is the trust between the owners, Franki and Wiggo, and the workers who stay here. Anything you need will be provided for you, all you need to do is ask. Excellent place, will be soooo sad to leave.

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Anonymous
Best hostel in the world !!!!
29 December 2001
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I stayed 3 months at this wonderfull place. The hardest part was to leave this paradise ! Not just the faccilitys are makink this place the best you can imagine, but the atmosphere is great to, one big happy family. After a hard day on the job (fruitpicking stinks !) it is a great feeling to go "home". If you are travelling Oz this hostel is a must. Do not stay just a couple of days, but give it a few weeks, the place gets better and better.... Sido

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michael
best working hostel in oz
10 October 2001
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not much to say to fill a hundred lines. i stayed at berri backpackers alltogether for about for month. a home away from home. first class facilities ( sauna, tennis court, fitness, tasteful gamesroom), outstanding barbeceuce every saturday and most important- wiggo and frankie, the owners care about their guests.

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