Sunny's Backpackers Hostel


Sunny's Backpackers Hostel

139 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Bus W90, W91 (stop: Morphett Street),
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(08) 8231 2430
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A small friendly hostel in a great location
15 October 2006
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No double rooms, can only smoke in outside areas.
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Friendly staff, good facilities, 24hr kitchen, no deposits.
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I had a great time in this funky little hostel. The owner, John, and his staff really seemed to care about me and the other guests, they went out of their way to make sure that I knew what was happening in Adelaide and gave advice about things to do and places to see. For this reason alone, I could recommend this hostel. I felt safe (important for a girl travelling alone) and the free pancake breakfast every day was yummy.

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Sevi
Nice
16 February 2004
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And they made pancakes every morning!!!!! Yummie!!!

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Anonymous
A really lovely place
19 October 2001
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I passed through Adelaide, on my way back to Sydney at the end of a 4-month stretch of nationwide sightseeing. It was winter, and I had more or less run out of money. I had heard a lot of middling things about Adelaide, and only ever intended staying for a couple of day's rest. However, the job I was returning to in Sydney was pushed back a week, and without money, I found myself stranded. I chose Sunny's quite simply because it was next to the station, but ultimately it was a lucky stroke. The hostel is fairly average in its facilities - but then most backpacker hostels are. It does, however, have a lovely, friendly atmosphere. It's quite small, with a bright, airy feel. In the dead of winter, with no money, it proved a home from home. The staff are exceptionally friendly and hospitable, and gave me a job cleaning in the morning in exchange for my stay. In spite of it being off-peak season, and very quiet, I found Adelaide to be a really handsome, relaxed city with lots of parks and riverside walks. I didn't intend staying in the city, but I'm very glad I did. I have excellent memories of the laid-back week I spent there, and Sunny's, which matched the relaxed atmosphere all round. I would definitely recommend both the city and this hostel for any backpacker wishing to take a bit of time out from hectic traveling.

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