BBQ facilities
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private Bathroom
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Non-smoking rooms
Baggage storage

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The award-winning Adelaide Central YHA offers modern air-conditioned accommodations in the heart of Adelaide city center, overlooking picturesque Light Square. Guests have a choice of dormitory and private rooms. Free WiFi is available all throughout the hostel.

Each air-conditioned room include large lockers, personal bed lights and fresh decor. All rooms offer a private or shared bathroom. Some rooms also have a balcony with outdoor seating. Private rooms with private bathrooms also offer a TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Facilities at Adelaide Central YHA include 24-hour internet, luggage storage, shared dining room and a self-catering kitchen. The communal lounge area offers comfortable sofas, plus a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and cable channels. The hostel also offers a tour booking service.

Adelaide Central YHA is ideally located for enjoying the West End, with markets, shopping, restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs within walking distance. The property is just 20 minutes' by bus from Adelaide Airport or Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal.

This is our guests' favorite part of Adelaide, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Adelaide Central YHA has been welcoming guests since Jul 7, 2011
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Adelaide, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!

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Room Type
1 full bed
1 sofa bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 full bed
2 bunk beds
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Is it noisy at night?
    Adelaide Central YHA is located in the CBD and is close to local bars, café and restaurants. The good news is these venues are not too close, for nois..
    Answered on 13 November 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes we have free luggage storage for our guests waiting to check in or should you be catching transport out of Adelaide later in the day and need to s..
    Answered on 13 November 2019
  • Hi I will be arriving Adelaide on 29/12 and need to check in around 9:30pm, is that alright? I have booked for 2nights from 1/1. Want to stay the same
    Hi there, 9:30PM is fine. In case you arrive later than 11PM, let us know asap.
    Answered on 23 February 2022
  • can 2 Adults and a child, 10 yrs old stay in a double room?
    These rooms have a double bed and a pull out trundle bed. If the adults are sharing the double bed, there will be enough space for 2 adults and 1 child
    Answered on 23 February 2022
  • Hi, how many occupants will be in the 6 beds dorm room at the moment?
    Hi there, we are currently at full capacity.
    Answered on 23 February 2022
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Amenities of Adelaide Central YHA
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool table
  • Game room
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs AUD 15 per day.
  • Parking Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Dutch
  • Chinese

House rules

Adelaide Central YHA takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


4:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Adelaide Central YHA accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Linen is provided for all rooms. Towels are included for all private rooms only and can be hired for AUD 2 by guests in multi-share accommodations.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian over 21.

Children are welcome, but are not permitted to stay in dormitory rooms.
Children aged 17 need a letter from a parent/legal guardian to stay in dormitory rooms.
If children are 16 or under, they will need a parent/legal guardian aged over 21 to stay with them in a private room. A letter from a partent/legal guardian will also be required. This includes school groups.

Due to the shared nature of the facilities at YHA properties, YHA guests need to provide proof of vaccination. A safe stay is our top priority so we have enhanced hygiene measures in place, along with social distancing practices.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Adelaide Central YHA

  • Adelaide Central YHA offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Evening entertainment
    • Movie nights
    • Bar crawls
    • Walking tours

  • Adelaide Central YHA is 1,800 feet from the center of Adelaide.

  • The prices at Adelaide Central YHA may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Adelaide Central YHA is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.