About US

Hostel and Budget Accommodation


Port Adelaide Backpackers is the first and only backpacker hostel in the heart of Historic Port Adelaide. It is surrounded with all the shops, supermarkets, banks, pubs, restaurants you will need.

Port Adelaide Backpackers is a family business with a fun and friendly atmosphere which offers good, clean quality budget accommodation. We aim to give you great value for money, a top hostel and a happy home while you are staying here in Adelaide.

Port Adelaide is well known for its historic buildings, museums, seafaring history and the world’s only inner city dolphins.

Dolphin cruising is a great way to pass the day; we have a local indoor paintball centre, local golf courses and cinema. Why not come and have a cold beer with one of the friendly locals and grab a great value meal in one of the many pubs.

If the beach is more your thing we are only 2.5 km from the beautiful semaphore beach, one of Adelaide’s most popular beaches. It is great for swimming, fishing, sun bathing and only 4 minute ride on the bus or use one of our hire bikes.

All of this is only 20 minutes from the city centre of Adelaide.




Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. As at June 2013, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.29 million. The demonym "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents.

Adelaide is north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges which surround the city. Adelaide stretches 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills, and 90 km (56 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.

Port Adelaide



Port Adelaide is a suburb of Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest of the Adelaide CBD. It lies within the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and is the main port for the city of Adelaide.

Port Adelaide played an important role in the formative decades of Adelaide and South Australia, with the port being early Adelaide's main supply and information link to the rest of the world.