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nat038
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 17:32 on 9th May 2013

Joined: 22:02 on 23rd Jul 2012
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glenn.traeger Wrote:
Hi I have a house in adelaide which sleeps up to 8 people . Only 5 minutes 4 km from adelaide oval . Buses stop within 200m restaurants hotels close by. house is spacious , modern and swiming pool

I will be in UK for all of december so looking to rent out for this period .


Hi,

I may be interested. How much are you looking for renting for the month? Do you have any pictures?
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 09:24 on 3rd Jun 2013

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 1268
Location: Redditch/Sydney
I've just booked Carrington Gardens in the centre of Adelaide!!! http://www.adelaideregent.com.au/cbd-lo ... on-gardens
A 4 adult apartment for $850 for 5 nights!!!

Last tour I stopped at the Adelaide YHA which was fine and the tour before Tatts Hotel on Hindly Street which wasn't great but did the job for me and my mates!!!
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 05:58 on 5th Jun 2013

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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whiteensign Wrote:
Last tour I stopped at the Adelaide YHA which was fine and the tour before Tatts Hotel on Hindly Street which wasn't great but did the job for me and my mates!!!


I take it you mean Tatts' Backpacker Hostel?

I'd stayed there before a couple of times and found it to be a bit worn, but friendly, very convenient, and good value for money. Last time I stayed there howevever, they had done away with the person who was dedicated to looking after the place, leaving the responsibility for the hostel to the manager of the pub and nightclub downstairs.

The result was that the hostel had been left to rot. The A/C in my dorm kept packing up, and when someone went downstairs to complain, they were told by the person on duty downstairs "Oh, it does that in hot weather!"

This meant we had to keep the window open just to be able to breathe (there was no fan), and my bed was next to it. That would have been a good thing if it wasn't for the fact that it opened out onto the communal balcony. One night this balcony played host to an all-night drinking game between some young English lads and some ferals from the outback mining settlements who tend to descend on Adelaide for the weekend. My biggest memory of my stay there is of that night, having to get up every couple of hours for a shower in order to cool down. This didn't involve turning on any taps. The shower (which had no head) had no way of being turned off due to the tap being broken, so it was running permanently throughout my stay of 5 nights. It did however involve having to step over numerous puddles of sick in the corridor from the all-night drinking game!

If anyone decides to stay there, or has stayed there since the last Ashes, let us know how you get on. I was saddened by the decline in what used to be an OK place.
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bladesman 2
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 16:13 on 5th Jun 2013

Joined: 16:25 on 28th May 2013
Posts: 32
We've started using AIR BNB for accommodation. Struggled to get anywhere that wasn't a ridiculous price in Sydney, so have booked with them for Sydney and Melbourne. It is usually a room ensuite within someone's house, where you have use of a kitchen and a longe area, or a whole house, which several people could share. We've used them in the states and Canada and haven't, so far, had a bad experience. Worth having a look. There seems to be plenty of options in Adelaide and Perth. Stayed in Sydney Central YHA last Ashes which was great, but unfortunately they sold out before we had a chance to book.
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Pallo
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 21:03 on 5th Jun 2013

Joined: 18:54 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 26
Location: A very small village in Suffolk
whiteensign Wrote:
I've just booked Carrington Gardens in the centre of Adelaide!!! http://www.adelaideregent.com.au/cbd-lo ... on-gardens
A 4 adult apartment for $850 for 5 nights!!!

Last tour I stopped at the Adelaide YHA which was fine and the tour before Tatts Hotel on Hindly Street which wasn't great but did the job for me and my mates!!!


I stayed Carrington Gardens with Mrs P in 2006 for the Ashes. It was fine, although a bit of a walk to the Adelaide Oval, probably 40 minutes. There's a decent pub nearby, but other bars/restaurants are about 20 minutes walk away.
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 08:30 on 6th Jun 2013

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 1268
Location: Redditch/Sydney
Big Harvey Wrote:
whiteensign Wrote:
Last tour I stopped at the Adelaide YHA which was fine and the tour before Tatts Hotel on Hindly Street which wasn't great but did the job for me and my mates!!!


I take it you mean Tatts' Backpacker Hostel?

I'd stayed there before a couple of times and found it to be a bit worn, but friendly, very convenient, and good value for money. Last time I stayed there howevever, they had done away with the person who was dedicated to looking after the place, leaving the responsibility for the hostel to the manager of the pub and nightclub downstairs.

The result was that the hostel had been left to rot. The A/C in my dorm kept packing up, and when someone went downstairs to complain, they were told by the person on duty downstairs "Oh, it does that in hot weather!"

This meant we had to keep the window open just to be able to breathe (there was no fan), and my bed was next to it. That would have been a good thing if it wasn't for the fact that it opened out onto the communal balcony. One night this balcony played host to an all-night drinking game between some young English lads and some ferals from the outback mining settlements who tend to descend on Adelaide for the weekend. My biggest memory of my stay there is of that night, having to get up every couple of hours for a shower in order to cool down. This didn't involve turning on any taps. The shower (which had no head) had no way of being turned off due to the tap being broken, so it was running permanently throughout my stay of 5 nights. It did however involve having to step over numerous puddles of sick in the corridor from the all-night drinking game!

If anyone decides to stay there, or has stayed there since the last Ashes, let us know how you get on. I was saddened by the decline in what used to be an OK place.


Yes, that's it Tatts Backpacker Hostel, above the Little Pub on Hindly (which is probably the last place I seen you Harvey, after we won in 2010 ;) ) It's not the best, but the location is great!!!!
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 08:32 on 6th Jun 2013

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 1268
Location: Redditch/Sydney
Pallo Wrote:
whiteensign Wrote:
I've just booked Carrington Gardens in the centre of Adelaide!!! http://www.adelaideregent.com.au/cbd-lo ... on-gardens
A 4 adult apartment for $850 for 5 nights!!!

Last tour I stopped at the Adelaide YHA which was fine and the tour before Tatts Hotel on Hindly Street which wasn't great but did the job for me and my mates!!!


I stayed Carrington Gardens with Mrs P in 2006 for the Ashes. It was fine, although a bit of a walk to the Adelaide Oval, probably 40 minutes. There's a decent pub nearby, but other bars/restaurants are about 20 minutes walk away.


That's probably a bit of a longer walk than I thought to be honest!!! I was thinking it would be 20-30 minutes to the ground!! Still, not a problem, glad it was ok for you when you stopped ;)
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 17:19 on 10th Jun 2013

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
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bladesman 2 Wrote:
We've started using AIR BNB for accommodation. Struggled to get anywhere that wasn't a ridiculous price in Sydney, so have booked with them for Sydney and Melbourne. It is usually a room ensuite within someone's house, where you have use of a kitchen and a longe area, or a whole house, which several people could share. We've used them in the states and Canada and haven't, so far, had a bad experience. Worth having a look. There seems to be plenty of options in Adelaide and Perth. Stayed in Sydney Central YHA last Ashes which was great, but unfortunately they sold out before we had a chance to book.


I recently used Air Bnb in Auckland in March. You can get some excellent accommodation for a fantastic price.
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Goody
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 22:50 on 14th Jun 2013

Joined: 20:59 on 14th Jun 2013
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Anyone know of decent accommodation in Perth, think I'm on my own as I booked a bit late and the other guys have wrangled some family digs.
Looking to stop in or around the city, some where clean and tidy but its all about location and budget for me.
Seen a few backpackers, underground and hive hostel are they any good?
Any advice or recommendations gratefully received :D
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Belfast Girv
Post subject: Re: Accommodation Adelaide and Perth
PostPosted: 23:42 on 25th Jun 2013

Joined: 14:28 on 25th Jun 2013
Posts: 47
Goody ,Perth is expensive big time ,even a motel far out of the city will set you back well over a $100 a night with not even a weetabix in the morning,a lot of hostels about 30 mins walk from WACA in Northbridge cant advise as never stayed in them ,with England in town i cant see many bargains popping up ,sorry to be bearer of bad news mate ,but hey you never know .
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