Hostel 109 Flashpackers - A brief History

The building at 105 to 111 Carrington Street has a long history, being adapted to a variety of uses. Initially used as a workshop, the Hostel was established in 1980 as accommodation for girls coming from the country to Adelaide to study at the Pam Arnold Modelling and Finishing School. Hostel 109 was created as an up-market Backpackers Hostel in 1994. The business was taken over on December, 12, 2012 by the Anderson Jelbart Family.

Since then, we have been working on improving the accommodation and services offered. Adopting a Mission to Provide Visitors to Adelaide with a Truly Local Experience, we give advice about how to get off the beaten track, what to see and what to do, to Live Like the Locals Do, and always with a sense of doing it well but inexpensively. As a result of our commitment to excellence, we and our Staff regularly receive excellent reviews for our service and assistance to guests.

We have incorporated provision of tour services and advice and in 2015, a neighbouring space previously used as an office was taken over and incorporated into the Hostel. This space has been extensively modified to provide a modern and attractive reception area, dedicated service areas, an additional kitchen and sitting room and premium level of accommodation with a number of Queen Bed Rooms each with its own private ensuite bathroom and a disability access room opened in January 2017.

Hostel 109 Flashpackers, now truly Adelaide's Premier Flashpackers will continue to improve its standard of accommodation and continue to offer its guests the very best Hostel accommodation and service possible.