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Blue Galah International Backpackers Hostel
6.8 Good

0.5 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

GoodBased on 277 reviews
6.8

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Adelaide hostel is located just a short walk from University of Adelaide and North Terrace. It is close to Rundle Mall, shops and nightlife options.

The Playford Adelaide - MGallery
9.1 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,771 reviews
9.1

Centrally located, The Playford Adelaide - MGallery allows for easy access to Adelaide's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this art-nouveau hotel offers include an indoor pool, a sauna and 24-hour room service.

Adelaide Travellers Inn Hindley Street
7.5 Good

1.1 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

GoodBased on 387 reviews
7.5

Centrally situated, Adelaide Backpackers & Travellers Inn allows for easy access to Adelaide's popular sightseeing areas. It offers free Wi-Fi, a tour desk and a coffee bar.

Breakfree Directors Studios Adelaide
8.1 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,013 reviews
8.1

BreakFree Director's Studios is located in Adelaide and features free Wi-Fi. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

Quest Adelaide Central
8.9 Excellent

0.4 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

ExcellentBased on 352 reviews
8.9

Centrally located, Quest Adelaide Central offers easy access to Adelaide's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. Just a short stroll from Rundle Mall, it provides modern apartments equipped with internet access.

Adelaide Dresscircle Apartments North Terrace
8.6 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

ExcellentBased on 267 reviews
8.6

Set in the heart of the city, Adelaide DressCircle Apartments - North Terrace offers easy access to Adelaide's main shopping and sightseeing areas. It also provides an indoor pool, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall
8.8 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

ExcellentBased on 584 reviews
8.8

Conveniently positioned, Hotel Richmond offers easy access to Adelaide's best sightseeing areas. It provides city views and free Wi-Fi.

Intercontinental Adelaide
8.5 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2,016 reviews
8.5

Centrally located, InterContinental Adelaide allows for easy access to Adelaide's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It also offers a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool.

Adelaide Rockford
8.2 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,035 reviews
8.2

Rockford Adelaide is conveniently situated in Adelaide and offers a rooftop terrace, a sauna and a rooftop pool. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short walk from Adelaide Railway Station.

Adelaide Paringa
7.4 Good

0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

GoodBased on 1,105 reviews
7.4

Centrally located, Adelaide Paringa Motel offers easy access to Adelaide's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also provides free Wi-Fi, highchairs and a coffee bar.

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Adelaide Rockford
8.2 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Rockford Adelaide is conveniently situated in Adelaide and offers a rooftop terrace, a sauna and a rooftop pool. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short walk from Adelaide Railway Station.

2
Oaks Embassy
8.3 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Conveniently situated, Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites offers easy access to Adelaide's popular sightseeing areas. Only a short stroll from Adelaide Casino, it provides comfortable apartments equipped with a private balcony, a refrigerator and a kitchen.

3
Adelaide Paringa
7.4 Good

0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Centrally located, Adelaide Paringa Motel offers easy access to Adelaide's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also provides free Wi-Fi, highchairs and a coffee bar.

4
Mayfair Hotel
9.1 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Situated in the heart of the city, Mayfair Hotel Adelaide provides easy access to Adelaide's main retail and sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy complimentary wireless internet.

5
La Loft Apartments
7.9 Good

0.9 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Located centrally, La Loft Apartments North Terrace allows for easy access to Adelaide's popular sightseeing and retail areas. Offering free wireless internet, a restaurant and an indoor pool, the property is within a 10-minute walk of Rundle Mall and Adelaide Convention Centre.

6
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
8.7 Excellent

0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Located centrally, Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide offers easy access to Adelaide's main tourist and retail hot spots. The various amenities this modern hotel features include free Wi-Fi, a sauna and a swimming pool.

7
Adelaide Riviera Hotel
8.3 Excellent

1.2 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

The hotel is situated in Adelaide and is close to Adelaide Oval. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

8
The Playford Adelaide - MGallery
9.1 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Centrally located, The Playford Adelaide - MGallery allows for easy access to Adelaide's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. The multiple facilities this art-nouveau hotel offers include an indoor pool, a sauna and 24-hour room service.

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Tequila Sunrise Hostel
8.0 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Adelaide hostel is located just a short stroll from Adelaide Central Market and Victoria Square. It is situated just a short stroll from a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$17
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My Place & Adelaide Backpackers Hostel
7.1 Good

0.9 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Conveniently situated, My Place & Adelaide Backpackers Hostel allows for easy access to Adelaide's popular sightseeing areas. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, bicycle rental and a sauna.

$22
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Adelaide Central YHA
8.7 Excellent

0.5 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

The hostel is located in the centre of Adelaide and is within a 10-minute walk of Adelaide Central Market. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is within walking distance from Adelaide Railway Station.

$34
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Blue Galah International Backpackers Hostel
6.8 Good

0.5 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Adelaide hostel is located just a short walk from University of Adelaide and North Terrace. It is close to Rundle Mall, shops and nightlife options.

$35
Avg. per night
Hotel Metropolitan
7.3 Good

0.2 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Located centrally, Hotel Metropolitan Adelaide allows for easy access to Adelaide's main shopping and sightseeing areas. It also offers complimentary wireless internet.

$58
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Plaza Hotel
9.6 Excellent

0.7 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Centrally located, Plaza Hotel Adelaide offers easy access to Adelaide's main sightseeing and retail areas. The multiple amenities this trendy hotel has to offer include room service, a coffee bar and a 24-hour reception.

$64
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The Mac Boutique Hotel
6.2 Good

0.7 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Conveniently located, The MAC Boutique Hotel offers easy access to Adelaide's best tourist attractions. It also provides free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and room service.

$67
Avg. per night
Adelaide Paringa
7.4 Good

0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide Show on map

Centrally located, Adelaide Paringa Motel offers easy access to Adelaide's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also provides free Wi-Fi, highchairs and a coffee bar.

$73
Avg. per night

Hotel prices near Adelaide Gaol

2 stars or below

$17 - $67

No. 1 most popular

$67
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No. 2 most popular

$22
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$17
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3 stars

$34 - $112

No. 1 most popular

$80
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$58
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$34
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4 stars and up

$82 - $231

No. 1 most popular

$180
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No. 2 most popular

$137
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Ibis Adelaide
8.7 Excellent
$82
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About Adelaide Gaol

The first permanent gaol to be opened in South Australia, the Adelaide Gaol is situated in Thebarton and remains one of the oldest buildings in the state. It closed its doors to prisoners in 1988 and is now open as a museum for visitors to discover what life was like behind bars for Adelaide’s first settlers.

Construction on the Adelaide Gaol began in 1840 to hold 140 prisoners, with its design based on England’s Pentonville prison. In its early years, the gaol was referred to affectionately as "Ashton’s Hotel”, overseen by Governor William Baker Ashton and his staff of two "turnkeys" and two guards. The first escape occurred in 1897 when three prisoners managed to reach Blanchetown, 130 kilometres to the north-east before being captured, and the first civilian execution took place in 1944. Extensive renovations in 1954-55 created more sanitary conditions for prisoners, and in 1969 all of its female prisoners were transferred to a new facility at the Adelaide Women's Prison. Over its 147 year history, the Adelaide Gaol housed around 300,000 prisoners, including some of South Australia’s most notorious criminals. Gaol tours offer a glimpse into what life was like and fascinating stories of those who did their time here, as well as those who lived out the rest of their lives. 45 prisoners were executed at the Adelaide Gaol, including the only woman to ever have been executed in South Australia. There are interactive exhibits which explore its intriguing history and reports by some that ghosts haunt its hallways and cells.

Public buses stop on Port Road and trams at the corner of West and North Terrace, both of which are just a short walk from the entrance to the Adelaide Gaol. There’s also free parking available on-site at the museum, situated adjacent to the Thebarton Police Barracks.

When British colonists first settled South Australia towards the end of 1836, the few prisoners they had were held in irons on the HMS Buffalo and Tam O’Shanter vessels. After their departure and with the threat of escaped convicts from the New South Wales penal colonies, plans were underway to build a temporary lock-up near Government House, followed by the permanent facility of the Adelaide Gaol.

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  • What are the best hotels near Adelaide Gaol?

    One of the most popular hotels near Adelaide Gaol is Peppers Waymouth Hotel, which has been reviewed by 1,837 users and currently has a rating of 8.9/10. Other top-rated locations include Breakfree Directors Studios Adelaide and Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide, which have received 8.1/10 and 7.5/10 ratings from our users, respectively.