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Blue Galah International Backpackers Hostel
Blue Galah International Backpackers Hostel
6.8 Good
Level 1, 62 King William Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
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
The Playford Adelaide - MGallery
9.1 Excellent
120 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,667 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 Backpackers and Travellers Inn
Adelaide Backpackers and Travellers Inn
7.4 Good
262 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
GoodBased on 388 reviews
7.4

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
Breakfree Directors Studios Adelaide
8.0 Excellent
259 Gouger Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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1.0 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,150 reviews
8.0

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

Quality Apartments Adelaide Central
Quality Apartments Adelaide Central
8.9 Excellent
Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.4 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 411 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.

Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall
Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall
8.7 Excellent
128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 660 reviews
8.7

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

Intercontinental Adelaide, An IHG Hotel
Intercontinental Adelaide, An IHG Hotel
8.3 Excellent
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 2,599 reviews
8.3

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
Adelaide Rockford
8.1 Excellent
164 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1,123 reviews
8.1

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
Adelaide Paringa
7.3 Good
15 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
GoodBased on 1,291 reviews
7.3

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.

Plaza Hotel
Plaza Hotel
9.6 Excellent
85 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre, Adelaide, SA, Australia 
ExcellentBased on 1 review
9.6

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.

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Adelaide Rockford
Adelaide Rockford
8.1 Excellent
164 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Adelaide 

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.

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Oaks Embassy
Oaks Embassy
8.1 Excellent
96 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre, Adelaide 

Conveniently situated, Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites offers easy access to Adelaide's popular sightseeing areas. It also provides a 24-hour reception, a swimming pool and a tour desk.

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Adelaide Paringa
Adelaide Paringa
7.3 Good
15 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide 

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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Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
9.1 Excellent
45 King William Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide 

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.

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Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide
Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide
7.4 Good
125 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.8 km from city centre, Adelaide 

Centrally located, Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide offers easy access to Adelaide's main shopping and sightseeing areas. Just a short stroll from Adelaide Convention Centre, it provides modern rooms equipped with wireless internet access, a mini bar and a flat-screen TV.

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La Loft Apartments
La Loft Apartments
7.9 Good
Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre, Adelaide 

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.

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
8.7 Excellent
65 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre, Adelaide 

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.

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Adelaide Riviera Hotel
Adelaide Riviera Hotel
8.3 Excellent
31 34 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre, Adelaide 

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

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Tequila Sunrise Hostel
Tequila Sunrise Hostel
7.9 Good
123 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.5 km from city centre,  

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.

$18
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Adelaide Backpackers and Travellers Inn
Adelaide Backpackers and Travellers Inn
7.4 Good
262 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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1.1 km from city centre,  

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.

$22
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Adelaide Central YHA
Adelaide Central YHA
8.7 Excellent
135 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

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.

$26
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Hotel Metropolitan
Hotel Metropolitan
7.3 Good
46 Grote Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.2 km from city centre,  

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

$59
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My Place & Adelaide Backpackers Hostel
My Place & Adelaide Backpackers Hostel
7.1 Good
257 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.9 km from city centre,  

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

$65
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Cosmo on Bank
Cosmo on Bank
5.8 Okay
25 Bank Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.7 km from city centre,  

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.

$70
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Adelaide Paringa
Adelaide Paringa
7.3 Good
15 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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0.6 km from city centre,  

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.

$76
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Adelaide Riviera Hotel
Adelaide Riviera Hotel
8.3 Excellent
31 34 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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1.2 km from city centre,  

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

$80
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Hotel prices near Adelaide Gaol

2 stars or below

$18 - $1,151

Cosmo on Bank

No. 1 most popular

$70
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My Place & Adelaide Backpackers Hostel

No. 2 most popular

$65
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Tequila Sunrise Hostel

Best value

$18
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3 stars

$26 - $117

Breakfree Directors Studios Adelaide

No. 1 most popular

$89
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Hotel Metropolitan

No. 2 most popular

$59
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Adelaide Central YHA

Best value

$26
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4 stars and up

$106 - $927

Peppers Waymouth Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$223
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Mantra Hindmarsh Square

No. 2 most popular

$109
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Ibis Adelaide

Best value

Ibis Adelaide
8.6 Excellent
$106
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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 Ibis Adelaide, which has been reviewed by 4,164 users and currently has a rating of 8.6/10. Other top-rated locations include Intercontinental Adelaide, An IHG Hotel and Mayfair Hotel, which have received 8.3/10 and 9.1/10 ratings from our users, respectively.