I booked this hostel through HostelWorld and stayed in February of 2009. I practically lived there for 2 weeks. The owner is a girl from Switzerland and she’s super nice and helpful. There were about 7 beds in the room. At the time I stayed there were co-ed rooms as well as all-female and all-male rooms. The area that the hostel is located is decent, the city center is within walking distance and I never had any trouble while I was there.
You get keys to your room so make sure you (and your roommates) lock the door at night. We forgot to lock our door one night and when we woke up there was some strange girl from another room sleeping on one of the beds. The owner wasn’t too happy to see her sleeping in a room she hadn’t been assigned and promptly woke her up and shooed her out of the room! We also got a brief lecture about locking the door. This place has a washer and dryer that work great, a kitchen with a stove, dishes, etc. and if I remember correctly, two fridges, so stock up! No, I’m kidding, be nice and at least leave one shelf for someone else, okay? 😉
I met some really great people during my stay here. Some of the backpackers would clean the bathrooms in exchange for their stay and they did a good job keeping them clean while I was staying there.
There’s a great balcony to hang out on and if you’re into saunas, this place has one! If you ever find yourself wandering through Adelaide, check this place out.