And we’re still here…!!
Originally, the proprietors opened their first backpacker’s hostel in Adelaide, learning the necessary skills. Since the first hostel proved successful, and with the confidence of having learnt from earlier mistakes, Family members, Danny Tunno, Con Giakamozis, Stuart Spencer, Peter Tunno, and Rino Tunno purchased real estate in Waymouth Street in 2003.
Over the next 12 months, in early 2004, they converted the old heritage building into their new hostel and opened Adelaide’s Shakespeare International Backpackers Hostel.
In April 2008, Danny and Con decided to dedicate themselves full-time at Shakey’s after many years of working hard at both the family businesses.
This move allowed them to take Shakey’s to the, “next level”. The new focus was on providing outstanding customer service, cleanliness and developing local and regional tour sales, focusing on South Australia’s many beautiful tourist destinations.