The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Backpacker Hostel

4 from 3 users


We provide a truly unique accommodation experience within an 'Old English Gaol'. Gaol is an 'Olde English' word for prison. We have two 4 bed dorm rooms available. They are both original cells. Guests pay for a single bed in a dorm room. Dorm rooms are shared spaces, and each dorm room is filled before offering guests an empty one. Bed linen, blankets and pillows are provided. Towels can be hired upon check in or guest can use their own. Guests have access to shared lounges, complimentary wifi and bathroom facilities. Guests also have full use of our equipped kitchens containing fridge/ freezer, stove, oven & microwave, all crockery, cutlery and equipment required to cook. Complimentary tea/ coffee/ herbal and percolated is also provided. We also have doubles cells (with and without toilets), twin cells, family cells and family dorms.

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Lat: -37.831472 Lng: 140.773732

User Reviews


User 1588228

Cool idea and nice experience.Bedbug free, no outside bedding allowed,they provide sheets.Nicer than one would expect old jail to be.Was cold as, radiator didn't work.low water pressure on showers.WiFi is fairly slow.


James Dickenson

Wow, this place is awesome, New showers, warm bedding, staying in real cells James and Mel have done a fabulous job, and Erin is a great host 10/10


User 1179998

They don't offer to stay at the car park anymore.


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