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The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

25 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia (Formerly The Jail)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Devon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is really more of a backpacker / youth hostel than a normal hotel. That said, there are private rooms as well as dormitory accommodation. We had a cell with a private toilet, but there are only two of those and mostly you have to share. There are communal lounge and kitchen areas, with wifi, and exercise yards should... More 

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Shannon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in a goal is a unusual experience. Good kitchens. People spread across different living areas so little exchange of travel info. Offstreet parting a plus. Hot showers and a range of accommodation options. Would stay there again if ever in town. Would recommend for backpackers or family. Do not know what else to say, must be up to 200... More 

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mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had a wonderful time in the family room, the kids loved wondering around the building and the owner made us feel very welcome. It is a beautiful building, with an interesting history and atmospheric accommodation. Great for families and those interested in history. Would highly recommend it! Actually really lovely sleeping in very dark rooms!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed in the Old Gaol in Mount Gambier for a night and it is a great experience, especially staying in one of the converted cells. The receptionist, Sam, was friendly and helpful, and the owner James clearly loves the place. The lounge area is comfortable and has free WiFi. I would definitely recommend staying here for a unique experience.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I totally recommend!! The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is a beautiful place and the accommodation is great! I think I have never stayed in a dorm so neat and tidy in a hostel, the kitchen was really good as well and James and his family were really friendly receiving us. Oh! Take the self guided tour in the building!! It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Amazing accommodation for the price. Such rich history. Amazing service. Only downside, the wifi didn't reach our room, but that doesn't matter too much. Very intimate and small rooms, great for couples.

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Staying in this beautifully converted, historic jail was a really unique experience, not too 'spooky' like I thought it might be, I slept very well. A lot of original features have been saved, so along with the history provided on the walls you do get a feel of what it might have been like to be an inmate! Kind of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our family of 4 (10 and 11 year olds) loved the idea to stay in a jail (gaol)! The family room had all you needed, including complimentary bread, milk, jam and vegimite (😜). The common rooms were fabulous! We would recommend to purchase the history book ($10), it gives the history of the gaol and the people who stayed here!... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Considering I've only been to Mount Gambier once, I can't really compare the place to other accommodations around town, but I've been to my fair share of budget stays around Australia and I can tell you this is one of the best. I went around Easter and stayed there for 2 nights. I was greeted by the very friendly owner... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Don't go expecting a 5* luxury hotel, this is a place you go for a really unique experience. We decided to stay here for the novelty, and after arriving late at night we were met by the owner who was great - really helpful, friendly and out-going. He told us to feel free to explore the gaol which was well... More 

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Address: 25 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia (Formerly The Jail)
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Location: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
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Number of rooms: 18
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