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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW 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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our overnight stay in The Old Mount Gambier Gaol was the real deal - an authentic experience, that gave us an insight into how conditions must have been in early Australian gaols. The gaol itself is a well-preserved stone building which only closed in 1995. You stay in an actual prison cell, some with double beds and others with single... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For some reason, perhaps the lady spirit who allegedly haunts the passage ways, I had trouble getting a good night's sleep but I'd definitely stay again. The goal was well maintained and had a unique atmosphere. Good value for money too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Really great experience, our first time in a hostel so we were a little apprehensive being used to good hotels but we were looking for something different to try and thought a night in the jail would be fun. It is clean and very friendly the owners live on site and have so much enthusiasm for the gaol.You can wander... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I loved this place. I was only there for a night and wish i had the chance to stay longer. The Gaol has such character and ambiance that i never experienced anywhere else before. James and Mel, the owners were very warm, friendly and helpful. Nothing like finishing 500kms plus trip on a motorbike and checking in at a place... More

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Address: 25 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290, Australia (Formerly The Jail)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Mount Gambier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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