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Kangaroo Island YHA

33 Middle Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia
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Kangaroo Island YHA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Got off the boat in Penneshaw and walked about 3 minutes up a slight hill to the YHA. Clearly signposted. Check is was a breeze and the reception was full of informative leaflets and posters which helped us plan the rest of our stay in KI. Room was very clean and beds comfortable. Bed sheets provided and check out process... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have stayed in numerous YHA establishments in Australia (and around the world) and we have been surprised by some truly wonderful accommodations. Unfortunately, this is not one of those YHAs. There has been no concession to comfort here, whatsoever; the rooms are cramped (with the exception of the family room) with the feel of a hospital ward – floors... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

It all started pretty nice. Small hostel, good location and easy check-in. We booked the hostel as a part of a package, booked at the YHA Adelaide Central. After waking up after our first night we saw a cockroach in the bathroom. We then went out on a very nice tour afterwards and when we came back to the hostel... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed at the hostel as part of a package I'd booked with sea link, staying two nights with a highlights day tour. The hostel is only small so there aren't many other people there, however saying that I did manage to have my food from the kitchen stolen, I know it's not the hostels fault and other guests are to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Lots of like minded travellers found here. I made friends straight away from Australia, Japan and China. The facilities are basic so don't expect too much. I stayed in a dorm room and the bed was comfy. The bathroom was very basis but did the trick. The manager was very helpful and really nice. Make sure you come to KI... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Great value , as a couple we stayed there, rooms are neat and tidy and bathrooms clean and no problems with booking (late March), the lady lady was really friendly and helpful. It is located really close to small township in Penneshaw with superette and food outlets close by, I would recommend if you are travelling on a budget.

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Manchester, UK
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my sister and we had booked a private room as mentioned by previous reviewers this meant a shared bathroom. Too be honest it was ok, basic, room cleanish - not immaculate but it was the experience which we enjoyed. We met some lovely people the owner was friendly and provided some helpful advice. We met travellers... More 

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Porlock, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
122 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is a strange hostel. There are 7 motel-like rooms which act as dorms or en suite doubles/twins. Each of these has bunk beds, sometimes a double bed, lockers, table and chairs, heater and a bathroom with loo, basin and shower. They are good rooms, nice and light, with a large window giving a view of the bay. Rooms 8... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed here 1 night in July 2013 after the short flight from Adelaide to Kangaroo island and hired ad car at the airport. Penneshaw is a very pretty little town with character of its own. The hostel was very quiet the night we arrived but the kitchen was clean and tidy and the common room area cosy. Rooms were... More 

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Paris, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great clean and trusting hostel! Close to the beach and shop/pub etc. No deposits for towels, crockery etc. Libby was very helpful with advice on what to do and where to eat and always enquiring about our day. Penneshaw is very quiet in April!

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