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Ki Dragonfly Guesthouse
Reviewed July 13, 2014

I stayed here in July which is winter and it can get quite cool here. Slept really well here as it's super quiet. Not a fancy hostel by any means, but there are limited options on the island. Good value for the money. Clean bathrooms and showers plus a kitchen area. The owner/operator is also friendly. Located near the heart of Kingscote.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

The hostel is located in Kingscote, which is a good place to stay, while discovering the island by car. The hostel is quiet small but very nice and clean. The host was very friendly and told us where to go best.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

My good friends from Germany had booked this hostel, as I had no input. I am so glad they did, as I really enjoyed my stay there. With the very comfortable bunk beds, extra power points, nice bathroom which contained showers, toilets and sinks for males and females separately. Also, they had a cosy lounge and a kitchen with a huge dining table, all equipment provided. We were very happy to interact with a Japanese girl staying there at the time minding the place. One thing I really liked was the towels provided, that made me happy. I would definitely return to that hostel if I ever go back to Kangaroo Island, and would highly recommend it to anyone even not on a budget.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

It's a wonderful hostel! Centrally located, very very clean and neat. It's the best hostel I have ever been in Australia!!! There is also a lovely garden and BBQ area. The owners are really friendly and nice. Great value for money!!

è un delizioso ostello, super pulito e confortevole - oltre ad essere posizionato in modo ideale per visitare Kangaroo Island. I proprietari sono davvero gentili e cordiali! Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

I visited Kangaroo Island with 2 overseas friends, and we found this a great location - both in terms of Kingscote's proximity to the various island attractions, and in terms of the hostel's proximity to Kingscote's main street, supermarket, etc. We had booked a room with double bed and single bed but were upgraded to the little cabin in the backyard. This was perfect, as it had a double bed and a bunk bed, so we each got our own bed. The cabin even had a small fridge, which was very useful. The kitchen was pretty busy the first night we were there, but after that it was fine. The bathrooms are great and very clean. As it's a fairly small hostel, it has a nice feel to it, and I never had to queue for showers etc. We didn't use the backyard area, but it looked great. The kitchen seems to be well-stocked with utensils etc, but it doesn't have an oven. (There are a stove and a microwave though.) I would definitely recommend the hostel for families and backpackers. It is not luxurious, but it is clean, comfortable and excellent value for money.

Room Tip: The little cabin in the backyard is great because you get that bit of extra privacy, and there is no...
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Well, as mentioned it is a small family run hostel, and and it is a perfect budget accommodation which is clean and comfortable and we are in a great location on the island.
All the facilities are in good working order. The beds are comfy and clean, the showers have a great pressure and the kitchen offer all you need to cook your own meals. We really liked the outdoor area with the barbecue, was great for the evenings. The local shops are also really close by.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

A nice and cosy hostel. Rooms are good, the kitchen and communal area offer everything you need, you will also find there a wounderful fireplace (quite useful in cold sping nights). There is a well kept garden in the backyard (with bbq area). bathrooms are clean, the showers are great (rainfall showers...) The manager is really attentive and helpful, wellcoming you friendly and explaning a lot of kingscotes and the islands highlights, helping you to find your way... he just want you to enjoy your stay at the hostel and on the island. he kept asking weather anything is needed... and even helped me to fin a job on KI (thanks a lot!).

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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DanielBlucher, Manager at Ki Dragonfly Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2013

Hi Gesche, thank you for your wonderful review. I hope you enjoyed your time on the island and had fun with the job. Best wishes Daniel

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Additional Information about Ki Dragonfly Guesthouse

Address: 19 Murray St | Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia (Formerly Kangaroo Island Central Backpackers)
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Kangaroo Island
Price Range: $46 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ki Dragonfly Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
KI Dragonfly Guesthouse is a privately owned guesthouse located in Kingscote on Kangaroo Island. You will feel relaxed & welcome the moment you step in the door! It's ideal for travellers on a budget, who enjoy the comforts of home combined with the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. It's within easy walking distance of the local supermarket (with an organic shop right next door) other shops, art galleries, hotels & restaurants, the waterfront and the natural pool. Consisting of three double bedrooms (all with queen-sized beds), a spacious family room and a 4-bed share room (that can be fully booked to become a private room), with guests sharing all amenities: large, clean bathrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, loungeroom with TV & expansive collection of DVDs (and if you can't find anything to you taste, our wi-fi is fast enough for net-flix), and an outdoor area complete with BBQ and two friendly, cute dogs). For guests who desire complete privacy, there is a small, fully self-contained cabin for hire in the guesthouse's rear garden (Rori's Retreat). Cabin guests are also welcome to combine the privacy of their own facilities with socialising with the guesthouse guests. ... more   less 
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