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 & 9 are different and not nice. They share a bathroom - loo, shower, basin - have no light as the only window is onto a dark corridor. And they have no heating. If you book an double/twin/family room with shared facilities then you will get of these dreadful rooms.
So, if you are in rooms 1 to 7 you get a nice experience, if you are in rooms 8 or 9 then ask to move because it is not going to be a nice experience.
There is a small common lounge with a few chairs, a TV and some computers. There is a small kitchen, well equipped but with just one 4 ring cooker and an oven. There is one sink, one fridge and a microwave. There is seating for up to 12. The YHA say this hostel sleeps 48. There is some outdoor seating, too, but the common areas surely cannot cope when this hostel is full!
Overall, this hostel feels unloved but if it is quiet and you get moved out of room 8 and into room 4, as we did, then it is OK.
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- Also Known As:
- Tandarra Lodge Kangaroo Island Penneshaw