The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Backpackers and Hostels

After accommodation with a difference?

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol was opened as a gaol in 1866 and closed as a functioning prison in 1995.

Recently refurbished, The Old Mount Gambier Gaol provides boutique accommodation, with cell and non cell rooms for all travellers, and is popular with backpackers, couples, families and groups both large and small.

The gaol premises boasts two large open courtyards, sports bar, conference facilities and grassed paddock area, ideal for functions and events, ranging from intimate gatherings to grand scale weddings.

Guests have access to many historical features of the gaol, along with four styles of dormitories available – three beds, four beds, six beds and a ten bed dormitory which can sleep a total of 45 people.

If you prefer something more private, you’ll find twin and double rooms along with a self-contained family unit, consisting of two bedrooms, private lounge, en suite and fully equipped kitchen.

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is located in the heart of Mount Gambier, walking distance to the city centre, shops, bars, restaurants, and the famous Blue Lake. There is an aquatic centre and tennis courts next door.

Mount Gambier is half way between Melbourne and Adelaide.

Facilities

Aboriginal Culture Bar Barbeque Blankets Carpark Communal Kitchen Communal Lounge Communal Refrigerator Communal Shower Conference/Function Facilities Family Friendly Free Wifi Games or recreation room Gas Laundry Outdoor Furniture Refrigerator Tea/Coffee making facilities Television

Services

All doubles are former cells and include a double bed, heater, sink and toilet. All linen, blankets and pillows are included. The Old Mount Gambier Gaol has three double rooms and they sleep two people each.

Blankets

The Family Room is a self contained two bedroom unit. It includes one double bed in first bedroom and two singles (bunks) in the second bedroom. Features include private toilet, bathroom, lounge with television, dining and self-contained kitchenette. All linen, blankets and pillows are included. The Old Mount Gambier Gaol has one Family Room and it sleeps up to four people.

Blankets Refrigerator Tea/Coffee making facilities Television

Can chose either the four bed room or the six bed room. Guests have use of communal kitchen, lounge and bathrooms. Linen, blankets and pillows supplied.

Shared Four Bed Dormitory Room guests have use of our communal kitchen, lounge and bathrooms. All linen, blankets and pillows are supplied and all rooms have heaters. Cell and non cell rooms available. The Old Mount Gambier Gaol has five four-bed dormitories (bunk beds) and they sleep up to four people each. There is one three-bed dormitory (bunk beds) and it sleeps up to three people.

Blankets

All twin rooms are former cells. Each has two single beds (bunk-bed style), plus heater, sink. All rooms include linen, pillows and blankets. The Old Mount Gambier Gaol has five twin cells (bunk beds) and they sleep two people each.

Blankets

Rates

From AU$30.00

Shared dormitories or private rooms available

Trading Times

Check In: 4:00 pm
Check Out: 9:00 pm

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