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The Old Mount Gambier Gaol
3 stars

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

25 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier, SA 5290, Australia
Mount Gambier, Australia
See location+61 887 230 032
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$71
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rate per night

8.5
Great
based on 377 reviews
377 reviews

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About The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Set in Mount Gambier, The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is a short walk from Mount Gambier Community RSL and features free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

This unique hostel provides a range of facilities, including an airport shuttle, luggage storage and a BBQ/picnic area. It also offers a designated smoking area, a garden and meeting rooms.

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol features rooms equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator, plus all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is less than a 15-minute drive from Mount Gambier Airport and Cave Gardens is a brief stroll away. Port MacDonnell and Millicent are situated an easy car ride from the property.

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Amenities at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Airport shuttle
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet
  • Express check-out
  • Increased accessibility

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Kitchen

  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

General

  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Private check-in/check-out

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV
  • DVD player

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Designated smoking area

Outdoor

  • Grill
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Private parking

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Table tennis

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining table

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying

Family friendly

  • Kids' outdoor play equipment

Fitness

  • Tennis

Reviews of The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

8.5
Very good377 verified reviews
2.7Friends
4.9Families
2.4Solo
7.7Couples
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8Very good
Justin, Dec 2014

Pros. This stay definitely had a story that came with it (being a retired jail) Staff was very helpful in giving directions to attractions around town (Sink Hole and Blue Lake) Kitchens were well equipped for dinner and breakfast Fantastic break while doing the great ocean road- quaint town with anything you would need

Cons. The location was not the most walking-friendly to shops or attractions Wifi was slow and only available in 1 room There weren't many other guests, so things were a little quiet on a Wednesday night

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What are the facilities like at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol?

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol offers a range of facilities, including a designated smoking area, a garden, and meeting rooms. Additionally, the hostel provides excellent kitchen facilities, well-equipped showers, and a comfortable common area.

What can I expect from the rooms at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol?

The rooms at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and electric blankets to ensure a comfortable stay. Guests can also expect clean and freshly painted rooms, providing a cozy and unique experience.

Is parking available at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol?

Yes, The Old Mount Gambier Gaol offers free parking and private parking for the convenience of guests.

What is the best time to visit The Old Mount Gambier Gaol?

The low season at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is in October, while the high season is in April. Visitors can plan their stay accordingly to enjoy the unique experience and explore the area's attractions.

How is the cleanliness at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol?

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol ensures a high standard of cleanliness with well-maintained rooms, clean shared facilities, and a warm and comfortable environment. The property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies, and guests can expect a clean and cozy stay.

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Opt for a Room with a Toilet

Some guests appreciated having a toilet in their room for convenience, while others found it odd to have a toilet without a door, so consider this when selecting a room.

Consider Booking Early

Guests recommended booking early to secure a double bed room with an ensuite, as these rooms were highly sought after.

Bring Your Own Toiletries

Some guests noted that basic amenities like shower gel were not provided, so it might be helpful to bring your own toiletries.

Explore the Grounds

Take the time to walk around the grounds and explore the history of the gaol, as many guests found it to be a fascinating and unique experience.

Check for Room Amenities

While some rooms were equipped with heating and comfortable beds, others found the towels to be old and the main bed uncomfortable, so it's advisable to check room amenities before booking.

Be Mindful of Noise

Some guests mentioned that the rooms could be noisy, especially if they opened onto common areas, so consider this when selecting a room.

Embrace the Unique Experience

If you're looking for a different and historic experience, staying in a real prison with comfortable and cozy facilities was highly recommended by several guests.

Pack for Weather

As some guests experienced hot rooms without air conditioning or fans, it's advisable to pack accordingly for varying weather conditions.

Enjoy the Common Areas

The communal kitchen and lounge were praised for being well-equipped and comfortable, providing a cozy and homely atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

Engage with the Hosts

Interacting with the hosts was highlighted as a positive experience, as they were described as accommodating, helpful, and enthusiastic about sharing the history of the gaol.

Location

25 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier, SA 5290

What's nearby

  • Olympic Park125 yd
  • Old Mount Gambier Gaol160 yd
  • Mount Gambier Community RSL0.5 mi
  • Cave Gardens0.5 mi
  • Marist Park0.7 mi
  • Blue Lake Reserve0.8 mi
  • Engelbrecht Cave0.8 mi
  • Frew Park0.8 mi
  • Mount Gambier Wildlife Park0.9 mi
  • Umpherston Sinkhole2 mi
  • Attamurra Golf Course2.7 mi
  • Feast's Classic Car Collection and Memorabilia14.4 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Low season

October

High season

December

Average price (weeknight)

$69

Average price (weekend night)

$69
Cheapest month to stay with an average 8% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 19% rise in price.
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When to book a room at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

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Top tips for your stay at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in October and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol, plan to stay on a Monday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $68, while the most expensive was $68.
  • How long should you stay at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

  • Where is The Old Mount Gambier Gaol located?

    The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is located at 25 Margaret Street, 0.4 miles from the center of Mount Gambier. Olympic Park is the closest landmark to The Old Mount Gambier Gaol.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol.

  • Does The Old Mount Gambier Gaol offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Old Mount Gambier Gaol offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does The Old Mount Gambier Gaol offer free parking?

    Yes, The Old Mount Gambier Gaol offers free parking.

  • How far is The Old Mount Gambier Gaol from the airport?

    The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is 6 miles from Mount Gambier. The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is 50.7 miles from Portland.

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    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol in Mount Gambier and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Old Mount Gambier Gaol.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.8

Distance to city center

0.4 mi

Nearest Airport

Mount Gambier

Distance to airport

6.0 mi