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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent stay at Vivonne bay lodge. Marvelous place to explore the wonderfull and wild kangarroo island. Great shared accomodations, nice ambient living space, cayaking and bicicling options. Close walking track to the beach and ocasional lucky free Koala encounter in an eucaliptus tree located right at the hotel backyard. We had barbecue outside with the kangaroo adventours group tour and...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stayed here during winter and never felt cold inside the rooms. Each room has good independent heating and the common room is warmed by a combustion heater. Now you do have to put the wood in the fire yourself at night as there are no staff in the evenings but they always leave you a good supply (a weeks...

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Albany Creek, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We had lunch in the bistro on our tour of the island. There was meat and chicken with plenty of self serve home cooked vegetables. Plus sweets (carrot cake and cream). Just lovely and filling on a cool Winter's day.

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British Columbia
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This place was once an Outdoor school, hence the shared accommodation, washrooms and showers. Private rooms are available but you still share the washroom and shower facilities. It is kept spotlessly clean - rooms, communal areas, grounds. The private rooms are functional but comfortable. The lodge itself offers an area to sit and relax with friends or family. Quiet, relaxing...

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Adelaide
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Accommodation options in Vivonne Bay are reasonably limited, and for this reason we found ourselves at VBL for 2 days over Easter. Although not our usual style of accommodation, (bathrooms are communal - caravan park style,) we were pleasantly surprised by how clean and functional the operation is. We booked via Sealink and as such, our package included complimentary use...

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neatz
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This is a difficult review for me, as this is not the type of accommodation we typically use. With that said, the lodge was good. The rooms were clean, it does not have bathrooms in the room, nor tv's ...actually it doesn't have much in the very basic rooms. But, it is still quite nice, I think our children and...

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Thank neatz
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We stayed for one night in their Private Rooms and it was a lovely stay! The property is immaculately maintained and even though we weren't organized and didn't prebook a BBQ pack they were able to put one together for us for that night (and what delicious food it was!!). Unfortunately due to a storm the power was knocked out...

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Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Our day-trip tour of Kangaroo Island stopped in here for lunch. The food was absolutely excellent, including the best sausages I have ever tasted. It is really tucked away in a lovely location, too - after we finished lunch and went outside we found a koala sitting in a tree enjoying the shade.

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Thank David G
Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Definitely a higher end youth hostel. The private rooms are so spacious and comfortable. The shared bathrooms are incredibly clean and within close range. The communal lounge is so comfortable and offers free wifi, in addition to television, mini library and snooker table. The communal kitchen and dining area are extremely well-equipped too. We especially loved the huge electric dishwasher...quite...

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Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights while on the island and we absolutely loved it! The staff are very friendly and helpful, everything is nice and clean and the private rooms are huge! It's so peaceful and quiet, makes a great getaway. Even saw two wild koalas and a few kangaroos there too!

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the mid-south coast of Kangaroo Island, Vivonne Bay Lodge is set on 206 hectares of stunning Australian bushland and native vegetation, with abundant wildlife, one kilometre of beach frontage and 15 kilometres of signposted walking trails.The property offers dormitory, family and twin-share budget style accommodation with shared facilities including a large dining and recreation room with large screen tv, billiards table, lounges, open fire, games and reading areas and a fantastic outdoor bar and deck area. Adventure activities are also available and include biking, kayaking and sandboarding. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vivonne Bay Lodge

Address: Knofel Drive | Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Number of rooms: 26
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“To enhance your stay try to reserve a single or double room in advance because they sell out very fast.”
 of 5 bubbles FelipeCuesta, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Dormitory sleeping on tour was comfortable and clean”
 of 5 bubbles lindabU6698TQ, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There are only a few private rooms and two dorms. If you want to have one of the private rooms, book early.”
 of 5 bubbles revrazna, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in a family room with Queen bed and two bunk beds - it was nice to have privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles BoardChick_13, 28 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Do not chosse room No.1, it is right next to the common room and apparently noone ever has heard of door knobs - every single person entering through that door let it slam shut! That was annoying, there should be a sliding door. Avoid room No. 1”
 of 5 bubbles VanessaL321, 4 Mar 2013 | Read review
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