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The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

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  • Excellent67%
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Breakfast included
3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have to start by saying that the owner James is extremely enthusiastic about ‘his’ home. I knew that I was booking a ‘goal’ experience and thought it would be fun for my kids. What I didn’t expect was for the energy of the place...More

Thank Monica S
Response from Finnrhay, Manager at The Old Mount Gambier GaolResponded yesterday

Hi Monica, Absolutely not hurt at all as you cannot keep everyone happy and everyone is entitled to there own choices and opinions. We appreciate both positive and negative reviews as its the only way to learn how to improve your business. We dont pretend...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I tried to stay here on our first visit to Mount Gambier but unfortunately the place was under renovation. James advised us on alternative cheap accommodation which was much appreciated. We did not expect to be back but when planning our short...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say this has to be the weirdest and one of the most negative experiences of my time Backpacking. The owners were not friendly particularly the the wife who managed the site. It was smelly inside what was a prison cell. The owners...More

Thank Jonathan T
Response from Finnrhay, Owner at The Old Mount Gambier GaolResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jonathon, Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate both positve and negative reviews. We are a boutique accommodation and we have 2 -3 rooms we use for backpackers. Both our communal kiitchens are well equipped and we offer herbal tea, normal tea, perculated...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Gaol is quite the unique lodging experience. It was very pleasant. The proprietor, James, was very friendly and will give you a tour and history of the old Gaol. I highly recommend the dormitory for those budget conscious Backpackers. Families are nicely accommodated...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This is a basic but excellent 3star accommodation. We checked in bang on 4pm (the window is 4pm-9pm) and James the proprietor greeted us immediately. He is really friendly and his enthusiasm for his gaol is truly infectious! He explained to us a lot of...More

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Bar/Lounge
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US$51 - US$79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$51 - US$79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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"We had a family room with two bedrooms, one of which had bunk beds. Fully equipped kitchen, living room and..."
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"Choose a larger room, well worth it. Bring your own pillow."
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"the twin or double rooms are great, really quiet and very comfortable."
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