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Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel

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43 North Tce, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222 Australia See on map
AMENITIES
Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Golf course
Laundry Service
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Good place to stay in Penneshaw. Close to restaurants, the sea and the ferry terminals. The rooms are only small, but there is a large communal area to watch telly, play pool, and make meals. It's very reasonably priced too. Air con in each of...More

Thank LaurieS6991
Response from Greg R, Manager at Kangaroo Island Backpackers - HostelResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review, I'm glad you enjoyed your time on Kangaroo Island.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

On my last night 3 large aggressive locals verbally threatened myself and the caretaker with extreme physical violence. The manager walked them off premises after a heated exchange. I have reported this incident to the KI police. Facilities were clean, caretaker Ash was welcoming and...More

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Response from Greg R, Manager at Kangaroo Island Backpackers - HostelResponded 22 August 2018

I'm truly sorry for your experience, unfortunately you were mistaken for someone else whom had been accused of selling drugs to minors. I personally don't know the full story or the truth behind any of it. What the locals did was unacceptable and as I...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018

The location is great. It is right beside the entrance/exit road of the Penneshaw ferry terminal. The hostel is behind a restaurant/bar. The hostel ground is small and has parking space for only 1 or 2 cars, but there are lots of parking space along...More

Thank autumncs
Response from Greg R, Manager at Kangaroo Island Backpackers - HostelResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us and I'm glad you enjoyed your time here.

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We just got out of the ferry and 200 meters away was the hostel. We got a very warm and easy going welcome like “make yourself at home guys”! All that is needed is there, kitchen, fridge, games, hot and cold shower. What is remarkable...More

Thank GianlucaGuidotti
Response from Greg R, Manager at Kangaroo Island Backpackers - HostelResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us, it's nice to hear good comments about the hostel.

Reviewed 8 December 2017

This backpackers is a short walk from the ferry and literally behind the Hertz agency. There is a small super market one block over and a few restaurants and a bottle shop nearby. The kitchen is clean and well kept. The tv/communal area has furniture...More

Thank RichfromDC
Response from Greg R, Manager at Kangaroo Island Backpackers - HostelResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review us, I'm sorry if you think management is hands off because it's not entirely that way. You are correct in saying people here have multiple jobs to make a living and that can make things difficult, can't be...More

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Kangaroo Island Backpackers hostel is a great place to kick back and relax, offering budget accommodation on Kangaroo Island. We are conveniently located less then 100 metres from the ferry terminal at Penneshaw which More makes life easy when you're arriving on foot. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$34 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel Penneshaw
Location
Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Penneshaw
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
8
Price range
US$34 - US$55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel Penneshaw
Location
Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Penneshaw
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Traveller (13)
Room & Suite (9)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (2)
Family and Play Areas (5)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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Response from rick s | Reviewed this property |
Most backpackers only accept booking 3 months in advance, but that should be long enough. Only on street parking is available. Kitchen/bathroom fully equipped, but never used the laundry, but I think there is one. Not sure... More
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"Away from the local goons."
RunGnu
14 Jun 2018
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"Single rooms only slightly more expensive than dorm."
ricks280
17 May 2017
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"Book well in advance."
SaraJWorcester
30 Apr 2017
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"suits single , double or family"
217tillyn
16 Jan 2016
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