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“Made my visit to Penola great!!”

Review of Penola Backpackers

Welcome to Penola Backpackers! Newly renovated 1935 Spanish Mission home
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Welcome to Penola Backpackers! Newly renovated 1935 Spanish Mission home
Located on 59 Church Street in CBD Penola Enjoy park views on our patio while having a bbq
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18 reviews
Welcome to Penola Backpackers! Newly renovated 1935 Spanish Mission home
Located on 59 Church Street in CBD Penola
Enjoy park views on our patio while having a bbq
Fully equipped Modern kitchen with dishwasher
Spacious Queen Bedroom overlooking park, private toilet and shower.
Sleeps six adults with new king single wooden bunks.  All linen supplied. free lockers
Large and spacious, sleeps 4, all linen supplied, ceiling fan, and block out shutters, lockers
Family room for 6! All linen supplied. Private entry, tv, table, couch. Lovely morning sun!
Comfortable and private King Single Bedroom, night stand, locker, desk.  Enquire about price.
Backporch includes freezer, new front load coin operated washing machine and dryer
Off Street 4 Bay Garage parking
Sit under cool verandah in summer
Across the street from the free public Penola Swimming Pool
Welcome to Penola Backpackers, central to shops, pubs, cellardoors
New 40cm flat screen TV/DVD in common room, free dvds.
Male and Female Showers and toilets/sink, mirror. Hot water on demand!
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 19
Penola, South Australia

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djschell
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Made my visit to Penola great!!”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

I'm doing a wine tour of SA by myself on a backpackers budget, so understandably I can't afford many of the fancy wine related B&B's in the area. Penola Backpackers not only made my visit possible, turns out it was nice, comfortable, convenient, and all in all probably equal to the more expensive alternatives. As some of the other reviews say the place is more of a shared and fully equipped house than a hostel. And the owner Sandra was both very nice and helpful. I'm glad I came and I'll certainly come back if I visit the area again.

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Brisbane Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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Liked best: Homeliness
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Reviewed 31 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

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Craig S
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3 reviews
“'Guestpacker'!”
Reviewed 22 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

A spacious, comfortable, immaculately clean guesthouse at backpacker prices. A great range of room sizes for singles, couples, families or even groups keen to explore the great produce of the terra rossa. Location ideal in the heart of Penola.

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TashPotat...
Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Should be renamed as guesthouse”
Reviewed 15 December 2013 for a stay in October 2013

With the name "backpacker" I was dubious (even though I am a backpacker I don't like hostels) - but this place is lovely.
Is is so so clean, with fully stocked kitchen equipment and free use of BBQ, lovely comfy beds, nice showers and living room. Lovely large garden with secure parking in garages offered.
The owner and her family are lovely people, so helpful and informative.
I stayed a few weeks as I was working in a nearby vineyard, and I felt welcome the whole time.

Wether passing through or staying on vacation I highly recommend this place. You won't be disappointed!

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maweir
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely Wonderful Place!”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This place is such a treasure! We felt so welcomed. It was almost like staying with friends. The kitchen is wonderfully stocked. We decided to buy groceries and cook just so we could use the kitchen. Sandra is so full of information about the area. I would highly recommend this place to anyone going to this area.

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Liked best: It felt like a home, not a hostel.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Marion P
Naracoorte, Australia
1 review
“A wonderful home to share with a group of friends”
Reviewed 30 November 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Our group of 12 friends thoroughly enjoyed the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival in May 2013. The highlight was being able to all stay together at the Penola Back Packers in a house that had everything we needed, was lovely & had a well set up kitchen big enough to cope with us all. Being right in the centre of Penola was brilliant, so close to all the Festival activities. Having an outdoor area just across from the park really made us feel apart of the towns happenings on market day, great for Sunday brekky we enjoyed with local produce. As a group we couldn't have found better accommodation to suit our needs and we also enjoyed the company of 5 lovely international travellers staying too.

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Liked best: Central location, clean and well organised
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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