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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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English first
Reviewed 13 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lapo D
Florence, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I stayed 2 nights in this hostel.
The place is very clean (bedroom, bathrooms, showers), with fully stocked kitchen equipment and free use of BBQ and the owners are so friendly. There is a private parking and all the shops are close to the hostel.
If you're in Penola or you're visiting Coonawarra wine region this is a place to be and i definitely recommend it!

Travelling group: Da solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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JenniCowa...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of the best backpackers I have stayed. Home from home!!!!!”
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

I stayed for only one night and wish I had more time. I travelled with my friend and we stayed in the family room which was very spacious. It was very refreshing after travelling for so long in YHA's to stay in a home from home place. I met with Sandra and her husband who are geniunely the nicest people you could meet. I would definitely recommend this for all type of travellers.

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Liked best: Home from home
Liked least: out door shower/toilets
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Woolsthorpe, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Liked best: It was just like home
Liked least: nothing really
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Liked best: Price, facilities and location.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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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
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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