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43 North Terrace, 5222 Penneshaw, Australia – Show map
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BBQ Facilities, Grounds
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Pool Table, Hiking, Cycling, Bicycle Rental, Game Room
No internet access available.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Car Rental, Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged AUD 10 per person per night in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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Based on 67 reviews
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Score from 19 reviews Good
Boasting a balcony with ocean views, Cooinda Holiday Village offers an outdoor dining area with BBQ facilities.Guests can enjoy onsite fishing at the wharf or arrange fishing charters with the front...
Score from 11 reviews Wonderful
A 35-minute drive from Kingscote Airport and the Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park, the Casuarina Coastal Units offer self-contained apartments with a full kitchen.
Score from 23 reviews Good
The Kangaroo Island Backpackers is in a great location in Central Penneshaw, just a few minutes walk to the beach, ferry terminal and supermarket. The staff were very friendly and on hand to help with any questions I had. The kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and all communal areas are cleaned to a high standard. The free tea and coffee is another bonus. Great hostel and definite value for money.
Very friendly and easy going staff. Very helpful and well informed. The hostel is within a short walking distance to the ferry terminal.
Sleeping on top of the bunkbed you can feel the bed swinging if the person on the lower level moves. A lot of mosquitos in the dorms.
The large communal kitchen & fridge, plus a gas stovetop to cook your own meals Good modern share bathroom facilities of a good standard A bit hard to find at first but like how it is tucked away Not many backpackers have single rooms/single bed for the solo traveller. Value for money.
Bit noisy Cannot change the TV channel No wifi - byo internet only No parking on site...being a backpackers, don't expect any parking onsite Very bare essentials, room was only slightly larger than the single bunk bed in the room but there is an aircon
Staff were helpful, honest and friendly. The facilities were exceptionally clean and being off season K.I. was nice and quiet.
Not enough time to spend there. All was good
Proximity to Ferry Clean and quiet Friendly owners
Basic but you get what you pay for
The staffs are friendly
Kitchen too small with only 4 stoves Limited toilet in the bathroom
little space in the room
Great loaction, near to great beaches, wildlfe, walks and stunning scenery.
No tea or coffee facilities in room, no towels provided, no tv or wifi. Very small rooms with communal, socialising areas directly outside rooms resulting in no privacy and little sleep.
The staff was amazing and very kind....they help me with the organisation of my journey..... I really loved this place! Finally was very very clean and nice! :)
the facilities were amazingly clean and the staff were really friendly. And it has a perfect location - easy to get to and not far from the ferry...
my online booking didn't get through to the backpackers - it was just lucky the room was still available
The hostel is really clean, both room and common areas. Closed to The ferry terminal.
The room size was maybe too small. Just The bunk bed inside and nothing more.
Very small rooms. But IAR con.
-great location close to the ferry terminal -friendly staff -great kitchen and lounge area -aircon worked fine -clean All in all its a really nice and friendly environment and exactly what a hostel should be like.
nothing to say
Perfect location For a stop over. Just a 2 min walk from the ferry terminal and the beach. Room as well as shared facilities perfectly clean. Staff super friendly and helpful.
Nothing really negative. The only thing that could be better is the size of the twin bed room. They could be bigger. It's only possible to open one suitcase at a time.:-D
Very clean facilities, owners were very helpful, great starting point for your experience on the island.
Decided to try backpackers place- good experience. Good location, peaceful place even though lots of other guests. Value for money.
Cannot much complain at the price paid. Forgot to bring own towel...
This is a well run and clean backpackers hostel with an excellent host who keeps the place well organised and clean.
Everything is so clean and tidy, love the kitchen and the bathroom
More space for double room, more wall sockets and the best if it has wifi access
Not on main road, i.e. rather quiet, but still very close to the ferry pier, so very convenient. Very friendly owner (Gregg), very accommodating and helpful, trying to improve the place every time he can (they have owned the place for less than a year). Excellent value. The best common area we have seen so far (pool table, TV, board games, books, maps, good kitchen, laundry accessible to the guests, etc.).
A bit difficult to find at first, but remember that it is right behind the Isola Pizzeria at the end of the road which is the closest to the ferry. Bit of lack of pressure in the common shower. Very small room for 2 (try not to bring too much luggage if you cannot leave them in your car, actually only one piece of luggage per person will fit in the room). The common area's door should be closed at all times between 10pm and 8am and smoking should be prohibited in the corridor leading to most of the rooms to ensure the tranquility of the guests in the rooms (remarks made to Gregg, and I am sure he will fix those details).
very convenient for ferry, IGA, takeaway, pub. really good value and very clean.
really needed an extra pillow.
Plumbing failed a few times with water all over women's toilets which was not safe A lot of smoking directly out the front of the rooms which the smoke would travel to
We liked everything. 2 mins walk away from the ferry. Clean. All facilities were handy. The owner was accomodating and charged no fee even though we've got a mess due to confusion with all our bookings and did not cancell some days at this hostel. Thanks for that
we liked everything
quiet enviroment, nice recreation place. friendly stuff,very clean and tidy.
none, it was phantastic
Location near the ferry. Cosy rooms. Kitchen and bathroom clean.
Unbelievable price for a single room.
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