Enjoy a unique accommodation experience when you stay at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol. This unique property is an historic gaol, located just a 3-minute drive from the Blue Lake and the main street of Mount Gambier. There are a range of gaol experience accommodation options. You can stay in a cell, accommodate your family in an old warden's office, or enjoy a self-contained cottage. Guests enjoy complimentary WiFi and a self- guided tour of the gaol. There are shared lounges, kitchens and bathrooms. All rooms include heating and bed linen. Most rooms have access to shared facilities, others have private facilities.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.1)

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room type
Number of guests
1 double bed
2 bunk beds
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Yi
    Australia Australia
    Total environment is better than expected, room is fairly clean and the introducation about the history of the old goal is clear and interesting.
  • Grace
    Australia Australia
    Interesting place for a stopover, easy check in and communication. Nice to let guests to "graffiti" the concrete with chalk like in the prison.
  • A
    Australia Australia
    Location excellent Would have liked to be able to make coffee but everything else I needed

Hotel surroundings

Facilities of The Old Mount Gambier Gaol
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Hiking
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 21:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash The Old Mount Gambier Gaol accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that The Old Mount Gambier Gaol does not accept payments with American Express credit cards.

Please note that in some rooms towels are not included in the price. You can rent them at the property or bring your own.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Old Mount Gambier Gaol in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

  • Room options at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol include:

    • Family
    • Twin
    • Double

  • Check-in at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Yes, The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at The Old Mount Gambier Gaol may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is 1,050 yards from the centre of Mount Gambier. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Old Mount Gambier Gaol offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis court