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Washington, DC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the nicest and most welcoming hostel we’ve ever visited -- it felt like we were welcomed into the home of friends. We were greeted kindly by Susie, Bruno helped us change a tire without us even asking, and throughout our stay here it felt very much like a big family home. Everything was clean, very organized, and they...

1Thank Cathleen M
Susi W, Owner at Kangaroo Island Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our hostel. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your short stay with us. We trust that you made it home safely and hope that you get to enjoy many more adventures in the future!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I LOVED this hotel. Small but everything you need and confortable. Patti the owner is super nice! Gret location in Kingscote!! Great place to socialize if you wish or just relax. Close to all services. Will stay longer next time!

Thank Ingridgig
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic Hostel that was clean and very homely. It was a very short 1 minute walk to all the shops. The owner was super helpful and helped me alot with all my questions and with booking a hire car.I would definitely recommend staying here and will definitely be staying here again if I go back.

Thank Georgia T
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Simple and small but nice backpackers hostel. We had a room with 2 beds and a fan, further on no facilities in the room. There are 2 bathrooms, the men's has 2 toilets, 2 showers and 3 sinks. Further on this hostel has a general room with standard kitchen (only suitable for one person cooking at same time), kitchen table...

Thank Frank v
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This backpackers lodge is cozy and in a great location within walking distance of the shops and wharfs in Kingscote. The rooms were clean and spacious, especially for the price, and we enjoyed having comfy couches with a little fireplace as we stayed during wintertime (although we were glad it was not the only source of heat!). There's also a...

Thank nataliescadden
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Great location, a short walk to the shops and wharf, really friendly staff and service. We loved our stay! The rooms were spacious, quiet and clean. The other facilities like the kitchen and garden area are also lovely. Would definitely recommend and also a great budget accommodation option.

Thank Jules1697
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel has a great location. It is only a short walk to shops etc. The dorms are clean and a decent size. This backpackers has good facilities including lounge, kitchen and bathrooms which are all clean and well maintained. It also has a nice little garden out the back with a BBQ. Would recommend.

Thank Jo R
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We wanted to spend a few days on KI but accommodation was pricey. Having searched backpacker lodgings (which we would never normally do), we came across KI Central Backpackers who had a Garden Cabin which includes ensuite and cooking facilities. We booked this and were very happy with the accommodation, very clean and well laid out, comfortable and the owners...

1Thank amgood2015
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Our family of 8 bunked in one of the dorm rooms. It was fantastic! We only stayed for one night, as our flight came into Kingscote at 1800 and we didn't want to drive to our other lodging in the dark. The staff was SUPER friendly, as were the other guests. Our kids so appreciated the books that were left...

Thank Beckjet
Reviewed 3 November 2015

we stayed in the garden hut...spotless when we arrived ..had our own shower and toilet... fridge and kitchen....outside lovely fruit trees and a great lawn....no prickles....used the bbq very useful....Patti and the girls were great ....made you feel as if you were part of the family....position wise it was great....2 block walk to the shops...jetty....seals...coffees....ext...you couldn't do better on KI....thanks...

1Thank Edward R

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A great family run hostel full of local knowledge and located in the heart of historic Kingscote. We are a 2 minute walk to shops, pubs, cafes and all Kingscote has to offer.For nature lovers, it is only 500 meters to the pelican feeding area, beautiful fishing jetties and rock pool.Come and relax!Accommodation Information: there are 2 dormitories (8 beds & 4 beds) and 3 private rooms that can accommodate up to three people. Linen is provided, 24 hour hot showers, laundry, BBQ, kitchen and lounge room facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kangaroo Island Central Backpackers

Address: 19 Murray St | Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
Price Range: $51 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kangaroo Island Central Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Garden Cabin is private and lovely”
 of 5 bubbles amgood2015, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“garden hut fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles 467edwardr, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Get the Garden room”
 of 5 bubbles bowdenkeith, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I recommend you that if you have any question about the hotel, the city or the island, speak with the owners. They are so friendly and will help you”
 of 5 bubbles AlbertSalichs, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Room 1 is close to the living area so could be loud if the hostel is full”
 of 5 bubbles bizzlehizzle, 3 Jan 2015 | Read review
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