Under The Mount
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Under The Mount

9 / 11 Jacka Street, Melrose, South Australia 5483 Australia
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Ensuite rooms can be configured as a king ensemble or two king singles
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5.0
#1 of 1 hostel in Melrose
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Under the Mount is run by two passionate mountain bikers, Don and Kristen Norton. Having travelled within Australian and internationally to explore some of the best mountain biking destinations in the world, they returned to Melrose, a place which they have visited for many years to introduce purpose built accommodation for mountain bikers. Under the Mount is also suitable for all visitors, regardless of their reason for visiting this beautiful part of the world!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Hiking
Darts
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
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Location

9 / 11 Jacka Street, Melrose, South Australia 5483 Australia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 63 out of 100
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Port Augusta Airport
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Whyalla Airport
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shellpoh wrote a review Sept 2020
Adelaide, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely, clean and comfortable accommodation. Great hosts! We are walkers rather than bike riders but felt welcome, were given recommendations for walks and food and the location was great. We really enjoyed our three night stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ajcjmjnj wrote a review Nov 2020
Adelaide, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wat can I say. Myself and 13 of my cycling mates stayed here in the last few days for 2 nights after cycling part of the Mawson Trail. For MTB'ers, you can't go past this place. Parking and wash bay for your steed. Large games room. Outdoor seating area and fire (didn't use as it was raining). Very comfortable rooms. Even the bunk rooms are good. Because of our large group, I booked early and although there was a lot of emails between myself and Kristen, it was seamless and she was very accommodating. The hosts, Kristen and Don are awesome people and will help you if they can. We were a group of blokes ranging in age from about 47 to 74 and everyone in the group told me that this place was great for what we required. Kristen and Don even put cooked breakfast on for us on both days and everyone loved it. I'm pretty sure this is the first time they have done this. Definitely recommend this place to anyone, not just MTBers. This place and the hosts are awesome. Well done to you.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Greenenamel Jenny wrote a review May 2022
Hawks Nest, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Under the Mount Motel in Melrose after a few days MTB riding in Ikara Flinders. It is a very comfortable, clean, quiet, modern, well located motel. There is a very well equipped community kitchen, somewhere to securely lock your bikes at night, a gorgeous outdoor area under some gum trees to enjoy the fire pit after dinner and an e car charging port for those with a Tesla. Hosts Don and Kirsten are a pleasure to meet and deal with for your stay.
I highly recommend a stay at Under the Mount.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lawrence Heggie wrote a review July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a really great time staying at Under the Mount. The hosts are obviously passionate about their business. Clean facilities and a great kitchen/family entertainment area. The rooms are very comfortable, the outside fire pit was a great way to meet other travellers, and the local places to eat are a close walking distance. This was our second time staying here and we would highly recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Janelle M wrote a review Oct 2022
Canberra, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We weren't expecting much at $125 per night but were pleasantly surprised. It was clean and comfortable if a bit chilly. The walls were metal which would account for this. It is billed as being perfect for mountain bikers which I'm sure it would be. We could here the people in the next room talking so were glad they weren't up late.
Wooden verandah and sparsely furnished with a small refrigerator and shower curtained shower. There was a central communal room if you wanted to make tea and coffee.
My only hint would be to have a torch or the torch app on your phone as the stairs were not well lit at night. It was a good stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Julie C wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean room and comfortable beds. Would highly recommend and would certainly book again. We were made to feel very welcomed by the owners too. The outdoor kitchen was well equipped and a great way to meet other travelers.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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John M wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean rooms and amenities. Well equipped common kitchen area. Outdoor fire pit was a treat. Easy walk access to Main Street attractions. Was a great base to cycle to surrounding towns on the paths and trails.

We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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roremc wrote a review Mar 2021
Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stopped in Melrose for the night on the way to the Flinders Ranges. Melrose is a great little town and we had a great time there. Under the mount was a perfect place to stop for the night. The place is spotless with lots of good facilities. The bed was super comfy with very clean lines and bathroom. Kristen was great and gave us some tips for walks and where to eat. Would definitely stay again next time in Melrose.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kristen Norton, Owner at Under The Mount
Responded 23 Mar 2021
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you here again soon!
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Debbie X wrote a review Nov 2018
Adelaide, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved this place and its quaint little bonfire! We used Under the Mount as our stepping stone for having a look around the flinders Ranges. The rooms were clean and the staff were so lovely and helpful. Will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: October 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kristen N, Owner at Under The Mount
Responded 24 Nov 2018
Thank you for staying with us and hopefully next time you will stay a bit longer and enjoy what Melrose has to offer as a destination including the National Park right at our doorstep!
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visitorsnederland wrote a review Feb 2018
Utrecht
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Under the Mount has a quiet attractive location with the accommodation in a large rather untidy wooded area. Positive was the large kitchen/recreation room, negative was the small size of the room with a noisy air conditioning. We arrived when the temperature was above 40 and the room very hot as the hosts were away. The price compared with similar accommodation was on the high side.
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Date of stay: February 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kristen N, Guest Relations Manager at Under The Mount
Responded 24 Feb 2018
Thank you for taking the time for your feedback. The have tried to retain the natural bushland which is home to many native birds etc to create a peaceful setting and create a relaxing area. Unfortunately when you were here the weather was extremely hot. It is our summer season and typically the best time to travel north from Adelaide is winter to escape the cold. Hoping you enjoyed the rest of your travels in Australia.
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VanessaV732017 wrote a tip Aug 2017
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bunk room is great for family/friend stay, room to store MTB gear etc."
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Vince A wrote a tip Dec 2016
Melbourne, Australia34 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book ahead to avoid disappointment"
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Amanda J wrote a tip Nov 2016
Greater Adelaide, Australia16 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All ground level rooms - some are closer top camp kitchen which would be good in wet weather."
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Frank N wrote a tip June 2016
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cabins on end of block away from the "bunk" rooms likely to be quietest"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Under The Mount
Which popular attractions are close to Under The Mount?
Nearby attractions include Melrose Heritage Museum (0.3 km) and Mount Remarkable Summit Hike (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Under The Mount?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Under The Mount?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Under The Mount?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Under The Mount?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Under The Mount?
Conveniently located restaurants include Store 54, North Star Inn Restaurant, and Mount Remarkable Hotel Restaurant.
Is Under The Mount located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Melrose.
Is Under The Mount accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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