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The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Price from $30


After accommodation with a difference?

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol was opened as a gaol in 1866 and closed as a functioning prison in 1995.

Recently refurbished, The Old Mount Gambier Gaol provides boutique accommodation, with cell and non cell rooms for all travellers, and is popular with backpackers, couples, families and groups both large and small.

The gaol premises boasts two large open courtyards, sports bar, conference facilities and grassed paddock area, ideal for functions and events, ranging from intimate gatherings to grand scale weddings.

Guests have access to many historical features of the gaol, along with four styles of dormitories available - three beds, four beds, six beds and a ten bed dormitory which can sleep a total of 45 people.

If you prefer something more private, you'll find twin and double rooms along with a self-contained family unit, consisting of two bedrooms, private lounge, en suite and fully equipped kitchen.

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is located in the heart of Mount Gambier, walking distance to the city centre, shops, bars, restaurants, and the famous Blue Lake. There is an aquatic centre and tennis courts next door.

Mount Gambier is half way between Melbourne and Adelaide.


From $ 30 to $ 195
Shared dormitories or private rooms available


  • Entity Facility

    Communal Kitchen
    Communal Lounge
    Communal Refrigerator
    Communal Shower
    Conference/Function Facilities
    Family Friendly
    Games or recreation room
    Non Smoking
    Outdoor Furniture

  • Membership

    Accommodation Association of Australia

  • Internet Access Point

    Free Wifi

  • Tourism Organisation

    Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation