The Old Mount Gambier Gaol, Mount Gambier

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The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is truly a unique and unforgettable experience. We are a one of a kind accommodation facility that provides history, charm and the wow factor. Established in 1866, the gaol ceased operating as a functional prison in 1994 and has since found new life as an accommodation facility and function and event centre.

We created our business in 2010. Our gaol journey began with a vision to turn an old debilitated building into a vibrant community asset. Our vision has always been to create an atmosphere that is warm, inviting and both community and family focused.

We, along with our two young boys, own and operate our family business. We provide accommodation all year round for individual travellers, school camps, and sporting or community groups. We also provide self-guided or guided tours throughout our historic facility.

Location and Contact


• We are located within walking distance (approximately 5 mins) to the town centre of Mount Gambier, SA. Our location enables your group if they wish to walk into town to see the Cave Gardens and Main Corner Light Show or up the hill to The Blue Lake and Centenary Tower.
• Mount Gambier is located directly half way between both Adelaide (SA) and Melbourne (Vic). Mount Gambier is approximately a five hour drive from either capital city. We are situated just over the Victorian border near Casterton or Nelson.
• If travelling from Adelaide there are numerous attractions your group can stop at as you move along The Limestone Coast. If travelling from Melbourne you could tour The Great Ocean Road as you journey towards us. We experience four full seasons in Mount Gambier, each showcases our town’s beauty in various ways. Our weather is often hot in our summer months and windy and cold during winter. Whichever month you choose to travel in, the gaol will be warmed or cooled to accommodate your needs. Our local attractions are accessible all year round.



Address: 25 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

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Website The Old Mount Gambier Gaol Mount Gambier
Phone Number: +61 (8) 8723-0032
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Older travelers (+50)

Quiet Rest

Airport Pickup


Luggage Storage


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Towels ($1.00)

BBQ Grill


Book Collection/Exchange

Credit Card Payments

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Table Tennis


Entirely Non-Smoking

Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 3-4

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 5pm - 9pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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