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Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw

2-star2 stars
43 North TerracePenneshawSA5222Australia

Penneshaw hostel by ocean
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Value for money
Best value for money
More comfort would be nice
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Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw

from $18
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Single Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Twin Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Standard Double Room
  • Family Room

What’s around Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw


  • Penguin Interpretive Centre - 0.2 mi / 0.3 km
  • Sealink Ferry Terminal - 0.2 mi / 0.4 km
  • Kangaroo Island Sealink - 11.9 mi / 19.1 km
  • Lashmar Conservation Park - 12.2 mi / 19.7 km
  • Antechamber Bay Beach - 13.3 mi / 21.4 km
  • Prospect Hill - 15.8 mi / 25.5 km
  • Buick Point - 23.4 mi / 37.6 km
  • The Oyster Farm Shop - 23.4 mi / 37.7 km

Getting around

  • Kangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote) - 37 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Korean

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw’s small print

Also known as

  • Kangaroo Backpackers
  • Kangaroo Island Backpackers
  • Kangaroo Island Backpackers Hostel
  • Kangaroo Island Backpackers Hostel Penneshaw
  • Kangaroo Island Backpackers Penneshaw
  • Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel Penneshaw


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 10 per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 21 reviews

Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw
Very Good8.0
Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel
Very good value for money. Kitchen, bathroom and lounge very good. Had a campfire on Sunday night which was excellent.
Anthony, au4 night trip
Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw
The room was very small and does not seem very clean. On the other hand shared bathroom and kitchen were well maintained. Receptionist is friendly though her English was not the most fluent (curious as we are in a English-speaking country). However for the very cheap price we paid in the middle of very high season, these issues are all acceptable. Location is convenient, especially with late ferry arrival/ early departure.
A Traveler, ieOther trip
Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw
Clean, comfortable place in Penneshaw
Cleanliness was good. Absence of staff at the counter was problematic at times. WiFi was pretty slow. Otherwise everything was great!
A Traveler, asFamily trip
Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw
a very cool hostel to stay at.
I found no fault in the hostel whatsoever. I enjoyed my private room, the showers were clean and adequate and so was the kitchen. I loved the place as it was quiet and well run.
Alice, ca2 night trip
Kangaroo Island Backpackers - Hostel, Penneshaw
Very Good8.0
Wonderful setting!!
Kangaroo Island is a magical place, and this backpackers was a perfect place to stay for the trip I was doing! Very, very close to the ferry service and within walking distance the (few) cafes and restaurants in town. I loved being right across the street from the water to walk outside for sunrise each morning. The hostel itself was great. I stayed in a cozy, private room. My only complaint is that you can hear every conversation for anyone sitting outside. Even with my window closed and them talking quietly, I could hear every word. Once I fell asleep, it wasn't a problem.
Kristin A, au2 night trip

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