The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

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Overview of The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

3.0 star property
City-center Mount Gambier hotel with bar/lounge

9.2/10 Superb

64 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
The price is Rs 62
Price available on 02/08/2022
25 Margaret Street, Mount Gambier, SA, 5290
Main amenities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Communal living room
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
For families
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Free self parking
  • Soundproofed rooms
Cleaning & safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Mount Gambier
  • Mount Gambier Central - 1 min drive
  • Cave Gardens - 2 min drive
  • Blue Lake Reserve - 4 min drive
  • Umpherston Sinkhole - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Mount Gambier, SA (MGB) - 12 min drive

About this property

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol

The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is a great choice for a stay in Mount Gambier. You can visit the outdoor tennis courts for a workout or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and quiet guestrooms.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Yard

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 percent
  • Towels are available for an extra charge (or guests may bring their own)

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Old Mount Gambier Gaol Hotel
Old Mount Gambier Gaol
The Old Mount Gambier Gaol Hotel
The Old Mount Gambier Gaol Mount Gambier
The Old Mount Gambier Gaol Hotel Mount Gambier

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Jacqui, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Staying at the Gaol was an experience. Learning about the Gaol's history from the wonderful posters around & seeing the cells & other areas was an eye opener especially for our 6 year old Granddaughter. Plenty of creature comforts without the huge price tag.
Jenny, 1-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic! Perfectly blended novelty value with good quality family accommodation. The No.27 family cell catered for our needs (family of 4) and the gaol offered a memorable experience for all of us.
Xan, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the ability to stay at the Old Gaol. James was very welcoming on arrival, and they’ve done a great job with presenting and interpreting the place. Great experience
Tony, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A very unique accommodation, a must for anyone who likes to try something different. Very disappointed I did not see a ghost! lol Ill be back again when Im back in town, maybe see a ghost next time! :)
Glenn, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

liked our stay ,James was very welcoming , the place was really clean , A nice place to stay
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Who else pay to stay at the jail? How cool is this
We were welcomed by the lovely owner James and his family. Very secured courtyard for the kids to play and run. Centrally located position with great railway playground just few minutes away. Great history to the accommodation.
Alice, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

When office is unmanned, good to have extra info on shared facilities, locations etc A sign on the chapel door indicating it was a lounge area and kitchen would have been useful. A good experience nonetheless.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Margarita, 2-night trip
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