Old Mount Gambier Gaol - The Prison That Became A HostelOld Mount  
Gambier Gaol

This building was used as a prison from 1866-1995. Now it is one of the more unusual hostels in the world. Cells have been converted into comfortable rooms and the old prison doors remain as they were, save for a lick of paint and the removal of spy holes. There is a non-cell option which includes the prison’s old staff quarters which are cool and high-ceilinged. The old prison library is now a hangout area where you can relax with friends or email your loved ones. There are both outdoor and indoor recreation areas and substantial self-catering kitchens.

You can visit the famous Blue Lake or tour the Australian wine region, both of which are nearby. The Gaol also hosts regular concerts which are hugely popular with locals and travelers. You can also tour the interesting historical features of the Gaol as well as having the incomparable pleasure of knowing you have slept in a real-life jail cell.

Type: Hostel   Jail
Old Mount Gambier Gaol hostel from the outside
Old Mount Gambier Gaol exterior
Old Mount Gambier Gaol hostel
Old Mount Gambier Gaol cells
Old Mount Gambier Gaol Jail
Old Mount Gambier Gaol backdoor
Old Mount Gambier Gaol Prison
Barb wires
Jail cells
Bar with pool
Jail cell room
Chapel inside the jail
Relax on the terrace
Barbecue outside
Party outside
Live concert
Band playing

Bliss n Eso on the top of Old Mount Gambier Gaol

Bliss n Eso
25 Margaret St Mount Gambier SA 5290, Australia