8.2
Excellent
/10
(55 reviews)See what guests said
Housekeeping5
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9.1
Exceptional
Location rating score
Exceptional location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Flinders Chase National Park111.46 km
Nearby landmarks
Drift On Bliss - Natural Soap & Soy Candles17.07 km
Cape Willoughby Lightstation22.09 km
bird feeding27.68 km
District council office28 km
Kingscote Library28.03 km
Kangaroo Island Spinners & Weavers28.07 km
Kingscote Farmers' Market28.59 km
Island Beehive29.48 km
Shep's Studio34.15 km
Kingscote Airport37.53 km
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Kangaroo Island Backpackers

43 North Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia, 5222 - See map
Property highlightsRead all 55 reviews
Excellent cleanliness
8.3 rating for cleanliness
Very good service
7.9 rating for service
Very good facilities on premise
7.5 facilities on premise
Very good comfort
7.4 room quality and comfort

Compared to other hotels in Kangaroo Island, this hostel offers good value and a great location at a really low price.

Chau S. | June 1, 2018

Good location,very close to ferry terminal if need to catch ferry/arrive at night.

sarah | January 22, 2018

Everything you need for a fabulous stay on Kangaroo Island you can find here.

Sam | December 1, 2018

We stayed for just two nights, and The barhroom is clean,and the room for us

PEI-YU | October 24, 2017

Location is great if you’re coming in later or leaving the island early.

Caitlynn | January 10, 2019

Penneshaw is amazing and staying in Greg’s backpack was a pleasure.

Au | January 20, 2018

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

  • Shared kitchen

Value for money8.7
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating9.1

What people love about Kangaroo Island Backpackers

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Good to stay in family room."

    SHEN P.

    |

    August 29, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great stay for a budget."

    Caitlynn

    |

    January 10, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "The location is great."

    Chau S.

    |

    June 1, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 130 Kangaroo Island properties
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Value for money score
8.7/10
Location score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
7.4/10
Cleanliness score
8.3/10
Better than
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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
55 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.5
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
Room is clean n tidy, just sufficient for an overnight stay
sarah from Australia
Family with older children
More about Kangaroo Island Backpackers

More about Kangaroo Island Backpackers

Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Kangaroo Island Backpackers is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Kangaroo Island. The hotel lies 1 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Kangaroo Island Backpackers is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room.

Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find linens, closet, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including golf course (within 3 km), garden, games room, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Kangaroo Island Backpackers the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Kangaroo Island.

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Housekeeping
7 mentions
Food & Dining
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Cleanliness

"The kitchen and lounge area are well equipped and clean."

Caitlynn

|

January 10, 2019

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Reviews of Kangaroo Island Backpackers from real guests

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8.2
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10
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.5
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.4
Service7.9
Value for money8.7
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7-8 Very Good (5)
6-7 Good (5)
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12
7.2
Very good
gerry from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Very good”

Staff is disappointing. We check in and left to stroll the island and we come back at night surprised finding that our room was given away and was occupied by someone.

Reviewed April 14, 2019
6.0
Adam from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Fairly standard older-style backpackers”

Stayed in a family room, which was of decent size and quality. Although seemingly very few people staying there, fridges were already full with staff food. Not nearly enough toilet facilities for the number of rooms (9?) - just two cubicles and two showers for women and two showers but only one cubicle and no urinal for the men!

Reviewed January 19, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Caitlynn from Canada
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Comfy bed close to ferry terminal”

We stayed here on our last night on KI in order to catch an early ferry. Location is great if you’re coming in later or leaving the island early. Had a great sleep. The kitchen and lounge area are well equipped and clean. Showers were clean. Great stay for a budget.

Reviewed January 10, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Sam from Belgium
Solo traveler
Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Great staff and cosy hostel”

Everything you need for a fabulous stay on Kangaroo Island you can find here. The staff is very friendly (I even got an upgrade to a single room for my last night, thanks guys!), there's a huge kitchen, rooms and common rooms are very clean and it's only walking distance from the ferry. For most sights you do need a car because Penneshaw is quite far from them, but it's definitely manageable.

Reviewed December 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Glecelli from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Very clean and the kitchen/living area is big! ”

Recommended! Location is the best!

Reviewed June 22, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Chau from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Exceptional”

The location is great. It is right beside the entrance/exit of the Penneshaw ferry terminal. The hostel is behind a restaurant/bar. The hostel ground is small and has parking space for only 1 or 2 cars, but there are lots of parking space along the main road. My single room is tiny, but the rate is cheap (just a few dollars more than a dorm bed, unlike other hostels where a single room costs at least double the price of a dorm bed.) There are standard amenities like kitchen, living room and bathroom. My room faces the courtyard so there was some noise from other guests, but most of the time the hostel is quiet and peaceful. Compared to other hotels in Kangaroo Island, this hostel offers good value and a great location at a really low price.

Reviewed June 01, 2018
6.4
Good
Guillaume from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

nice but”

Nice, peaceful but if you want to visit KI, you'll need a car, the hostel is far from nice things to see.

Reviewed March 10, 2018
5.2
leanne from Australia
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018

Appliances broken.”

Missing exhaust fan from above one of the gas cooktops. Male staff member smoking most of the time and complaining about health inspections. Some of the cleaning staff were lovely and did their job well. Air con did not work.

Reviewed February 16, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
sarah from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Exceptional”

Good location,very close to ferry terminal if need to catch ferry/arrive at night. Room is clean n tidy, just sufficient for an overnight stay

Reviewed January 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Au from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Incredible place !!!! Waooooooo”

Penneshaw is amazing and staying in Greg’s backpack was a pleasure. Beach, dolphins, kangaroo, sunset, people & their welcoming.... such a part of paradise ! I spent 3 dreaming days, thanks again for all & see u fore sure...

Reviewed January 20, 2018
4.8
Lily from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Acceptable”

Pros: cheap, nice rocks and look out just over the road, comfortable mattresses, hot showers, good kitchen facilities, good walking distance from ferry and cute cafe Cons: owner smoked so the whole place including our room smelt like cigarette smoke, our aircon pumped out hot air with no controller to change it, the showers were dirty and the rooms extremely small

Reviewed November 27, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
PEI-YU from Taiwan
Group
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Amazing experience ”

We stayed for just two nights, and The barhroom is clean,and the room for us

Reviewed October 24, 2017
5.6
SOFIA from Spain
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

The room too small for two, bathroom not clean enough, facilities old”

The room was so small that was difficult to open two suitcases. It faced the reception was near the chicken and was very noisy. The big advantage is the location and the price

Reviewed October 12, 2017
8.8
Excellent
SHEN from Taiwan
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Excellent”

Good to stay in family room.

Reviewed August 29, 2017
6.8
Good
Lik from Hong Kong
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

Location is near ferry pier”

The room is clean

Reviewed January 15, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Yu from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

good”

good
Reviewed September 12, 2015
8.7
Excellent
stefano from Italy
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Backparckers Kangaroo”

Location, cleanliness, high performance staff

Wonderful !

Reviewed January 07, 2015
6.3
Good
Tilman from Germany
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Good hostel, too expensive”

cleanliness, good kitchen, garden
Reviewed January 07, 2015
6.3
Good
leung from Hong Kong
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

good location”

good location big kitchen
Reviewed January 04, 2015
7.7
Very good
PENG from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Good location”

Staff, location, price

Friendly staff and people who were living there. Good experience of backpacker.

Reviewed December 13, 2014
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