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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Windy but when seen from behind a great double glazed window awesome location; nice food at the Hotel; love Bruny Is and would definitely return and stay here again its a great spot to do an overnight stay;

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Hey, we stayed here on 5th sep with my other three friend we really like this place very clean, friendly environment,very close to beach,pub and store.we enjoy late night BBQ at Alonnah Retreat.If i get another chance I will definitely stay at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat. :) :) Thank to Bernie and Julie

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Bernie B, Owner at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

A pleasure to have your company. Please come back anytime!!!.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We stayed here last night and were met by Bernie and his dog Max when we arrived and were shown to the guests area of their home. After spending 6 months in hostels it was lovely to be somewhere cosy and homely, Bernie had put the heating on for us which was great as it was miserable outside. There are...

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Bernie B, Owner at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

We certainly enjoyed your company too. Pity about the weather. Glad you felt at home. It is what we have aimed for!!!

Reviewed 4 April 2015

We had such a relaxing and wonderful stay here. Bernie and Julie made us feel right at home and this house has everything you need (including board games)! Accommodation is clean and comfortable. Literally opposite the pub and general store, this is an ideal location to access the beautiful beaches and walks of Bruny Island. We will definitely be back!

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Bernie B, Owner at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

gabrielleejones: Thank you for your glowing review. We thoroughly enjoyed your company. We are glad that in a small way to helped you to enjoy your holiday. Look forward to seeing you again.

Toulouse, France
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Lovely place with lovely host i was feeling like at home ! It's the best backpackers of Tasmania (i travel all around the island) with a very good value for your money (only 25 dollars/person) ! Highly recommended for a great night in Bruny Island.

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Bernie B, Owner at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Aurelie. Thanks for your company . We hope we make people feel at home. Glad you enjoyed your stay.

Caernarfon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2015 via mobile

Very friendly welcome from Bernie, his wife and the dog. Centrally located on Bruny island for the neck, adventure bay and the Bruny island hotel which does great meals. Don't need to go there though as there's a handy little store selling all you're likely to need at the retreat to cook for yourself. Comfy, clean, spacious and great views....

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Bernie B, Owner at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

Vikinghat Many thanks for this great review. It is lovely for us to know we are doing OK and that you are spreading the word...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 20 February 2015

This place was paradise after hitchhiking around beautiful Bruny Island for 3 days. We showed up at 10pm and Bernie, who had just retired for the night, graciously let us in and even allowed us a super-late checkout. Great beds, quiet, comfortable, and well-appointed kitchen / lounge area, as well as a big lawn, BBQ, and friendly pooch (recovering from...

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Julie B, Manager at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Will. Thanks for your great review. The footsteps and torchlight on the verandah were a little spooky, but we are always happy to help weary travellers!!! Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry I didn't get to meet you. Hopefully I will when you return!!!. Julie PS Max's paw is all better now...

Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the dorm style room for 4 nights! The location is ideal to access the main towns/sites of the island! The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering! The owners were friendly & helpful! The place was clean! You might even see a white wallaby here!

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Julie B, Manager at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

Hi and Thanks!! Almost definitely see a white wallaby, eagles and Deer. Maybe even dolphins.Love to see you here again!! Glad you enjoyed your time here.

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I went twice and twice we saw the white wallaby from the garden and twice we feed the parrots directly in the garden ! We used the BBQ who is very clean. Bernie and Julie are very nice, they lend us a red light to see the pinguins. I will come back and I really recommand this place to everybody!

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Julie B, Manager at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

Thakns Clemence!!. We have so enjoyed having you stay. It is always a lovely thing to have our guests return. You are wonderful company .Thanks for letting us meet your family too. Julie

Noosa, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Well when you stay under the same roof as your Hosts in a bedroom, I don't call that a backpackers. was more a self contained wing of the house with all the self catering and entertainment facilities you could want. Julie & Bernie were excellent hosts and it was more like being part of the family than a Guest. As...

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Julie B, Manager at Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat, responded to this review

Wow!! Thanks Garry. We have had it called a Flashpackers. (whatever that means.) We really enjoy all the company , and have such a great time with out guests. Hope we see you again one day. Julie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Alonnah Retreat features two bedrooms with double bunks, able to accommodate five people per room. These rooms can be shared or privately occupied. We provide Linen, Tea, coffee, Sugar and Milk. There is a recreation room with TV, DVD, fridge, lounges, Darts, Table Tennis and more.You can also make use of the microwave, barbecue and oven, and crockery and cutlery is provided.Enjoy your meals or relax on the covered veranda while enjoying the glorious views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bruny Island Backpackers, Alonnah Retreat

Address: 31 William Carte Dr | Bruny Island, Alonnah, Bruny Island, Tasmania 7150, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Bruny Island > Alonnah
Price Range: RM154 - RM411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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