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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2016

As promised, the YHA was visible almost immediately after stepping off the ferry. Only one woman works at reception and it's just luck if she happens to notice you arrive because she rarely just hangs out at the front desk, instead usually spending time in her room where she lives with her husband and kid. My first night I was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I stayed at the yha for 2 nights as a package deal with an island tour. I saw the reviews were not that great on here but I had a great time! The owner was there to check us in and she was really friendly. The beds were comfy and the linen clean. The kitchen is fully equipped and clean.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived in the morning and the check in was pretty easy and the stuff was friendly. When we went to our room it was at the first view good but than we saw a lot of dust and dirt in the rooms! What we couldn't understand that you doesn't get offer some towels, even if you are staying in... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I arrived to be told what I booked was not available and told I would be sleeping in 3 different rooms over a 5 night stay. Was put in room where 2 walls connect the kitchen and dining rooms. This was extremely noisy. The TV has also been moved into the dining room and this just adds to the noise.... More 

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William U, Owner at Tandarra Lodge Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

You booked in a dorm and were placed in a dorm. My wife told you that if another room became available she would transfer you free of charge but no room became available during your stay. There are only 8 beds available in the dorm area, not 10. If you book and pay for a dorm with share bathroom you... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Location is great. Close to beach and Ferry. Views are nice from the room. We pre-booked and key was ready waiting for us as we reached. Room was clean and nice. On a super hot day summer night, I requested additional cooler, which was supplied immediately. The lady was kind to allow us to have extended hours for our breakfast... More 

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William U, Manager at Tandarra Lodge Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

thanking you so... More 

Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The YHA hostel is located very close to the Penneshaw ferry terminal and therefore is a convenient location. I stayed there one night and it was easy to catch the ferry early morning the next day. The rooms are clean with comfortable beds.

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William U, Owner at Tandarra Lodge Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Monita. More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Booked a double room but seemingly upgraded to a family which was quite spacious for us as a couple. A couple of sets of bunks and two singles (room 4). Would have preferred a double bed but having read other reviews. It's an ageing building and a budget price, so set your expectations accordingly. Everything we encountered was clean. Ok... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Reservations were made months before arriving to this Hostel via the internet. Had we seen the hostel beforehand, we would NOT have stayed here. We were committed because it had been paid for in advance. What a huge disappointment!!! We've had terrific experiences with YHA's in Australia both last year, and this year while visiting this magnificent country. So, we... More 

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William U, Manager at Tandarra Lodge Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

The only thing I can say is it is very difficult to supply 5 star accommodation to people traveling on a tight budget. Not every room in any hotel/hostel can have a magnificent view unfortunately. Our 32 square metre rooms with TV, microwave, fridge, lounges and en-suite bathroom etc are a bit more expensive but do supply all the things... More 

Seremban, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Search Google and I am sometimes spoilt by choices for accommodation but YHAs seemed to be always then right choice. I know my budget and my minimum requirement for my choice is an ensuite clean double room for seniors like my husband and I ages 71 and 63, good locality and caring hosts. Sally and Bill met all these requirements.... More 

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William U, Manager at Tandarra Lodge Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Thanking you so much, Alicia... More 

Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

The room was more than adequate for me and my friend. We were upgraded to a room with a bathroom. The room was generally clean the bathroom wasn't perfect but you get what you pay for. Overall if you want to stay somewhere on a budget in a great position don't look elsewhere. However if you want class and luxury... More 

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William U, Manager at Tandarra Lodge Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

thanking you so much... More 

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Address: 33 Middle Terrace, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5222, Australia (Formerly Kangaroo Island YHA)
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Penneshaw
Price Range: RM143 - RM420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tandarra Lodge Kangaroo Island 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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