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  • Getting here by bus

    There is no public transport on Kangaroo Island. The Sealink Ferry service has a coach service that leaves Penneshaw Wharf at 10am every day to Kingscote and returns at 5.30pm to Penneshaw. Bookings can be made prior to your stay by calling Sealink on 131301 or at Penneshaw Sealink office on the day, before 10am.

    Nearest airport

    60km to Kingscote Airport from the hostel.


    100 metres to ferry terminal from the hostel. 18km from Penneshaw to Cape Jervis. For transport to and from Kangaroo Island and Kangaroo Island YHA e-mail

    Reception hours are 9am-12pm and 6.00pm - 8.00pm. If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, a key with your name and room number will be waiting for you in the reception area. If you have any questions please phone the hostel.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Flinders Chase National Park
    • Seal Bay Conservation Park
    • Remarkable Rocks
    • Admirals Arch
    • Kelly Hill Conservation Park and Caves
    • Vivonne Bay

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Sunset Winery Winery 
    • Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary 
    • Parndana Wildlife Park 
    • 4WD Tours 
    • Raptor Domain 
    • Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari 
    • Will's Rare Breed Farm 
    • Pelican Feeding 
    • Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre 
    • Clifford's Honey Farm 
    Find us...
    Address 33 Middle Terrace
    Penneshaw , SA 5222
    Phone (+618) 8553 1344
    Hostel Manager Bill and Sally Ulstrup
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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  • Kangaroo Island YHA

    Kangaroo Island YHA hostel overlooks beautiful Hog Bay in the town of Penneshaw. The hostel has a garden with sea views, on-site laundry, light airy rooms, friendly staff, two-minute walk to beach and ferry and free WiFi hot spot! An abundance of wildlife, with penguins often seen in the hostel garden.

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival at the hostel.

    Extra Day Fee: Staying on after check out time (10am)?  You are more than welcome,  we just charge a small fee of $10 – payable when you check in.

    * Please be aware that the Kangaroo Island Sealink Ferry service does not sail on Christmas Day.

    • A very friendly husband and wife team run this hostel. Very accomodating. The walls are thick enough so it's hard to hear people next door, and the location is ACE! Rooms are very spacious and well fitted out with chairs and/or couches. A great place to stay on a great island!
      Steve F October 2016
    • Great host and hostess, very helpful. The hostel is very well looked after
      Linda K March 2016
    • Lovely clean hostel - very happy to have a free breakfast as well!!! :) this was a nice touch and it was convenient for my tour of the island.
      Lucy m October 2015
    • Great location and value for money is worth it. I love the great view and the lovely sound of ocean waves at night. Thanks yha! Had a great time!
      Rochelle G September 2015
    • Charming hostel, with a VERY nice staff : they always smile, they're helpful! A big plus! Location is perfect what's more! Kitchen well equipped but perhaps a little bit small if the hostel is full... No worry for us!
      Samuel D July 2015
    • Thank you for a great stay. The view over Hogs Bay from the hostel is definitely a million dollar view and very relaxing. Thank you Bill for driving me to the ferry terminal to catch the ferry. I wouldn't have made it otherwise.
      Anna C October 2016
    414 customers have rated this hostel


    • Sleeps 48 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Barbeque
    • Parking
    • Television
    • Tour Desk
    • Laundry
    • Well equipped kitchen
    • Hammock
    • Games
    • Book exchange
    • Free WiFi Hot Spot

    (WiFi Plus also available)


    • 4WD tours
    • Beach
    • Bird Watching
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Snorkelling
    • Whale Watching
    • Wilderness
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    Find us...
    Address 33 Middle Terrace
    Penneshaw , SA 5222
    Phone (+618) 8553 1344
    Hostel Manager Bill and Sally Ulstrup
    Payment MasterCard, Visa
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    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year 

    9:00am to 12:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm

     If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 6:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily 
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