The Most Freak and Amazing Travel Destination
- The Old Jail - Mount Gambier, South Australia
This is about as close to sleeping in a prison as you'd probably want to get, The only change is to alter the cell door locks so you can actually let yourself out. Former South Australian State Prison. Opened C1866, Closed 1995. Heritage listed. Accommodation in cells. Site retained as close to final 1995 format as possible with little alteration except for minor things like the door locks that you can open yourself!!! Facade and entrance area restored to 1866 origins. Very basic accommodation primarily with shared shower facilities although one self contained unit is available in the former womenâ€™s section. Accommodation at The Old Jail is very basic. It is aimed at the budget traveler. Jail layout and presentation is much like it was when in operation as a jail. Tariffs start at AUS $22.00 per person for a multi share dormitory (non cell). Four share cells are available for 3 to four people at AUS $22.00 per person. A double cell with ensuite toilet only costs AUS $52.00 for two people. One self contained unit (formerly a women prisoner dormitory) costs AUS $70.00 for two people. Half price rates for children (U16yrs). All tariffs include breakfast provisions from the guest kitchen, sheets, blankets, pillow cases. Towels are available at AUS $1.00 extra per towel. We are able to cater for groups in the Jailâ€™s former dining room. The dining facility is licensed to sell alcohol.