This hostel was for me the best hostel in whole Australia since i startet travelling 15 month ago.
I came with no money at all and was a bit broke, but the owner (Sandra) a lovely nice woman who care about all the hostel guests like familymembers, provided work for me and a lot of other backpackers.
Dont get me wrong, it's not a working hostel, we had a lot of other international travel guests.
The Hostel itself is really clean and if you stay there you gonna feel like home! That's the reason why i decided to stay there for more than a half year! I could save a lot of money, buy a car and did some holidays in Tassi.. i am now on my roadtrip with all the money i could save there!
If you are a long time stayer you just pay 20$ per night wich is for a hostel like this really cheap!
Mount Gambier (the second biggest city in SA) is close to Penola and the Grampiens are a daytrip far away.
Robe with its beautifull beaches is also really close.
Best wishes to Sandy and her family :) Stayed May 2015, travelled with friends