Kangaroo Island Central Backpackers

Hostel in Kingscote

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9 out of 10

Just a couple of blocks from Kingscote's main strip, this small, innocuous hostel is clean and affordable, and has a cosy lounge, lush lawns and a beaut ensuite double cabin out the back. It feels like staying at someone's house − good or bad, depending on how sociable you're feeling.

Important information

Please note that towels are not included in the price. You can rent them at the property or bring your own. Please note that all rooms, with the exception of Rori's Retreat, have access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. Please note that laundry facilities are available for an extra charge. Please note that this property is strictly non-smoking in the rooms and there is a designated smoking area outside. An ashtray is provided for your convenience. Please note there is a curfew for noise of 22:30. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Quick description

KI Dragonfly, previously known as KI Central Backpackers, is a privately owned guesthouse located in Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.. Free parking, WiFi and luggage storage is included. The guesthouse features 3 double bedrooms, a spacious family room and a 4-bed share room. All guests share bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and lounge with TV and DVD's. Guests can also use the BBQ in the outdoor area. For guests who desire complete privacy, there is a small, fully self-contained cabin for hire in the guesthouse's rear garden (Rori's Retreat). Cabin guests are also welcome to combine the privacy of their own facilities with socialising with the guesthouse guests. Guests have access to a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and galleries within a 4-minute walk, including Kangaroo Island Fresh Sea Foods and Lighthouse Café. The waterfront and natural pool are also within walking distance. This budget-style accommodation is a 5-minute walk to a range of fishing jetties and a 10-minute walk from Kingscote Yacht Club Beach.

Features of Kangaroo Island Central Backpackers


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Bbq facilities
  • Cycling
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Mini-market on site
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Street parking


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning


  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage


  • Free WiFi available