Meet the owners of Hobart’s best hostel

Team Montacute

Team Montacute: Antony (owner), Maria (Rose’s mum & Chief Gardener), Paddy (husband of Sumi), Sumi (our weekend housekeeping star), Rose (owner), Subi (our weekday housekeeping star), Eve (Antony’s daughter) & Arjun (husband of Subi)

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is a boutique hostel in central Hobart’s historic village of Battery Point. The owners are local couple, Antony Langdon and Rose Flynn. Antony and Rose have two daughters, Eve and Sofia, two miniature bulldogs, Lily and Tuxi, and a fluffy tortoiseshell cat, Mrs. Before opening Montacute in early 2014, Antony worked in the winemaking industry on some of Australia’s best known brands (Wolf Blass, Lindemans, Yellow) whilst Rose worked in international food and beverage marketing (M&Ms, Cadbury).

Montacute is named after the village of Montacute in southern England where Antony’s ancestors are from. His great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Captain William Langdon, sailed to Tasmania in 1821. 160 years later, in 1981, Rose’s family emigrated to Tasmania from Ireland when Rose was a child.

Antony and Rose created Montacute to offer visitors to Tasmania a beautiful, yet low cost, accommodation option in the heart of Hobart.

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse was awarded the Best Hostel in Tasmania 2016 by the Tasmanian Hospitality Association.

Owners bulldog Lily


Lily is a 5-year-old purebred Miniature Bulldog. In 2015, she had five puppies. Four went to new homes, and Tuxi stayed at Montacute. Lily is very friendly and loves to be patted.

Owners bulldog Tuxi


Tuxi is a 2-year-old purebred Miniature Bulldog. His best friend is his mum Lily, whom he loves very much. Tuxi loves to play.

Owners cat Mrs


Mrs is a 4-year old fluffball. She is the queen of the house and regards all humans as her staff. When her tail is up it means ‘yes, you may pat me’; when her tail is down it means ‘do not even look at me!’