Meet the owners of Hobart’s best hostel
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 live onsite at Montacute with their daughter Eve (11), their Miniature Bulldogs Lily and Tuxi, and their 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.
Lily is a 4-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.
Tuxi is a 1-year-old purebred Miniature Bulldog. His best friend is his mum Lily, whom he loves very much. Tuxi loves to play.