Our Story

About Montacute

Owned by fifth-generation Tasmanian, Antony Langdon, Montacute holds the ranking of Australia’s #1 hostel on Booking.com and Hostelworld.com.

Montacute is named after Antony’s ancestral village of Montacute in England, and after his great-great-great-great-great grandfather’s land of Montacute in central Tasmania. 

200 years ago, Antony’s ancestor, Captain William Langdon, arrived in Tasmania aboard his ship, the Lusitania.  

He was granted 1500 acres / 607 hectares of land in central Tasmania, where he built his family home and church. He named his home ‘Montacute’ after his home village. His church, which he named St James, is still in use today.

Some artefacts from Montacute in central Tasmania are now on display at Montacute in Battery Point, including the green floral tiles in the upstairs bathrooms, and the iron weighing scales in the kitchen.

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Meet the owners

Montacute is owned and operated by Hobartians Antony Langdon and Rose Flynn.

With Antony’s 15 years in the winemaking industry and Rose’s 10+ years of experience in international food and beverage marketing, they are very passionate about Tasmania’s emerging reputation as a foodie paradise.

They know that a trip to Tasmania can add up.

After transport, food & wine, and tours, there can be precious little left in the budget for accommodation.

With this in mind, they have set up their boutique, yet economical, bunkhouse.  They don’t want guests to diminish their experience on their beloved island by staying anywhere less than luxurious.

Lily & Tuxi

Our beloved pup’s live on the Montacute property and can often be seen wandering around the gardens, enjoying the lovely afternoon son.

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

Tuxi is Lily’s son. His best friend is his mum, whom he loves very much. Tuxi loves to play with hostel guests.

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