Meet the owner of the best hostel in Hobart
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is a boutique hostel in central Hobart’s historic village of Battery Point. Named after owner Antony Langdon’s ancestral village of Montacute in England, Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse holds the ranking of Australia’s #1 hostel on Booking.com and Hostelworld.com.
Antony opened the bunkhouse nearly 200 years after his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Captain William Langdon, landed in Tasmania aboard his ship, the Lusitania. This followed a successful career sailing the oceans of the world with the Royal British Navy. Two years after his arrival, Captain Langdon was granted 1500 acres / 607 hectares of land in central Tasmania, where he built his family a home and church. He named his new home ‘Montacute’ after his village in England. In 1853, Captain Langdon was elected to the Legislative Council of Tasmania, remaining a member until his retirement in 1872. He passed away at home in 1879 at the age of 89. His church, St James, continues to be used today.
Before opening Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse, Antony worked in the winemaking industry on some of Australia’s best known brands (Wolf Blass, Lindemans, Yellow), as well as on many of Tasmania’s award-winning labels.
Antony warmly welcomes you to Montacute. 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.
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.