Meet the owner of the best hostel in Hobart

Antony Langdon

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

Before opening Montacute, 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 wine and cider labels.

Antony warmly welcomes you to Montacute.

History of the name ‘Montacute’

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is named after owner Antony Langdon’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 a 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.

Owners bulldog Lily

LILY 

Lily is a 6-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 

Tuxi is a 3-year-old purebred Miniature Bulldog. His best friend is his mum Lily, whom he loves very much. Tuxi loves to play.