I attended a conference at the Tramsheds and stayed here as it's literally a 3 minute walk away! Perfect location. A very cute old building near the river with lots of bonuses.
I'd booked into a dorm as there were no single rooms available, but when I arrived I was told there was a single room that night so I gratefully took it.
The single room - good size, clean, bed was squeaky but comfy enough. Downside was it overlooked the courtyard and there was a light right outside my window which didn't go off until late.
I was later in an 8 bed female dorm which was comfortable, other than the usual person who'd be noisy or turn the light on late at night... Balcony right outside the room was a cute addition. Lots of powerpoints or extension cords.
The only thing it was lacking was a locked box - that would have been perfect.
A small kitchen upstairs and one bigger one downstairs meant options for meal prep. Thumbs down to the person who ate my leftover pizza and then left the empty box in the fridge!
There are a few options for communal areas as well, and a few options for showers (upstairs there are more showers around the corner - keep walking and you'll see them!).
Excellent customer service.
I think I saw free bike rental but check this out.
Lots of maps and brochures available A/H.
Old-style decor that matches the building.
Limited reception hours but easy to work around.
Shuttle bus from airport goes directly to and from the door.
There's a good baked potato place on the corner and an excellent Chinese restaurant walking distance away on the main road. Pub and bottle shop also in walking distance. Food places close early so make sure you stock up!
I'd stay here again for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An 1888 heritage listed building with renovated bathrooms and fantastic staff makes this international backpacker hostel a wonderful place to stay. Situated in the 'arts district', the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery is only a stroll away, yet the city centre is only a short 7 minute walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arthouse Hostel Launceston, Tasmania