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“Beautiful accommodation and welcoming staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Arthouse Hostel

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Arthouse Hostel
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful accommodation and welcoming staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Initially I was drawn to this place because of it's beautiful exterior, however after staying a couple nights here I was so glad I chose the arthouse to stay at. The staff is friendly and helpful and very welcoming to their guests! Needless to say I will definitely be recommending the Arthouse to my friends and family!

Stayed August 2014
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The guys at reception were super friendly and accommodating! But the fact that they were both wearing beanies and coats inside was a sign that we were going to freeze at bedtime! When we mentioned this in a joking manner one of the guys offered us an extra blanket each and also (because it wasn't a busy night) brought in an extra heater in our dorm room. But this hostel is in a old house, so the rooms are enormous and the ceilings are really high, so a tiny heater (even 2!) doesn't do much. The gesture was still appreciated, but they should just invest in proper heating. I was dreading getting out from under the covers to go to the bathroom!
Overall, friendly staff,charming old style house, but if you're visiting in the winter, be prepared!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bielefeld, Germany
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Going to Launceston you will soon find out that there are not many reasonable accomodation options. You should definitely go to the Arthouse Hotel. It offers nice and clean rooms with a different number of beds in them, a big kitchen with a lot of equipment, a nice common room and very friendly and helpful staff. I totally recommend it and would stay there again!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

I stayed here with my boyfriend and we loved it! The rooms were super clean and the bathrooms and showers were great. The staff was so nice and helpful and theres plenty of parking outside. There is a huge kitchen and eating area and lots of cool people in the hostel. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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rural Washington
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

But our room was very loud, and it was not really easy walking distance to any place to eat. We ended up walking about 30 minutes each way, which wasn't too bad, but we had hiked quite a bit that day and were starting the Overland Track the next day so didn't really need any extra exercise. Also was a bit hot and stuffy--air didn't circulate very well throughout the building.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

The staff here were great, helpful and chatty. The dorm rooms were spacious (I'd recommend those on the top floor, as well as using the bathrooms on the top floor!) The social areas are all spacious and this seems to be the hostel in Launceston where the majority of young people stay. When we visited (April 2014) there were lots of people who were working in the area and had really turned their dorm rooms into bedrooms. We were initially in one of these untidy dorms and did not think it was well organised to put holiday makers and workers in the same room - it was very awkward! Luckily we were able to change rooms the night after (it would have been better if they'd given us a new room when we'd asked though). There is free WiFi here which is great.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

This hostel is a great place to stay in Launceston!
The staff is super friendly and helpful.
I stayed in a 8 share dorm room and it was quite big and clean. Beds are comfy and you can use your own sleeping bag.
The bathrooms and the kitchen are very clean.
The hostel often offers a free BBQ in the garden and you make friends really fast.

I would definitely recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Arthouse Hostel

Property: Arthouse Hostel
Address: 20 Lindsay Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
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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