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Batman Fawkner Inn
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Launceston
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
“A Home away from Home!”
Reviewed 20 March 2011

The managers at the Batman Fawkner Inn made me feel at home as soon as I came through the front door. Right off the bat they offered me to use their car to get some groceries (which was brave on their part, since Im Canadian and we drive on the other side of the road....). They were friendly, helpful and willing to do whatever they could to ensure I was comfortable and felt welcome. They work around the clock and seem to always be there when I had any questions. The ensuite bathrooms were spotless on arrival, as was the kitchen and the common room.They even offered free wifi internet, which is almost unheard of! I truely cannot say enough good about this hostel. I have been travelling around Australia for 4 months now and this has been, by far, the best hostel experience yet.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2011

I was traveling on a motorcycle around Tasmania, on my own. I came across from Hobart on a late arrival (about 10pm),in Launceston, and was concern of where about, and if anything would be open at this time of the Night. Backpacking was what I had in mind, for my stop-over. By good fortune, I pulled up in front of this majestic Place, and was absolutely trilled of the appearance of the Hotel, and of course that I still could book a room,and to my surprise, at a great rate.
The Manager of the Hotel was very Friendly and Helpful,so much so, that would definitely be staying again next time I visit Launceston.Stephen and his wife, are keeping the place well organised and with the feel of that historical glorious time.
Thanking you again,
Regards, Denis

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

Likes: I've stayed here a couple of times now, and it's reasonable value for the price paid ($85/night). Staff were very helpful. Location is great - near to bus transit station, shops and entertainment. Has a good range of facilities, and it's non-smoking.

Dislikes: Avoid Friday and Saturday nights as the late-night noise from the pub/nightclub, and the guests' common room, will disturb all but the hardiest sleeper. WiFi was patchy at best. The ceiling dripped water when it rained.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 March 2011

Friendly staff & wonderful rooms.
King size room really awesome!
Free WIFI too!

  • Stayed February 2011
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 21 January 2011

Amazing " Backpackers Hotel" in excellent location. Very affordable. Rooms with en-suites are excellent value for money. Tea/coffee making facilities, television and fridge in room. Extremely friendly and helpful managers. Nothing was too much trouble. A great place to stay in the centre of Launceston.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

We stayed at the BFI for two nights each either end of a bushwalking trip to the Walls of Jerusalem. Stefan and Andrea, the new managers welcomed us...two kids and a massive amount of gear, with a huge smiles and ready to help in whatever way they could. The accommodation at BFI is not luxurious but it is clean, comfortable and very functional for the type if trip we were doing. The kitchen and dining room were well equipped and made eating in a very viable option, although eating out in Launceston is fabulous! On our return from our walk, we had friends with us who had a dog and were heading for s camping ground. It was here that we found out that this family friendly, gay friendly hotel is also joyously dog friendly and has rooms with timber floors for dogs to accompany their owners. So our friends and their dog got to stay too. Bonus. Without being too gushy, the BFI is a great place to stay because you are made to feel so welcome. It is reflective of this beautiful city in general and leaves you wanting to stay longer. A hint for better sleep though is to bring ear plugs because the church bells chime and chime. If you do visit Launceston and you don't have a car, don't hesitate to give Terry at Northern Taxis a call. This wonderful man was the icing on the cake for us and as well as providing excellent service was full of really useful advice and information. Thank you Stefan, Andrea and Terry for helping making our holiday so memorable!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

great location - 5 mins walk from the city centre
staff very friendly and very helpful
hotel rooms are a bit old and dated but very clean
communal kitchen is very clean and has everything you need.
if you are after a bed and the convenience to prepare your own meals
this is the place.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank larascotts
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Property: Batman Fawkner Inn
Address: 35-39 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Batman Fawkner Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Batman Fawkner Inn is a place full of history. This lovely historical building was built back in 1824 and was where a meeting was held which resulted in the settlement of Melbourne. The Batman Fawkner Inn boasts a range of 40 rooms including Family, King, Queen, Double, Twin, and Backpacker all with private in-room bathrooms. All rooms (excluding backpacker) have in-room Reverse cycle Air Conditioners, Digital TV, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities & Fridges. Backpacker rooms have in-room heating, ensuites bathrooms and are bunk style accommodation. Situated in the centre of Launceston's CBD, we are only 5 minutes from City Park, 10 minutes to Cataract Gorge/Tamar River and close to shopping centre's and malls. We are also only 10 minutes walk from Aurora Stadium, Tasmania's home of AFL Football. The hotel has undergone extensive renovations in 2014 with some major upgrades and we are proud to announce that we are under new management as of November 2014. We offer free Wi-Fi internet (limits apply and additional can be purchase) in all areas of the hotel which includes in all rooms. On-Site Laundry Facilities are also available. We have a large Common Room/Lounge which has a kitchen (Oven, Stove, Microwave, Fridge & Preparation Area), lounge & wide-screen TV, 8-Ball table, large dining table and vending machines. Management and Staff look forward to having you stay next time you visit Launceston. ... more   less 
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