Looking for cheap accommodation in Launceston was difficult and finally ended up taking out a room at this place, relying almost entirely on its price and location. Unfortunately these are the only positive aspects of what is effectively a run-down backpackers that should be avoided. There is almost no off-street parking, and that which is available is not exactly safe or secure. The reception is adequate however the room I was given was hardly worth even the sub $100 cost. The bed was something that would've looked old in the 80s, and the bathroom facilities were industrial at best. There was no fridge, no other standard room fixtures (e.g. coffee cups, alarm clock), and other creature comforts were minimal.
Also, be careful when you book and ask if your room is anywhere near the nightclub downstairs. I was fortunate to stay mid-week so had no major dramas with loud music. However it still was intrusive to hear what was played blaring loudly into my room...I suspect anyone staying Friday or Saturday would find it unbearable. Ultimately the experience at the Batman Fawkner is one I will not want to repeat.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Batman Fawkner Inn Launceston, Tasmania