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Bicheno Backpackers
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Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

We never stayed in back packers before , but saw pictures of the place on Internet and decided to give it a try .
It's definitely worth it , the rooms are spotless and ensuite is better than some 4 star hotels we stayed in our ten day trip across Tasmania .
The location can't be better , in between town centre and the beach .
The kitchen is well equipped and clean, the way you would like your own kitchen to be .
I can go on and on about how wonderful and cheap this place is ,
Make sure you stay at this place if you come to bicheno , it offers the best privacy and facilities in the town .

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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mongosemporium, General Manager at Bicheno Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. Great reviews make us extremely happy! We are glad that you gave us a go & were happy with the result. We agree that our ensuite rooms rival some motels & are not your typical backpacker style. We would love to welcome you back one day. Safe travels.
Suzanne

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

I was travelling with my two friends across Tasmania and for most of the time we were sleeping in motels. But in Bicheno we've decided to choose this option. We were expecting something different and we are not a type of backpakers to be honest. But we were very suprised in a positive way! The place was extra clean and cosy. Room was very bright and nice. We can recommend this place to every travellers! Staff is great and very friendly as well.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank Szilka24
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mongosemporium, General Manager at Bicheno Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us even though you don't usually choose this style of accommodation. We have a whole range of accommodation to suit a variety of people. You don't have to be a backpacker to enjoy our great facilities. Thanks for giving us a go and leaving such a positive review - it is much appreciated. Safe travels.
Suzanne

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We stayed at Bicheno Backpackers for 2 nights in a Queen Ensuite room. This place was really clean, especially the bathrooms and sheets! Does not feel like a backpackers at all!

The showers were huge and very clean. The room we were in had a bathroom designed for wheelchair access and plenty of railing support which is very thoughtful. However, one criticism is the sliding door to the bathroom does not close properly. There is a slight gap and cannot lock. This did not cause too many problems as we were travelling as a couple.

Clean towels and sheets and access to the kitchen facilities is also welcomed. Great stay!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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mongosemporium, General Manager at Bicheno Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Hi Anna, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Once we became aware of the door problem through your review it was fixed immediately. Cleanliness is high on our agenda at Bicheno Backpackers and it makes us really happy that it gets noticed. Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you back someday.
Suzanne

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Reviewed 9 November 2013

Nice place to stay. Room and bathroom is clean, quiet and worth it for money. no other complain than this is a great place to stay. Recommend for family, couple or even backpackers. A lot of restaurant nearby.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Brian L
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mongosemporium, General Manager at Bicheno Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2013

Thanks for your review Brian. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. All of us here at Bicheno Backpackers work hard to maintain a high standard or cleanliness & customer service. It is much appreciated when that gets recognized. Thanks again & all the best to you.
Suzanne

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Reviewed 12 October 2013

This place was amazing! We felt like we were staying in a hotel, the service was amazing! They were so nice to us, the place was clean and the shower was amazing. Everything was far more than what we expected. It was quiet, peaceful, clean, and very welcoming. Would highly recommend it any day.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Una N
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mongosemporium, General Manager at Bicheno Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2013

Thanks for your brilliant review. We are a small family run business who genuinely care about our customers and thier experience. It is nice to know that our efforts are appreciated. We wish you all the best & safe travels.

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Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Recommend upgrade to a double room, I did and very good deal and lovely place to stay. The town itself was very nice, had a great pub, lovely beach where penguins do appear at night, lovely bakery to get breakfast and stock up for day.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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mongosemporium, Manager at Bicheno Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a positive review both about our accommodation & our lovely town.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again some time.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

My family and I stayed here for a night when we drove from Hobart to Launceston, and we booked the family. The room is really quite average and worn out, the balcony was dirty, and we even had to set up the portable cot ourselves after a long day's drive. Don't think the rates justify the place at all, as we've paid similar rates for much nicer rooms in other parts of Tasmania, with much better service. It is just good for 1 night, and we were happy to leave the next morning. As for the cleanliness, expectations are subjective, and I can only say that I've stayed at cleaner places.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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mongosemporium, General Manager at Bicheno Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2013

Yes this is budget accommodation.
Thank you for taking the time to write your review regarding your below average stay.
It is difficult to respond to a customer who chooses to write a review 12 months after their stay. Even more difficult when no name is provided so that we can pin point what went so terribly wrong.
It must have been awfully distressing for you to unfold the port-a-cot & I can only offer my apologies that the duty manager (since departed) did not do this for you.
We pride ourselves on daily cleaning routines. Due to the shared nature of the facilities, it is sometimes not possible to be spotless 24 hours a day as we get the odd occasion where guests choose not to clean up after themselves in the common areas which can reflect badly on us.
We trust that you enjoyed the warm building, full kitchen facilities, comfortable lounge, toys for the kids & ocean views from your dirty balcony.
Our private family rooms have since moved to our new property opened in January 2013. This building is located at 36 Foster St and is completely separate from the main backpacker buildings in Morrison St but still in the centre of town.
Thanks again for taking the time to write the review, I wish you every happiness in your travels & we apologise profusely that your stay with us was not what you expected for the budget price that you paid.
Suzanne
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Additional Information about Bicheno Backpackers

Address: 11 Morrison St | PO Box 177, Bicheno, Tasmania 7215, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Bicheno
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Bicheno
Price Range: £35 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bicheno Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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