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There are a number of Hobart hostels for you to choose from for your trip to Tasmania. Tasmania is known for its colorful, friendly personality and tends to be on the liberal side politically. The mainland often pokes fun at Tasmania, or “Tassie”, but there is no denying its beauty. To keep it pristine, no fruits, plants, or other types of agriculture product can be brought into the state, including from mainland Australia.
The best way to explore Tasmania is with a car but bus transport and tours are also available. You can inquire about tours at your Hobart hostel.
Hobart is the largest city in Tasmania and the second oldest city in Australia. It is towards the southern end of the island along the coast. The weather tends to be a bit cooler than the mainland and can change quickly from warm to cold to raining. The CBD is small but has most popular shops and department stores. However, because Hobart is so small, businesses tend to shut down around 5 PM.
Salamanca Place is the heart of the city and can easily be recognized by its cobblestone streets and historic brick architecture. Every Saturday, the famous Salamanca Market offers many unique gifts, tasty foods, and performances by local buskers. Tasmania is known for having the best fudge, cheese, and seafood in Australia. Many great samples can be found at the market with passionate locals more than willing to tell its history. Be sure to also make sometime to take a river cruise down to the Cadbury Chocolate Factory and/or a tour of the Cascade Brewery.
A variety of Hobart hostels are available to choose from and are mostly located within the city.
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Pickled Frog Backpackers
"On first impression of the common areas, Pickled Frog Backpackers appears shabby but the rooms and bathrooms are kept very clean. The Location The Pickled Frog is located near a number of other hostels near the shopping areas if Hobart's city centre. It is also within walking distance of the bars and restaurants of the Salamanca area and the harbour. Many of Hobart's other attractions are within walking distance of this compact city. A...
"Hobart Hostel is a bright and friendly hostel located minutes from the heart of Hobart CBD. It is just a short walk from the Salamanca markets, local cafes and restaurants, shops, and transport to various attractions. The Location Hobart Hostel is easy to find -- it's located just two streets off the main access road through Hobart CBD. It does not have private parking and parking during the week is metered on most streets adjoining the...
Tassie Backpacker at The Brunswick Hotel
"Thank you - Good atmosphere and accommodation! Staff were friendly, good and helpful. Bed, bathrooms and kitchen were clean and adequately maintained. Location very close to everything. Thanks again." … "The price is right ... - The location was convenient for getting around Hobart, but good luck finding parking. I was staying on a Saturday, and was finally able to move my car nearby after 8pm on Saturday and could leave it until...
"When you arrive at Transit Backpackers, you are greeted with friendly staff first off the mark. First impressions are good, and they hold up throughout your stay. The Location On arrival, we were told that the parking around the back if not for guests and is privately leased instead. Guests who wish to park must do so after 6 p.m., and should leave by 8 a.m. The staff do not man the desk until 8 a.m., so if you want to get your key...
Hobart Huon Quays
"… Please note all of our accommodation are at the top of the building. Tasmania has never had its own navy. From the establishment of the colony at Van Dieman's Land, The Royal Navy was responsible for the control of marine activities in the region. In 1870, the Imperial troops were withdrawn and the colonies became responsible for their own defence although the conduct of war was still the concern of the British Government in...
Central City Backpackers - Hobart
"Central City Backpackers - Hobart is a good hostel -- it's what you expect, but not much more. We cannot say enough how helpful the staff are and how easy the late check-in is. Staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and they asked us what we were doing that day and had very good recommendations for food and for places to visit. There's also a lot of information and maps for planning your trip there, so if you travel unprepared like we do, you...
Hostel Hobart - Montgomery' s YHA
"Montgomery's (Monty's) is a great hostel! The location couldn't be any better. It is one block from the Elizabeth Street Pier, which has a gorgeous harbor full of amazing ships and great fish and chip eateries. Monty's is about a four-minute walk from the famous Salamanaca Market on Saturdays. It is one block away from a major bus stop where many local bus routes stop. It is one block from many different ATMs and about one or two blocks...
New Sydney Hotel & Backpacker Inn
"Fantastic, place and location. Great staff with the right attitude. Cool bar down stairs with live music. The food downstairs was also fantastic- huge and delicious. The room was cosy, spotless and practical. We had a great stay here for a very reasonable price. Will definitely be back." … 87 Bathurst Street
"Great hospitality and cosy atmosphere - Stayed at Narrara overnight, in summary was very impressed by the owner Mo's kind hospitality. He assisted us in every possible way he could and more. Rooms were large and cosy, kitchen had everything we needed to cook ourselves late snacks. I recommend staying here, as new management sure know what they are doing." … "Small, friendly place Mo is very polite, friendly, and efficient owner - I...
"… after 6.00pm Hobart Apartments are very spacious apartment that can sleep up to 7 guests in total all the apartments are fully self contained so there is no need to eat out every night so you can save your money to do more exploring in our lovely state. all apartments have full hd television we also offer free off street parking, there is also a bus stop 2 minute walk away which the buses run every hour during the week which will...
"… tea & coffee making facilities, LCD TV, & Austar. Wi-Fi available (surcharges apply). Rates are for two people, maximum occupancy is 3 ($40.00 additional charge in extra bedding). Queen & Single bedroom (22m2). Kitchenette with microwave, en-suite bathroom, tea & coffee making facilities, LCD TV & Austar. Wi-Fi available (surcharges apply) Rates are for two people, maximum occupancy is 3 ($40.00 additional charge in extra...
Hobart Travel Tips & Suggestions
Hobart is a happening place, with old buildings, tourists, and locals. It has the usual city feel to it, and is lovely to walk around in. Salamanca place is a must. Hiding behind other buildings this is an outdoor area with restaurants and some shops and a big pond. On Friday nights there is the live music by locals in another hidden away courtyard. Here they start early (at about 4 p.m. to about 7:30 p.m.) and they sell some drinks, while you can listen to the local band and even enjoy dancing on the dancing floor if you like.
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