Backpacker Hostels in Hobart, Australia

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Get to know Hobart (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hobart. To help you make friends with Hobart before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!


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.

FAQ about Hobart Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Hobart. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Hobart. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Hobart costs on average $27 for a dorm. A hostel in Hobart with private rooms costs on average $79. shows all 9 Hostels in Hobart. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 9 hostels in Hobart, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Hobart such as
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Pickled Frog Backpackers is the best rated hostel for partying in Hobart.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Hobart

Your Packing List for Hobart

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Hobart and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Hobart Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Hobart, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
9 Total number of hostels
$27 Average dorm price
$79 Average private room price
$26 Cheapest hostel in Hobart
Narrara Backpackers Hobart is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Hobart
Pickled Frog Backpackers is the best rated
Most Hobart hostels are located in
New Town Bay
7.4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Richmond (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Port Arthur (51 Km / 32 mi.)
Little Swanport (78 Km / 48 mi.)
Coles Bay (115 Km / 71 mi.)

Travel Tips for Hobart - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Hobart. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Hobart. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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