9 Hostels in Hobart, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Hobart, Australia. You can choose from 9 Hobart hostels. In total, there are 10 cheap places to stay in Hobart such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $27 for a dorm.

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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.

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Cheapest hostel in Hobart


(Backpackers Imperial Hotel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Hobart


(The Nook Backpackers is the best rated)

Most Hobart hostels are located in

New Town Bay

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Hostels in Hobart for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Hobart for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Hobart? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Hobart alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Hobart. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

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.

Other Nearby Cities
Sandy Bay Sandy Bay (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Richmond Richmond (18 Km / 11 mi.)
Lucaston Lucaston (26 Km / 16 mi.)
Port Arthur Port Arthur (51 Km / 32 mi.)
Little Swanport Little Swanport (78 Km / 48 mi.)
Coles Bay Coles Bay (115 Km / 71 mi.)
Bicheno Bicheno (137 Km / 85 mi.)

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?

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FAQ about Hobart Hostels

A hostel in Hobart costs on average $29 for a dorm. A hostel in Hobart with private rooms costs on average $203.

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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!

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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Your Packing List for Hobart

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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.

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Your Packing List for Hobart