Backpacker Hostels in Launceston, Australia

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Get to know Launceston (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 Launceston. To help you make friends with Launceston before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Launceston is a pretty and quaint town with a lot to offer. Located on the Tamar River and with a population of a hundred thousand people, it is the second-largest city in Tasmania and offers a small-town feel in a city setting. Hostels in Launceston are mostly located in the downtown vicinity or nearby, allowing walking access to most of the amenities. Many of the Launceston hostels are located above pubs, if you are keen to experience the buzzing nightlife that kicks on seven days a week, especially in the summer. For those who are not into nightlife, there are many hostels that are also available in a more quiet setting around the city centre. It is advisable to stay in hostels that are around the downtown area, unless you have a car (public transport is not the best, so a car is ideal if you want to venture outside the city centre or a little further).

As far as things to see and do, there are many parks around the city center with the famous monkeys to visit in the City Park. Local food and wine produce are a must to try. The seaport is a happening area with nice restaurants and bars outside of the city centre. There are also many nice restaurants along George Street, or head down to one of the local pubs for a quality pub meal. If not wanting to eat out, the closest local supermarket in the city centre is in the Jimmy's complex on Charles and Frederick Streets.

Local artists play their original music in venues around town and are a must to see on any given weeknight. Check the local gig guide for information on which venues have their open mic nights; on weekends, there are live cover bands in most establishments.

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FAQ about Launceston Hostels

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

A hostel in Launceston costs on average $18 for a dorm. A hostel in Launceston with private rooms costs on average $57. shows all 4 Hostels in Launceston. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 4 hostels in Launceston, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Launceston such as
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Your Packing List for Launceston

Your Packing List for Launceston

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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.

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Launceston 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 Launceston, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
4 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$57 Average private room price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Launceston
Arthouse Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Launceston
TRC Hotel is the best rated
5.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Penguin (95 Km / 59 mi.)
Bicheno (108 Km / 67 mi.)

Travel Tips for Launceston - from the Community

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