Best Places for Backpackers in Hobart, Australia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Hobart, Australia.

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Top 9 hostels in Hobart, Australia.

These are the 9 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Hobart, Australia.

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Waterfront Lodge Motel

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Waterfront Lodge Motel

Free WiFi at Waterfront Lodge is conveniently located just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Hobart, and within easy access to all of Southern Tasmania’s tourist attractions. Waterfront Lodge is the best value for your money making it the best value accommodation choice for travellers on a bud...
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Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse

93 /100

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Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is a multi-award winning hostel in the centre of Hobart, in the historic village of Battery Point, just 5 minutes walk from approximately 30 cafes/restaurants and the famous Salamanca Market. Owned and operated by local Tasmanian couple, Antony and Rose, Montacute ha...
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The Pickled Frog

84 /100

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The Pickled Frog

The Pickled Frog has been a haven for Hobart travellers since colonial times. Painted in unmissable Kermit green, our hostel is a landmark on Liverpool Street. We’ve been voted Hobart’s number one backpacker’s hostel three years running. You don’t get better than that. We know what backp...
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The Nook Backpackers

84 /100

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The Nook Backpackers

Located right in the heart of Hobart, we are a Tasmanian owned and operated hostel run by lifelong locals who's key focus is to provide you with a safe haven, a place to kick back and relax between travels and meet fellow travellers to share your Hobart experiences with. Our facilities include a...
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Hobart Central YHA

79 /100

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Hobart Central YHA

Hobart Central YHA is the most centrally located backpacker accommodation in Hobart, only one block from the city's waterfront. The hostel is an easy walk to the MONA museum ferry at Constitution Dock and less than 10 minutes to Salamanca Place, where popular street markets are held every weekend...
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Hobart Hostel

76 /100

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Hobart Hostel

We offer to all guests a unique experience, while visiting our wonderful Hobart City. Our customer service and rooms are well above anyone expectations, we have a full range of options related to rooms, from Queen en-suite, private rooms and typical dormitories. All rooms are modern, with all the n...
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Backpackers Imperial Hotel

74 /100

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Backpackers Imperial Hotel

According to guest reviews the Backpackers Imperial Hotel has “super comfy beds” and is situated in “such a great location”. The Backpackers Imperial Hotel is located in the heart of the Hobart CBD. We are within walking distance from the famous Salamanca Place and Market, the waterfront, parks,...
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Tassie Backpacker @ The Brunswick Hotel

67 /100

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Tassie Backpacker @ The Brunswick Hotel

FREE BEER! (2 for 1 voucher on arrival) The Brunswick Hotel's public bar, when you book through Hostelworld.com Stay at Hobart's most laid back hostel in one of Australia's oldest Hotels! Book a budget dorm bed, a room of 4 for a small group or treat yourself to a private room - we have doubl...
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The Waratah Hostel

63 /100

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The Waratah Hostel

The Waratah Hostel is the newest addition to Hobart’s thriving hostel and backpacker scene. Situated above the iconic Waratah Hotel and within a 10-minute walk to the CBD and waterfront. The venue offers guests clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation with an optional $5 continental break...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Hobart, Australia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Hobart, Australia.

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Day four

Due to mistakes made when booking accommodation, we didn’t actually manage to visit Tasmania’s waterfront capital, Hobart. Instead, we drove straight through Hobart to Mt Wellington, which you can access by walking, driving or cycling. The pictures taken from the summit didn’t do the view justice. It was pretty incredible, revealing the entire city and surroundings. I imagine it would be even more spectacular when covered in a layer of glistening white snow!

laura-redmile

Arriving in Hobart

Now another important thing to consider before you begin is which travel guide to buy. You may think that the internet is far better than a guide book, even that they’re old fashioned. But Aussie has expensive internet with no signal in many places. I bought the Backpackers Ultimate Guide, or BUG. It was brilliant unlike the lonely planet it is small and gives all the necessary info. But on my travels round tazzie we had 3 guide books, and all contributed different things. So have a look around and see what suits you. Arriving in Hobart When i arrived in Hobart i was amazed by its charm, it was like visiting your home town, it was small but had everything you could need. The hostel I choose( the pickled frog) was an instant hit, not just because it was painted bright green.  It was a lovely place to stay, it had the right atmosphere and enough communal space to easily make new friends. I didn’t stick around too long in Hobart as i was keen to get on the road….but first i needed to find some travel mates.

Rebecca Ellam

Tasmania:4 places you must visit (Australia)

The beautiful island state of Australia is known for its nature and peacefulness. Almost half of it was declared national park or reserve, which might give you a rough picture of the untouched and pure beauty of Tasmania. The best way to do your journey around Tasmania is probably by car. You might rent one in Hobart if you arrive there by plane, otherwise there is the ”Spirit of Tasmania” going from Melbourne to Devonport in case you own a car. If you have a lot of time, Tassie, how the Australians call it, is definitely worth to be explored more deeply. There, however, are my four favorite spots in Tasmania that you’ll definitely have to visit.

Ina

Tasmania: The Apple Isle

It takes like six days to go around the island, doing the most common tour which starts on Hobart, the city capital and the second oldest capital city in Australia, after Sydney. Hobart is in the state’s south-east and from there, most tours go either to west tassie or east tassie first and then to the other side. Other tours start somewhere in the north and then finish in Hobart. Whatever tour you decide or even if you rent a car and do it by yourself, it’s definitely worth to visit east and west and of course, the state’s capital.

carla-merino

My Tasmanian Winter: Hobart

Being the capital of ancient Tasmania, Hobart has a lot to offer, ranging from well-preserved heritage buildings, picturesque sceneries to unique cultures. Nestled around the majestic Mount Wellington and located at the entrance of the Derwent River, no doubt Hobart is known for its exceptional beauty.

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