Best Places for Backpackers in Launceston, Australia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Launceston, Australia.

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Top 3 hostels in Launceston, Australia.

These are the 3 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Launceston, Australia.

Pod Inn

93 /100

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Pod Inn

Pod Inn is the first capsule accommodation in Tasmania. Pod Inn has a mission that is to achieve hotel standard service while maintaining affordable prices. The common area has plenty of power sockets for your electronics. Plenty of seating available in the area, whether you like a hard stool or...
Pod Inn is a hostel in Launceston. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Launceston Backpackers

83 /100

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Launceston Backpackers

Guests have a range of rooms to choose from such as four bed dormitories, triple, twin, double and single rooms, some with ensuites. Towels, blankets, and sheets are available for hire. There are modern shared bathroom facilities, a large commercial kitchen, a spacious television room, dining ro...
Launceston Backpackers is a hostel in Launceston. Check Hostelworld for prices.


Arthouse Hostel

80 /100

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Arthouse Hostel

With unlimited free WiFi, Fee tea & coffee, Free sunscreen, Fee BBQ and in the Heart of the Arts district, the Arthouse Hostel is clean, comfortable and friendly, and within walking distance from anywhere in Launceston. We are newly renovated in one of the older buildings in Launceston. The herit...
Arthouse Hostel is a hostel in Launceston. Check Hostelworld for prices.


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Things to see and do while backpacking in Launceston, Australia.

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

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Day One

There are two ways of getting to Tasmania; you can fly over or you can get the Spirit of Tasmania which sails from Melbourne to Devonport. We arrived early in Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city, and headed straight to the Cataract Gorge which is a mere 10 minute drive from the city centre. This gave us our first impression of what the island would be like, and it’s fair to say we were impressed. The area offered various walking and hiking tracks within a scenic natural environment, with peacocks and the worlds longest single span chairlift ($15 return). As we wandered through we passed the odd local walking through the pristine gardens, swimming in the free public swimming pool, or grabbing their daily coffee from the café before work. From here, we headed into the city and had lunch at City Park.


Getting there and around

You will also find many kiosk counters from different car rental agencies at the airport. The price starts from as low as $40/day. Most agencies also offer to pick up and drop off at different location. This would be the best option if you are traveling from north to south or vice versa. Car agencies will impose an extra charge for rental of GPS navigator, but you would probably need it if you are planning to travel out of Hobart and Launceston as most outs curd do not have cellular coverage for the phone GPS to work.


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