We recently stayed three nights at The Alabama and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms are basic but decorated in such style; the beds are very comfortable with lovely crisp linens and retro woollen blankets over soft doonas. The heater kept us cosy on the cooler nights. We had a fridge, which is handy when staying a few days. There are no TVs or tea/coffee facilities in the room, but we didn't miss them as you an buy drinks at reception and curl up in the fabulous guest lounge and read or chat. Seriously, the lounge is so lovely that you could just settle in and never leave. Feels like home, only much funkier.
The staff are super friendly and have the best suggestions of how and where to spend your time in Hobart. Water stations are on each floor, so you can grab a bottle to take to your room anytime. Excellent service.
DO read the compendium in your room! It tells you pretty much everything you need to know. DON'T FORGET YOUR CODE! Haha. Seriously though, there is a code to get in the front door after 9pm and early in the morning. Always have it with you. They try their darnedest to get this important message through to you, in a friendly manner. If you have any small issue, just talk to the staff. They all seem to love their jobs, and love people, and are so helpful.
The shared bathroom was fine. Clean, and plenty of room. Didn't come across another person! Did I mention the fab artwork throughout the place?
No lift/elevator, so you'll be carting that luggage up the stairs. Cheaper than gym fees. Just be aware.
No parking, but then you won't need a car. This is literally three doors from the Mall in the Hobart CBD. Walking distance to almost anywhere. Taxi rank right outside the door, if you need one.
Remember, it's a budget hotel, and think of the $$$ you have to spend on your Hobart experiences, and you will find NOTHING to complain about here. Only things to smile about. Contact them directly,and book I now. 😊
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