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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our small bushwalking party has stayed in various backpackers accomodation in Hobart over the years. We recently discovered "The Frog", and it will now be our regular. Staff are friendly, rooms are basic but clean, and the place is well located. Our group of 3 is "of a certain age", but we were made as welcome as all the young...

Thank Doug B
Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I first didn't know what Hostel to chose but I m glad I chose the Frog! It's right in the center of Hobart and very easy to find because of its bright green veneer. Its a pretty big hostel with a nice common area where its very easy to meet new people. Since its my first trip alone in Australia...

Thank minimelina
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Pickled frog multiple times and every time it is amaaaaaaaaazing. The hostel is super social, the staff and knowledgeable and happy to help you with anything you could ever need and the location cannot be better. My favourite part has to be the two hostel dogs. :P

Thank carlyschwindt
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Clean and friendly. Central to everything, loads of good recommendations and the staff are super helpful. Would definitely stay here again! We had a private room for 3 which was comfy enough for the price.

1Thank Fiona M
Settle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Good location, Nice staff, functional kitchen and good showers also pretty clean. Kitchen just lacking knives and fork's when busy! We stayed in a private double room which was fine, compact but comfortable. Overall a bit scruffy but had character!

Thank Jackie C
Trollhattan, Sweden
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I really liked this place! Stayed here with my girlfriend in a 3 bed dorm for 4 nights. It is an old hostel but that's part of it's charm. Good sized kitchen with 12 stove tops. Convenient with a sink and mirror in the room. Guitars in the lobby for guests to use. There's a bar in the lobby as...

Thank elian461
Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The pickled frog It was a really nice stay here ! Amazing social atmosphere and very chilled and friendly stuff. They answer quick to your questions per email. The bunk beds were a bit old but comfy :) the showers and the kitchen are both clean. When you check in you get a map of the city and you can...

Thank Chloe_rose07
Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

Thanks heaps for that Chloe! We're very happy to hear you had such a nice time with us at The Frog. Hopefully we'll catch you back another time soon... All the best with your travels :) Cheers, The Frog Team

Lucerne, Switzerland
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the Pickled Frog and were disappointed with the place. First of all they overcharged us. We booked the stay in advance and recieved a confirmation per email with the actual price. After our stay we noticed that they had overcharged us and wrote them an email in order to pay us the difference back. As...

Thank ElFede86
Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeep. That is the sound of you failing your lie detector test. If there had been any amount overcharged we definitely would refund this rights away. While leaving these lies in your review may have made you feel better for a second, you would have been better off financially (if this did bother you so much) if you'd actually had...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised after reading the recent reviews. Yes the bathrooms need more cleaning and the halls echo noise, but I had a great time there. I loved the big common rooms with comfy sofas, and the little bar in reception had Tassie beers and ciders we can't get in Sydney. I met great people and felt at home...

Thank Christine B
Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

Christine! Thanks so much for seeing the Frog for what it is and appreciating everything we're trying to offer people like yourself. Also, thanks heaps for taking the time to leave your review and hopefully we'll catch you back at The Frog very soon... :)

United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights and genuinely weren't sure what the fuss was all about. Location is at the top of one of the shopping streets and is pretty handy. A 15/20 minute walk to catch the ferry to the MONA and 10 minutes from the shops. As nice as the staff were, this doesn't make up...

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Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

Hi there LindyBopper, I feel that this review is either highly exaggerated or that our cleaner was having a very off day. The bits about the room are a concern for me also. I know for sure all the walls are painted because I did them myself (maybe this says more about my painting skills that I'd like to hear!)...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about The Pickled Frog

Address: 281 Liverpool St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: $27 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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“Great place to stay well worth a visit.”
 of 5 bubbles 902saraiv, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Clean,Friendly,Awesome place!”
 of 5 bubbles 護照2015, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“12-person rooms are on the first floor, so opt for a smaller dorm if you need quiet”
 of 5 bubbles sylvia507, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“just be nice and they will sort you out”
 of 5 bubbles 712nicc, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you have trouble sleeping, taking the dorm outside the lounge is not a smart decision!!”
 of 5 bubbles ShereeKnick, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
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