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Launceston Backpackers

1.2 km from Launceston centre
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103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Kurri Kurri, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a back packers, though they do have en-suite rooms at very good rates. Stayed in an en-suite - ROOM 8. The good points... at the back of the hostel not much traffic and windows that can be opened wide for fresh air. The bad points ... the bed .. only a double.. uncomfortable. The fan in the bathroom...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello DDSWM, thank you for staying at Launceston Backpackers. We will have a look at the bed you mentioned to see if it is getting too old now. Thank you for telling us about the water temperature, we had this problem about a year ago and we were able to sort it out. We will contact our plumber today to...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's an easy place to find, I had a private room which had twin beds in it. The room was clean and bed was comfy you pay for linen for your room.The kitchen area was good. The bathroom (shared) was clean.It was close to the city for sight seeing. overall a positive experience

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello mike c, thank you for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay with us. Our cleaner does a great job and he keeps the whole place very clean as you noticed. Safe travelling.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent three nights there. For the price you do not get a good benefit: the rooms are very old, not nicely furnished and my second one was moldy. The bathrooms are a katastrophy and toilet paper rarely available. The kitchen even worse; the oven really dirty and the fridge, too. Fresh towels do not exist. The best area there...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Betty Zie, we are sorry you had a disappointing stay with us. Safe traveling.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you visit in cold weather period, prepare your own blanket or it available to lend :) Reception staff is friendly and helpful. Just short distance walk to central part of Launceston and supermarket is nearby and convenience for us to grab any food need for cook. We stay at 2nd floor with no lift and carry our luggage. hoohoo...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello JiaLily, thank you for your review, many people mention the large spacious dorms, large clean kitchen. All the best.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel achieves the bare minimum that a hostel should. It has beds, hot showers and a decent kitchen. The owner clearly has OCD and has signs all over the place instructing you of the dos and don'ts - no using candles, no using portable heaters, no drinking, no calling the manager after 9. Also you have to shell out...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Fionalynch, Launceston Backpackers is located in a one hundred year old Federation building that many people feel is a beautiful charming building. We have a close professional relationship with the Tasmanian Fire Department. It is through their advice and previous experience that we place signs in rooms asking people not to use candles. The Fire Department also recommended we...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel locates near the central part of Launceston. The hostel is clean including toilet facilities and comfortable. However, you should bear in mind that blankets and lean should be paid for around three fifty. Wifi will be charged also with around 200MB for each hour. For budget traveling, this is your choice.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The room is good enough, we have comfortable bed, clean and warm blanket. Communal area has enough place for everyone. The accomodation is quite old, but I feel comfortable with it, I love the sunny rooms and quiet atmosphere there. it made me feel so peaceful :) Receptionist staffs are very nice and helpful

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello missanhtran, thank you for your review. Yes it is a lovely old building and we do get a lot of comments similar to yours about the huge amount of space there is in the communal areas and the bedrooms. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Safe travels.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Located across the road from a pretty park and a ten minutes walk from the centre of town, Launceston Backpackers is the best! In fact, hostels in Launceston generally seem to be very, very good. The hostel is in a grand old house with what appears to be built on bits. It's spotlessly clean and the dorm rooms and mattresses...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Mary G, thank you for your review of Launceston Backpackers. The staff put a lot of effort into providing a high standard of accommodation. We do charge a one off charge for bedding and we charge the customer what the linen service charge us in a help to keep costs down. Again thank you for taking the time to...

Reviewed 28 November 2016

Plus: Central location. Clean enough. Minus: Hidden costs. Pay for your bed sheets and blankets. Pay to use the internet. Feel like you're a dollar sign, not a visitor. Would be better if hostel just charged a price that includes all instead of surprising guests with costs that are regularly included in other backpacker accommodation.

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Stayed in a en-suite room. Room was clean and comfortable with lots of space. Shower was fine. The room walls are really thin unfortunately. Kitchen was okay. Location is about 10/15 minutes walk from centre. 2 big supermarkets within walking distance, Coles 5 minute walk and Woolworths 10 minutes nearer the centre. The staff were friendly and helpful. The nearest...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Steph618, thank you for your detailed review. There is a lot of information in your review that other travelers may find helpful. Safe travels.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Launceston Backpackers is a one hundred year old Victorian building. It has 30 rooms, including double ensuite, doubles, singles, triples and dormitory rooms. It has a large commercial kitchen, large TV room and separate dining room. There is a free car park. Launceston Backpackers has a modern fire protection system. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Launceston Backpackers

Address: 103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Price Range: $25 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Launceston Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“En-suite room”
 of 5 bubbles Steph618, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs rooms are cooler in summer.”
 of 5 bubbles GeoffAH, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Make sure they put you in a room you paid for :)”
 of 5 bubbles 652elienv, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
“For privacey and a peaceful nights sleep, reserve a private room which comes with a queen size bed. Some of the private rooms even have en-suites. These rooms are a bit more expensive, but worth the price. They book up fast, so reseve early.”
 of 5 bubbles nmleo, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere for a double.”
 of 5 bubbles 542bretta, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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