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Hobart's Accommodation & Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

So this spot is not a hotel. It's a hostel, that's for sure. It has no private bathrooms. There are only shared bathrooms. Which I found a bit spooky. But the rooms were okay and clean. The service was fine, too. So I guess it was fine for a hostel.

We stayed in a private room with an ensuite in the busy Janurary holiday period. The room was clean enough, however for the price we paid, we were very disappointed. $140 per night would be better spent in a hotel than this budget hostel. The room was hot and did not have air con and the windows did not open. Open request, we were offered a fan which helped. Our door did not lock properly and someone walked in when we were sleeping. When we asked about breakfast, the owner told us gruffly, that it is a hostel and hostels do not provide breakfast. I've travelled the world and almost all hostels offer some sort of breakfast, even if it's simple. Good points - it was quiet at night and we got a good sleep. Location is relatively close to the sights in the city. Fine as a basic hostel, but not worth the price.

Visited Hobart and stayed in this place for 4 nights.. it was a very good place to stay: very accessible to the city; room given to us was okay, clean and we are comfortable; staff very helpful and the owner, Tony was a nice person..

Me and my girlfriend have been there for 3 night. It’s nice place to stay in hobart and close to the city. Around the hostel free parking between 6 pm and 8:30am. Our room was pretty nice and clean. I reccomed to stay !! Thanks

We were a bit worried about the accommodation due to the bad reviews here but were positively surprised. For the price it really was ok. The rooms were clean albeit a bit small but had everything you need. The bed wasn’t very comfy but again for the price it was alright. There are many parking spots available on the street in front of the hostel and they are free from 6pm to 8.30am and on weekends.

The hostel got incorrect notification on our room booking (1 night instead of 2 nights booking). The room is very small and there is no space to put our luggage. We pushed our luggage under the queen size bed in order to clear space to move around. It is find if you don't mind an inexpensive and basic room for short stay. Pros: wifi in the room and strategic location.

Another trip to Tassie from NSW to catch up with former schoolmates / 100 year school reunion , friends & family as well. Travelled from the north west coast to Hobart after travelling from Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania. If you are going to Tassie for more than 2 wks better to take your own car, rather than fly and a hire car or camper van for your tripping around different parts of the island. Hobart's accommodation has certainly plenty to pick from - 2 star to 5 star with plenty available for couples & families in and around Hobart and the suburbs and distances are not very far. Most of the accommodation is very comfortable for a reasonable cost depending on what you feel happy with to satisfy everyone. Our family generally booked thru - as you can get really good deals for a good range of hotels, B&B's & motels. Hobart has plenty of history going back to the early settlement of the State, good restaurants / seafood especially and markets on Saturday at Salamanca Place. When we were down there recently we stayed at a hotel / old style but comfortable & good value then a beautiful Manor House in Battery Point for a night at each place. Pick the right time of the year to go to Hobart - either just before Xmas or after January - best weather generally for tourists. * Book early so you are not disappointed with your holiday. Good Travel's.

Do not judge this place on viewing the pictures on their site. You will find nothing like that at all. We wanted an inexpensive place to stay that had a private room with unshared bathroom. That's what we got. Hobart Accommodation and Hostel is hard to find. It is located on a very steep hill. There is no sign outside to indicate its presence until you get close to the building, so thank God for civic numbers or you'd never find it.. There are 2 signs, one on Barrack Street and the other on Goulburn Street, which are affixed to the exterior wall near the main door. That main door is wood with a small porthole window near the top. On entering, you find yourself in the shell of what was once a pub. There are 2 massive wooden table against the walls flanking each side of the entrance. They are loaded with pamphlets and booklets on things to see and of in Hobart and in Tasmania. Scanning the area, you find a large flat-screen TV on one wall with a sofa and a few chairs in front of it for guest to watch TV. Next to that is a communal dining area composed of four wood tables covering plastic with 4 chairs each. There is a reading area with a large white sectional sofa that hugs along 2 walls. You will find one computer near the reception. Reception is little more that a hole made by placing plywood above and below the "desk". This is where you check in, pay for your accommodation and get your keys. The owner told us where our room was, but he decided to take us there. Our unit was one of four that had been built outside the main building in the backyard of what was once the beer-barrel storage area of a pub. (Yes, it is a converted pub. Our room was a very small with two twin beds. There is no closet, no chair, and no table. There is no phone, no TV and no radio, and the owner wants to keeps it that way to "provide the hostel experience" because having "a TV or a radio makes it a hotel". His words, not mine. Our room was painted a sick shade of yellow. The beds, which were painted blue, looked like they had come from a prison, and the mattress was little more than a slab of foam covered in cloth. Our bedsheets were red and did not look or feel clean. The bed cover was a duvet in cotton cloth with red, pink and white paintbrush-style pattern. There were two other covers, one on each bed, that were of very different patterns. There is no place to keep your luggage, so we stored ours under our beds. A good thing as they provided some extra support to the bed. It had a small night-table that had been covered in the same material as the floor. There was a lamp, but is was so dim it was useless. There was a portable heater to warm the place when it got cold, and it got very cold. There is no window unless you consider the sun-roof window, again something useless. The door had a large window which was frosted, so another useless thing. The only way to know the weather was to go outside. The bathroom was small, but it was not shared with anyone else. The room is so small that one of the beds prevents the bathroom door from opening fully; it opens about a quarter of the way. Three is no separation to prevent water from the shower getting all over the floor, so we asked for an extra towel to act as a barrier. Even the towels did not feel or look clean. There is no window for ventilation, but there is a very noisy fan. The other three units have similar and when some uses the toilet in the middle of the night, you know it. The walls are very thin which means you hear every sound from the room neighbouring yours. I could hear the snores of the guests in the room next to ours. This is a no frills establishment. It is very basic and provides only the absolute bare minimum. Soap and shampoo are not provided in the bathroom. There is a communal kitchen available for everyone to use; you are asked to wash up, dry and put away any items (pots, pans, cooking utensils, plates, cups, glasses and flatware) you use as they are in limited supply. Two refrigerators are provide for storing any food you buy. This food is not shared, but teas bags, coffee powder and sugar are provided. The only positive aspect to this hotel is its location. It is near everything in walking distance. There are good restaurants and pubs and shops nearby. The visitor centre is not far and here you can get information on a myriad of things to do. I used to say that all I wanted in a hotel was a clean room with a comfortable bed and a private bathroom. I have upgraded my request to a clean and decent room with a comfortable and decent bed with a decent private bath in decent hotel. I would not stay at this place again. It was simply awful and the best part about it was leaving. It is not worth what we paid (AU$80) per night. If ever I return to Hobart, I will take accommodation in a hotel with much better service and amenities. My advice is to stay away from Hobart Accommodation and Hostel unless you don't mind the no-frill and extremely basic experience.

We were looking for a room with a private bath that wasn't too expensive. The picture on the site where we normally book our accomodation was looking more like a B&B and looked rather appealing. Since the place calls itself "Accomodation and Hostel" and I had booked something similar many times, I thought it could be a place for backpackers as well as for people looking for a room with a private bath but with very limited service, which we didn't need anyway. Well...the picture posted as publicity doesn't give the right impression! The "private bath accomodation", or at least the one we were given, is located in the backyard of an old converted pub (where they normally keep the beer kegs) where 4 cabin type units have been built. The description says "small room" but there is "no" place to even put a suitcase. Two single bed, a lamp, a table that has been covered with floor linoleum, a portable heater and that's it! We had to fit our suitcases under the bed: no other space, believe me... The bathroom? Well, again, functional if you don't mind having water all over this reduced place floor. There are no division on the floor between the shower area and the sink and toilet area, so everything gets wet. We asked for an extra towel to put as a divider, and it was giving to us. A window? Oh yes! On the ceiling, so what if it rains like it did while we were there? When, we check in, the owner showed us to our room. He must have seen our faces because, without us saying anything, he said: "there is no TV, if there is a TV, this is not a hostel". We didn't expect a TV, just a decent place. Ok, but it is called first "Accomodation and hostel", so, change to the name to "Hostel and Accomodation" then. There is a tv in the main reception area anyway, so was it a reasserting comment, this gentleman made? A plus? Maybe the large pub "common kitchen". It is huge. The place is also located up a big hill from the main drag, mind you Hobart is built on hills. My point is if you can't do hills: avoid! The hill is steep and a half. Those of view who normally read my reviews will wonder, because it is extremely rare that I find a place this awful, what happened. Well it simply is awful. I am expecting an answer from the management saying: it is advertised as a "small room". Ok! but the pictures shown, do not correspond to what you get. Unless, there is only one like this picture shown above this review, inside the old pub... Have a look at the pictures we took... No matter what, I should have been smart, when I was asked to pay at the hotel. I have noticed that, if you can't pay before leaving, my experience tells me more there is a catch 22 somewhere, and more that this means, you won't get value. Again, I didn't try the backpackers unit, so unless you are a backpacker: Stay away!

stayed more than two night in queen bed with private en-suite ,room was super clean and everything was well organized in kitchen ,staff are friendly and helpful. custom service was best with an affordable price. i would definitely stay here again if i go back to Hobart .

41 Barrack Street Hobart TAS

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Salamanca Market
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Salamanca Market is a short stroll from Hobart's Accommodation & Hostel, and other popular attractions like Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 17-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, concierge services, and a computer station. In the historical district, it's also near Cascade Brewery and Mount Nelson Lookout.


The 17 shared rooms feature 2 bathrooms. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Climb into the pillowtop bed for a pleasant night's sleep. Washers/dryers and private yards are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Property features

A local mainstay since 1836, Hobart's Accommodation & Hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and a terrace. Transportation is made easy with an area shuttle for a fee. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this adults-only hostel include laundry facilities and a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 13 reviews