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Launceston Backpackers

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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...

Thank JiaLily
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 February 2017 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...

Thank fionahlynch
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 28 January 2017

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.

Thank kinhochan6
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

Thank _missanhtran_
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...

1Thank Mary G
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.

2Thank Mark N
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 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...

1Thank Steph618
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.

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 11 September 2016

You get what you pay for here - a cheap, more-or-less clean, and comfortable hostel for a quick stop in Launceston. My husband and I were hosteling/camping through NZ, having to be very budget conscious, and this place was bare bones in getting the job done for what you want a hostel to be. The girls bathroom was reasonably clean...

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

Hello spiffyonion, thank you for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. Maybe we will see you here again sometime in the future. All the best.

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The hostel was very clean, including the showers and kitchen facilities. The lady on reception who checked us in was very polite and helpful and recommended us some nice places to eat, I was very tired after driving all day so may have seemed abit rude when I checked in,I apologise for this! I felt bad afterwards.

Thank Jwilbo92
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Jwilbo92, thank you for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. We are glad you enjoyed our facilities and that you appreciated the cleanliness of the building. Our cleaner does a great job. All the best.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I stayed at the Launceston Backpackers while visiting Launceston to watch an AFL game. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. I booked an Ensuite Double room (room 19) which was basic, but clean, warm, cosy, filled with natural light, and perfect for a casual stay. The hostel is centrally located and has probably the best equipped kitchen of any...

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

Hello Alexfrommelbourne, thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope your team won the footy. All the best.

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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: RM76 - RM200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Launceston Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“You need to rent out Blanket and linen for $3.5 as bed is not made”
603fuu_, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“En-suite room”
Steph618, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs rooms are cooler in summer.”
GeoffAH, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Make sure they put you in a room you paid for :)”
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.”
nmleo, 24 May 2015 | Read review
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