Launceston Backpackers


Launceston Backpackers

103 Canning Street, Launceston TAS 7250
Bus 50 (stop: Bathurst Street); 745 (Tassielink; stop: Launceston Backpackers)
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(03) 6334 2327
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Charming old building, very well run, neat and clean
17 November 2009
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Always cleaned every day, lots of space, a big expansive hostel
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I really enjoyed my stay here. One of the best places I have stayed in during my trip around Australia. :) :)

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Clean with well-equipped kitchen, and knowledgable staff
27 April 2009
Cons
very creaky floorboards, showers run hot and cold
Pros
Good location, room comes with cupboard & mirrors, not too noisy at night
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Good place to stay for a night or two

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We found this place by accident, then we stayed on 4 other occassions, clean, comfortable
15 December 2008
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very clean, good kitchen, nice garden
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This is a good place to stay, good value, great rooms, bathrooms nice and clean.

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the best backpacker I have stayed in Tasmania
22 April 2008
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distance to town centre
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This is the best backpacker I have stayed in Tasmania. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfy. The common room is a bit gloomy but the rest of the house is all newly renovated. The cons: It's quite a walk to the city centre. And you have to pay extra for blankets if you don't have a sleeping bag.

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Anonymous
Basic clean facilities but unfriendly staff
1 March 2005
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We stayed here for two nights at the end of a hiking holiday and found the staff member when we booked in and when we came to stay to be particularly rude and antagonistic. He got quite annoyed and told my roommate to read some buddhism when she asked if we could check in earlier than the time he had written down. When we asked about a driving route he told us he didn't believe in cars and their polluting ways and sent us away. Staff aside the facilities were reasonable although there weren't quite enough showers. The kitchen was massive with all cooking equipment supplied and there was a huge collection of videos to borrow from.

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fimbo1977
Basic, but passable
30 September 2004
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This hostel is pretty basic, the beds are not so great and do not come with any linen. However, the other facilities were ok, especially the kitchen and lounge. There's not much else to do there though.

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AnnaM
a good address
16 May 2004
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I had booked a room in there from the reviews on this site, and it was all right, not the best backpackers I've seen in my life, but rooms were huge, as I had booked a double but no one showed up so it was all for me! Kitchen is fine. The only bad thing I experienced was that the heater was just not working and I was freezing. + maybe it wasn't the staff's day but I didn't find them so friendly with me...:(

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Jakos
Top spot in Launnie
1 February 2004
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Located in a quiet street close to the centre of Launceston, the great thing about this backpackers is its cleanliness, big kitchen and recreational areas and proximity to supermarkets and Cataract Gorge. Off-street parking makes this place great for tourists driving around Tassie.

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Anonymous
fantastic facilities, helpful staff
1 September 2003
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A top place, we found this place by accident and we were not even planning to stay in Launceston. The facilities are great, the prices are really cheap and we watched heaps of their great videos. We ended up staying three nights.

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Gav & Lou
Brilliant place
14 June 2003
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Stayed here for 3 nights and Martin the manager was a nice bloke, very helpful with tours etc. The rooms are clean and the hostel just has a feeling of being very welcoming and friendly. Facilities excellent and in a quiet location, overall a brilliant place to stay.

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Anonymous
An outstanding backpackers
25 May 2003
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We checked out all the places in Launceston, this is the cheapest and by a long way the best. What more do you want.

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