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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a private double room - the beds were comfy and it had good power sockets, two small lockers, a mirror and a small heater. The room otherwise was very sparse and not particularly welcoming - the floors were wooden and not flat. Shared female bathrooms (about 2 available per floor) were clean, but not very modern and...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a king single room for 4 nights for around New year's eve, which was quite pricey, but wanted a bit of comfort. The room was old, dirty and had an unpleasant smell. The bed linen were clean but it seemed that the room had not been cleaned for a while. There was only one toilet in function on...

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Yuna, We appreciate your time to review us. We are surprised to hear that you felt your room was not up to scratch with cleaning as we have a very hard working team of cleaners inluding a few deep cleaners who clean all rooms every day and do a great job. We can ask our cleaners to double clean...

Sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel has 1 thing going for it - and that is the location. It is right in the middle of Hobart CBD - very easy to find BUT first of all one has to climb several stairs to get to reception, then reception -checkin and checkout- has limited hours (closes at 7PM so if you arrive afterwards then you...

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We appreciate your time to review us. We wonder if you went to the wrong hostel. Our receotion closes at 8pm. In addition, we never charge extra feel for late check in guests since we started our business. There are two males bathrooms and two female bathrooms on your floor; a few showers have shower screens instead of...

Cotia, SP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As most backpackers the building lacks maintenance. The kitchen needs a lot of forks and mugs. The room is ok, but with a little money they can improve the bathrooms. Good location, just downtown. It will be a lovely place I do hope so.

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maluemviagem, Thanks very much for you kind words and suggestions. We bought more forks and mugs recently so now we have more spare utensils . Hope next time when you come back you will enjoy staying with us more. Best regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been in my life in such a dirty place. To start with, the wooden floor of my room had not been mopped for a long time, so it was covered with stains and the carpet had tangled human hair fluffs on it. The curtains were so dusty that every time I had to open or close them,...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here twice recently, both times did a decent job without being amazing. Centrally located in the city and close to airport shuttle stop makes it easy to access. Rooms were basic but clean. Kitchen had electric hobs/microwaves but no oven. Internet was variable- kept cutting out in the kitchen, in one room it was ok, but in the room...

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eo, Thanks very much for your reveiw. Actually we have two roasters in the kitchen but you probabaly missed them. Our lounge has the strongest signal of WIFI; and all rooms have signals too. However, sometimes the internet might be affected by the bad weather in Hobart or by the full occupancy of the hotel. Hope next time when...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best backpacker hostel I've stayed in in Australia! The beds are really good, the socials areas are also very nice with a TV and many places to relax and hang out. Very good location in the centre of Hobart😊 will definitely recommend this hostel while staying in Hobart!

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Imperial B, Reception at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou Caroline for such kind words :) It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you back at the Imperial soon! Kind Regards Imperial Backpackers

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Actually the backpackers was very nice,clean and quiet. But because of a chocolate stain on my sheet they charged me 30 aud without asking for permission from my credit card. That is unacceptable and makes me not feel safe to give personal data. After complain they did not respond the money was charged anyway. Not a good behaviour for trusting...

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Friederike, The sign in sheet you read before you check in states clearly you are charged if you damage the property. Please feel free to email us if you are confused about why you were charged. Kind Regards Imperial Backpackers.

Reviewed 15 December 2016

The best and cleanest backpacker I ve ever been. The room is big enough for me with an economical price. The cleaners are pretty enthusiasm for all helps I needed. Besides,They just updated hot water system and the Internet.

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 多 钱, Thankyou for your kind words! We hope to see you back soon! :) Kind regards, Imperial Backpackers.

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The bedroom we got was not what we paid for as it was an old office room made into a bedroom. It was unsightly and the bedroom's door has a hole from the old lock that was not fully taken off. The common shower and toilet was a disappointment; it was unpleasant to look at. The kitchen was alright but...

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Audrey, The bathrooms on each floor are deep cleaned every day, it surprises me you experienced different. We have just stocked the kitchen with new cutlery. We hope to see you back and hopefully change your opinion of the Imperial :) Kind Regards! Imperial Backpackers.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Backpackers Imperial Hotel! We are the newest and largest backpackers situated right in the heart of Hobart. We pride ourselves on offering a clean, safe and friendly place to stay while exploring Hobart and Southern Tasmania. The Backpackers has just completed a new refurbishment of all rooms, the kitchen, dining and lounge area. The establishment has been freshened up with a new coat of paint throughout, and brand new appliances, bedding and furnishings. It truly is a fresh and retro feel to an old and beautiful 1870's building. Being located in the centre of Hobart we are only minutes walking distance to Salamanca Place, Battery Point, the Hobart Waterfront, art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes, bars and much more, all for you to explore! Our private rooms contain luxury leather beds whilst our dorm beds are metal framed with inner-spring mattresses with fresh linen provided. We have a large common area with a large television, beautiful Italian leather lounges to relax in, with free WiFi provided to all guests! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Address: 138 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia (Formerly Central City Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: ₹ 1,361 - ₹ 4,697 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Imperial Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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“Go elsewhere if you dont want to inhale mold...”
  • Double bed - just a bed and nothing more
  • More mold...
  • Last time it was dusted??
  • Not even a light shade...
  • Lethal amount of mold
 of 5 bubbles SydneyTravelalot, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get ready to fight for a fork!”
 of 5 bubbles Maluemviagem, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay close to kitchen/reception for WiFi. Rooms near night time entrance are quite noisy with people entering and leaving.”
 of 5 bubbles eo227, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms are nice close to kitchen and showers”
 of 5 bubbles 2016yolo, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Single rooms or 3 bed dorm”
 of 5 bubbles 899peraltam, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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