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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Mark N
England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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. More 

Dallas, Texas
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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... More 

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. More 

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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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149 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
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... More 

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. More 

Western Australia, Australia
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stayed here with a large group of 65, and found the facilities to be very neat and clean. The large kitchen worked well for meal preparations, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The location worked well for us, although the park across the road was a bit muddy (but there's not much the staff can do about... More 

Thank mmmmt1
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello mmmmt1 thank you very much for your review. We are glad your group had an enjoyable stay at Launceston Backpackers. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Friendly, attentive staff who answered the telephone, large kitchen, spacious eating area with a variety of dorm, twin and single rooms. It was quiet, centrally located just on the edge of the CBD with a supermarket nearby and a lovely green park just opposite. I just wish the rest of Tasmania had accommodation like this.....I found it difficult to find... More 

Thank MaritaB709
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello MartinaB709, thank you for your review. We do work hard at providing great facilities and our staff are very dedicated to making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for taking time to post your positive feedback. Safe travelling. More 

Castlemaine, Australia
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Shared toilet and shower (water pressure is variable) are kept clean and were well ventilated and lit. Upstairs room was not well ventilated due to the window position, try for a downstairs room if possible. Comfortable shared lounge with large flat screen TV and couches and a large shared kitchen plus an eating room with tables and chairs allow for... More 

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

Hi Geoff AH, thanks for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. We appreciate your comments. We do keep the water pressure low in bathroom hand basins as this avoids the shower water becoming too hot. All the best. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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71 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I stayed here for just a night at the end of a three-day tour of Tasmania. The front-desk staff were exceptionally kind and professional. The location is good, too -- right across from a nice park, and a 15-minute walk to the cool gorge. Launceston is a nice town with appealing 19th and early 20th century architecture.

Thank Keith22jukjuk
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Keith22jukjuk, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Launceston Backpackers. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

A very typical backpacker hostel. Location is great, in the middle of the town within walking distance to restaurants n supermarkets. And yes you have to pay $3.50 extra for linen n cover. The first night we didn't purchase them thinking it would be alright if we cover ourselves up with jackets n long pants but we are so wrong.... More 

Thank liting2015
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Liting, thank you for reviewing Launceston Backpackers. We do recommend people hire blankets and there is a big sign in our office recommending this. We also hire sheets for people who want to do this. Our kitchen is cleaned by our staff 3/4 times each day. We apologize for it being dirty when you wanted to use it but... More 

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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: ₹ 2,329 - ₹ 2,988 (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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