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Transit Backpackers

251 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent a week in this hostel. First two nights in a 6 people dorm, with a tiny window that made breathing hard, and noisy beds that woke everyone up whenever someone moved. The next 5 days we spent them in a windowless twin room that only had a small ventilator to provide some fresh air, and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was an OK hostel. The rooms were cheap but the dorms were quite small and crowded, and there wasn't much room to put things. The beds were also quite squeaky and noisy. The common room and kitchen were quite big though, plenty of room for everyone even if it was busy. Lots of information on things to do in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner booked in to transit backpackers for 2 nights in a private ensuite room. Much to our surprise and disappointment the room was the size of a closet with bunk beds and a large disabled bathroom. We could hardly fit our luggage!! The beds were very uncomfortable and the room is right next to the front door... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I was staying at Transit Backpackers when attending Hobart for a conference and was happy with my stay. Because accommodation was included as part of the conference deal I can not comment on the price, but from what I understand it's quite cheap. The dorms were a little cramped, but the beds were comfortable and you except the room to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

It is at the west end of the shopping venue and 15 minutes walk to the waterfront. There are few tyypes of rooms (from 12 bed dorm to twins ensuit room). The common area is spacious: a lounge, games area, dining area and a well equipped kitchen. The staff are friendly and helpful. The floor of the main area are... More

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Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The anti-social guests who stare at computer screens, only communicate with each-other and leave lots of raw meat lying around in the kitchen while they cook noodles in front of the sink. A cheap hostel, you can see why. The staff are really friendly and helpful though, even if the rooms do smell hideously and feel like part of a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I spent 2 weeks here. Pricing is good and all but one female staff member (who never smiled and was generally apathetic and unhelpful) were very good. Beds creaked very badly and are a constant source of noise and irritation to all. Noise from lounge/dining are is just intrusive & non-stop well into wee small hours like 3 or 4am... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed a number of nights in a 4-bed dorm which has no window and a distinct lack of ventilation other than a pedestal fan in the tiny space available to move around in. Toilets were also blocked one night which was eventually fixed. Staff were helpful - not enough to want to come back anytime soon

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I travelled solo and stayed in my own double room. This place is a basic backpackers with a large common room, kitchen and internet area. The bed was very comfortable so that was a plus. The floor next to the bed was very squeaky and I felt like it was loud enough to wake the neighbours. The showers aren't that... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I stayed at Transit in the 8 bed mixed dorm with my partner. The bunk beds were very squeeky and whenever someone in the room moved during the night it woke everyone up. There was also quite a lot of plumbing noise from the downstairs bathroom. The rooms were very humid and had poor ventilation. The bathrooms were constantly wet... More

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Additional Information about Transit Backpackers

Also Known As:
Transit Backpackers Hobart, Tasmania
Address: 251 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Hobart
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 53 Specialty lodging in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are dormitory rooms, with up to 20 beds, and double and twin rooms for travellers to stay in.There are two airport shuttles to pick you up and drop you off at the door, and the accommodation is in close proximity to the Salamanca area. Transit backpackers is conveniently located in the heart of Hobart.Established by two born and bred Tasmanians, Mark and Theresa, Transit Backpackers enjoys a unique homely backpacker atmosphere with a reputation built on friendly personal service.We have a well equipped kitchen and laundry for all your holiday needs and you can also join one of our weekly barbeques - check at the front desk for times.Relax and Chill out, before or after your Tassie Adventure! ... more   less 
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