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Launceston Backpackers

103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 , Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great time here - the location is very quiet but a quick walk to town (though I found very little to do on a Sunday arvo/evening) so easy parking and minimal traffic. Middle of winter so I had the room to myself and was a bit nervous about how cold I would be - you can rent... More

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

We appreciate your review Sophie M. It sounds like you really enjoyed your stay at Launceston Backpackers. We are glad you found your room warm and comfortable. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. More

Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a twin room, bathroom shared but clean, kitchen - dining is large and also clean. Reception was very helpful and gave us plenty of tips for the oncoming track in Cradle Mountains. We didn't use the living areas, went out instead. Hostel location is very good, about 10 minutes walk from the gorge and 5-10 minutes walk from... More

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

Thank you Victoria2011 for your review. We are glad you liked the facilities at Launceston Backpackers and thanks for recommending us on the Tripadvisor site. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here as part of an Under Down Under package tour. We found the beds comfy, the bathrooms and kitchen clean and well appointed, and the glorious rabbit-warren of a building charming. Management were cheerful, helpful and accommodating. Thank you!

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derek l, Owner at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew M for your review. Under Down Under have been staying with us for nearly twenty years now. We are glad you liked our comfy beds. We do keep an eye on the mattress quality and we replace the ones that are wearing out. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour around Tasmania. More

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

comfy beds with a spare blanket in the cupboard. room heater worked a treat to keep out the winter chill . great kitchen. easy walking distance from anywhere in Launceston, several pubs within a few blocks.. Quiet area. great t.v. room. Very easy to find. Funny old cat is friendly. We had 3 twin rooms for us and the adult... More

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

Thank you for your review Donald. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More

Kuala Lumpur
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went to Tasmania with my parents and decided to give them a taste of a backpacker's experience. My parents took the ensuite double room while I took the single room. Stayed in this place for two nights and here's my review: Room: - 1 double bed or 2 single bed - 2 pillows - Bathroom attached for the double ensuite.... More

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

Hello Hypernut, we apologize for the fright we gave you during the night. One of our staff picked up the wrong key while showing someone to their room. More

Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed in an ensuite room which was quite ok. The hostel appeared to be busy whilst we were there but was quiet during the night. ie no parties etc. Off street parking, close to shops and the centre of town. The staff were very friendly, cheerful and helpful. We happened to check out the kitchen, which is quite large... More

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

Hello Macca46 thank you for staying at Launceston Backpackers and we appreciate your review on TripAdvisor. More

Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We booked a twin room for 2 nights for our weekend getaway in Launceston. The price was the cheapest we could find for a private room in town when we booked. The hostel hosts a variety of characters: some old, seeming to be locals, and some young travelers. The facilities are clean and the staff is very friendly. There is... More

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

Thank you Tassiedebbie for your review. We appreciate the time you took to write your positive review. You did mention the price of WiFi. We will be able to reduce this price soon to $1:50 per hour once we switch over to the ABN. More

Paris, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We visited this hostel twice in April 2014 as we preferred it to the arthouse hostel, which we also stayed at. We stayed here in a dorm and a double and both experiences were good. We had a comfortable nights sleep both times. The social areas are spacious and the kitchen is great. The second time we stayed we had... More

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

Hi Birdfan12 thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You did mention running our of hot water A few times a year this happens when a large number of people have excessively long showers. We do have large hot water storage but if too many people are inconsiderate of others who may want a shower the... More

MALAYSIA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Jump Tour arranged 14 of us for a nite stay here. Cleanliess is great in bathroom,kitchen and TV room. The cat can be irritating at times when it just stared up at me while I'm watching movie! Stayed in a six bedded dorm, 2wall sockets are hidden by 1 of the bed, so everyone must 'disturb' the particular guest to... More

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

Thanks Tham38 for taking time to post your review. JUMP tours always stay with us when they are in Launceston. We are glad you appreciated the cleanliness as our cleaner does do a great job. You also mentioned the well heated rooms. These are new heat pumps in the dormitories and they make the rooms very comfortable. Yes our night... More

Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I hate those reviewers who expect 5 star accommodation and treatment, but stay in super cheap places. I also hate super cheap places who don't meet a very basic level of expectation. I am hopefully not the former, but Launceston Backpackers is definitely the latter. We arrived to be met by signs. Signs EVERYWHERE saying how the staff DESERVE to... More

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

Hello Slm0nT, thanks for taking time to post a review. Yes we do have a sign on our office door letting people know that the manager is working within the building. At quiet moments in the office our office manager is cleaning fridges, tidying up the kitchen, emptying full rubbish bags, washing pillow cases, hanging up towels or pillows to... More

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Address: 103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 , Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
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