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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I choosed this hostel for the price and the position that it is really confortable! In the beginning you can take the shuttle from the airports to Hobart and the hostel is in front of the shuttle's office so you have only wait the end of the route! The position of this hostel is 10 mn on Walk to the...

Thank Nikolas S
New Zealand
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Stayed here for a total of 3 nights in the 20 bed room. Good location, close to the city, and right across the airport shuttle. There's free Wi-Fi too that's accessible in the common area. Helpful staff at the reception. Otherwise, didn't spend much time in the hostel as Hobart has heaps to do and see!

Thank Michelle V
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a 20bed mixed dorm for two nights over two different stays. Location: 10mins walk from Woolworths/main shopping centre. 20mins to the harbour and 30mins to the botanical gardens. No hostel airport shuttle available - airport to city bus/coach is $32 open return (w/o YHA card) and it meets every flight and drops you off literally on the hostel...

Thank cj0c
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I just finished a stay at Transit Backpackers in Hobart. I was there for 8 nights. It's a backpackers. Its cheap. It's what you would expect. Kitchen is big. Dining and living areas are comfortable and spacious. Beds are comfortable. Staff are friendly. I loved the free coffee and WiFi.

Thank Peter D
Zeist, The Netherlands
Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

They don't have enough things for the amount of people they keep in the hostel. Not enough charging points (8 points in a room with 20 beds..), not enough space in the kitchen, not enough fridges and shelves. The showers are honestly disgusting. The atmosphere is just really bad as well. Happy that I only stayed a few nights, because...

Thank Hilde v
Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is poorly organised. On our second day they changed our beds without telling us because they thought we had checked out even though we paid in advance for two nights. Staff did not apologise and was found inconsiderate. There is no allocated bed number which may be the reason for this. Nevertheless this is fault of poor management...

Thank Taz K
Reviewed January 11, 2016

Rooms are very small with no aircon or ventilation. This is absurd on a 6-bed small dorm. The backpacker was in general not very clean and toilets/bathroom were quite dirty and didn't get serviced enough. One of the 2 available toilets didn't have a lock and showers didn't have any storage shelf. Overall not recommended..

1Thank Raquel V
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I booked four nights at $85 for an ensuite room. Originally just needed a private with shared bathroom but was booked out. The ensuite room is right by the road and main door, first night on a Thursday at 1am I could not sleep because of people be too loud in the common area. The so called 'duty managet' said...

Thank Scott V
Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Someone stole my bad and the receptionist instead of saying sorry treated me like a brat while sorting it out. The other members of the staff were nice but one cannot act that way with a customer. Apart from that the wifi does not work well and the space is insufficient for that amount of people. Toilets are dreadful. I...

Thank Carlo P
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Dirty no toilet paper and loud hardly sleept at all would not recommend at all. Room nexy to living room and no window pretty warm with 6 people in it. No parking for cars at all. Need to park the car far away in the city streets for cash

Thank birgit halfknight
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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 

Additional Information about Transit Backpackers

Address: 251 Liverpool St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: $15 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“The 20-bed dorm is cheap and not necessarily loud - at least in wintertime ;)”
 of 5 bubbles christinef347, Jul 28, 2014 | Read review
“Stay during the Australia Day BBQ. Free food for backpackers is a real treat!”
 of 5 bubbles J13Piper, Jul 1, 2014 | Read review
“The hostel is cheap so maybe splash out on a slightly smaller dorm- the big ones aren't pleasant, to say the least.”
 of 5 bubbles kittentravels, Apr 26, 2013 | Read review
“Upper floor only if you want sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles ScottM534, Feb 17, 2013 | Read review
“Go the double”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelP235, Jan 5, 2013 | Read review
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