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Backpackers Imperial Hotel

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138 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia (Formerly Central City Backpackers)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here many times in both Summer and Winter and always found it clean and restful and in a really great location for visiting Hobart. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The beds are particularly comfortable because they are wider than most hostels and the linen is fresh and natural. It's great value for its location, close... More 

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

Hi Yasmin, Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing your again. Kind regards Else More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for a month, stayed for 7 months. Great price for long stay, staff were great, felt apart of it. Had some great times together. Location was Fantastic, easy walk to Salamanca, shopping centre, pubs, clubs etc. If wanted a quiet night, plenty of people to hang out with in lounge or a couple of bevvy's out the back. Beds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room is clean and tidy, the staffs are kind, it's a really convenient place, several restaurants are under here, and you can go to the supermarket within five minutes, ten minutes to go to Salamanca, if you come to Hobart, you should live in Imperial!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing us on trip advisor. We are happy you ejoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. Kind regards Else More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big hostal, with a lot of space. Some of the bathrooms were better than others. Best thing of this hostal is that it's very well located, with an airport shuttle bus stop 5 minutes away. Worse thing was that it was too cold. I went in winter, 6º celsius outside, and the rooms did not have a proper heater.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for reviewing us on Trip advisor. We are working on upgrading the heating in the building and have just installed a gas fire heater in the common area. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Else More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Imperial hotel is so great! It's a convenient place. We can easily go to anywhere!The bed is comfortable and clean, thus then I have got a good sleep! The people of reception are always kind to us. They gave us good service and a few help! I had a nice experience in here! I think that I will stay... More 

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

Hello Emma, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you had nice stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Else More 

Tasmania, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Decent rates for very average facilities, though when I stayed I understood that there was construction work being undertaken in a couple of rooms, including a common room downstairs. Do you know how long that will take to be done up? The place was quiet and uncrowded, with a few long term residents staying about. So quiet I stayed in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This hostel was right in the heart of downtown Hobart and very close to the harbor. That's all the positives I have. The place is massive and like a maze. It's in a state of being completely run down and under construction. The bedrooms were stale, bad carpeting and drafty. The whole place was freezing. They charged for any little... More 

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

Hello Jentrum, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We have just put in a new heater in our common area which should warm the place up. We do ask for a deposit to use the hair dryer, but you get the deposit back when you return the hair dryer. Towel hire is $2 for your stay. This... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

disgusting place and staff. Shower was dark, mouldy, slimy. Room was dark with only one powerpoint. The whole place is nightmare. Strongly suggest not to stay here at all.we were charged 12 dollars for one load of washing. The staff is terrible. I feel so sorry for them to run a place like this.

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

Dear guest, We are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. We have addressed some of the issues mentioned and believe the result is satisfactory. Kind regards Else More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The backpackers is .. a backpackers! Our room was clean, there was a heater which kept it warm - but there was shared facilities and a whole bunch of stairs to climb to get to our room. The showers were a bit mouldy, but the water was hot with pretty poor pressure. If you're chasing somewhere cheap, this is the... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy you had a good stay with us and look forward your next visit. Kind regards Else More 

Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The place itself is good but is really cold everywhere! they need to put a heater at least in the TV areas. The staff is really nice and the bathrooms are great. They charge you for everything and if they dont like you they might not extend your stay if needed. For every little thing they tell you that they... More 

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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)
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: $34 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Imperial Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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