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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I lived in this beautiful palace for 3 weeks in a female dorm. Comfortable single bed they gave me sheets and blankets. With TV for movies at night, wifi in my room, clean toilets and a lot of free food in the kitchen area. I would say that the kitchen needs to be clean deeply though, I saw a bag... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Stayed a week in this hostel, nice family ambient, among mostly farm workers, the common room is comfortable and nice when you want to have a movie night, the Arthouse's staff is pretty nice. Very easy to meet new people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here two nights and found the staff so enthusiastic about Tassie and kean to offer advice and help on what to do. Stayed in the big dorm which was great as no bunks. Couple of heaters in the room was great too. Beautiful location on the river, with scenic walkway to coles and in to town.

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Thank Rosie M
deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a fantastic review of the hostel. For anyone reading this, the largest dorm actually have 8 single beds and 1 bunk in each and plenty of space. ALL rooms have their own heaters that can be controlled by you, not by a preset timer. The walkway along the river extends from the Cataract Gorge in one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice old house with a few creaks and groans but if you don't want that then go to a new house and pay $200. Staff were friendly and gave us a run down as to where to find everything. We are a middle aged couple and stayed in a double room. It was neat and tidy with nice fixtures. Used... More 

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Thank Rod T
deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving an honest review. We are what we are and happy that you enjoyed your stay and found us to be good value. The kitchen mess is an issue which we had to address constantly this summer more than any other year. We do clean the kitchen 3 times per day over summer. The QVMAG certainly is an... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Well-equipped with a large industrial kitchen and bathroom facilities are fairly well maintained on each floor of the old colonial style building. The Wifi is excellent and we stayed for three days without any issues. The building is large enough that even when it seems as though the whole place is booked you don't feel like things are overrun or... More 

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Thank Sabnem99
deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, what a comprehensive review. Thanks for sharing your experience of the Arthouse. Just so everyone knows - the WiFi is FREE and unlimited, and there is also FREE tea & coffee in the kitchen. ALL rooms have windows that can be opened for airflow, and the room on the top floor (actually an 8 share) now has a vent... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

It was a friendly place but probably could do with slightly larger kitchen and common areas. Given a lot of people doing the Overland Track stay here before starting, it would be good to set up something informal so people doing this can meet each other at the hostel as I met 5 people on the track who had stayed... More 

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Thank chiisai39
deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review. We would certainly like larger common areas, but they do seem to suffice even during summer. We have 2 lounge rooms, 1 dining room and 1 courtyard. We absolutely do encourage people to meet up and share experiences or combine planning. We have the noticeboard in the lounge/dining area so perhaps a notice left up... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I have stayed in hostels around the world and this would have to be the worst. My room was dirty - floors were dusty with hair on them and curtains with stains. The shower had dark mold on the walls and hadn't been cleaned in some time. There were only two showers and 2 bathrooms for girls which meant that... More 

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Thank Melissa E
deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Just so everyone knows, there are plenty of bathrooms and showers. The rooms get cleaned every day, including vacuuming the floors. The bathrooms get cleaned every day (3 times per day in summer). If you find a hair on a sheet we will be happy to replace it. If you find a hair on the floor after it has been... More 

Launceston, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

One old charming house, with big common areas,3 dollar wash machine, ,,,free fast internet everywhere, ,,probably cold maj-okt if they don't use the fireplaces, professional Staff, my ticket to sydney was already bookt else I would have stayed longer. .?.

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Thank juccustaxi
deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review and huge compliments. We do not use the fireplaces because of the obvious dangers. But we do have heaters is the common rooms and in ALL the rooms. More 

Oldenburg, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This is the worst hostel I ever stayed it! It's a big hostel with approx. 120 beds in a once beautiful old building. The hostel seems to be on the market for sale for a long time but asking price keeps it from being sold and renovated. So we were told anyways. We used the hostel with two pax to... More 

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

If anyone reads this please be aware that the opening sentences are absolutely false, and the review continues from there with a mix of some few truths and a vast majority of outright lies. Feel free to read the entirety of this review and make your own judgement about the person writing it. If you have any concerns about anything... More 

Douvaine, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The building is beautiful, it looks like a big Mansion and the rooms are big. The kitchen is a mess though, there is not enough space or cutlery for everyone. The bathrooms were not super clean. There is free wifi in both the common areas and the rooms.

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving an honest review. During the height of summer it is hard to keep the kitchen clean and tidy without guests taking responsibility for their own dishes, etc. We do clean the kitchen 3 times a day during summer which includes washing dishes etc. For anyone reading this, there is plenty of pots & pans, cutlery etc available.... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An 1888 heritage listed building with renovated bathrooms and fantastic staff makes this international backpacker hostel a wonderful place to stay. Situated in the 'arts district', the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery is only a stroll away, yet the city centre is only a short 7 minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arthouse Hostel

Address: 20 Lindsay Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Price Range: $10 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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