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York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel was very clean, including the showers and kitchen facilities. The lady on reception who checked us in was very polite and helpful and recommended us some nice places to eat, I was very tired after driving all day so may have seemed abit rude when I checked in,I apologise for this! I felt bad afterwards.

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Thank Jwilbo92
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Jwilbo92, thank you for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. We are glad you enjoyed our facilities and that you appreciated the cleanliness of the building. Our cleaner does a great job. All the best. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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141 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Launceston Backpackers while visiting Launceston to watch an AFL game. Overall it was a very pleasant experience. I booked an Ensuite Double room (room 19) which was basic, but clean, warm, cosy, filled with natural light, and perfect for a casual stay. The hostel is centrally located and has probably the best equipped kitchen of any... More 

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

Hello Alexfrommelbourne, thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope your team won the footy. All the best. More 

Western Australia, Australia
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We stayed here with a large group of 65, and found the facilities to be very neat and clean. The large kitchen worked well for meal preparations, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The location worked well for us, although the park across the road was a bit muddy (but there's not much the staff can do about... More 

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Thank mmmmt1
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello mmmmt1 thank you very much for your review. We are glad your group had an enjoyable stay at Launceston Backpackers. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Friendly, attentive staff who answered the telephone, large kitchen, spacious eating area with a variety of dorm, twin and single rooms. It was quiet, centrally located just on the edge of the CBD with a supermarket nearby and a lovely green park just opposite. I just wish the rest of Tasmania had accommodation like this.....I found it difficult to find... More 

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Thank MaritaB709
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello MartinaB709, thank you for your review. We do work hard at providing great facilities and our staff are very dedicated to making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for taking time to post your positive feedback. Safe travelling. More 

Castlemaine, Australia
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

Shared toilet and shower (water pressure is variable) are kept clean and were well ventilated and lit. Upstairs room was not well ventilated due to the window position, try for a downstairs room if possible. Comfortable shared lounge with large flat screen TV and couches and a large shared kitchen plus an eating room with tables and chairs allow for... More 

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

Hi Geoff AH, thanks for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. We appreciate your comments. We do keep the water pressure low in bathroom hand basins as this avoids the shower water becoming too hot. All the best. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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69 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

I stayed here for just a night at the end of a three-day tour of Tasmania. The front-desk staff were exceptionally kind and professional. The location is good, too -- right across from a nice park, and a 15-minute walk to the cool gorge. Launceston is a nice town with appealing 19th and early 20th century architecture.

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Thank Keith22jukjuk
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Keith22jukjuk, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Launceston Backpackers. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

A very typical backpacker hostel. Location is great, in the middle of the town within walking distance to restaurants n supermarkets. And yes you have to pay $3.50 extra for linen n cover. The first night we didn't purchase them thinking it would be alright if we cover ourselves up with jackets n long pants but we are so wrong.... More 

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Thank liting2015
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Liting, thank you for reviewing Launceston Backpackers. We do recommend people hire blankets and there is a big sign in our office recommending this. We also hire sheets for people who want to do this. Our kitchen is cleaned by our staff 3/4 times each day. We apologize for it being dirty when you wanted to use it but... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I stayed here for a total of 6 nights on 2 separate occassions in a twin room on the first floor. The rooms are nice and big with 2 single beds and 4 powerpoints which is always a bonus when travelling. The kitchen is nice and big - although only 1 toaster and kettle - but it's very annoying that... More 

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Thank Natalie M
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Natalie M, we are glad you enjoyed our facilities. Thanks for mentioning the toaster and kettle. We have had electricians look at this and because it is a one hundred year old building it is quite difficult to get extra power points from our switchboard down to the kitchen. Thanks for mentioning the dishes situation,... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We stayed one night in a dorm. It was clean and comfortable. The kitchen is big with everything inside for cooking. The location is good for walking around city. The price is cheap but then you have to pay extra everything.

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Thank Alice W
derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Alice W. thank you for your review. We are glad you liked our kitchen and clean comfortable dorms. Yes we do charge extra for the additional things people want because our bed prices are kept low. We charge a one off fee of $3.50 for people who want 2 fresh sheets and a blanket. We charge $1 per hour... More 

Tasmania, Australia
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night , it was clean and it's just your typical backpackers ... Location is very central . We stayed on the bottom floor and you could hear everything , people walking around , yelling eg ... Rooms are basic , mattress with a pillow .. Blankets are available for hire . We didn't have a power... More 

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

Thanks for your review Anniebeeton, yes we did have some rowdy guests the other night. Our night manager eventually heard them and told them to quieten down so apologizes for that. There are power points located in every room, please ask at the office next time and we can help show you where they are. Safe travelling. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Launceston Backpackers is a one hundred year old Victorian building. It has 30 rooms, including double ensuite, doubles, singles, triples and dormitory rooms. It has a large commercial kitchen, large TV room and separate dining room. There is a free car park. Launceston Backpackers has a modern fire protection system. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Launceston Backpackers

Address: 103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Price Range: $35 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Launceston Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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