I was staying at Transit Backpackers when attending Hobart for a conference and was happy with my stay. Because accommodation was included as part of the conference deal I can not comment on the price, but from what I understand it's quite cheap.
The dorms were a little cramped, but the beds were comfortable and you except the room to be slightly cramped in a hostel. The mattress was a little thin, but the beds were comfortable. The communal bathrooms were always immaculate and the shower always had good pressure and very hot water (necessary in freezing Hobart). All the staff were very helpful and happy to point you in the right direction of places or call taxis for you and there was great kitchen facilities, some of the best I've seen in a hostel. The location was fairly good, only about a 15 minute walk to the wharf area or to Salamanca area, which were the only places I visited as I had little time.
- 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
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- Transit Backpackers Hobart, Tasmania