We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Vile vile vile!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Narrara Backpackers

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Hobart
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Narrara Backpackers
Ranked #36 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Hobart
Scotland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Vile vile vile!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2008

This is the worst hostel we have stayed in during our trip to Oz.

The place stank of BO. The sheets we were given had obviously not been washed. When we asked for replacements, we were told that they were clean and not offered replacements or an apology.

The kitchen was filthy, the floor looked as though it had not been moped in months and the stove was covered in layers of grease.

There were holes punched in the walls and there were broken windows that had obviously been like that for some time.

The showers were vile. They were dirty and overflowing with water all over the ground of the bathroom. All that spearated you from the next person was a thin purple sheet.

We are not fussy people but think it is a cheek to charge 65 bucks for a double when the place is a dump!!!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Cleanliness
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank ZicScotland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

83 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    25
    25
    16
    6
    11
See reviews for
4
18
29
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Malaysian in Aussie
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2007

Narara looks like a small cozy house from the outside; the people were quite friendly and we had a good stay. We just didn't really like the toilets as the baths don't have a proper door (just shower curtain). Would be good if they could replace the curtains with a decent door for privacy.

Finding the rooms was tricky as well; it's like a small maze inside the house but once used to the system it's alright. The room was comfy and quite clean. Overall, it has all the basics for a traveller... not too bad for a backpackers!

  • Liked — cozy and quiet rooms
  • Disliked — toilet
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank penyu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Hobart hotels
0.7 mi away
Prince of Wales Hotel
Prince of Wales Hotel
#38 of 46 in Hobart
3.5 of 5 bubbles 81 reviews
0.8 mi away
Fountainside Hotel
Fountainside Hotel
#5 of 46 in Hobart
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,180 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hobart's Accommodation & Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
The Pickled Frog
The Pickled Frog
#11 of 55 in Hobart
4.0 of 5 bubbles 223 reviews
0.4 mi away
Backpackers Imperial Hotel
0.6 mi away
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Narrara Backpackers? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Narrara Backpackers

Property: Narrara Backpackers
Address: 88 Goulburn St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Hobart
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Narrara Backpackers Hotel Hobart
Narrara Backpackers Hobart, Tasmania

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing