I've actually been looking forward to staying in such an old house and was not disappointed by the building. It is indeed a beautiful house. We've stayed in a double room which was clean and spaceous. Unfortunately the kitchen ruins the whole good impression. The hostel was booked out and the oven on the first floor was out of order. So there were about 60 people trying to cook on the ground floor. From the eight oven plates of the two ovens 2 were not working and some of the others not working very well. We had to wait quite a while to cook and then look hard to find a place to sit. A lot of people didn't clean up at all or not very well. The kitchen is VERY, VERY dirty and still was the next morning. It was hard to find clean plates and even harder to clean up things because there were dirty dishes everywhere and blankets lying around from people who had slept in the living room (and saved the money for the room?!). You should know that people staying in this hostel are not mainly travelling but working on farms. We were told by other backpackers that if you stay in a bigger room, you cannot sleep very long because everybody gets up very early. Well in the end we thought it was very sad that nobody seemed to care about the kitchen. Furthermore the whole place looks a bit run down. It is a nice house - but it could be a lot nicer if somebody would look after it.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Arthouse Hostel Launceston, Tasmania