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“Okay but not much atmosphere.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Launceston Backpackers
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
“Okay but not much atmosphere.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

The overall facility was fine and the location, near to the heart of Launceston and walking distance to Cataract Gorge, made it easy to get out and about. it just wasn't a particularly friendly place to stay, personally I felt more like being away from there than being in the hostel.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JessieMartinez
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Hello Jessie, thanks for your review. We do find that the dynamics of the hostel depend a lot on the mix of people staying. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in Tasmania.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

I stayed here for one night. The staff here was horrible and not friendly at all. It was a pleasant trip in Tasmania but we were disappointed then a male staff with glasses yelled and abused us. I was just confused, what was it for? The gate of the parking area close at around 9 or 9:30. What was wrong if we wanted to drive out for dinner at 8 because of safety concerns at night with three girls in our car? If you want to close the gate at 8, set the rule clearly stating that the gate close at 8 then. There is no point to set the time at 9 and then yell and abuse your customers for being out at 8. We were lucky cuz we just booked for ONLY ONE night. We booked launceston backpackers for its low price but money can never buy good moods. Won't stay there ANY MORE in my live!

Room Tip: Don't choose this hotel because it's price if you want to have a happy trip. Seriously
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Yanxuan0853
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Hello Yanxuan, we are sorry for the incident you had in the car park. Our staff do not behave like this and we were interested in your point about the person wearing glasses. Only one of our staff wear glasses and he has not worked there for a few weeks. Safe travels.
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is a great place to stay. The room, bathroom and Kitchen not just only clean but very organised. The place is quiet and worth it for the value. Near to the town. You can walk or drive around the town. Very convenient. Problem is no Free Wi-Fi. You have to paid.. Other is very good. Good service and manner as well. We lost our room key and the staff is very helpful and replace a new one for us. Thanks .. Great job...I suddenly will stay here again if we come back to Launceston again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brian L
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Hello Brian L. thanks for taking time to give Launceston Backpackers your positive review. Yes we do charge for WiFi to help ensure we do not go above our monthly limit. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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Griffith, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Stayed here just for 1 night before a trip of Tasmania. The property was very clean and conveniently located, i only met one of the managers but he was very informative and helpful. The kitchen facilities are some of the best ive seen in backpacker accommodation and kept very clean. Couldn't fault the place

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oliver B
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Thank you very much for your review Oliver, we do put a lot of effort into keeping our kitchen clean and tidy and it is nice you took the time to write a review mentioning this. Enjoy your Tasmanian trip.
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

Very welcoming and helpful staff who were patient and informative. Clean linen, well presented & heated dorm in a terrific historic-looking building. Wow! Bathrooms clean and functional. Large TV room, great kitchen and big dining room too. Excellent location to town and The Gorge.
The staff, and this place, gives backpackers a good name. Why stay anywhere else. Very nice. Thank you for a great stay.

Room Tip: Book in advance. I wanted to stay an extra night but it was already booked.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter M
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thanks Peter M. for your review.
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Gardners Bay
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Big rooms, clean, great facilities and in a fabulous spot. A park across the road to read in and great cafe on the other side of the park. What else do you need and for the price....great value. Thanks guys, a great stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rod7313
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thanks for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Berkshire
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Other owners take a tip from them on how they manage to keep a low cost but clean, orderly place with nice staff that show hey it's cheap but we won't make you sleep in a pit.
Well done launceston backpackers

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SJPBerkshire
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derek l, General Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you SJPBerkshire for your positive review, we appreciate you taking the time to do this. Just after you left we began some painting renovations so hopefully the place looks even better next time you return. Safe travelling.
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Property: Launceston Backpackers
Address: 103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Launceston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Launceston Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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