Ah yes, the stunning island of Tasmania, just south of mainland Australia. It’s home to endless hiking trails, gorgeous natural landmarks and the best hostels in Hobart.
Whilst there is so much to explore and experience on this island, we dedicate this guide to the absolute coolest hostels in Hobart. Whilst you only need one, we include the top 3 to make sure different traveller’s needs are met.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Huon Valley: Whilst you’re in Hobart we also suggest a visit to nearby Huon Valley which is an easy 30 minute drive. Pilgrim Hill is a brand new off-grid Christian hostel in Lucaston and a good base for exploring the area. From apple orchards to Hartz Mountains and thermal springs – it’s gorgeous.
Speaking from experience, inside the building is just as fun.
It’s a wonderfully laid out property, with a huge downstairs area that’s made up of a huge reception area, games room, cafe-bar, living area, kitchen and bedrooms.
We especially enjoyed the log fires dotted around the communal areas keeping everything nice and cosy.
What else is there to look forward to?
Free tours to local sights (check the events board)
Live music & comedy nights
Daily Happy Hour
Pool table, Netflix, book corner
Honestly, if you’re all about social vibes and endless activities, this is the hostel for you.
The free tours include trips to the infamous MONA Museum and a walk up Hartz Mountain. (This is a great deal as many of these attractions are over a 45 minute drive away and difficult to reach without a car.)
Before you head off grab a cup of organic coffee, and look forward to affordable drinks at the bar when you get back.
Rooms choices include private doubles, female and mixed dorms. The shared rooms include a locker, cosy blankets and of course, that all important bed linen.
Whilst this isn’t technically a party hostel, it is the closest you will get to a party vibe. Bear this in mind and make sure you book a room upstairs away from the communal area if you want some quiet time.
Location: On a quiet stretch of Liverpool Street, an easy 5-minute walk to the centre of Hobart and great nightlife.
Overall, we recommend The Pickled Frog Backpackers as this hostel is the best designed for solo travellers thanks to their frequent tours, onsite bar and huge communal areas.
Party Hostels in Hobart
The good thing about Hobart city is that everything is close in proximity. So, it doesn’t really matter which hostel you stay in because you will have easy access to nearby nightlife.
The Pickled Frog Backpackers offers a party-like vibe, though it isn’t technically a party hostel. They offer an onsite bar and daily Happy Hour to get the night started well. Be aware that communal areas are locked during the night.
Alternatively, you could stay at the gorgeous Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse. Enjoy the relaxed, family atmosphere here after a night on the town with new found friends.
This is the most central of all the hostels in this city, right opposite the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
As every good youth hostel does, this YHA includes plenty of communal spaces and many room types. From small 4-bed mixed dorms and female only dorms, to double rooms with an ensuite and family rooms – it’s your choice!
Hobart Central YHA typically attracts younger solo travellers and the 12-bed mixed dorm offers a great chance to meet them.
Check out our handy map which pinpoints all of the must see sights in Hobart.
Which city is better Hobart or Launceston?
Hobart is a bigger city than Launceston, and both are surrounded by amazing nature and nearby top sights. In terms of hostels, Hobart has many more than Launceston. Personally, we enjoyed Launceston for the smaller, more intimate feel.
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Hobart.
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