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Guest comments

These guest comments are drawn from independant review sites. We encourage you to visit the sites to read our reviews and compare them with other hostels in Hobart.
We do get some bad comments, but we read them all and act on them as best we can. There is a good chance that we will have fixed any complaints before you get here!

We also have a guest book at reception with colored pens and markers. We get lots of comments and pictures. We have have scanned them in and shown them here.

Trip Advisor

“Great value, excellent location”
Feb 17, 2008

We stayed here for 4 nights. We were checking in after reception had closed but had been given all the information we needed to access the hostel and find our room.

We stayed in a double room. There isn't a sink, fridge or TV (which we have had in all our other double rooms in hostels). Rooms was a bit small but comfy enough. You have to pay for any bed linen, we slept in sleeping bags.

On our floor, for ladies, there were 4 showers and 3 toilets. Not really enough for the amount of guests but at least they were clean. Kitchen was large but a bit grotty (but mainly down to other guests not cleaning up after themselves).

Common areas were large. Nice lounge area with huge TV and 5 sofas. Internet available but pricey (head to The Mouse Lounge, round the corner for better rates). Excellent notice board where you can find travelling buddies, camping gear, jobs etc.

Hostel was fairly quiet, just set back off the road. 4 flights of stairs at least, no lift. Storage room for luggage which is handy. Airport shuttle bus stops/collects from round the corner. Excellent location in CBD. Staff friendly and full of useful advice.

This TripAdvisor Member:
o Liked — Location
o Disliked — No sink in room

Really cute and helpful girls at reception. Thanks.
One free internet would be great. Anything else perfect.
Tom & Ollie - 19th Jan '08
Awesome service, awesome people, awesome staff!
Trip Advisor

“Happy with Central City”
Jul 31, 2006

I spent a week in this hostel. It's a large, busy place in the center of town. It's a no frills place, and a little noisy but I'd recommend it for the following reasons:

1) Incredibly friendly, helpful and patient staff.

2) Great location...right in the city center, close to all downtown Hobart shopping and easy walk to Salamanca Market. And its well lit, so at night you're able to walk to the few bars in Hobart or the one 24/7 bakery

3) Cheap rate: all girls 12 bed dorm, less than $15 per night (web special of 7th night free)

Other things to know:
Internet access is 24/7, although a little pricey. And its on the 2nd/3rd floors of a downtown building, no elevator. There's also a wide variety of ages of people staying there, so its not hard at all to meet people.

This TripAdvisor Member:
o Liked — Location, Safety, Friendly Staff
o Disliked — Don't expect the Ritz-Carlton

Thanks to the ladies at the reception. Great service. Cheers, all the best.
Diana, Germany - 28/01/08
Marie Persson - 11/06/08

robynannie836212 from Australia stayed here on 01st June 2008
Female 18-24
Good Location, friendly staff, clean showers. What more could a backpacker ask for? =)

Stefan from Germany stayed here on 15th April 2008
Everything was fine!!

Amelia from Ireland stayed here on 16th April 2008
Female 18-24
Nice hostel, really cosy tv room, and nice big kitchen!

weeyin8 from Scotland stayed here on 13th September 2007
great location and staff were very friendly and helpful. really clean place although not much social activity. def try this one out, you wont be dissappointed!

Thanks for your help! Claire & Maggie.
Monica & Jenny
Aloha Nui Loa Thank you.
I love staying in Hobart.
Sophia & Ye ri

Ian from Australia stayed here on 14th December 2007
Male 31-40
People were great but the hostel itself was very noisy but i suppose being in the Heart of hobart there is not much you can do. Good job

Sarah from Australia stayed here on 04th November 2007
Female 25-30
You can't beat the location - right in the middle of everything! The room and bathrooms were old but clean, and everyone was very friendly. Recommended.

Male 41+
Very clean and friendly staff . feels like you are at home and is close to every thing.


We are Lily and Claire, Tassie girls from the Huon Valley, home to the apple and famous for its river and beautiful rolling hills (also a few other things which I'll decline to mention ...).
Collectively we've worked here for 26 months and we love helping you guys make the most of your time on our beloved island ...


Thanks Central City Backpackers for being the nebuli of this inconspicuous phantasmogorica made manifest in the vortex of the eternal now.
Jeff Burke - 11-17th Feb 2008

A home away from home ... several times. Just don't want this to be the last. I hope this place never ever disappears!! Many thanks for the good memories.
Holley, Canada - 2008


Central City Backpackers ROCKS!

Awesome location.

Studying in Australia has been fun. So far on my holidays I get to travel Oz and see amazing cities like Hobart & all of Tasmania.

Great receptionists, so helpful, love meeting people from all over.


Ollie, Jen & Pete as drawn by Lily. Pete is an owner of the hostel and lives on premises with his fiance Jen (wife after Saturday 13th September 2008) and thier son Ollie.