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Launceston Backpackers

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“female dorm”(3 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in January and was very hot. Rooms have no insect screens or fans.Plenty of insects including mosquitoes. Has air conditioners that don't work. Staff appeared vage and unhelpful. Was clean enough. We stayed in a four bedroom dorm. Was a large enough room....More

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Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello annietravelreviews, thank you for your review. Yes we are now aware that the air conditioner is not working in room 28. We did have them serviced just prior to Christmas.We are now waiting for tradesman to come and fix. There are two night managers...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Stayed here twice, both before & after doing the overland track. Stayed in private 3 bed room, which was spacious, clean & tidy. Plenty of room for us to get organised for our trek. Kitchen facilities were great. Bathroom was very clean for a hostel.

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Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 17 January 2018

We are glad you enjoyed staying at Launceston Backpackers. Also hope you enjoyed the overland track.

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a twin room with shared bathrooms. The room was simple but spacious. However, I couldn't find a power point in the room, so I had to charge my phone in the living area. They have a large kitchen with all essentials, and...More

Thank Veans C
Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 17 January 2018

Hello Veans, thank you for your review. There are two power points in the twin rooms just at the bottom of the bed. We are glad you enjoyed our large kitchen. Safe travelling.

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I am glad in this tour we only stay in this hostel for one night. The entrance of the hostel looks nice. However the rest, needs improvement. We have booked to have a double room. The room and bed is ok. However it does look...More

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Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 17 January 2018

Hello EastmeetsWestAB, yes the backpackers is located in a one hundred year old Federation building. We just spent a lot of time renovating parts of the building over winter. We have two different floors one has 7 rooms and the other and the other two...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Nicely located at walking distance from Launceston's city center. Spacious dorms and handy common areas. Just perhaps missing the «backpacker spirit» as they welcome all sorts of guests. But overall would definitely recommend it for a night or two.

Thank Vincent J
Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 17 January 2018

Hello Vincent J, thank you for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. Yes it is a very spacious hostel. Hopefully we welcome all "sorts of guests". All the best with your travels.

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Keren G
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Response from derek l | Property representative |
Hello Karen G.....yes we do actually have an age limit at Launceston Backpackers. Our policy is anyone under the age of 130 can stay.
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"You need to rent out Blanket and linen for $3.5 as bed is not made"
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"En-suite room"
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"Downstairs rooms are cooler in summer."
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"Make sure they put you in a room you paid for :)"
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