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Launceston Backpackers

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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I've stayed here a number of times and, apart from the usual creaky bed frames, hit and miss wifi, so so showers, it has a large kitchen, nice living area, free parking (outside of the paid parking zone), good matresses and very helpful friendly staff. Good value for money.
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Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers
Responded 3 Oct 2017
Hello Chameleon, thank you for your review. Yes we did have a few glitches with our WiFi system but it has all been sorted now. Thank you for pointing out the positive aspects of the hostel which you liked. Safe traveling.
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First, they offer internet but this one is very limited and usually is not working. Second, the heater is limited too.., in winter! The hostel is always cold and you can not control the heating system, and when is working is not good! In addition, some people is living there,
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Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers
Responded 6 Jul 2017
Thank you Josefa for your review, yes we have had trouble with our internet for the last 4 days as we could not print off the internet vouchers. It was fixed this morning. The heaters are turned on in the living areas at 4 to 5pm and the bedroom heaters are on from 7pm till 7am. Safe travelling.
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Good value for our stay of 2 nights. We booked private rooms for each of the 2 couples. Large and well equipped kitchen, and a large space to eat. Parking inside property or on the street. Heater available on ceiling.
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Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers
Responded 24 Jun 2017
Thank you for taking time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Launceston Backpackers. Safe travels.
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Late check in after 9pm and the reception has closed but Duty manager taped room key and passcode in an envelope at the main door with my name. There's an emergency number to contact a manager after office hours if need be. The place is a little hard to find in the dark. I was
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Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers
Responded 24 Jun 2017
Thank you for your review, a guest said recently that they had difficulty with Google maps. They said they ended up on the opposite side of the park. The door you mentioned where you have to go through to the bedrooms is there to stop any communal noise filtering through to the sleeping areas. All the best.
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Stayed here for 1 night and it was ok. The room was nice & warm with the heater on all night which we were so grateful for as it was freezing outside! The communal room was nice to chill out in & use the free wifi. The kitchen needs some more equipment, I cooked rice and had
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Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers
Responded 5 Jun 2017
Hello BeckyS, thank you for your review. I will make a note of your comment and make sure there are some new strainers in the kitchen. We are also replacing some of our old beds at the moment so it is good to know our beds are still comfy. Safe travelling.
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Single Room 3
Single Room 2
"Dont come here!"
"You need to rent out Blanket and linen for $3.5 as bed is not made"
"En-suite room"
"Downstairs rooms are cooler in summer."
"Make sure they put you in a room you paid for :)"
US$19 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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