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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We had booked a double room with en-suite which was large but had a basic fit out. There was a single cupboard, only one chair and no table or bench. The en-suite bathroom was basic but functional. The shower however fluctuated between burning hot and cold no matter how hard you tired to set it. The bed was comfortable. The...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Michael. We were unaware of the security problem on your window in your room; this is the benefit of TripAdvisor as we will get this fixed. You mentioned the shower water in your room going hot and cold. We had this problem fixed a few years ago. What causes this is the water pressure in...

Reviewed 14 February 2015

I stayed 3 nights here last week, I booked a twin share room for all nights. I was in the office the morning of my last night cutting my stay short by 1 night due to my travel route change. I was out for the day then came back for 30 plus minutes at 6pmish.I came back at 9.45pm to...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Your booking was a walk in booking during our peak season. With walk in bookings we try to keep people in the same room so they don't have to move but sometimes this is not possible if the rooms are booked for the following day. In your case we could not keep you in the same room and this would...

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

We all 4 people had great meals we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals staff were great great prices great atmosphere. Great variety. Clean tidy. A must to come and eat. We did not stay here but meals are worrth the mention.

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Minnie, but you may have reviewed the wrong place. We are not a pub and we do not serve meals. If you did stay at Lauceston Backpackers then thank you for staying and safe traveling.

Northern Alberta
Reviewed 17 December 2014

We stayed for almost three weeks at this backpackers and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's within walking distance of the CBD and grocery stores are near by. The room was clean and quiet and everything worked. Staff were friendly and helpful, and the local cat did a great job of meet and greet. The only downside is that it is a...

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derek l, General Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Lorri, thank you for staying at Launceston Backpackers. We appreciate you noticing that we clean the kitchen regularly throughout the day. Your comment about the WiFi is also worrying us as we have been having far more trouble with it since we have been forced onto the new N.B.N. system. Thank you for letting us know and we will...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Having been to many hostels elsewhere, Tasmania doesn't really have the best standard of backpacking accommodation. Launceston Backpackers was unfortunately still a letdown in spite of lowered expectations. Check-in timings were rather unflexible, and counter staff were generally not helpful or interested at all. Couldn't give food recommendations around the area. Couldn't be bothered to give directions to where our...

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I had a double room. The place was not that far from the town centre. It was clean and well run. Not far from the supermarket. Facilities clean and well maintained. It had its own car park. WiFi available at small additional cost

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello buskerboy, thank you for taking your time to give Launceston Backpackers your good review. We are glad you enjoyed our facilities. We have a good cleaner and we work hard at ensuring the backpackers is kept tidy and clean. Safe travelling.

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2014

I got this backpacker from the tour pick up list. The environment of the backpacker is very spacious and it has a good location. Supermarket is nearby which is a 5-min walk. The rooms are okay with neat and clean linens. It's good that there is a heater top on the ceiling, though it's centrally controlled. The shower room and...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Cherrytky, thank you for your review. We are not sure what noise you heard. It could have been a noise from one of our guests. We are glad you enjoyed meeting one of our staff who does a lot of cooking. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

I was staying in female dorm, room is huge compare with those i stayed at Hobart before. Bed frames are very sturdy, bed sheet is clean and the heather worked very well. Large shower rooms with very hot water. Kitchen is huge and well equipped but the oven was not working. Need to pay extra money for wifi and a...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Flora, thanks for your 5 star review. We are glad you enjoyed our clean spacious rooms. We have just reduced the price of WiFi to $1:50 per hour. The oven you mentioned is always working it is just a bit tricky to turn on. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights on my own whilst on a road trip around Tassie. Got a room with 2 single beds to myself. Room met my needs, good common room and kitchen area. Secure carparking right out the front door. Bathroom clean and showers okay. Walking distance to CBD area, 24 hours convenience store couple blocks away to the...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Ipswich, thank you for taking the time to review Launceston Backpackers. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Enjoy the rest of your Tasmanian trip.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This backpackers is huge, but the communal dining room, kitchen and TV room are spacious enough to accommodate most guests (although I wasn't there when the hostel was full!) These communal areas were well heated, however I found my bedroom quite cold. A panel heater was suspended from the ceiling over the bed (very bizarre) but it was connected to...

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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Kristen B, I will check which room you were in. You may have been in a room with an old panel heater, if so we will replace it if it is not working efficiently. Yes we do have signs about not using your own heaters, we do this to help minimize the fire risk. After 24 years in the...

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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 

Additional Information about Launceston Backpackers

Address: 103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Price Range: $27 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Launceston Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“En-suite room”
 of 5 bubbles Steph618, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Downstairs rooms are cooler in summer.”
 of 5 bubbles GeoffAH, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Make sure they put you in a room you paid for :)”
 of 5 bubbles 652elienv, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
“For privacey and a peaceful nights sleep, reserve a private room which comes with a queen size bed. Some of the private rooms even have en-suites. These rooms are a bit more expensive, but worth the price. They book up fast, so reseve early.”
 of 5 bubbles nmleo, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere for a double.”
 of 5 bubbles 542bretta, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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