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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

I'm so disappointed that St Helens Backpackers is closing down. It is meticulously clean, well equipped and had an excellent location and yet I was very disheartened to hear from the owner that he recieves more complaints about not having 24hr wifi and that he encourages a calm and relaxing social atmosphere rather than a party one, more than anything... More 

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Reviewed 5 April 2015

Well located at the entrance of town. Definitely got the impression they wanted you in and out as soon as possible, lots of rules about doors being locked, lights being switched off and strictly enforced shower and check out times, wifi only available between 4-8PM and I was unable to get it to work on my device. Lots of fun... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

Stayed one night in the 12 person dorm, although there were only two of us in the room. Overall impression was that, while remarkably clean, the owners were very interested in getting you in and out as quickly as possible. First, check in is only open from 4-8 pm, which is also the only time WIFI is on. You are... More 

Thank TFozzy
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

There was no soap dispenser in the shared bathroom, but when I left a bar of soap (for me and others to wash their hands!) it was dispensed of. The towel was free, but I did have to ask for it. The manager was friendly and helpful, but a bit of a 'control freak' - for what other reason would... More 

Thank Ranui T
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Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

My partner and I booked here on the the last minute during our trip to Tasmania and felt so happy with the service, atmosphere and value, we felt the need to share this great place with everyone. Friendly and helpful service, clean, centre location to everything, clean & cosy kitchen and lounge area with utensils. Thanks St Helens Backpackers we'll... More 

Thank Nicole L
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

Having spent 3 nights here, can recommend St Helens Backpackers. Very clean, central & quiet. Short walk to bakeries etc. Try to visit nearby Blue Tier Reserve if possible. An old mining area in unspoilt rain forest etc.

1 Thank Adrian J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Planned on only staying the one night but stayed for two. Hostel very clean and tidy. Relaxed friendly atmosphere with good amenities. Owner very helpful and had good information and knowledge about the area. Would recommend staying here.

2 Thank Stuart M
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

Location ok. Not far from bay of fires. Cleanliness ok, nothing to say. Saint helens is small and there is nothing to do. If you arrive after 8 pm, it will be hard to eat, bring your own to the hostel. The director of the hostel didn't make any effort to help his guests and to find solutions. Impossible for... More 

1 Thank Arnaud G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2015

The location is great. Paul, the director of this hostel was very nice and helpful. The room, bathroom, kitchen and common room area were clean and well-organized. Unfortunately, no TV signal and we can only use wifi from 4 PM to 8 PM.

Thank Laras L
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Stayed only a day at St Helens Backpacker. Extremely clean, with comfortable rooms, this hostel looks and feels like a little home. Paul, the owner, is a very friendly and helpful person. He has great advices and excellent knowledges of his surrounding that he loves. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
St Helens Backpackers caters for travellers who wish to experience the beautiful NE Coast of Tasmania and the wonderous Bay of Fires.St helens Backpackers offers std backpackers accomodation and Flashpackers type en suite accomodation.St Helens Backpackers strives for the highest standards in cleanliness and customer satisfation.We also arrange camping trips to the Bay of fires where you camp right next to the beach and if you are lucky a penguin may appear in your camp en route to their nest! ... more   less 

Additional Information about St Helens Backpackers

Address: 9 Cecilia Street, St Helens, Tasmania 7216, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > St Helens
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
St Helens Backpackers Tasmania
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“our ensuite family room was large, but I believe the double ensuite had a bath!”
 of 5 bubbles 22GraceB, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
“For those that are staying in the private rooms, they are basically a room within the dorm room and did not seem to have sockets as the people inside the private rooms were using the dorm sockets.”
 of 5 bubbles 136jaimex, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Take the double/queen ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles macca46, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“Do not choose room #1.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisitnel, 20 Mar 2014 | Read review
“We had a twin room which was great :)”
 of 5 bubbles CynthiaM264, 18 Jan 2013 | Read review
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