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Launceston Backpackers
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

It's a hostel. You get what you pay for. Which is a clean room with a pretty comfortable bed and access to kitchen (fine as hostel kitchens go) and bathroom (pretty basic but mostly fine also). Towels and extra linen are extra, would be the part to note. Close to city and small car-park is handy.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. We get a lot of comments about how good our cleaner is. We will let him know. Safe travels.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Room has bed and closet. $1 for bath towel, i got a hair dryer for free.
Staff was very nice, calm, easygoing. Bathroom is clean.
Very noisy from the kitchen, people would talk and laugh and run outside your room even pass 10pm, could here the tv room as well.

Room Tip: You need to rent out Blanket and linen for $3.5 as bed is not made
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2017

Hello, thank you for taking time to write a review. Noise is not usually a problem here as our bedrooms are quite a distance from the communal areas. We also have doors which we close to separate the 2 areas. Sorry we had some noisy guests. We do have 2 night managers who live on site. They will tell anyone who is excessively noisy to consider other guests. Safe travels.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Decent hostel with comfy beds and decent facilities except for the showers. When it wasn't scolding hot or freezing cold, the shower just wouldn't work at all and the water would simply switch off. Showering takes 3 times as long as it should due to this.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hello, thank you for your review. Thank you for letting us know about the shower. We have 14 showers within the building. We will try and find the shower you are referring to and get that fixed. Safe travels.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

I had read both good and bad reviews about this hostel and wasn't quite sure what to expect when I booked it for two nights late March. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was really nice and everything was clean, including the bedrooms, bathrooms and the shared kitchen. I didn't have a sleeping bag and had to rent bedlinen and blankets, but I knew they would cost extra already beforehand, so I was prepared for it. For 3.50 AUD, I got the bedlinen and two blankets, which was perfectly enough for the cool autumn nights. You also have pay a key deposit of 10 AUD, which you get back when you leave. I stayed in a 6-person female dorm. The room was really big but only had four power sockets, which was a bit too little since the room was full. The showers only had a couple of hooks hanging from the wall but nothing to put your things on to, which was a bit inconvenient. It was nice that the hostel had its own free car park since I had a rental car.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Veera K
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derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hello Veera K thank you for staying at Launceston Backpackers. I will pass on your compliment about our staff professionalism. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I stayed here only one night.Because need to continue to the other places in Tasmania.It's close the town.I just walked everywhere to other tourist attraction,restaurant and convenience store.And it's very easy to find.The room was quite old also the bed.You need to pay for linen and no free wi-fi.The share bathroom and toilet wasn't really clean.Maybe because it's share.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled solo
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