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Backpackers Imperial Hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really did not like my 4 night stay in this hostel. Mainly because of the chilly atmosphere and the unfriendly staff. It was very hard to make friends as a young, single backpacker. Many of the guests were long term and/or older and it was hard to connect with them. Everyone who didn't belong to this group was very...

1Thank Nina V
Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nina, Thanks for your time to write this review. Thank you for loving our bed in our hostel. We hope to make you feel more welcomed next time. Best regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Luzon, Philippines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best feature of the hostel is its location - just a few steps away from the bus stop, convenience stores/shops, a couple of blocks away from the Salamanca Market and the ferry to MONA. As for the hostel itself, it was good and comfortable enough for me during my short stay. They have a spacious common area, our four-bedroom...

Thank RamblingRunner
Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 18 April 2017

As a Backpacker when you fly in you are on holidays. But no drinking after 10 pm no noise after 10 pm. The kitchen and dinning closes at 10 and doesn't open until 7 am what the? The smokers are is outside which is great but sorry when it rains there is no cover. The night entrance is up an...

Thank Luka L
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a hostel. We had a twin room: 2 beds, light bulb, bedside table. Still, the mattresses are comfortable. The pillows too. The windows open. Bathrooms tend to be wet (never can understand how people get water everywhere) but the water is hot and there is plenty of toilet paper. For $80 per night in the middle of the...

Thank Shauna P
Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shauna, Thank you very much for you nice comment. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you gain soon. Best regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Reviewed 14 April 2017

I've stayed in single rooms of backpacker around Australia and this one is by far the worst. The linen was changed as I could smell the bleach but every surface, bed head, locker, small cabinet, window were covered in thick dust and the floor was not vacuumed (full of tiny pieces of rubbish). The guy in the reception was very...

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comment. We are glad to hear that you like our location. We have a good team of housekeeper now and we endeavor to make sure all the details in our hostel are cleaned. We hope your stay with us is comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable. Best regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I didn't like staying here because of the vibe of this hostel and it's layout. There aren't enough bathrooms for bedrooms and the looks are broken on some of the bathroom cubicles. The floors of the bathroom are always wet and covered in hair, it's pretty disgusting. The kitchen is fine but small and there isn't enough space in the...

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comment. We are glad to hear you had a good sleep in our hostel. Regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Good wifi connection, lots of sofas and good communal areas. Clean kitchen. Bathroom areas were ample with hot water. Central location to Hobart and beds already made unlike other hostels. Situated right next to a church so Sunday morning church bells were going and creaky floorboards so don't stay here if you want a great night sleep however, for the...

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Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bethany, Thank you for your nice comment. Fortunately the church bell doesn't start too early on Sunday and we are glad to hear that you were happy to stay with us. We hope to see you again. Regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Made a booking on the phoneone a couple of nights before arrival. The woman had double checked with me on the phone that there was 2 people for a private room. Arrived told me they had booked us for a single private room. So they woman behind the desk put us into 4 bed share dorm to make up for...

Thank Hannah L
Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hannah, Thank you very much for your comment. We wish we could have upgraded you to a double room without any charges. Unfortunately on that day all the private rooms were fully booked. Therefore we put you two in the 4-bed dorm and blocked the whole dorm for you to make it as a private room. We are sorry...

Pullman, Washington
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Do not stay at this hostel if you are in a group of 5 or more or if you want to relax. Yes, the location is great and it has good amenities, but it was ruined for me and my friends. First of all, there are signs everywhere you look about getting fined for this and that, even on the...

Thank Brooke A
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have stayed twice at this perfectly adequate backpackers hostel in central Hobart. It is within walking distance to everyone you need including public transport, shops, and attractions. The staff are friendly, it's relatively clean, it feels quite safe, but it is old. It is also pretty basic, quite the rabbit warren, and NO PLACE for anyone who can't handle...

Thank gypsyheart75
Imperial B, Front Office Manager at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thanks very much for your comments. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Backpackers Imperial Hotel! We are the newest and largest backpackers situated right in the heart of Hobart. We pride ourselves on offering a clean, safe and friendly place to stay while exploring Hobart and Southern Tasmania. The Backpackers has just completed a new refurbishment of all rooms, the kitchen, dining and lounge area. The establishment has been freshened up with a new coat of paint throughout, and brand new appliances, bedding and furnishings. It truly is a fresh and retro feel to an old and beautiful 1870's building. Being located in the centre of Hobart we are only minutes walking distance to Salamanca Place, Battery Point, the Hobart Waterfront, art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes, bars and much more, all for you to explore! Our private rooms contain luxury leather beds whilst our dorm beds are metal framed with inner-spring mattresses with fresh linen provided. We have a large common area with a large television, beautiful Italian leather lounges to relax in, with free WiFi provided to all guests! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Address: 138 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia (Formerly Central City Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: €17 - €57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Imperial Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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“use the bathrooms on level 1 or level 3”
603fuu_, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to avoid the rooms on the 3rd floor so you don't have to carry your luggage all the way up.”
anugraha_aa, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Single beds are nice.”
  • Comfy beds
  • Kitchen area
rusticwanderess, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go elsewhere if you dont want to inhale mold...”
  • Double bed - just a bed and nothing more
  • More mold...
  • Last time it was dusted??
  • Not even a light shade...
  • Lethal amount of mold
SydneyTravelalot, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get ready to fight for a fork!”
Maluemviagem, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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