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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this hostel online while I was staying at another hostel in Hobart, decided to move here the very next day. Best decision ever. Location is great, right in the middle of CBD. Really comfy beds, spacious and clean kitchen, shower needs a little scrub but toilet was okay. Wifi works fine. Organized and spacious common area with a nice...

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thanks very much for leaving this kind review. We are glad that you have enjoyed the stay with our Backpacker. Hope to see you again soon. Regards, Lydia

Kyabram
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never stayed at a back packers- not something my husband would ever consider but my girlfriend and I thought we'd do a quick cheap visit to mofo and so chose here. It was ok. Bit like being back in nurses quarters. A bit run down and I would definitely not give it many stars for cleanliness! We wore thongs in...

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

Dear Jennifer, Thanks for your time to leave this review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Sydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imperial Backpackers is located in the heart of Hobart CBD, great location for usually an overnight stay. It's pretty basic but it doesn't pretend to be anything else. Wifi is free and works everywhere in the hostel. I suggest splashing out a bit more and going for the king beds as there is only 2 per room (4 in total).

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

Dear Laura, Thanks for your fair review. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed in a private double room - the beds were comfy and it had good power sockets, two small lockers, a mirror and a small heater. The room otherwise was very sparse and not particularly welcoming - the floors were wooden and not flat. Shared female bathrooms (about 2 available per floor) were clean, but not very modern and...

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

Dear Laura, Thanks for your fair review. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you. Best regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I booked a king single room for 4 nights for around New year's eve, which was quite pricey, but wanted a bit of comfort. The room was old, dirty and had an unpleasant smell. The bed linen were clean but it seemed that the room had not been cleaned for a while. There was only one toilet in function on...

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

Dear Yuna, We appreciate your time to review us. We are surprised to hear that you felt your room was not up to scratch with cleaning as we have a very hard working team of cleaners inluding a few deep cleaners who clean all rooms every day and do a great job. We can ask our cleaners to double clean...

Sydney
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This hostel has 1 thing going for it - and that is the location. It is right in the middle of Hobart CBD - very easy to find BUT first of all one has to climb several stairs to get to reception, then reception -checkin and checkout- has limited hours (closes at 7PM so if you arrive afterwards then you...

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

Dear guest, We appreciate your time to review us. We wonder if you went to the wrong hostel. Our receotion closes at 8pm. In addition, we never charge extra feel for late check in guests since we started our business. There are two males bathrooms and two female bathrooms on your floor; a few showers have shower screens instead of...

Cotia, SP
Reviewed 26 December 2016

As most backpackers the building lacks maintenance. The kitchen needs a lot of forks and mugs. The room is ok, but with a little money they can improve the bathrooms. Good location, just downtown. It will be a lovely place I do hope so.

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

Dear Maluemviagem, Thanks very much for you kind words and suggestions. We bought more forks and mugs recently so now we have more spare utensils . Hope next time when you come back you will enjoy staying with us more. Best regards, Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I have never been in my life in such a dirty place. To start with, the wooden floor of my room had not been mopped for a long time, so it was covered with stains and the carpet had tangled human hair fluffs on it. The curtains were so dusty that every time I had to open or close them,...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Stayed here twice recently, both times did a decent job without being amazing. Centrally located in the city and close to airport shuttle stop makes it easy to access. Rooms were basic but clean. Kitchen had electric hobs/microwaves but no oven. Internet was variable- kept cutting out in the kitchen, in one room it was ok, but in the room...

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

Dear Eo, Thanks very much for your reveiw. Actually we have two roasters in the kitchen but you probabaly missed them. Our lounge has the strongest signal of WIFI; and all rooms have signals too. However, sometimes the internet might be affected by the bad weather in Hobart or by the full occupancy of the hotel. Hope next time when...

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This is the best backpacker hostel I've stayed in in Australia! The beds are really good, the socials areas are also very nice with a TV and many places to relax and hang out. Very good location in the centre of Hobart😊 will definitely recommend this hostel while staying in Hobart!

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Imperial B, Reception at Backpackers Imperial Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou Caroline for such kind words :) It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you back at the Imperial soon! Kind Regards Imperial Backpackers

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: €20 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Imperial Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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“Single beds are nice.”
  • Comfy beds
  • Kitchen area
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles SydneyTravelalot, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get ready to fight for a fork!”
 of 5 bubbles Maluemviagem, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay close to kitchen/reception for WiFi. Rooms near night time entrance are quite noisy with people entering and leaving.”
 of 5 bubbles eo227, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms are nice close to kitchen and showers”
 of 5 bubbles 2016yolo, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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