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Edinburgh
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Me and my husband stayed here for one night last month, booked online easily and collected keys from friendly staff when we arrived late afternoon. The building is really nice, like the character of it and our double room was fine and reasonable for $69 a night. Atmosphere friendly but sadly there are some negatives, the place felt a bit...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is definitely worth the price! I slept good and I liked my room (female dorm room) and that it had a balcony was also really nice! The staff is very friendly and they always help you out with everything! I really liked the woman who maked the beds, she was so nice and welcoming ! The only thing...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stayed here for one night before my tour around Tasmania. The hostel is lovely, clean with good rooms. Price was a bit expensive for what it was. The location is not great. Far from shops or restaurants. And its unpleasant walk in the dark.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed here in August for a couple of weeks waiting for our job to start and I like the place. The owner was always very helpful and the rooms were quite clean. I missed a couple of sockets here and there near the beds for people who'd like to charge their stuff as there weren't many however besides this...

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and l stayed one night here. We had booked online based on the price. $69 seemed cheap for a double room as opposed to our tent for $28 in the caravan park and besides the hostel was rated at 4 stars! Perhaps the building itself is worth that for standing since 1888 but the rest of the place...

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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I lived in this beautiful palace for 3 weeks in a female dorm. Comfortable single bed they gave me sheets and blankets. With TV for movies at night, wifi in my room, clean toilets and a lot of free food in the kitchen area. I would say that the kitchen needs to be clean deeply though, I saw a bag...

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Stayed a week in this hostel, nice family ambient, among mostly farm workers, the common room is comfortable and nice when you want to have a movie night, the Arthouse's staff is pretty nice. Very easy to meet new people

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here two nights and found the staff so enthusiastic about Tassie and kean to offer advice and help on what to do. Stayed in the big dorm which was great as no bunks. Couple of heaters in the room was great too. Beautiful location on the river, with scenic walkway to coles and in to town.

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for a fantastic review of the hostel. For anyone reading this, the largest dorm actually have 8 single beds and 1 bunk in each and plenty of space. ALL rooms have their own heaters that can be controlled by you, not by a preset timer. The walkway along the river extends from the Cataract Gorge in one...

Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Nice old house with a few creaks and groans but if you don't want that then go to a new house and pay $200. Staff were friendly and gave us a run down as to where to find everything. We are a middle aged couple and stayed in a double room. It was neat and tidy with nice fixtures. Used...

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving an honest review. We are what we are and happy that you enjoyed your stay and found us to be good value. The kitchen mess is an issue which we had to address constantly this summer more than any other year. We do clean the kitchen 3 times per day over summer. The QVMAG certainly is an...

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Well-equipped with a large industrial kitchen and bathroom facilities are fairly well maintained on each floor of the old colonial style building. The Wifi is excellent and we stayed for three days without any issues. The building is large enough that even when it seems as though the whole place is booked you don't feel like things are overrun or...

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Wow, what a comprehensive review. Thanks for sharing your experience of the Arthouse. Just so everyone knows - the WiFi is FREE and unlimited, and there is also FREE tea & coffee in the kitchen. ALL rooms have windows that can be opened for airflow, and the room on the top floor (actually an 8 share) now has a vent...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An 1888 heritage listed building with renovated bathrooms and fantastic staff makes this international backpacker hostel a wonderful place to stay. Situated in the 'arts district', the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery is only a stroll away, yet the city centre is only a short 7 minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arthouse Hostel

Address: 20 Lindsay Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Price Range: €15 - €34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“I believe they charge for extra blankets in peak season so bring your sleeping bag!”
 of 5 bubbles Sabnem99, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you need a good nights sleep ot you are a light sleeper maybe rooms facing the back are your best bet.”
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 of 5 bubbles HenningInOL26121, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Try choosing a room in another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Mark0vski, 10 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Read the review - The 3rd floor had a pretty cool little view looking over the small older houses of Launceston.”
 of 5 bubbles 923angusb, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“front rooms had the best view”
 of 5 bubbles 950larsr, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
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