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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I stayed in a private room with a double bed. The mattress was not comfortable, but okay for a few nights. The room itself was clean and comfortable, with beautiful hardwood floors. The bathroom and kitchen were clean, although at night there was a bit of a wait for the showers. Staff were friendly, and check in and check out...

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comprehensive review. Just so everyone knows, we do have 24 hour staff living on the property for emergencies (but their room does not overlook the courtyard). There is also a staff mobile phone contact at reception overnight. If we receive reports of noisy guests we deal with it immediately. Thanks for the...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 26 January 2016

+Friendly staff +Location OK, supermarket close by +Very nice, well maintained old house with a good atmosphere +Private room was also very nice and spacious enough +Big kitchen with everything you need +Free WiFi Overall, really enjoyed the stay and I would definitely recommend it for a stay!

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great rating and review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you enjoyed Tassie overall.

Des Moines, IA
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We stayed here for two nights while preparing to hike the Overland Track. The price was right and service was good. Rooms were iffy......when we arrived and pulled down the covers on the twin bed, we found hairs on the sheets. They were promptly changed, which was good....Bathrooms were clean, other than the mats outside the shower. It's a good...

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to rate and review us. Sorry again for the hairs. I assure you they were clean, but we are more than happy to change them and speak to housekeeping.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The location of this hostel seems OK near the centre. The building looks nice and inside you get a nice hostel, backpackers, feel. So together with a good review in the Rough guide we wanted to stay here. The host however did not (seem to) want to have a family (with small children). So... I did not stay here. I...

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

We are an adult backpacker hostel. We cannot have small children stay with us. There are many reasons for this. Most important, our hostel is set up for adult safety, not child safety. Our website and all online booking streams clearly state that we are an adult hostel. I do not see how this is deserving of a low ranking...

Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2015

It was only $69 a room but I still don't reckon it's good value. We paid $100 for a B&B in Smithton and it was a luxury room with breakfast - no comparison. Rooms are very bare, the place is falling apart, all the communal furniture should be thrown in the tip - you would find better couches in the...

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It would have been helpful if you voiced any of these thoughts to the hostel staff. We recommend that anyone who usually stays in hotels and B&B's should not stay in backpacker hostels, or at least write a review based on the hostels own merits or as a comparison to other...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Highly recommended to all travellers. Best and friendliest service in Launceston. Pete came in at 8:30pm to book me a room even when COB is at 7pm. The place is neat close to many amenities. Spacious room, even for 8ppl

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to identify me and my effort personally. It is very much appreciated, as well as the great rating. Cheers, Pete

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

The staff was helpfull and most important understanding sometimes. Really loved the hostel, the atmosphere and the location. Also stay just in lauceston for a while, there are more beautifull places to go than only the gorge.

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for the glowing review for both the Arthouse Hostel and Launceston. Yes, there are certainly more things to do here than people realise. Just a walk to the Cataract Gorge, a swim, and a walk up to the Duck Reach Power Station (museum) is worthy of a day!

Reviewed 16 October 2015

I stayed here with a group of 5 other university students and one lecturer. The staff (Pete) were helpful when I made the group booking, and through out our stay. We were put on the 3rd floor and had a great spacial room to ourselves. Rooms were basic but spacious, clean and functional. Most of the beds were great, no...

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the comprehensive review and great rating. I will check the beds on 2nd floor (probably all of them while I'm at it) and tighten them up to stop the squeaking. We will also check the mattresses and replace as necessary. Thanks for staying with us, and you are more than welcome next trip.

Manchester
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel, friendly and helpful staff. Only stayed for 1 night but he made us feel very welcome and helped us with directions and washing clothes. Good facilities and free wifi. Rooms were good with heaters, mirrors etc. Perhaps a little quiet in the common area but that is to be expected at this time of the year.

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a long review, and we love compliments about the staff being helpful - it gives us motivation to continue doing what we love doing.

australia
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Very old charming building,clean meets all needs,self catering kitchen ,large lounge with fire place tv vidios, very friendly manager easy to deal with. Nice hot showers .would recomend to familys, couples,or singles. Our double room was clean neat and comfortable. No private bathrooms but good value for the price.

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deputypete, Owner at Arthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. The hot showers are a big hit for guests especially off the Overland Track. We have gas on-demand hot water that never runs out! One note- we are an adult hostel, so any families that are considering staying here please take note.

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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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