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Launceston Backpackers

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103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 Australia See on map
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

This backpackers is very clean, has a large kitchen and is close to the centre of Launceston. Free parking on site is a bonus. The room we had did have a ceiling heater and extra blankets were available if needed.

Thank hobartlocal2018
Response from Derek L, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 4 August 2018

Hello hobartlocal2018, thank you for your review, We are pleased you enjoyed our kitchen. The staff do a good job to keep it spotless. Hopefully we will see you again. All the best.

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice and quiet. Lots of space and a big kitchen. The beds were much better than the other hostels we have stayed in. It's very close to the city center, and the grocery store is only a short walk away. The walls are decorated...More

Thank bananavortex
Response from Derek L, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 30 July 2018

We are glad you had a nice stay at Launceston Backpackers. We have just recently bought a good number of new mattresses. Enjoy your travelling.

Reviewed 12 July 2018

This Hostel is cold it has inadequate heating in the dorm room that goes off after a short period of time. There is a repetitive number of sign put up by the manager that states the rules. A little OCD if you ask me. There...More

Thank JonathanT1812
Response from Derek L, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 16 July 2018

Hello Jonathan, the heaters you mentioned are on in all rooms from 7pm till 7am. We will go through our booking system to see what room you were staying in and we will check to see if the heater is still working. We take your...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I visited the canning street backpackers in Launceston for 2 nights which I had to secure with a credit card over the phone, however I paid cash in arrival. When I got home and viewed my credit card statement I had been charged for those...More

Thank Sherit2
Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 30 June 2018

We have talked to this customer twice on the phone. She claims that she paid cash for two nights when she arrived and we also charged her credit card for two nights. Our night manager keeps very precise records. He has written in our booking...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I stayed here twice once part of a trip and another just by myself. Even though there’s heaters in the rooms they’re quite cold and if you want a shower in the morning the rest of the hostel is freezing. It’s literally colder than outside...More

Thank Rhian O
Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 30 June 2018

Hello Rhian, We have had a system installed to stop water "robbing" and turning showers hot and cold so we will look into this. We have just recently bought new blankets and thrown away old ones. We will check again to see if there are...More

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Launceston Backpackers is a one hundred year old Victorian building. It has 30 rooms, including double ensuite, doubles, singles, triples and dormitory rooms. It has a large commercial kitchen, large TV ...More room and separate dining room. There is a free car park. Launceston Backpackers has a modern fire protection system. Less
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Free Parking
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Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$18 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Launceston Backpackers Australia - Tasmania
Australia > Tasmania > Launceston
Traveller (36)
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Dining (3)
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Keren G
15 August 2014|
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Response from Derek L | Property representative |
Hello Karen G.....yes we do actually have an age limit at Launceston Backpackers. Our policy is anyone under the age of 130 can stay.
Room Tips
"Dont come here!"
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"You need to rent out Blanket and linen for $3.5 as bed is not made"
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"En-suite room"
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"Downstairs rooms are cooler in summer."
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