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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 4 days ago via mobile

A basic backpackers, good size lounge, well equipped clean kitchen, separate dining room. Off street parking. Well situated fir city centre . Room very basic with beds/bunks 1 chair and a small wardrobe. No bedside tables or lights - ( many hostels now have individual...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 2787maureen
Response from Derek L, Front Office Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Maureen, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Launceston Backpackers. Safe travelling.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I had an overnight stay in Launceston on our way to the MTB trails, the room was clean and tidy, we always felt safe and the host was very helpful. The location was walking distance to downtown Launceston and there was secure...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank AHeit
Response from Derek L, Front Office Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 3 days ago

Thank you AHeit for your review. Thanks for acknowledging all the hard work our cleaner does. We get a lot of positive comments about how clean Launceston Backpackers is. I hope you enjoyed the MTB trails.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They give you “for free” two thin blankets, which is definitely not enough, not even for Tasmanian summer. You have to pay for sheet, which is kind of nonsense, in my humble opinion. But the cherry on the cake was the middle age grumpy bald...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Nina_Murphys
Response from Derek L, Front Office Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 3 days ago

Hello Nina, thank you for you review. Occasionally our taps in this old building go out of sync. We have had the plumber in to put some new valves in. It would really be good if you let us know about this issue in person...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Launceston Backpackers has a good location and is very clean but sadly that’s about as far as the positives go. To say the hostel is dated is an understatement. We stayed in a twin room that had a horrible smell and was decorated like a...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank mrossiter21
Response from Derek L, Manager at Launceston BackpackersResponded 4 October 2018

Hello Max R, its a little ironic to say the hostel is like the "middle ages" and then complain about being there while you can obviously see the place being done up ( which we do every year) and then you complain about that.The showers...More

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.

Date of stay: July 2018
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.

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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!"
11 Jul 2018
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"You need to rent out Blanket and linen for $3.5 as bed is not made"
14 Apr 2017
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"En-suite room"
19 Nov 2016
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"Downstairs rooms are cooler in summer."
11 Mar 2016
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