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    Launceston Backpackers

    103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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          Overview
          • Excellent27%
          • Very good38%
          • Average19%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible6%
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          Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

          Very very cold room. Heater turns on at 7pm and off at 7am. Still extremely cold at night. Water pressure was almost nothing during the night as well. Seems the owners are very cheap and don't want to invest back into the hostel. Went here...More

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          Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

          Hi Lacey, thanks for your review, we are always asking customers if their room was warm enough and they always tell us that the rooms are warm. When we do hear comments such as yours we always wonder if you actually turned the heater on....More

          Reviewed 27 May 2015

          I had such a great experience staying here. There was plenty of information on things to do in the area and the staff was really helpful. Great value. The kitchen was clean and so were the rooms. Very spacious and comfortable in a good location....More

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          Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

          Thanks for your review Emily. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It is very pleasing for us to get a five star review from a "Senior Contributor." You mentioned there was not enough power points in the rooms. I am guessing you...More

          Reviewed 24 May 2015

          Recently spent 3 wonderful weeks touring around Tasmania. The Launceston Back Packers served as my home base at the beginning, end and in between organized tours. All staff members friendly, peronsable and made me feel welcome at all times. The property is a nice big...More

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          Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

          Hello nmleo, we appreciate the review you have given Launceston Backpackers. We would just like to point out that the single room does not normally come with a double bed. We just upgraded your booking because we had a spare double for the night and...More

          Reviewed 8 May 2015

          This is a great value backpacker option. The bedroom was basic but a reasonable size, and the bedding was clean. The kitchen was also clean, and had enough equipment. Wifi is paid, $1.50 per hour (we didn't use it). The location is good, just on...More

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          Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

          Thanks for the review Luke and for informing our staff about the leak. We have looked into it and found a leaking skylight. We are now in the process of fixing it. Enjoy your travels.

          Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

          Stayed in the double ensuite room. Basic but clean and comfortable and great to have an ensuite. Good location with free onsite parking across from a park and round the corner from cafes and Coles. Manager a lovely guy. Found the price reasonable for what...More

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          Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

          Hello John, thanks for taking the time to review Launceston Backpackers. We are glad you enjoyed the double ensuite room you were in. Travel safely.

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          • US$18 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          Keren G
          Sounds good to me. The only thing is, I am one of 'the elderly' of whom your guest, above, complained. I stayed in a back packers in Belgium last year and they told me that I wouldn't be able to return because of my age. It hadn't occurred to me that my rights might be diminished due to my age. I'm still a vital, curious, interested person, who can offer sparkling repartee and a flash of wit here and there. However, if age is a concern, or undesirable, I'd like to know before I book. I wouldn't have written thus, but as you ask........... I think your hostel looks ideal for my purposes. K
          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.
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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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          "Make sure they put you in a room you paid for :)"
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