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If you’re looking to discover the best accommodation in Tasmania, especially in Hobart, you’ve come to the right place.

Tasmania is truly a stunning holiday destination, with so many things to see and do. 

Whether you’re planning to stay a few nights in the city or use Hobart as the base for your road trip around Tasmania, you’ll be very spoiled for choice when it comes to accommodation. 

Below, I have listed several places to stay in the city, the waterfront or on the outskirts, surrounded by nature and history. 

 

The Best Accomodation in Tasmania – Hobart

There are many factors to consider when choosing your ideal accommodation in Tasmania.

Firstly, there’s your budget, then your location preferences and also the general style and facilities that interest you. 

To appeal to varying travellers, I have broken down my recommendations based on the:

  1. Most Luxurious Accommodation
  2. Best Self-Catered Apartments 
  3. Most Unique and Historical Accommodation
  4. Best Budget Accomodation 

You can click on each of the titles above to skip to your preferred style of accomodation.

If you’re not quite sure what you’d like, don’t worry! I’ll take you through each of them in detail below. 

 

Best Luxury Accomodation in Hobart, Tasmania

When it comes to luxury and comfort accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania, you’re definitely spoilt for choice!

The accommodation that I’ve listed below have incredible rooms, luxurious beds, beautiful locations and outstanding history. So, why not pamper yourself by staying in one of these stunning locations.

Below, I have listed 4 hotels that I believe stand out amongst the rest. 

 

1) MACq 01 Hotel

MACq 01 hotel. The luxury hotel of hotels (in my opinion). 

  • Clean and modern
  • Impressive views of the harbour
  • Nature murals
  • Open balconies
  • On-site restaurant and fitness centre 
  • Historically themed rooms for all guests to enjoy
  • Located within the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront
  • Only a 5-minute drive to the city centre and Salamanca square

What more could you want?

Oh and…they’ve even won four 2021 Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Hotel awards, putting them in the top 1% of hotels worldwide.

Yep…they’re a force to be reckoned with. 

This hotel truly combines premium accommodation with unforgettable storytelling, with each room based on a real character of history who has had an impact on the story of Tasmania. 

Throughout the halls and walls of this luxurious hotel you can read engaging stories and snippets about Tasmania’s history including its various heroes, villains, explorers, inventors, convicts and more. 

For active or social travellers, you can enjoy its ambient bar and fitness centre and even a nice morning walk along Franklin Wharf. 

 

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Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $360 – $680 AUD per night (depending on room selected)

Booking.com Rating:

  • 9.5 /10

Location:

  • Hobart Waterfront

Unique Characteristics:

  • Each room showcases a real character from Tasmania’s history
  • Unique open balcony lookout, with some furniture
  • You can opt for a continental, full English/Irish or vegetarian breakfast

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Onsite bar and restaurant 
  • Fitness centre
  • Free wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • Mini bar with cocktail glass (extra cost)
  • Coffee machine in the room
  • Free private parking available in the nearby streets
  • 24 hour security and concierge
  • Safety deposit box
  • Flat screen TV
  • Room service (Incl. breakfast)

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2. Vibe Hotel Hobart 

Now this hotel definitely omits some super cool VIBES!  Let’s just take a moment to admire it’s super cool bar / restaurant design.

How funky is that!

Vibe Hotel Hobart is another good example of luxury accommodation in Tasmania (Hobart).

Although the furnishings in the rooms are relatively minimalist, there’s a lot of cool artwork, decor and modern designs within the hotel. 

If you’re an active traveller like me, ensure to take advantage of their gym facilities. You can even give yourself a cleanse by taking a dip in their ambient heated indoor pool. 

This hotel is in a prime location, right amongst all the action in the CBD and the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum. 

Vibe Hotel | Luxury Accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania

Vibe Hotel | Luxury Accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania | Image Source: Booking.com

 

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:  

  • $250 – $500 AUD per night (depending on room selected)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 8.6/10

Location:

  • Hobart CBD

Unique Characteristics:

  • Although a hotel, some of the rooms have kitchens (eg. one bedroom apartment) allowing you to have flexibility to cook your own meals or eat at the hotel as you please

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Ambient indoor heated swimming pool
  • Decent gym/fitness centre
  • Modern & artistically themed restaurant and bar
  • Some rooms have a balcony with harbour views
  • Free wi-fi in all areas
  • Flat screen TV in room
  • 24-hour front desk and concierge
  • Safety deposit box in room

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3. Maylands Lodge 

Maylands Lodge is a historic landmark property located in Newtown, an 8-minute drive outside of the Hobart city centre and waterfront.

If you’re looking for a quiet indulgence away from city-life, this could be a great option to check out. 

With a striking facade, old world charm,  newly renovated bathrooms and bedrooms, rustic brick walls, Tasmanian artwork throughout the property, and a shared cosy fireplace, it looks to be a wonderful place to stay. 

Maylands Lodge is rated 9.7 out of 10, so clearly the guests agree!

However, the main downside is that it’s not walking distance to the city or its attractions. Getting to Hobart CBD from Maylands lodge is a 40 minute walk, and to get to the waterfront it would take you about 45 minutes. 

If you’re not keen to catch transport into Hobart each day, or don’t enjoy walking, then this mightn’t be the best accommodation for you in Hobart, Tasmania.

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:  

  • $395 – $600 AUD per night (depending on room selected)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 9.7/10

Location:

  • New Town

Unique Characteristics:

  • Daily continental, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free breakfast is included in room rates 
  • Luxurious bath amenities with bathrobes and slippers
  • Property showcases a range of Tasmanian artwork

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Deodara Restaurant & Bar
  • Guest lounge with fireplace
  • Free private parking on site
  • Free wi-fi available throughout the hotel
  • Each room has either a mountain or garden view
  • Flat Screen TVs in the rooms
  • Safety deposit box in the rooms
  • Disabled guest facilities
  • Picnic area, terrace and garden
  • 24 hour front desk and concierge

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4. Grande Vue Private Hotel

Grande Vue or grande view?

This historic 1906 property sits atop a hill in Battery Point and therefore, has spectacular ocean views. 

Grande Vue Private Hotel maintains a perfect balance between antique old-world luxury and modern facilities. The hotel has been refurbished to highlight the original fireplaces, stained glass windows and antique furniture inside the property.

The individual rooms boast:

  • Marble bathrooms with heated towel rails
  • Spa bath (some rooms)
  • Flat screen LCD TV
  • DVD player and
  • Mini bar

If you’re a social butterfly, you can enjoy the shared kitchen and lounge room, where guests often congregate to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or morning & afternoon tea. 

One thing to note – this hotel is adults only. They don’t cater for kiddies. 

The Grande Vue Private Luxury Hotel, Hobart Tasmania

The Grande Vue Private Luxury Accomodation in Hobart (Tasmania) | Image Source: Booking.com

 

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:  

  • $260 – $380 AUD per night (depending on room selected)

Booking.com Rating:   

  • 9.3 / 10

Location:

  • Battery Point

Unique Characteristics:

  • Built in 1906
  • Contains original fireplaces and stained glass windows
  • Marble bathrooms

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Free wifi throughout the property
  • Some rooms have a sea view 
  • Some rooms have a spa bath
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player in all rooms
  • A shared kitchen is available
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Shared lounge area

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THE VERDICT! – The Best Luxury Accomodation in Hobart

My goodness this has been a tough decision to make as all of the hotels look so grand.

If location wasn’t critical to me, my pick would probably be Mayland’s Lodge. 

With a perfect balance between its historical heritage facade and rustic interior, modern rooms, large bathtub, breakfast included and a TV with streaming services (eg. Netflix), this place really knows how to draw a girl in. 

However, I do think it is quite pricey given it’s not walking distance to the city. 

If I was to choose this hotel, I’d probably just go for one of the cheaper rooms:

  • Brownell Room ($395 per night) or the 
  • Pearce Room ($445 per night). 

 

Given that location is really important to me, I think my top preference for best luxury accommodation in Tasmania (Hobart) would have to be the MACq 01 Hotel. 

There’s nothing I love more than waking up and going for a run along a boardwalk as the sun rises.  Given this hotel’s location right near the Franklin Waterfront, this is ideal for me. 

I also love that it has a fitness centre, as again, I take full advantage of this when I travel. 

Some other things that stand out to me about this hotel is that it offers a unique experience in each room. It also strives to educate you about the history of Tasmania, and not just the main sites to see. 

I feel that you gain a much richer experience when you learn about the culture and history of the place you’re visiting. However, this hotel does come at a cost.

If you’re budget conscious traveller as I am, then you’d have to opt for the cheapest room (Hunter Street) which is around $360 per night. 

The Hunter Street room does not come with a cool waterfront view like the premium rooms they show in the photos though. It does still have a balcony and city views.

If you want the complete experience of this hotel, you’d have to upgrade to the most expensive room – the premium waterfront terrace. This baby will make you drop $680 per night! 

But, yikes! If you can afford that, you’re probably some kind of celebrity!

So, there you go.

 

My Top Recommendations for Luxury Hotels:

  • MACq 01 Hotel – if location is important ($360 – $680 AUD per night)
  • Maylands Lodge – if location isn’t important ($395 – $600 AUD per night)

 

 

Best Self-catered Apartment Accommodation in Hobart

Yay! We’re now onto one of my favourite types of accommodation – self-catered apartments!

When I travel, I’ll often treat myself to a self-catered apartment. Especially,  if I have been travelling for a long period of time or have been roughing it.

After all, sometimes you just crave some personal space and flexibility. 

The benefit of a self-catered apartment is that you can eat out when you want, but also do some home-cooked meals to save some cash!

You can also get all your laundry done, if you haven’t had a place to wash your dirty clothes throughout your trip (eg. if staying in hostels or road tripping around the state).

Here are my top picks when it comes to self-catered accommodation in Tasmania (Hobart).

 

1. Salamanca Inn

Now, this self-catered accommodation in Tasmania (Hobart) is pretty freaking cool!

Not only do you have access to a kitchen in your room and laundry facilities, but there’s also a rooftop pool and spa. Some of the larger rooms (Executive and Honeymoon Suites) even have their own spa bath too!

The room’s decor is relatively simple, but contains modern furniture and soft colour schemes. 

Salamanca Inn also sits within a prime location – near various restaurants, the waterfront and just a short walk to Salamanca Place and the CBD (central business district). 

They also have a:

  • Beef & Seafood Grill restaurant on-site that makes local and international cuisine using fresh Tasmanian produce, and a
  • Lounge bar where you can enjoy a cheeky cocktail or ale

If you’re planning to do a road-trip around Tasmania, then ensure to take advantage of their free on-site parking. 

Salamanca Inn | Best Self-Catered Apartments in Hobart, Tasmania

Salamanca Inn | Best Self-Catered Accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania | Image Source: Booking.com

 

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $229 – $420 AUD per night (depending on room selected)

Booking.com Rating:   

  • 9 / 10

Location:

  • Between Hobart CBD & Battery Point 

Unique Characteristics:

  • Heated rooftop swimming pool (open all year round)
  • Beef & seafood grill restaurant on site 
  • Kid-friendly (however no cots provided)               
  • Shuttle service (airport) offered at an additional cost

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Facilities are available for disabled guests 
  • Free onsite parking
  • Flat screen TV in the rooms
  • Can get breakfast in the room (room service)
  • 24-hour front desk and concierge
  • Babysitting & child services available (for an extra charge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Safety deposit box in the room

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2. Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel

This is another great option if you’re looking for a self-catered apartment. 

The Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel is located on the Sullivans Cove waterfront and is just a short walk to the Salamanca Market and the Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery. 

The apartments offer cosy accommodation with a private balcony and all of the main essentials you need –  laundry facilities, dishwasher and a well-equipped kitchenette/ kitchen. Some of their apartments even offer stunning harbour views.

But the top perk of them all – they have a sauna AND a small fitness centre! 

Oh, Zero Davey, you just won my heart. They’re literally two of my favourite things to do!

The main downside of this property is that parking on site is limited and costs $10 a day. 

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $220 – $280 AUD per night (depending on room selected)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 8.7 / 10

Location:

  • Waterfront

Unique Characteristics:

  • Balcony views of the harbour (for some rooms)
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Zero Davey Cafe downstairs 

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Sauna 😍
  • Small gym/ fitness centre
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Flat screen TV with cable & satellite channels
  • Free wi-fi in rooms and throughout hotel
  • Limited private parking onsite (but $10 per day additional cost)
  • Cots are available for kids under 2, however cost an additional $20 per night
  • Laundry facilities (washing machine)

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3. 110 Hampden Apartments

110 Hampden Apartments looks to be an interesting place to stay. It’s pretty much a large house or complex, converted into serviced apartments. Well, that’s what it looks like from the photos. 

These self-contained apartments are located in Battery Point, just a short walk away from Salamanca Market, the waterfront, the MONA ferry terminal and various pubs and convenience stores. 

On arrival, the owners treat you to a complimentary:

  • Toiletries box
  • Laundry/Kitchen box
  • Tea/ Coffee box

A very sweet gesture!

The facilities also look to be very clean and modern which I personally like and supposedly Unit 7 (and some of the others) has a great sea view. 

Please note that this property requires a $100 AUD damage deposit to be paid before check in. It will be refunded once you check out. 

110 Hampden Apartments | Self-catering Accomodation in Hobart, Tasmania

110 Hampden Apartments – Self-catering Accomodation in Hobart, Tasmania | Image Source: Booking.com

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $260 – $476 AUD per night (depending on room selected)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 8.9 / 10

Location

  • Battery Point

Unique Characteristics:

  • Recently renovated building 
  • Some rooms have a sun terrace so you can sit outside
  • Private check in and check out

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free wi-fi is available in most apartments. 
  • Free on-site parking however spaces are not big enough for large camper vans, trucks and trailers.
  • Rooms have a full equipped kitchen and a dishwasher
  • Kids are welcome, however no cot facilities 

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4. Corinda Contemporary

Corinda Contemporary is a pretty cool and unique place to stay in Hobart.

Personally, I haven’t seen many other places like this accommodation in Tasmania (Hobart).

Although set inside a contemporary little cottage, don’t be fooled. These self-contained apartments have been renovated on the inside and contain stylish, bold, modern and colourful interiors. 

There’s also a sliding door that opens up to a large balcony area with a dining table. This offers a cool place to hang out if the weather’s nice. 

Although located in Glebe (the outskirts of the city), the apartment is just a short walk from popular restaurants, bars and cafes in the CBD (Central Business District). 

Corinda Contemporary Accommodation in Tasmania

The outdoor balcony at Corinda Contemporary Self-catering appartments | Image Source: Booking.com 

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $300-600 AUD per night (depending on room selected)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 9.5 / 10

Location:

  • Glebe

Unique Characteristics:

  • Apartments contain a gas fire to keep you snug during the cold Winter months
  • The property has taken steps to support sustainable travel including reducing waste, locally sourced food and tours can be recommended and green spaces (a garden) to enjoy on the property. 
  • Books, DVDs, music and board games are also available

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Getting a cot in the room is free
  • Children of all ages welcome 
  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry in the rooms
  • Outdoor dining area/ terrace with garden
  • All apartments have a kitchen and washing machine
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free wi-fi is available (however not the best quality according to some reviews)
  • 24 hour security
  • Free off-street parking available nearby

View on Booking.com 

 

THE VERDICT! – The Best Self-catered Apartment in Hobart

In my opinion, this decision was a ton easier than the luxury hotels. The winner has to be Salamanca Inn. 

Let’s be honest…they had me at “rooftop pool and spa” 😃 

I also appreciate that they have a restaurant and bar onsite, meaning that you can cook your own meals if you want to, or head down to the bar and restaurant.

This can be a nice way to meet people and socialise with other guests (if travelling solo), or to simply treat yourself to a cocktail. 

The Salamanca Inn is also just a short walk from many of the main sites in the city (which I love) but on the flip side, they offer free on-site parking too. 

This is great given that many of us who travel to Tasmania intend to do some degree of road-tripping along the coast.

For all the facilities you get access to at this property, I feel that the price per night is really reasonable ($229 – $420 AUD per night).

My second favourite would be the Zero Davey Boutique Apartment Hotel, simply because of the facilities you get access to for $220-$280 AUD per night. 

Yes you do have to pay an additional fee for parking, however if you don’t plan on hiring a car, then this accommodation in Tasmania (Hobart) could be a great option for you!

My Top Recommendations for Self-serviced Apartments

 

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Most Unique & Historical Accommodation in Hobart

Something I didn’t know about Hobart (until after I researched it), was the amount of incredible history present in the area. 

Although Australia doesn’t have a great deal of old buildings like Europe does, there are still some sandstone treasures and restored mansions in Hobart, Tasmania.

In this section, I’m going to be focusing on accommodation in Tasmania (Hobart) that is unique and still standing from the 19th – early 20th century. 

If you like staying in places with a bit of old world charm, I can promise that you won’t be disappointed. 

Below I have listed some of the top-rated as well as my top recommendation when staying in Hobart. 

 

1. Hadley’s Orient Hotel

Built in 1834, Hadley’s Orient Hotel is a unique, elegant and heritage-listed hotel right in the heart of Hobart CBD.

It is one of the oldest continuously operating boutique hotels in Tasmania and emits true old world charm. 

It is also known for hosting the Hadley’s Art Prize every year, with various artworks featured within its custom-designed galleries inside the hotel. 

Hadley’s Orient Hotel is just a short walk from the main dock, Salamanca Place (markets) and the Hobart Museum. 

Inside, it offers guests an atrium-style restaurant, bar and rooms that have been fully restored – with a TV, en-suite bathroom and bathtub. 

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $200 – $300 AUD per night (depending on the room chosen)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 9 / 10 

Location:

  • Hobart CBD

Unique Characteristics:

  • The building was established in 1834
  • It is the oldest continuously operating boutique hotel in Tasmania
  • Hadley’s Art Prize is held annually inside hotel
  • A complimentary continental breakfast is provided and included in room rates

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • An atrium-style restaurant and bar 
  • Ensuite bathroom with bathtub (Ie. In the spa suite)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free wi-fi 
  • Live music & performances (not available during COVID-19)
  • On-site bar and restaurant
  • Free public parking at a nearby location 
  • 24-hour front desk and concierge
  • Safety deposit box
  • If you have a child less than 4 years old, you can request a free cot in your room 

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2. Lenna Of Hobart

Lenna of Hobart is another type of “old world” accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania, to check out. It’s not just a place to stay and rest your head, but a present-day window into Hobart’s past. 

This 1874-built sandstone mansion puts you right on the historic doorstep of Hobart’s vibrant waterfront.

Located in Battery Point it’s just a short walk from Sulliman’s Cove, Salamanca Place, the CBD and the ferry terminal.

Although an old building, it has been restored and renovated to showcase its former glory. 

Guest rooms are located in an adjoining building and contain contemporary furnishings, colourful decorations and panoramic views of the harbour, mountain, city or park. 

Also ensure to sip a cocktail or two at its Chandelier Lounge Bar, with meals offered in the evening. 

 

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Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $270 – $400 AUD (depending on the room chosen)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 9 / 10

Location:

  • Battery Point

Unique Characteristics:

  • Lenna of Hobart is a restored 1874 mansion
  • Most rooms offer a panoramic view of the harbour, mountain or city

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Free off-street parking
  • Chandelier Restaurant and Bar (with happy hour)
  • Flatscreen TV with satellite channels 
  • Room service available including breakfast in your room
  • Free wi-fi throughout the hotel
  • 24-hour front desk and concierge
  • Safety deposit box

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3.Somerset on the Pier Hobart

Housed in a converted 1930’s pier building, Somerset on the Pier Hobart offers a beautiful balance between old world charm and contemporary style accommodation. 

Located on the shores of Hobart’s waterfront, each serviced apartment boasts panoramic views of the River Derwent and Historic Sullivan’s Cove. They’re also just a short walk from the main city attractions. 

Somerset on the Pier Hobart contains one and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchenettes, complimentary wifi, contemporary décor with a splash of colour and a loft-style design.

Some of the rooms also offer spa baths and a balcony, but you must ensure to request this/select the right room when you make your booking. 

Somerset on the Pier Hobart is a really cool place to stay if you want to be right on the water and walking distance from most areas in the city. 

 

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Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $305 – $445 AUD (depending on the room chosen)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 8.7 / 10

Location:

  • Waterfront

Unique Characteristics: 

  • Is a converted 1930s pier building
  • They have won multiple accommodation awards

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Limited free parking available nearby
  • 24-hour front desk & concierge
  • Full equipped kitchenette
  • Free wifi is available in all areas
  • Cots are free on request
  • There is a tour desk and car rental service available for guests
  • Rooms contain a safety deposit box 
  • There is also a shared lounge area for guests

View on Booking.com

 

THE VERDICT! – The Best Unique/Historical Accomodation

If you’re looking for an authentic historical experience then I would go ahead with Hadley’s Orient Hotel.

Originally built in 1834 and now listed as a heritage property, I feel there’s something really special about that. I’ve personally never stayed in a hotel with as much history as that. 

It’s also in a prime location, right in the heart of Hobart CBD. Therefore, the majority of Hobart’s top attractions are only a short walking distance away.

I also feel that the price of $209 AUD per night is reasonable given the facilities you have access to, particularly if sharing with someone else.

My second runner up would be Somerset on the Pier Hobart, because I naturally love being near the water. The location is truly prime real estate. 

The furnishings look to be quite nice as shown in the photos and I like that the apartments have fully equipped kitchens. 

However, there’s a lot more mixed reviews on this property, therefore I feel it’d be safer choosing one of the other hotels to ensure you’re not disappointed.

My Top Recommendations for Unique and Historical Accommodation

 

Budget-Friendly Accomodation in Hobart  

Given I’m a big backpacking fan, I often stay in budget accommodation. It’s one of the greatest ways I save money when travelling.

Comparing these properties is right up my alley. Regardless of what your budget is, I like to focus on value for money not just the cheapest property available.

So, without further ado, let’s take a deep dive into some of the best budget accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania. 

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1. Wrest Point Hotel

At Wrest Point, guests can enjoy spectacular views of the River Derwent, Mount Wellington and Hobart CBD. 

This hotel has a ton of facilities for you to enjoy. However, depending on when you go, some of them may not be open due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Also keep in mind that it is a hotel & casino. So if you’re not into the casino vibe it mightn’t be for you. 

Some of their onsite facilities include:

  • An indoor heated pool and sauna
  • On-site restaurant
  • Fitness Centre
  • Day spa (Indoor Health Club) and wellness centre 
  • Mini golf
  • The award-winning Point Revolving Restaurant (modern Australian cuisine with French influences)
  • The Birdcage Bar (which offers live music and premium cocktails).

The hotel is located on the waterfront of Sandy Bay, a suburb on the outskirts of the city. 

This means that it’s not really a walkable location to and from the city – unless you’re happy to do a 45-minute hike.

It is however just a 5-10 minute drive to Sullivans Cove and Salamanca Place. 

Wrest Point Hotel - Hobart Tasmania

Point Revolving Restaurant – Wrest Point Hotel | Image Source: Booking.com

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $130 – $400 AUD (depending on the room chosen)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 8.4 / 10

Location:

  • Sandy Bay

Unique Characteristics: 

  • Located right near the water
  • There is a casino and mini golf facilities on site (if you’re into that kind of thing)
  • There is a spa and wellness centre on site where you can get a massage, facial, waxing and other beauty services (NOTE: This may not be operating due to COVID-19 restrictions)

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Indoor heated pool, gym, sauna and wellness spa facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Flat screen TV in the room
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Room service (including breakfast in room)
  • Free wifi is available in the rooms
  • There is a combination of free parking and paid parking nearby
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • 24-hour front desk with concierge
  • Safety deposit box in the rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Cots cost an additional $10 AUD per night per child

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2. Hostel Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is located in the heart of Hobart’s historic Battery Point within a beautifully renovated 19th-century mansion. 

It is therefore only a 5-minute walk from most of the popular waterfront attractions, including a variety of cafes, restaurants, bars and Salamanca’s waterfront precinct.

It’s around a 5-minute drive to Hobart CBD. 

It does seem that this accommodation books out quickly! So, if you do see it available for the night you want, then you’ll want to get in quickly. 

Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse - Budget Accommodation in Tasmania Hobart

Budget Accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania – Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse | Image Source: Booking.com

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • Approx $100 AUD per night (depending on the room you choose)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 9.1 / 10

Location:

  • Battery Point

Unique Characteristics:

  • There are two miniature bulldogs that live onsite outside.

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Free wifi is available
  • Free parking is available on site
  • Shared kitchen and dining area
  • Shared lounge/ TV area
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Balcony and outdoor garden area with barbecue facilities
  • Heated rooms
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Bicycle hire
  • Onsite bar
  • Laundry
  • Board games/puzzles

View on Booking.com

 

3. White House

Located on the outskirts of the city in South Hobart, White House offers shared accommodation for the budget-minded traveller.

There’s a shared kitchen and laundry facilities on site, so you can make your own meals to save some cash and wash your clothes.

This is handy if you’ve already spent some time travelling in Tasmania (eg. camping or road-tripping) and haven’t been able to wash them. 

There doesn’t look to be a lot of other facilities for guests, however if you’re just planning a cheap 1-3 night stay then it could be just what you need. 

The reviews are pretty good, however I do find it a touch odd that the most recent review I can find is from the 17th of April 2020. Maybe due to COVID-19 restrictions? 🤔

Budget Accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania - The White House

Budget Accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania – The White House | Image Source: Booking.com

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $55 – $75 AUD per night (depending on the room you choose)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 8.7 / 10

Location:

  • South Hobart (city outskirts)

Unique Characteristics:

  • Not much stands out about this place to be honest

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Each room has a desk and wardrobe
  • Shared washing machine on site and drying rack
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Shared kitchen and dining area
  • Free wifi available 
  • Street parking is available nearby
  • Most rooms are located on ground floor, so disability access is ok

View on Booking.com

 

4. The Nook Backpackers

The Nook Backpackers is located right in the heart of Hobart.

They are a Tasmanian owned and operated hostel run by lifelong locals. Their focus is to give you the best experience possible, both inside and outside the hostel.

This hostel has rave reviews and based on the photos and price, it looks like an ideal place to stay. 

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $25 – $100 AUD per night (depending on the room chosen)

HostelWorld Rating:  

  • 9.6 / 10

Location:

  • Hobart CBD 

Unique Characteristics:

  •  Not a party hostel – I love that!

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Shared kitchen, bathrooms, common room and laundry. All are open 24 hours a day.
  • They provide blankets for cold nights
  • $5 beers and ciders available from the bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free luggage room storage
  • Free locker hire
  • Free laundry powder
  • Reception desk and concierge (open from 8am to 8pm)
  • Bicycle parking 
  • Vending machines available on site
  • Limited on-site car parking available. It is locked overnight, so ensure to park on the street if you need to leave late at night or early in the morning. 

Our facilities include a brand-new outdoor kitchen with BBQ’s and a pizza oven, a newly renovated indoor kitchen, freshly painted rooms and new pillows and bed linen.

View on HostelWorld.com

 

5. Alabama Hotel Hobart

Alabama Hotel offers budget accommodation in the heart of Hobart. 

In my opinion, this hotel looks really cool. There’s even flamingos scattered throughout the place.

No, not real ones…sorry to disappoint! 😋

It has the vibes and decor of a hostel – super funky and eclectic, but without the typical bunk beds and shared bunk rooms. Instead, you get a full private room like in a hotel but have a shared bathroom, like in a hostel.

Alabama Hotel is just a short walk to many of the main attractions, it’s in a great location. 

On-site you can also enjoy a drink or snack at the bar or relax outdoors on the terrace. There are also various restaurants nearby.

Other Valuable Information:

Price range:

  • $110 – $130 AUD per night (depending on the room chosen)

Booking.com Rating:  

  • 9.1 / 10

Location:

  • Hobart CBD 

Unique Characteristics:

  • The design of the hotel and its theme is truly unique and cool

Key Facilities & Perks:

  • Heated rooms
  • Comfy beds
  • Share laundry facilities are available on site
  • Shared bathroom facilities
  • Guest luggage storage available
  • Outdoor furniture and sun terrace

NOTE:

  • No children allowed 
  • No disability access
  • No communal kitchen
  • They don’t have their own parking on site. Nearby parking is also only available during certain hours of the day. Some are free, but others are paid. 
  • No TV in the rooms

View on Booking.com

 

Other Budget Accommodation to Check Out

Of all the budget accommodation in Hobart, those places stood out the most to me as good options. However there are a few others I’d suggest checking out.

Here’s some other budget accommodation and hostels I check out to see if they’re better suited to your needs/desires:

 

THE VERDICT! – The Best Budget Accomodation in Hobart

Similar to the luxury accommodation, choosing a venue in this section was hard as each of them are really different. 

My #1 preference would have to be The Nook Backpackers. If I was travelling by myself, this is where I’d stay. 

For $25-$30 bucks, you can score a bed in one of their bunk rooms. This is super cheap, and they have a whole range of facilities that you can enjoy during your stay.

I haven’t found much good quality accommodation available for that kind of price!

I also appreciate that they are locally owned and operated, and have been rated 9.6/10 by over 500 travellers. I feel that this hostel would be perfect if you are a solo traveller who wants to be within walking distance to the main sites.  

Obviously there are pros and cons of travelling solo, however I truly believe that hostels are one of the best ways to meet people.

My second runner up would be Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse. However, I really struggled to find any available dates for this property.

It makes me wonder whether they’re even taking bookings at the moment due to COVID, or if they’re just incredibly popular.  

My Top Recommendations for Budget Accommodation

 

In Summary:

So there you have it! My top recommendations for the best accommodation in Tasmania (Hobart). 

We’ve look at price, location, facilities and unique features for:

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Self-catered Accommodation (Eg. Serviced apartments)
  • Unique/Historical accommodation
  • Budget accommodation 

 

As a reminder, here’s my list of top winners below.

  1. Best Luxury Accommodation in Hobart, TasmaniaMACq 01 Hotel 
  2. Best Self-catered Accommodation in Hobart, TasmaniaSalamanca Inn
  3. Best Unique/Historical Accommodation in Hobart, TasmaniaHadley’s Orient Hotel
  4. Best Budget Accommodation – The Nook Backpackers

 

I wish you an amazing time in Tasmania.

Here are some other resources that you may find valuable if planning a trip to Tasmania:

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