Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and Australia's second-oldest city, set along the banks of the River Derwent. Surrounded by beaches and mountains, the Tasmanian capital of Hobart is the perfect tourist destination for outdoor adventurers. Moreover, the dynamic food scene attracts gourmands from all over the world. At the same time, the Museum of New and Old Art (MONA), the largest private museum and art gallery in Australia, attracts art and history lovers. With so much to do and see in Hobart, you'll need more than a few days to explore.
And if you're looking for cheap accommodation in the city, you'll be surprised at the wide selection of cheap hostels. Most Hobart hostels are conveniently located, allowing guests to explore the city center on foot. Choosing a hostel over a hotel in Hobart will help you save money, and you'll also get to mingle and meet people from every corner of the world. Below we've handpicked some of the best hostels in Hobart for all budget travelers.
And if you need to store your luggage, don't forget that Bounce partners with many hostels in Hobart for their luggage storage services. This way, you know your belongings will be safe while you're out exploring the town. And if you happen to pick a hostel that we don't partner with, there's no need to worry. We have other luggage lockers in Hobart, conveniently located across the city.
Hobart Central YHA
This centrally located hostel is the perfect place for tourists looking to enjoy all of the top attractions in Hobart. Tasmanian Museum, the Art Gallery, and the Harbour are within a short walking distance, and so is the famous Salamanca market. The hostel has a way of keeping guests entertained with regular activities and local tips on where to go and what to do.
Featured amenities include free wifi, a communal kitchen, laundry facilities, a tour desk, and housekeeping. Though the kitchen is small and might be cramped at times, you can always walk down to the nearby restaurants and cafes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The rooms available at this Hobart hostel are private and shared, with a maximum capacity of 12 people. Also, as a Bounce partner, this hostel can store your luggage safely while you're out on your adventures.
What makes Hobart Central YHA unique
Hobart Central YHA is one of the best hostels in Hobart for many reasons, including inexpensive and safe luggage storage, superb location, and friendly staff, not to mention it's one of the cheapest hostels in Hobart city center.
Hobart Central YHA pricing
The average nightly price at this Hobart hostel is $25.00 for a bed in a 12-bed mixed dorm and $60.00 for a twin private room with a shared bedroom, making it a great value for your money.
Set near the town center, just a short minute's walk to Short Beach, Lords Beach, and Hobart Convention And Entertainment Centre, this hostel will make you feel warm and welcome, just like home. There's a well-equipped kitchen where you can show off your cooking skills and nice communal areas like a garden, a terrace, and a lounge where you can relax with a book or get to know other travelers. You can even have barbeque get-togethers, perfect for solo travelers who want to socialize and meet new people.
You can pick from shared dorms and private rooms, some even have their own kitchenette, equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a toaster. Dorm rooms sleep between 4 and 8 people.
What makes Nararra Backpackers unique
Besides its excellent location, Nararra Backpackers is possibly the cheapest hostel in Hobart city center. As such, it's one of the best choices for all budget travelers who want to stay in a central location.
Nararra Backpackers pricing
With prices starting at $19.50 a night for a bed in an 8-bed mixed-gender dorm bed and $44.00 for a standard twin room with a shared bathroom, this is one of the cheapest hostels in Hobart. Single rooms are also available for as little as $40.00 a night. Families who wish to stay in this hostel can opt for a family room with a maximum capacity of 4 and pay around $86.00 a night.
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse
Located in the historic village of Battery Point near Salamanca Place and Market, you'll find this cute Tasmanian-owned and operated hostel run by lifelong locals. The hostel features great facilities and amenities, including free wifi, free parking, coin-operated washing machines, and plenty of fun communal areas like a lounge, a sitting room with a log fire, a kitchen, BBQs, decks, and balconies.
The property offers different types of accommodations to choose from, including private double rooms, private bunkrooms, and shared dorm rooms that can accommodate up to 8 people. All of the rooms have shared bathrooms, and each bed has its own reading light, a shelf, and a power socket.
What makes Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse unique
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is the best overall hostel in Hobart for many reasons. The multi-awarded hostel has a good location and great shared areas where guests can entertain, relax and have a drink or two with like-minded travelers.
Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse pricing
The average nightly price at this hostel is $29.00 for a standard female dorm bed and $74.50 for a standard private double room. Not exactly the cheapest accommodation in Hobart, but it offers a lot for your money.
The Pickled Frog
If you're seeking a party hostel with a great location, a pool table, an open fire, and fun evening entertainment, this hostel will certainly fit the bill. The Pickled Frog features free wifi, free parking, cheap beers, and comfy shared space with fun stuff like board games, a games room, and a pool table. If you're feeling a little nostalgic, this place has a real sense of community and will help you feel warm and welcome, just like home.
You can pick from private and shared rooms that can accommodate up to 14 people. The rooms are small but have all the basic amenities for a pleasant stay. The Pickled Frog is the perfect hostel for backpackers, digital nomads, and everyone who doesn't mind the crowds and a little noise.
What makes The Pickled Frog unique
There are many reasons to love this hostel, including its top location, onsite bar, cheap drinks, great atmosphere, and fun staff.
The Pickled Frog pricing
Pricing at The Pickled Frog starts at as little as $21.00 a night for a bed in a 14-bed mixed dorm. Female travelers who prefer more privacy can opt for a deluxe 4-bed female dorm for only $27.00 a night. Couples and families have the option to book a private room for $58.00 a night, but if you want a room with a private bathroom, it will cost you $77.00 per night.
Edinburgh Gallery Bed&Breakfast
This B&B is housed in a century-old Edwardian building and boasts spacious rooms equipped with retro furnishing. Conveniently located in the heart of Hobart, this is one of the best hostels in Hobart for travelers looking to save money on transport. The hostel boasts unique charm and character, which most hostels in Hobart lack.
They serve free breakfast, which is perfect for those traveling on a really tight budget. In fact, the kitchen is well stocked, and food like bread, apples, cookies, and spreads, as well as gluten-free options, are available 24/7 and are free of charge.
Rooms at this charming B&B are private, and you can choose from a single bed, a twin/double, and a family room with a maximum capacity of 5 people.
What makes Edinburgh Gallery Bed&Breakfast unique
Like most great Hobart hostels that are located in the center, this property too, has everything you need for a pleasant stay. A few things to love about the Edinburgh Gallery Bed&Breakfast are the friendly and homely atmosphere, free breakfast, comfortable beds, and eclectic decor.
Edinburgh Gallery Bed&Breakfast pricing
The prices at this B&B start at $72.00 a night for a single room and $148.50 for an executive family room for 5 with a private bathroom. While it may not be the cheapest option, you get a lot of modern amenities and facilities for your money.
Backpackers Imperial Hotel
Backpackers Imperial Hotel is a nice budget hotel in the heart of Hobart Central Business District. The hotel offers a variety of private and dorm rooms for everyone traveling on a budget. The dormitories can fit up to 8 people.
Guests can take advantage of the hotel's comfy beds and spacious shared areas, such as the lounges equipped with TVs and Netflix. You can make your own meal in the well-equipped kitchen and eat in the dining room. Other amenities you get to enjoy at this hotel are free wifi, bed linen, laundry facilities for a small fee, CCTV, and a 24-hour on-site security manager.
What makes Backpackers Imperial Hotel unique
Located in Hobart CBD, this cheap hostel is one of the best accommodations in Hobart for price and location. Also, the on-site security manager and the CCTV cameras around the property will make you feel safe during the entire stay.
Backpackers Imperial Hotel pricing
Pricing at this budget hotel starts at $22.50 for a bed in a 7/8-bed female dorm. Those looking for more privacy can book one of the private rooms, with prices starting at $45.00 for a deluxe single room and $59.00 a night for a deluxe double room, both with a shared bathroom.
Alabama Hotel Hobart
Alabama is a budget hotel located on Liverpool Street, right in the middle of Hobart CBD. The hotel features an on-site bar with happy hours, a cozy shared lounge, and a terrace where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing.
The only choice of rooms at the hotel is between private twin, double, and queen rooms. Hobart Airport is just 9 miles away, making it the perfect stay for in-between flights.
What makes Alabama Hotel Hobart unique
Being in the heart of Hobart CBD makes this hotel a popular choice for travelers who prefer to explore Hobart on foot. Other things to love about this place are the friendly and cozy atmosphere and its eclectic decor. Guests appreciate the happy hour with discounted drinks and the close proximity to the airport.
Alabama Hotel Hobart pricing
Thinking about Alabama Hotel Hobart as a possibility? The average nightly price at the Alabama Hotel Hobart is $70.00 for a standard queen room with a shared bathroom.
The best hostels in Hobart for your budget trip
When making your hostel bookings for your Hobart budget trip, you have to consider a few factors, such as the location, cost, hostel atmosphere, and quiet hours, among many others.
If this is your first time in Hobart, you should get to know the city better and find out what to do and see during your stay. To save you money and time, we suggest that you read our Hobart Visitor Guide. To enjoy the lovely scenery, hit the water at Hobart's beaches.