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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff in reception on arrival were very friendly and helpful, My bed was amazingly comfortable clean and so warm. great views from my room of Hobart city centre. Heritage style building with a lot of character. Have stayed here previously place this place is warm and welcoming.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bedding is comfortable and modern but almost everything else is fairly outdated or run-down. The worst part of staying here is definitely the hot water service - whenever more than one person is taking a shower the hot water would intermittently supply one then the other, then the other, etc. Other reviewers have noted the many stairs/maze-like design, and...

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Thank Tom B
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I originally booked for the Imperial over the phone before leaving Perth for Hobart. The lady that took the booking struggled to understand me but still convinced me to pay for the first night by credit card over the phone. She did not mention it was non refundable. She promised to email me a receipt and confirmation but did not....

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Thank Mary G
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plus: Nice common rooms, kitchen, friendly staff, wifi that works in main area. Minus: Small rooms, noisy beds, wifi that is too slow in dorm rooms. Would stay again if in a pinch. Definitely not my first port of call in Hobart though.

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Thank Mark N
Berri, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at this location in years past under different management, and the experience been a positive one each time. Now returning, the premises are clearly under new management, and the place seems much more run down than the previous visits. As $74 per night, out room was cramped and dark - just a solitay dim lightbulb hanging from...

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Thank Andrew_Alin
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently spent five days in a single room here and found it to be ideal for my needs. The room was simple but comfy with an opening window...yeah! The share facilities are basic but clean although the lack of hand wash provided in one of the bathrooms was a negative. It it's really all about convenience with all of...

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Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

heart of the city, great stay, facilities are really good. Friendly staff but could do with a bit more info about the area. They didnt really seem to know about cafes or places to visit when asked. . The wifi was not connecting, but make sure you ask staff to fix it for you.

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Thank Ayemana K
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It's cool backpack in town center , the room it's clean and the kitchen also.I'm just stay 3 night but the people there it's just amazing thanks you very much Luka stuart and derick see you in November :-) :-) Sorry for my english .. Ely

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Thank Elisa F
Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Middle of city location, really comfy beds, big lounge room with a nice warm heater. The atmosphere was very friendly and the old building gives the place a nice feel. Perfect stop off point in hobart !

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Thank wholad
Greater Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Imperial Hotel is a very big place with many rooms but we still found it had a very relaxing atmosphere. We could use free wifi and unwind. The only bad thing: On our day of departure we asked to leave our bags for a few hours. The friendly receptionist told me that the storage room was downstairs around the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Backpackers Imperial Hotel! We are the newest and largest backpackers situated right in the heart of Hobart. We pride ourselves on offering a clean, safe and friendly place to stay while exploring Hobart and Southern Tasmania. The Backpackers has just completed a new refurbishment of all rooms, the kitchen, dining and lounge area. The establishment has been freshened up with a new coat of paint throughout, and brand new appliances, bedding and furnishings. It truly is a fresh and retro feel to an old and beautiful 1870's building. Being located in the centre of Hobart we are only minutes walking distance to Salamanca Place, Battery Point, the Hobart Waterfront, art galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes, bars and much more, all for you to explore! Our private rooms contain luxury leather beds whilst our dorm beds are metal framed with inner-spring mattresses with fresh linen provided. We have a large common area with a large television, beautiful Italian leather lounges to relax in, with free WiFi provided to all guests! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Address: 138 Collins St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia (Formerly Central City Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: $34 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Backpackers Imperial Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
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“Single rooms or 3 bed dorm”
 of 5 bubbles 899peraltam, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“best to stay elsewhere altogether”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew_Alin, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back away form the main street.”
 of 5 bubbles Downton_Mini, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Beds are only $3-$4 more than bunks get one !!!!”
 of 5 bubbles LedgeGuy, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room away from back entrance in summer months if you want a quieter room”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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