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The Pickled Frog

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights either side of a tour. Really friendly and a nice atmosphere but a couple of things missing. Pros: WiFi good Nice variety of communal areas Friendly staff Good location Seems to be the main hostel in Hobart Cons: 4 plug sockets in a 12 bed dorm No security lockers Loud in larger dorms...

Thank Emily P
Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I first didn't know what Hostel to chose but I m glad I chose the Frog! It's right in the center of Hobart and very easy to find because of its bright green veneer. Its a pretty big hostel with a nice common area where its very easy to meet new people. Since its my first trip alone in Australia...

Thank minimelina
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Evanston, IL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a good homely vibe with plenty of hang out space on the first floor, free pool table, free foosball table, list of things to do in Hobart both free and paid, wifi was very slow though, walls were thin and I could hear people on the phone from my private room

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Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

A good homely review for a good homely hostel. Thanks very much! Next time, we'll win you over enough for the 5th star :)

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The first impressions were a bit bad but once we checked in, everything was fine. The room and toilets wre very clean and kitchen had a lot of facilities. It was very convenient for travelling to the shops

Thank Anthony P
Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

Oh dear, I hope the first impression issue wasn't me! My wife always tells me she loves me for my personality so I think this might be another hint to put more effort into my appearance. Off to the barber for me - clean shaven and hair gel from now on. None the less I'm very happy to hear you...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My boyfriend and I booked this hostel because it was cheap with good reviews, and we were really pleased with it. The staff are friendly and very helpful in giving us advice on how to spend our time in Hobart. The downstairs has a very cosy, homey feel and the drinks at the bar are super cheap. Free wifi throughout...

Thank Kerry W
Frogteam, Manager at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

Thanks Kerry! I think this review sums us up pretty accurately; not perfect, but overall a good, fun, cosy place to stay. We're very happy to hear you had such a nice stay with us and thanks again for taking the time to leave a review. Cheers!

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Everything about this hostel is cosy and friendly. The staff are extremely helpful and always have a smile on their faces. The lively area is lovely a cosy with a ski resort vibe. There's also a tv with a ton of movies to watch and a huge area to sit in, whether you have some work to catch up on...

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Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

Such a nice review! Thanks! It's so good to log on to TripAdvisor with my morning coffee and see reviews such as yours :) Hopefully we'll catch you another time soon. Thanks again!

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant, much more friendly and welcoming than your normal hostel. The staff are all super friendly and Sam I'm particular was great to chat to. The hostel provides free minibus rides to Mt Wellington, MONA and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary - perfect if you're on a budget. There's also plenty to do in the hostel - darts, pool, board games...

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Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

Sam! What a legend you are. Thanks heaps for your words - you're obviously a very observant individual with a significantly high IQ. All the best with your travels mate. Thanks again!

Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I spent one night in a 6-person female dorm late March. I had been driving around Tasmania for a week and just needed a place to sleep for the last night before my flight back to mainland Australia. I was actually trying to book a room at Hobart's Accommodation & Hostel (of which I already had good experiences) but it...

Thank Veera K
Frogteam, Owner at The Pickled Frog, responded to this review

A very measured review Veera, and thanks very much for the feedback. You were just very unlucky with the showers as they were only closed for repairs for 12 hours - so I'm sorry about that. Our night man is meant to be keeping noise to an absolute minimum after 11pm which includes turning any music off so I will...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you are looking for the Ritz you will be disappointed, but if you are looking for a cheap place to stay, with a great staff and good location this is the place to stay. I stayed 2 days in the female dorm and met some really friendly people.

Thank Greerzo
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Our small bushwalking party has stayed in various backpackers accomodation in Hobart over the years. We recently discovered "The Frog", and it will now be our regular. Staff are friendly, rooms are basic but clean, and the place is well located. Our group of 3 is "of a certain age", but we were made as welcome as all the young...

Thank Doug B

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about The Pickled Frog

Address: 281 Liverpool St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Greater Hobart > Hobart
Price Range: $27 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
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