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    Launceston Backpackers

    103 Canning St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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    Reviewed 14 March 2016

    Friendly, attentive staff who answered the telephone, large kitchen, spacious eating area with a variety of dorm, twin and single rooms. It was quiet, centrally located just on the edge of the CBD with a supermarket nearby and a lovely green park just opposite. I...More

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    Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

    Hello MartinaB709, thank you for your review. We do work hard at providing great facilities and our staff are very dedicated to making your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for taking time to post your positive feedback. Safe travelling.

    Reviewed 11 March 2016

    Shared toilet and shower (water pressure is variable) are kept clean and were well ventilated and lit. Upstairs room was not well ventilated due to the window position, try for a downstairs room if possible. Comfortable shared lounge with large flat screen TV and couches...More

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    Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

    Hi Geoff AH, thanks for taking time to review Launceston Backpackers. We appreciate your comments. We do keep the water pressure low in bathroom hand basins as this avoids the shower water becoming too hot. All the best.

    Reviewed 25 February 2016

    I stayed here for just a night at the end of a three-day tour of Tasmania. The front-desk staff were exceptionally kind and professional. The location is good, too -- right across from a nice park, and a 15-minute walk to the cool gorge. Launceston...More

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    Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

    Hello Keith22jukjuk, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Launceston Backpackers. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

    Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

    A very typical backpacker hostel. Location is great, in the middle of the town within walking distance to restaurants n supermarkets. And yes you have to pay $3.50 extra for linen n cover. The first night we didn't purchase them thinking it would be alright...More

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    Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

    Hello Liting, thank you for reviewing Launceston Backpackers. We do recommend people hire blankets and there is a big sign in our office recommending this. We also hire sheets for people who want to do this. Our kitchen is cleaned by our staff 3/4 times...More

    Reviewed 7 February 2016

    I stayed here for a total of 6 nights on 2 separate occassions in a twin room on the first floor. The rooms are nice and big with 2 single beds and 4 powerpoints which is always a bonus when travelling. The kitchen is nice...More

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    Response from derek l, Manager at Launceston Backpackers

    Thank you for your review Natalie M, we are glad you enjoyed our facilities. Thanks for mentioning the toaster and kettle. We have had electricians look at this and because it is a one hundred year old building it is quite difficult to get extra...More

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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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