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Arthouse Hostel Reviews

20 Lindsay Street, Launceston, Australia

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84%

Rating
438 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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83%

The man at the front desk was very helpful and nice. Will definitely recommend the Arthouse to my friends wanting to visit Launceston in the future.


86%

Very friendly and helpful staff. Kitchen is excellent as are the washing machine and dryer.

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

The hostel was in a good location and close to town. They gave us a free upgrade to a smaller dorm room because there were not many bookings at the time. The staff seemed friendly and approachable. They were happy to answer any questions we had. The hostel is located in an old building and the age showed. If there are many more people staying there, there might not be enough showers for everyone. The mattresses and pillows were not the most comfortable, but I would probably stay there again.


89%

I quite like to see rooms have a small locker for a little extra security for passports/camera/ect. but saying that the atmosphere in the hostel never really made me concerned about my stuff.


77%

I love how spacious the kitchen is, with plenty of utensils to accommodate everyone. The newly renovated girls' shower room is also spacious and clean...it felt too good to be true for a backpackers hostel. The spaciousness also extends to the rooms: A fair amount of walking space, compared to many backpackers that try to cramp as many bunks into one room as possible. Definitely had a good night's rest here.


97%

I think the bed was the best I've ever slept in! Would definitely stay again.

  • 27th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • jannehar
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Nice place, feels more like a hotel than a hostel but is very homely. Comfy sofas in the common area. Clean but the windowsills in the dorm need a clean as there was quite the collection of cobwebs and dead insects there! Good wifi, cheery staff that care about the guests, handy location. Lockers would be appreciated.


83%

The fellow on reception was helpful and cheerful. This was a handy place to stay for a night. Both nights we stayed the person who shared our room was good.


77%

Loved the rooms, and great kitchen setup. However, did not find the shower super clean .... All in all good value for $$. Great location as well.


100%

The facilities were great and the staff was very nice. We were supposed to be going into an 8 share bedroom but we were upgraded to a 5 bedroom and it was perfect! We got there after checkin hours and they had an envelope with out keys and further instructions to feel welcome.

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Really nice place. The room was a little messed up, with a lot of things on the floor. But not hostel fault. Beautiful building. Recommend Arthouse for your stay.

  • 5th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

close to coles, Kmart. no public transit near by. it takes 10-15mins to transit centre (cornwall square) by feet. unique place to stay. decoration different from the other hostel. (good different)

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

the kitchen needs more garbage cans or have the ones that you do have emptied more often. The handles on the kitchen sink kept falling off and need to be replaced or secured.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I must admit that I am a bit surprised that you didn't mention those when you were here for the first 3 days and didn't mention them when you extended your booking for 2 more days, and didn't mention them when you came back today to say "hi". Thanks for staying with us but next time please try to be constructively critical.

94%

Such a wonderful stay at the Arthouse Hostel! The guy who runs is (sorry - don't know your name!) was so helpful and made time to give lots of advice, he makes everyone popcorn when it's time for a movie too! I felt welcome and comfortable. So enjoyable and really easy to get to the park, Gorge or centre of Launceston from there! Friendly atmosphere and I love the bell tower! Thank you. I would definitely recommend this hostel and if I ever come back to Tasmania, I'll stay here again.


51%

There is mold in the showers and large, visible, accumulations of dust below the beds. The walls are paper thin so you will hear everything from the hallway in your room and visa versa. It is an old building, but with some TLC it could be a heck of a lot nicer.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I have spoken to housekeeping about the dust. She had already sorted it but thanks for the tip. The showers do not have mold, they have stains and are a couple of weeks away from being re-painted/re-siliconed (read previous comment). The walls are 2 layers of lathe and plaster over a timber frame - classic 1888 construction. The doors are solid timber, not hollow core. Thanks for taking the time to comment - it was a pleasure having you stay here.

100%

Super helpful staff, friendly people, excellent toilet and shower facilities! Will definitely stay again

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks very much and I hope you enjoyed the Overland Track. I didn't get to speak to you much afterwards!

77%

Very nice staff! Bathrooms were dirty though.


86%

Staff are lovely and accomodating, was a lovely hostel to chill on the sofa with a book. Nice comfy beds and good location! Thanks :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the specific comment about the staff. We very much appreciate that. Thanks for giving us a great rating and are happy you enjoyed your stay.

86%

Loved staying at the Art House! The staff were friendly & helpful. Large dinning area & two lounge areas with sofa's so great to meet people. Kitchen & bathroom were good. Ended up coming back again after my first stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Coming back to the Arthouse is the biggest compliment you can give us! Thanks so much for the review and high rating.

80%

Very helpful,friendly staff. We are 60+ and have not stayed in a hostel/backpacker accomodation before.Usually we camp/caravan or use motels. The bed needed attention (very squeaky),linen was just ok. I would be happy toreccomend to young people,and " tougher oldies"!!!!

  • 26th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Janet - you certainly don't look and/or act 60+ so well done. Thanks for taking the time to rate and comment. We will look into the beds, they probably just need a tighten which I will do today.

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