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The Pickled Frog Reviews

281 Liverpool St, Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

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81%

Rating
632 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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94%

Really great hostel, staff are the best! Beds really comfy, rooms are clean and everything well maintained. Common rooms are great, very chilled and the bar/coffee is cheap! Only improvement would be the bathrooms, otherwise it's a fantastic hostel and I would definitely recommend it! Baloo and Nala (resident huskies!) are beautiful!

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The Atmosphere was fantastic, great stuff, nice people - that's plus. :-) Not so good was that everybody might be able to get in the luggage store, which is actually a bit of a mess. The rooms are small and beds a bit movey, but therefore the lounge area is awesome - a lot of place and good vibes. Kitchen is ok.


74%

Room is a big crowd and bathroom is basic, but it's ok. Good common room, very relax. Location is in city, so it's convenient. And staffs are friendly :)


97%

Very cozy. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Very convenient and great to have a parking lot behind the hostel and free parking on the street during the weekends. great to have a kitchen.


69%

Friendly Staff


57%

2 female showers only? Dorm rooms 1 and 2 are situated in a very bad place... If you want to have s shower you have to wander through the whole hostel... Pass the livingroom, TV-lounge, pool table... Not very pleasant!


86%

Nice Hippie Style Hostel not far from the center of the city. Staff was very nice and helpful ;-)


74%

good old fashioned backpackers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
With our free wifi, delicious barista coffee, widescreen TV - we'd like to think we've gone beyond this just a teeny tiny bit. But yeah, that does pretty much sum us up doesn't it. Hopefully we can impress you even more next time... Cheers mate

80%

A good hostel located in beautiful Hobart. Helpful staff, bar located in foyer of hostel and well located, I would recommend The Pickled Frog

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the kind words and future recommendations! Take care mate...

83%

Nice and friendly staff. Free rides to the sanctuary and Mt Wellington. Good rooms, chill areas, common areas and kitchen. Better Wifi reception near the reception at less busy time in the morning. I love the huskies (dogs-one boy and one girl) They are nice ambassadors at the hostel. Would revisit when I am in Hobart.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm sure the ambassadors (dogs) loved you too! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. Safe travels...

97%

Great communal area to meet other travellers

Owner Comment (Hide)
You gotta love the Welsh! Thanks so much for your kind words - I can only imagine how much better they would've sounded with your lovely accent. We're really very happy you had such a great stay with us. Thanks again - safe travels :)

63%

The staff here are AMAZING and the common lounge/bar areas are comfy. But the kitchen is seriously lacking - not enough cutlery, utensils, dish towels, cloths, scrubbing brushes, taps leaking, dirty microwaves, kitchen feels unclean. The upstairs bathrooms were also seriously lacking - shower cubicles small, with no shelving or bench, only a couple of hooks too high up. No hand-dryer or towels, only one small basin and one mirror for everyone to share.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for the AMAZING words about our staff :) The comments on the kitchen and bathroom seem a tad harsh though - I'm not sure if you got it at a bad moment - but the kitchen is cleaned four times a day and we always keep the utensils stocked as they get stolen and thrown away. We would love to have more mirrors and sinks in the girls bathroom - so much so that we have grand plans to put in a separate "powder room" - dedicated to the ladies - complete with hair dryers, sinks, mirrors..

86%

Very welcoming and helpful. Location walking distance to most attractions. Free bus trip to key tourist places.

  • 3rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


71%

Nice place a bit far from the center(15 minutes walk). It has a great feeling like you staying in a pub. Very friendly and knowledgeble staff, good atmosphare. Good and cheap eateries around and the airport shuttle stops at the corner.

  • 2nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Don't listen to all those bad reviews. Ok, so you probably won't have a secure locker in your room (there are smaller lockers in the hallway) and the place is a little shabby but it all adds to the charm! The bathrooms and beds are CLEAN. They offer great free tours and the staff are friendly and helpful. This is probably one of my favorite Hostels so far and it will be hard to beat. As a lone traveler i found this a great place to make friends and be social, i was never on my own. BOOK IT NOW!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We just bloody love this review! I think you sum up the 'charm' of the place really well :) We don't pretend to be modern, shiny or fancy so not everybody 'gets' the place but most people seem really happy here. So stoked to hear you loved your stay here so much. We get a few comments that say the 'facilities' could be better - but we're really not sure what people want in terms of improved facilities? If you care to share we'd love to hear... info@thepickledfrog.com

94%

Brilliant friendly atmosphere :) Staff were great! I arrived late and security on the building was good! Definitely recommend it.

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
What a legend you are! Thanks so much for your honest, accurate and amazing review. Hopefully we'll see you again sometime... safe travels :) Cheers, Jimmy

80%

Free internet, good location, easy place to relax


60%

Hostel had some atmosphere and nice staff on the desk. Big comfy lounge/dining area which was ok to chill out and meet people. However. Dorm I stayed in had too many beds in for the size of the room, could barely take 2 steps in the room, no lockers in the rooms, poorly maintained building inside with flaking wallpaper/paint, bathrooms dirty, kitchen cramped and just generally the whole place needs a makeover. Not the kind of place to stay for more than 1 night.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry to hear your stay wasn't as amazing as it could've been. If you were unhappy with your room I'm sure we could've moved you if you'd simply let us know - and fixed the issue for future guests. Did you notice the free lockers in the hallway? The makeover is happening so hopefully you'll be a happier soul next time you come and can stay a few more nights...

97%

Staff was excellent, Emily especially.

  • 25th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
You are excellent! I will pass on your kind words to Emily - it's good to hear she was looking after you so well. Cheers, Jimmy

83%

great hostel, the way you expect it to be


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