Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

With unlimited free WiFi, Fee tea & coffee, Free sunscreen, Fee BBQ and in the Heart of the Arts district, the Arthouse Hostel is clean, comfortable and friendly, and within walking distance from anywhere in Launceston.

We are newly renovated in one of the older buildings in Launceston. The heritage listed 1888 building has been a riverfront hotel and a parsonage, and has now had an overhaul. Our overhaul has recently included the NBN internet service which means that our WiFi runs at a consistent 95Mbps!

With a state-of-the-art fire alarm and sprinkler system, a herb garden, 2 lounges, kitchen, courtyard with free BBQ use, balconies, and an old bell tower, we are ready to welcome you!

The Arthouse Hostel is within walking distance from anywhere in Launceston.
Museum & Art Gallery - 2 minutes
The Seaport - 5 minutes
City Park - 10 minutes
Brisbane Street Mall - 10 minutes
Cataract Gorge reserve - 20 minutes
(Cataract Gorge bridge - 35 minutes)

* Dorm beds come with clean sheets, pillow/case & doona/cover but not a towel. Towels can be hired from reception at $1 per use (not per day).
* Private rooms come with all linen, pillows, doonas and towels.
* Reception hours are 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm.
* If you are arriving at 6.00pm or later we will set you up as a late night arrival. This means we charge your supplied card the remainder of the accom cost and email you the security code and simple instructions.
* We are an 18+ hostel.
* Our ID requirements: Government issue photo ID (passport, drivers licence, etc).
* You are welcome to drink alcohol at the hostel, but drunken behaviour will not be tolerated. We ask that the hostel is quiet from 10pm and all guests are respected. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 May 2019
    This was my second visit to Launceston and second stay here at Arthouse. Absolutely love the atmosphere and vibe . Cleanliness level is great . Quiet and calm . It has a vintegy old school vibe that I really like . Definitely gonna revisit .
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 May 2019
    If you are in Lanceston, I definitely recommend staying at the arthouse hostel! Pete is phenomenal, he is extremely knowledgeable of travelling tasmania and he goes out of his way to help out anyway he can :) the place itself is very spacious with a large communal area and kitchen space. Lots of friendly backpackers and easy to meet people.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Jun 2019
    Cheap, basic quality, but great for linking up with Launceston visiting key sites or going locally or to other cities via bus.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    17 May 2019
    Good atmosphere, kitchen could have been cleaner, bathrooms were clean, enjoyed staying here.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Apr 2019
    Most things were good. Staff were friendly and helpful. Very cheap. Location was a little bit of a walk but not too bad. The hostel itself is beautiful. However the bunk beds are rickety (shuddering with every movement) and the mattresses are so uncomfortable. You can feel the springs. Also there's no a very good communal vibe, but they may be down to the people staying as much as the facilities, but I do find a warm common area with music or games does invite good communal energy. Maybe needed.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 Apr 2019
    Nice enough, helpful staff who left us the key when we were checking in after reception’s open hours. Location not amazing but good to stay if you just need somewhere to sleep. Kitchen was pretty busy and not really big enough, but this was only a minor thing.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 May 2019
    Good spot just over the water. Didn’t actually meet any of the staff since I arrived and left outside of reception hours but they were very helpful over email. The building was old but the bathroom and rooms seemed clean. It was very chilly inside but the dorm rooms had space heaters which was really nice. Would stay again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    19 Jun 2019
    Pros: Great staff, well equipped kitchen, nice easy walk across the bridge and away from the hustle and bustle of Launceston central. Cons: No lockers in rooms, very cold and only old school heaters in rooms and common areas which do nothing, shower water was like a trickle, no pressure at all.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    23 Apr 2019
    Staff were great, very friendly and helpful. The building itself is quirky and interesting. Location is quite central as well. Only downside was that the place was filthy. Felt uncomfortable staying there because of how dirty it was.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    01 Apr 2019
    The hostel overall sensation of dirtiness and looks really old. Kitchen is poorly furnished and was quite dirty. Lot's of people were living there for a long time and rooms don't have storage place for their belongings, so it was difficult for me to find a place near my bunk bed for my suitcase. Lots of french speakers that just stay together without speaking English. WiFi connection was bad and bed not really comfy. Late arrival was really easy.
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi