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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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

First night's accommodation is not refundable. Other nights will be refunded if cancelled more than 48 hours before check-in date.

Additional Terms and Conditions

A $500 to $1,000 security bond is required depending on the size of the group. This security bond can be paid by cash or credit card on arrival and will be refunded after check-out.

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

Additional Info:

Once you have booked online we will be in contact to confirm room allocation and other matters.

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


Backpackers Imperial Hotel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

According to guest reviews the Backpackers Imperial Hotel has “super comfy beds” and is situated in “such a great location”.

The Backpackers Imperial Hotel is located in the heart of the Hobart CBD. We are within walking distance from the famous Salamanca Place and Market, the waterfront, parks, museums, shopping, cafes, pubs and restaurants. The Tourist Information Centre, supermarket, banks as well as public transport are also just a stone’s throw away.

We are on levels one to three upstairs in the old Imperial Arcade which is a piece of Hobart’s Victorian architecture, first established in 1870.

We offer a variety of private and dorm rooms for the budget traveler. We boast the comfiest mattresses in town and we provide the beds fully made up for you on your arrival. We have spacious common areas with lounges and widescreen TVs, Netflix as well as a large clean kitchen and dining room to cook and enjoy your meals.

Our friendly staff is looking forward to helping you enjoy your stay with us and in Hobart.

* Located right in the “Centre of the City”
* 50 m from public transport
* Free Wifi
* Two spacious lounge areas
* Pool table, board games, book exchange
* TV & Netflix
* Fully equipped kitchen & dining area
* Multiple shared bathrooms (separate female/male), recently renovated
* Linen provided, beds made up on arrival
* Towel hire, $2 each, free towels for private room bookings (on request)
* Lockers in room for each guest (own padlock required)
* Laundry facilities (extra charge)
* Luggage storage (free for up to 48h after check-out)
* Free city street parking overnight
* Multi-storey secure car park next door (extra charge)
* Late night entrance
* 24 h on-site security manager, CCTV

* We currently do offer discounted rates for a minimum stay of 4 weeks, just ask our reception for more information.

Group Bookings: Any bookings for five or more guests traveling together is considered as a group booking. Please contact us directly by phone or email prior to the booking (otherwise your booking may not be accepted). A security deposit of $100 per person is mandatory.

Check-In: At your check-in you will be asked to provide the credit card of the booking/a credit card in the guests' name and government issued photo identification (e.g. passport, drivers’ license). Check-in is available after 1:00 PM. Reception closes at 2:30 PM. If you require a late check-in after 2:30 PM please call 24 hours before your arrival. Check-ins must be before 11:59 PM and payment in full will be required prior to arriving. A $40 late call-out fee applies after 12 AM.

Security Deposit: It is at our discretion to ask for a key/room deposit on check-in.

Minimum Age: Please note the guests' minimum age for staying at our Backpackers is 18 years.

The hostel does not have a car park. However, there is a secure car park located 100 m from the property (fees apply). Parking on the street is free overnight.

Please provide your contact number while you made a booking, we reserve to cancel your booking without any notification and refund for any bookings without a valid contact number. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.8

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 6.2

  • Atmosphere 5.6

  • Cleanliness 5.8

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2022
    Great old building great location
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    16 Apr 2022
    The staff sitting at the reception during the day could maybe learn to smile a little but the rest is all good.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Jun 2022
    Wish the shower had hot water
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3


    20 May 2022
    In the middle of the city! and the price cannot be cheaper than this. Hard to complain with this price. The recept is open only between 9 am and 4 pm. check out 10 am. If you don't book in advance, you cannot check-in. The kitchen is warm and clean but dated. However, I am happy with the price! Bathrooms are renovated, so clean and the water was hot! With this price, I am happy. FYI no life. You might need to carry your heavy luggage bags up to level 3
    Australia, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 6.0


    19 Jun 2022
    Very much a leave your bags and get some (limited) rest sort of place. Felt like a party hostel over the Mofo period meaning heaps of people in the corridors coming in at all hours of the night. Basic AF but all you need, especially when there is so much to do right outside the hostel.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    16 Mar 2022
    Although the double room I stayed in was clean, it was scruffy with no carpet/rug, just badly scratched bare boards + a small coffee table and flimsy metal locker for clothing. The window curtains were too smal, with large gaps either side when drawn. During a ten-night stay there no change of sheets. No heating in room or corridors. Single, unshaded ceiling bulb for lighting. Front-desk and main entrance closed from 2.30pm every day with entrance/exit via door at the end of side alley.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    23 Apr 2022
    Unfriendly atmosphere created my the excessive rule and penalty signs scattered across the accommodation. Only stayed at this place as an option of last resort.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    19 Mar 2022
    Great location let down by everything else. We had to always enter a back street as the main entrance is shut most hours. Our room had 2 comfortable beds with an smelly cabinet and no easily accessible plug sockets. The bathrooms were gross with dirty floors, dirty showers and blocked sinks. The atmosphere in the hostel was frosty. There was a lounge and kitchen/dining area, but no one seemed to use it to socialise. Will be returning and would recommend anyone thinking of staying to reconsider
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    24 Mar 2022
    Booked a queen room. When I arrived I got told there were no more queen rooms so got given a double room. The rooms are cheaper and smaller and I did not get a refund on the difference in price.Also I caught covid at the hostel.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    06 Aug 2022
    Not the best hostel…..
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi