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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
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 8.00 PM. If you require a late check-in after 8:00 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.3

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 7.2

  • Atmosphere 5.9

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2019
    Stayed in a private room and it was very clean, quiet, and comfortable
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Dec 2019
    Clean and quiet backpackers in a great location
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    01 Jan 2020
    Great location, easy to navigate around Hobart.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    28 Dec 2019
    The hostel was basic and clean. There was some kind of confusion about who was supposed to be in what bed in our room, which really ruined our experience. One staff member had checked someone in the wrong room, and it got very messy from there. We constantly had different staff members coming to the room to check who was in what bed (even at midnight), and we had to keep explaining to them what had happened. Would definitely opt to stay somewhere else next time.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    09 Jan 2020
    Weird atmosphere. So many rules and prohibitions. Felt treated like a child. You're not allowed to use kitchen after 9:30pm. Showers and beds were okay though.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    31 Dec 2019
    The Beds were extremely comfortable and the linen was really nice and soft. The hostel had a really weird vibe to it. We were there on New Years Eve and it was dead. The hostel also has a lot of rules and asked for additional payment for a lot of extra amenities. The bathrooms were large but not extremely clean. Overall Great beds, weird vibes.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    31 Dec 2019
    Private deluxe room is very basic, a table or a chair would be recommended. Showers are lacking of proper cleaning. Hostel in perfect location, near everything.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    26 Dec 2019
    Location was good and beds were comfy as the reviews state, but this place had little vibe to it. Common areas were big enough but not very welcoming and nobody really talked to each other. Seemed like some folks maybe were living there (vs. traveling). Bathrooms were pretty far from room. Lockers were pretty ineffective as some were broken and the ones that weren’t broken could easily be opened even if a lock were on it and locked (did it to mine accidentally). Did the trick i guess though.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.3


    03 Jan 2020
    Old, uncomfortably and incredibly squeaky bunk beds. Not dirty but not exactly clean.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    01 Jan 2020
    Kitchen bit s*** 1/3 of the hot plates not working Hardly enough plates, mugs, cutlery for a 3 bed flat. Too many passive aggressive notes charging you extra to do anything / make an error - Still seemed to be under renovation The building is a firetrap an accident waiting to happen fire doors jammed open, emergency lighting not working, fire alarm should be checked!!! The only good thing I got clean sheets and mattress was new Won’t plan to stay again will advise friends to avoid !
    New Zealand, Male, 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
  • 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