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  • 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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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

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Helpful 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.

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 7.2

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 6.4

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2019
    Perfect backpacker and highly recommended.
    Saudi Arabia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    It was very comfortable. We are very impressed and will recommend this place to my friends. Thank you. it was better than my expectation. Worthy and comfy
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    08 Jun 2019
    Nice place, comfortable rooms, the kitchen shuts earlyish but not problematically so. Doonas more than warm enough even in winter
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    14 Mar 2019
    In the city centre, close to every thing and still calm Bathrooms and kitchen are not too clean Rooms are clean and spacious. A lot of long term asian students live in the hostel
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    31 Mar 2019
    In great central location, within easy walking distance of shops and Salamanca. Room and facilities could have been cleaner. Kitchen needs more utensils and bowls etc.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    03 Aug 2019
    Very unfriendly staff. The also cald us at the next day, and told us that they found a bit blood on the pillow case, which they couldn't remove. We are 100% sure that it weren't from us. So they let us pay 30 dollar only for the pillow case and that in a really rude way.
    Germany, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.3


    21 Jun 2019
    This hostel is a disappointment. This hostel is dimly lit, dirty, and dingy. The kitchen is poorly stocked — why are there no bowls, and why are the hand towels so disgusting... The ladies bathroom was disgusting, the floor and showers covered in hair. The facilities are overall unkempt and I will not be recommending this hostel to anyone wishing to visit Hobart. Do better. For the price I paid, there needs to be serious improvement. Provide free breakfast for christ’s sake. Please renovate.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    15 Jun 2019
    Comfortable but not properly cleaned bed frames, lots of long stay visitors, who are lovely.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    01 Aug 2019
    It is well located and affordable. It is not worth to rent a private room, visitors are restricted by a rule that was not clear at the moment of the booking and before I paid. Also short office hours. Very bad election in my case, I do not recomend it.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 2.0


    30 Apr 2019
    No heater in room Staff not friendly No elevator Takes long time for hot water to come out Not recommended
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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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