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.
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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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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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Pickled Frog has been a haven for Hobart travellers since colonial times.

Painted in unmissable Kermit green, our hostel is a landmark on Liverpool Street.

We’ve been voted Hobart’s number one backpacker’s hostel three years running. You don’t get better than that.

We know what backpackers want.
We have the hottest showers and the coldest beers.
Our rooms are the cleanest and our free internet is super-fast.

We know you’ll want to meet new people, make new friends and feel right at home by our open fire.

We have all the shared space you need to curl up in an armchair and upload your selfies in peace or join the happy crowd at the bar and find a partner to play pool.

Our rooms are comfy, our beds are soft and our staff won’t rest until you do.

We’ll be your party house or your place of refuge.

Kick back and relax or rev up for a big night out – The Pickled Frog is your home in Hobart.

From wine, beer and food festivals to hot-ticket arts and music events, Hobart hosts a lot of parties.

The Pickled Frog is a stone’s throw from the best pubs and grub. Our super friendly staff know all the happening spots in town.

If you’re keen to go rugged and explore the great Tassie wilderness, we know what to see and how to get there.

We’ll organise your day trips, plan your hiking routes and help you get around as cheaply as possible.

Or you can climb aboard The Frog bus and we’ll show you plenty of our incredible sights (including some which are off the beaten path) for free. That’s right – for free.

We’re the only backpackers’ hostel offering day-trippers free hiking tours of stunning Mt Field National Park and Mt Amos in the Freycinet National Park.

See the world’s tallest flowering trees or maybe a platypus.

What about breathtaking waterfalls – we’ll take you to the famous Pelverata or Snug Falls.

Maybe the World Heritage-listed Hartz Mountain is on your list?

Or Cape Huay – part of the ‘three capes’ walking track.

We regularly do them all, so take your pick.

And when you come back to town worn out from breathing the world’s cleanest air, we’ll give you free parking, cheap beers during Happy Hour and great company.

Nothing’s too much trouble at The Pickled Frog.

“Amazing, amazing, amazing! One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. I met a ton of other backpackers and the staff was just amazing. I wish I could’ve stayed longer.”
Jane, female 18-24, USA

“This is by far one of the best hostels based on the vibe alone. The staff are crazy chill, they organize daily trips most of the week which is great for seeing Hobart affordably and to meet people! The front lounge is sick and good for a drink. They even helped me out with some camping equipment. Definitely one of my favourite hostels.”
Kelly, male 18-24, Canada

“My partner and I couldn't have been happier with this hostel. The atmosphere is lovely, the staff make you feel instantly welcome and there's all sorts of groups of people here to meet. The size of the common area is great, there's plenty of space for everyone”
Cat, female 25-30, England

If you’re a guest of The Pickled Frog, you’re part of our family.
Here’s more of what we have to offer:

*free day trips to Mt Wellington, MONA and Cascade Brewery
*free day tour adventures
*free super-fast wifi
*24-hour hot showers
*great coffee
*cheap world-class craft beers and ciders
*games room, flat screen TV’s and reading lounges
*free movies
*pool tables, pinball machines and games consoles
*live music and comedy nights
*big bright beautiful kitchen and all the cooking gear you’ll need
*loads of washing machines with fast cycles
*free luggage room and locker hire
*free bedlinen and cosy warm blankets

The Pickled Frog
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    Reasons not to go to the Pickled Frog: you hate free outings, incredible people that make you feel at home instantly, chill hangout environment, and close proximity to everything important (i.e. late night pizza, post office, sushi, etc.). I loved my stay here immensely. The only thing better than this hostel is Tasmania itself.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2019
    I had a great time at The Pickled Frog! They have absolutely amazing staff on hand and on top of that they also offer free sightseeing tours. I couldn’t help myself but ride along. They have free on sight parking so I was able to leave my car there whilst I explored Hobart which was a game changer for me as a couple other hostels in the area don’t offer that... 100% would stay again! I had a ripper of a time
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Oct 2019
    Great little Hostel in Hobart City! The atmosphere is super cozy and chilled. They offer free tours and shuttle buses to Hobart’s must sees and surroundings all over the week. Definitely recommend this place to explore Hobart for a few days, as you’ll see a lot even without a car :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Oct 2019
    Honestly, One of the best hostel I have ever stayed in my 6 years of travel. The free van tours are such a cool way to meet people in the hostel and see Hobart. The bar downstairs is a great balance of cheap beer and good company. The staff were lovely, inviting, and had heaps of good community sense about them.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2019
    Such a lovely hostel! Great vibe, amazing staff and comfy beds. We had a great time here and loved the staff recommendation to go to the twilight market on the Friday night. Highly recommend
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Oct 2019
    The Pickled Frog is an all around good Hostel. It is pretty chill and quiet matching Hobart as a whole. The showers are amazing and everything is pretty clean. Just the male toilet downstairs is always a bit smelly (even outside its door) and the sink in the upstairs bathroom is leaking so there is usually a puddle on the floor. The common areas are furnished beautifully and the fireplaces make it really cozy. The free tours are an amazing perk! I would surely stay again if I return to Hobart
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Sep 2019
    Lovely reception staff, who were very helpful with recommendations. We rented a car but it was nice to have the option of the free trips, we went on the one up mt Wellington which although we didnt get all the way up to the top due to snow was great. The kitchen had plenty of utensils and there was always space to cook. My friend also enjoyed the book swap.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Sep 2019
    It was a pretty standard hostel. Everything is super clean, especially the bathroom. Would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Sep 2019
    We stayed in a private room, the bedsheets had some stains and were old and funky smelling. There were also renovations going on across the hallway so there was a strong smell of paint. The location is fantastic, very close to the CBD and about a 15 min walk from the wharf. They also provide great free tours and buses, which is good if you don’t have a car because it is expensive/ difficult to travel outside of Hobart.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.9


    20 Sep 2019
    Very dirty
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii