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
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome 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 and MONA
*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 8.3

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2019
    Best hostel ever!!! Free trips and such a friendly vibe!!!!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2019
    What an incredible place to stay! I wasn’t expecting it to be as amazing as it was! Upon arrival I was greeted by the most friendly staff I have ever encountered. They made me feel very welcome from the minute I walked in the door. The hostel itself has a great atmosphere and I found it really easy to socialise with others because of the great communal spaces. The hostel is clean with a great kitchen and awesome showers. I will definitely stay here again when back in Hobart! Perfect. 10/10
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Mar 2019
    great hostel! it is a real social, lively hub. lots of people return cause they like the vibe so much. despite being a social hostel they make sure that people who want to rest get there sleep after 11pm (nightmanager does a great job at this). i particularily liked the fact that they offer a free trip every tuesday, plus have a shuttle once a week that goes to mount wellington and mona. they also have an own bar, which is great cause it makes it easy to meet fellow travellers and locals :)
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    29 Mar 2019
    Awesome stay at The Pickled Frog. Right from the get go, I was welcomed in and told about all the facilities. Great drinking games if you’re into drinking but if you’re not, there is more than enough space in the lounge area for you to kick up your feet, work on your computer or play a game of pool. Would 100% stay another night here! Conveniently located right downtown and walkable distance to all venues, but if not you can always catch a bus. Hot showers and clean washrooms! Good vibes.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Apr 2019
    I highly recommend this hostel to anyone venturing into Hobart. From friendly and helpful staff to free tours of the surrounding areas, this hostel was pleasant and homey.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    28 Mar 2019
    Overall super nice. The kitchen was a little messy at the end of the day but manageable. The staff were super nice and very helpful. It was quite quiet at night but I was only there during the week so it may be different on the weekend
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    26 Mar 2019
    Liked the communal areas, lots of games and seats. Great staff very down to earth. Fun atmosphere. Not flash or new but comfy. Enjoyed my stay there.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    04 Apr 2019
    Very good atmosphere, people I met were great. Only thing is the WiFi is a little choppy.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    04 Apr 2019
    Location made it walkable to most the popular spots around the city. The 8 bed female dorm I stayed in was fine—a bit dingy, a bit smelly. On the second night it poured buckets outside and we were woken up by a drunk girl screaming in the hallway b/c the roof in her room and in the foyer was dripping water.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    02 Apr 2019
    We stayed 5 nights and had only 3 hours sleep each night. People were loud outside the room, the hallway flooded due to rain one night and people in our room were creepy and so loud early in the morning. The room was cramped and we had nowhere in our room to lock stuff. However the location is great and there are lots of trips run from the hostel to key sights. Kitchen and living spaces are clean & spacious with opportunity to socialise if you wish but we wouldn’t stay again due to lack of sleep
    Wales, Female, 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