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Best Hobart accommodation and hotels to book for 2020

Compare prices, get the latest deals and see our top picks for Hobart accommodation that any Tasmania-bound traveller can enjoy.

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Home to the island state's largest population and airport, this city on the southern tip of Tasmania is often the start or the end of a Tassie adventure and offers a huge range of accommodation catering to any budget and traveller type.

Backpackers can find dorm rooms of any size, families can choose from a seemingly endless supply of holiday home options and luxury travellers can have their pick of the litter when it comes to boutique stays.

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Where are the best places to stay in Hobart?

Best cheap accommodation Hobart

Cheap places to stay are available in Hobart, but you may need to give up some perks if you're looking to save money, like the distance from the city centre or private rooms with ensuites.

If you prefer not to give up creature comforts, you'll likely have more luck finding cheap accommodation in the city if you travel outside of peak summer months since there is more demand from tourists and prices tend to increase during the peak period.

We compared prices to reviews to find some of the best-value accommodation in Hobart. You can expect to pay about $25 to $30 a night for a dorm bed in a backpackers, while basic hotel rooms cost about $125-$175.

Our top picks for cheap Hobart hotels: Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse, Waterfront Lodge Motel and The Nook Backpackers.

Best Hobart waterfront accommodation

Cradled between Mount Wellington and the widening shores of the River Derwent before it flows out to sea, most of Hobart CBD's attractions are along the waterfront, so it's an ideal place to stay. From these well-reviewed and well-located hotels, you'll have easy access to the Salamanca Market and be close to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery along with other CBD attractions.

Do keep in mind that Hobart's waterfront hotels usually come at a slightly higher price than properties a few streets back, but the views over the water from your room each morning and evening may very well be worth the extra cost.

Our top picks for Hobart waterfront hotels: Somerset on the Pier, Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart and Salamanca Wharf Hotel.

Best accommodation at Battery Point, Hobart

Next to Salamanca Market, the colourful, inner-city suburb of Battery Point in Hobart offers a host of small accommodation homes, some tucked inside buildings dating back 100 years or more. The area offers more of a neighbourhood setting than the CBD, but it is still within walking distance of most of Hobart's attractions.

Our top picks for Battery Point hotels: Grande Vue Private Hotel, Grand Old Duke and Portsea Place.

Best boutique accommodation in Hobart

Home to 3 of the top 10 boutique accommodations in the country, as rated by TripAdvisor users, Hobart has no shortage of funky, chic, cosy and unique accommodation options for those looking for something other than a standard hotel.

Our top picks for boutique accommodation in Hobart: Hadley's Orient Hotel, MACq 01 Hotel and Henry Jones Art Hotel

Map of Hobart hotels and accommodations

Alternate Hobart accommodation options

If you're looking for a home away from home, or a place with a bit more of a local flair to it, both Airbnb and Stayz operate in Hobart.

Tasmania's a road tripper's dream, and if you're tacking on a stay in the city to a journey by campervan, there are still options for you to park your motorhome near the city. The closest option would be Discovery Parks Hobart, about a 10km drive into the city.

Frequently asked questions about Hobart accommodation

Where should I stay in Hobart?

  • CBD: Easy access to Hobart's restaurants and attractions, and where most of the city's larger hotels are located.
  • Battery Point: Quieter neighbourhood full of colourful, historic buildings, sitting just south of the Salamanca Market and within walking distance to the city centre.
  • Sandy Bay: Waterside suburb that's close to the University of Tasmania and Cascade Brewery, but slightly outside of walking distance to the CBD.

How much is accommodation in Hobart?

As mentioned above, if you're looking for somewhere cheap to stay in Hobart, expect to pay $25-$30 for a bed in a shared hostel room and $125-$175 for a basic hotel room.

More upscale rooms at central hotels often go for $250-$300 per night, while luxury and boutique properties can start at $350 or more.

Expect prices to be higher during peak, summer months and over long weekends. You'll likely find the best deals by travelling to Hobart during the winter months. It will be colder, but you'll likely save a lot on your accommodation and enjoy smaller crowds.

Which hotels are near Hobart Airport?

There is no airport right at Hobart International Airport's terminal, but you'll find Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport and Hobart Airport Tourist Park just 1.5km down the road.Image: Mantra Collins Hotel

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