Launceston’s city-centre Backpacker Hub offers backpacker-style accommodation in Tasmania’s northern city. It is an amalgamation of the popular Tamar, Andy’s and Metro Backpackers.Accommodation includes comfortable dormitory beds as well as private single and double rooms. There is a large shared kitchen, low-cost internet, free on-street parking and a cosy lounge area with television. Also onsite is a gelato bar, licensed retro bar, restaurant and travel information. Backpacker Hub is close to the Launceston Transit Centre. A free pick-up service from Launceston Airport is available. The heritage-listed building is located on the North Esk River, within a short walk of the city centre and Aurora Stadium, Tasmania’s Australian Football League football ground. Enjoy live music at the pubs and bars throughout the city and take a tour of the Boags Centre for Beer Lovers. Visit the Inveresk Cultural Centre, peaceful City Park or head down to Old Launceston Seaport for a coffee in one of the trendy cafes. Plan a day trip to the Tamar Valley cool-climate wineries or relax on the grass at Cataract Gorge. Here you can ride the world’s longest single span chairlift over the picturesque gorge and walk the surrounding ...read more
I rented a female dorm room in mid September this year while I was visiting my grandparents, and was pleasantly surprised with this humble backpackers and bar.
I paid $25 which came with linen, which I thought was reasonable, and although there were musicians playing downstairs on the friday night, it finished up at a reasonable hour and the bar staff allowed me to have free entry to the gig happening downstairs as well as cheap drink prices, which was awesome!
Hope to visit Launceston again in the future, and I will have no hesitation with staying at the hub again!
This place seems to be going through a lot of changes at the moment but it's a great little place. It needs a bit of work, but the core elements were there - value for money, great staff, lots of entertainment.
It's also a great place for those people looking for gay-friendly entertainment or accommodation in Launceston, as there's not much around.
The hub is not only for accommodation but also doubles as a bar/night spot, restaraunt and ice-cream gelato bar.
The place, especially the area where it substitutes as a restaraunt, is old. It has a lot of charm, and the locals are very friendly (especially the red head behind the bar) they welcome you and attend to your need. It's just a shame the venue is so run down and needs an update to bring it into the 21st century!