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The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel

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Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (7 King Single beds Female) | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel

The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel

2.0 star property
City-center hostel within easy reach of Salamanca Market
6.6 out of 10 Good
6.6/10 Good

228 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Child-friendly activities
The price is $54
Price available on 6/11/2023
138 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Arcade/game room
  • Lobby fireplace
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Hobart Central Business District
  • Salamanca Market - 9 min walk
  • Salamanca Place - 10 min walk
  • Wrest Point Casino - 5 min drive
  • Mt. Wellington - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Hobart International Airport (HBA) - 15 min drive
  • Tasmanian Transport Museum Station - 14 min drive
  • Boyer Station - 30 min drive


  • Crowne Plaza Club Lounge - 2 min walk
  • Yellow Bernard - 1 min walk
  • Liv-eat Catering - 3 min walk
  • Mr Burger - 3 min walk
  • Core Restaurant and Bar - 3 min walk

About this property

The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel

The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel puts you 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Salamanca Market and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Salamanca Place. The location and local sightseeing get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 100 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 2:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • All guests, including children, are required to present a valid government-issued ID card at check-in.
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

What to do

  • Pool table


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Weekly housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cash deposit: AUD 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between midnight and 9:30 AM can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 40
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Backpackers Imperial Hotel Hostel Hobart
Backpackers Imperial Hobart
Backpackers Imperial
The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel Hobart

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel?
As of Jun 10, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel on Jun 11, 2023 start from $54, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel?
You can check in from 1 PM - 2:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Wrest Point Casino (5-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel and nearby?
The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel has an arcade.
What's the area around The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel like?
The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel is in Hobart Central Business District, a short 4-minute walk from Franklin Square and 5 minutes' walk from Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The local area is considered walkable as well as being good for sightseeing.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Its was ok, arrived early and waited till 1pm check in to access my room, at 2:30 ish the cleaner knocks I assume clean my room ( asked if i was checkin out) as bins full and bed un maid.
grant, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A very pleasant no frills accomodation option in a great location.
Aine de, 2-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

Imperial is in a great location right in centre of Hobart. Easy walk to constitution dock. I would stay again
Dianne, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

This stay was my third. Considering the tariff the place is excellent value for a downtown Hobart location. The wotif prepay made the check in process seamless. A phone call to check on a potential booking problem (my fault) was handled with promptly.
Peter, 4-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Room 108, brightest light from the carpark next door shining through all night. Two curtains would be helpful as opposed to one that doesn't quite cover the window. Room was still being cleaned when we arrived, was hoping to drop our luggage off and start exploring but had to wait. Reception hours are a bit strange, closes at 2:30pm, generally people check-in after 2pm so we felt that was a bit odd. Late check-in has to be organised 24hrs prior to arrival. Even though it's on the less expensive side, I still don't feel like you get what you pay for. I've seen better facilities at camping grounds. Next time we'll know better :)
Benjamin, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Firstly, the room is absolutely disgusting. There are still previous guests’ hair on the sheet and significant amount of spit on the ground. Secondly, the reception is extremely lazy. Guests should go across a long, dark and narrow corridor to get outside the hotel after 5 p.m. Thirdly, most of the residents here are not “backpackers”. They are probably homeless junkies who made poisonous loud noises during midnight. Finally, the shared bathroom are also sickly disgusting. Drunken people are vomiting in the sink and toilet, no hotel staff are going to clean it. DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL!!!
Ziyi, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

The hostel is in great location but it is not clean, the showers were never cleaned and very little hot water.there is no lift wven thought there are 3 levels, check in time is only between 1-2.30 PM.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cassandra, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Private twin room shared bathroom. Room was larger than expected and clean. No screen on window though, was warm so had to have open. Reception only open for an hour which was inconvenient. Bring a towel.
1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review