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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

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The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel

2.0 star property
Hobart hostel by sea

6.6/10 Good

224 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Child-friendly activities
138 Collins Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000

Guests rated this location 8.4/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Arcade/games room
  • ATM/banking services
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Multilingual staff
  • Reception fireplace
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
  • Weekly housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Hobart Central Business District
  • Salamanca Market - 1 min drive
  • Salamanca Place - 2 min drive

Getting around

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

When visiting Hobart, The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel is a great choice to consider. The location and sightseeing get good marks from fellow travellers.



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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 100 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 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) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Pool table


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


  • Arcade/games room
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

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 sanitiser.

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


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

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 sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Backpackers Imperial Hotel - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site 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 on-site 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

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

4/10 Fair

Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Basic but clean, good location. I enjoyed my stay here. Only complaint was that none of the emails I sent were responded to.
Laura, 23-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Arrived 5:30pm (late) and went to room and it was not cleaned. Gave us another room and then same thing, still required cleaning. We’re told it may be 30 minute wait to get room cleaned but we had seen enough by this time and left. I would have to say it’s the worst hostel I have seen unfortunately. I have stayed in over 50 hostels in my life. It was so dark throughout the corridors which gave it a creepy feel. A refund would have been appreciated. Long story short , I don’t recommend this hostel if your looking for a bit of life
Andrew, 1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
Mardi, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Below average. Sharing a smelly, dirty room with two long-term staying students. Bathroom similarly un-cleaned. Bed was comfy though
Gavin, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Hostel was dirty. Showers were always cold apart from the very last day when I finally got a slightly warm one. Only saw 1 person in the common room and he was on a phone call to his drug dealer the whole time, talking about how the police confiscated his last stash that the person on the other end had sold him. Private room was average but not overly clean. The rest of the facilities are/were poorly kept. Staff weren't overly friendly. One guy seemed disinterested in his job and another guy said he'd leave bag check unlocked after office hours so I could come back for my bag before my flight left, but then he locked it anyway and lied, claiming a guest had locked it (yet there was the same amount of bags in there as when I left my bag).
Bryce, 3-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

One of the worst Ive ever stayed. Check in closed at 4.30pm, after that you enter via a night door which is located down a dark, dingy alley and used as the outdoor area full of smokers. I arranged a late check in before booking, the staff answering after hours seem really inconvenienced, and not engaging at all. They take your credit card details, hand you a key and you have to ask about the location of your room and check out times. I was embarrassed for Australia if this is what our international guests would get greeted on their travels to this beautiful city. The single private room had holes in the floor, which was made of chipwood, the bedding was old, it generally felt unsafe and I locked my bags. I wasnt given a towel as I arrived 'after hours' at 7.30pm, even though one should be included with the room. Everytime someone came or went from the night door (4.30pm onward) the noise of the door banging and voices, footsteps could be heard (keeping in mind they walk past all the private rooms who are paying higher rates). The hostel had zero atmosphere, common areas empty aside from a blaring TV. Probably because the rules and threats of $ fines for any fun (drinks, food, noise). It felt so scabby most wouldnt run the risk of breaking any rules. I was worried they'd steal my ccard details. The location is not amazing either, most local restaurants tailor to the CBD and were closed at 7.30pm.The only good thing was no bed bugs, but honestly that was a surprise.
Belinda, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review