Accomodation In and Around Hobart

 

Finding hotels, or accommodation in general, can be challenging in a new city, so I always look for recommendations. I have stayed in every one of these Hobart accommodations and LOVED them, for one reason or another. They range from being accommodation in the Hobart CBD, to self-contained Airbnbs outside of downtown. Some have views, some are just convenient, but all I recommended highly.

There’s the luxurious retreat or the convenient place to lay your ‘hat’ at the end of an exploratory day. Hell, there are one or two places I would want to stay longer – or permanently.

These accommodation options cover everything from luxury to budget.

No, there are no backpackers hostels here but there are some deals. I believe – and have in fact experienced for myself – that you can stay in a comfortable place, that is spacious and may even has a kitchen, without paying an arm and a leg.

How I Chose These Places For You:

The accommodations that made this list had to meet a few requirements:

  • They had to have high recommendations from other travellers, not just ones I loved.
  • They had to be clean and well managed. There’s nothing worse that showing up to a place and being too grossed out to even sit on the bed.
  • They had to either be self-contained, or to provide a kitchen or someway to make a basic meal. If not, they had to be in walking distance of finding a good meal.

Best Accommodation in (and around) Hobart:

Luxury: Shuckers Retreat, Oyster Cove

OK. this one wasn’t cheap, but it is at the top of my ‘amazing stays’ list.

Features:

Architecturally designed, this home is comfortably furnished and has everything you need, including an amazing coffee maker. Every bedroom has picturesque views of the surrounding bushland and water, a built-in or walk-in robe and, most importantly, an incredibly comfortable bed to guarantee a wonderful night’s sleep. It even had a deep soaker bathtub which overlooks the cove views, with no concerns that anyone can ‘peep in’.

If you want to get away and enjoy the amazing serenity of Tasmania, this is THE place to go. While still close enough to Hobart and amenities (20 minutes drive), you can truly relax and take in the beautiful views and peacefulness of Shucker’s Retreat.

It’s modern, it’s comfortable and it’s … well, it’s #1 on my Top 10 Airbnbs in Australia and I’ve stayed at quite a few during my full time travels.

Kingston for groceries (the nearby Ye Old Shoppe at the corner is a bit hit and miss) and then plan on leaving your worries behind when you arrive at Shucker’s Retreat. Watch out for the Potaroos and Wallabies on the way, after you leave the highway. But if you look carefully, you may see the echidna ambling by too.

Soaker tub with views

Location:

30 mins south of Hobart (driving) on the Channel Highway. It is close to Kettering which allows quick access to Bruny Island.
Kingston is nearest for restocking supplies at 20 minutes from Oyster Cove.

Reviews:

Shucker’s Retreat have great reviews on Airbnb. Consistently 5 stars. Click here for more.

Pricing:

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If you need a credit for a first time Airbnb stay, click here.

Luxury: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Hobart City.

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel is convenient, comfortable and central to everything in the Hobart CBD.

While on the higher side, cost wise, the convenience of having a kitchenette and laundry facilities in the apartment more than justified the cost.

We parked our car in the free parking (rare in Hobart!) and exploring downtown Hobart, the marina district, the. Botanic Gardens, the Salamanca and Battery Point areas, all on foot. It was only when we wanted to get out and about did we use the car again.

Features:

The rooms at the Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel are equipped with both a kitchenette and laundry facilities, which is fantastic for longer stays or when trying to keep the budget in check.

As an added bonus, a stunning view of Mount Wellington can be seen from some of the rooms.

Accommodation consists of a unique choice of fully serviced apartments and hotel rooms; the decor is contemporary and rooms immaculately presented.

Apartments are fully self contained offering both laundry and kitchen facilities- perfect for preparing the gourmet produce you will likely collect on your travels through Tasmania!

Their onsite restaurant, Stockmans Restaurant, specialises in farm-fresh local produce and opens for breakfast and dinner daily. The Baaa Bar’s blend of the old and new is the ideal place to sit back and relax with a glass of Tassie wine at the end of a day spent exploring the local vineyards and indulging in our world-famous offerings.

All guests staying at the property can enjoy complimentary parking and use of the onsite gymnasium, guest lounge and business centre.

Reception and room service operate 24/7.

High speed internet access is FREE to all guests and is available in all rooms and most public areas.

Location:

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel is located only a few blocks from the Hobart Marina, with restaurants, shops, and grocery all nearby.  You can walk to the Marina, hit the Salamanca Markets if staying on a Saturday, and enjoy the ambiance of Hobart, without having to go far to get back to your accommodation.

Reviews:

The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel consistently gets great reviews as being centrally located and convenient to everything in the Hobart CBD, and the Salamanca area.

Click here for what people are saying about it on TripAdvisor

Pricing:

Click here for the latest pricing and information.

Photo Credit: Woolstore – Booking.com

Budget:  Travelodge, Hobart City.

The Travelodge in Hobart is exactly as you would expect: straightforward while providing everything you need.  It is a good budget option for the city that’s centrally located and within easy access to public transport, Salamanca, Hobart CBD and the CBD.

Features:

  • 24 hour Reception
  • Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)/Upgraded Paid High Speed Internet (WiFi)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave and mini-fridge in rooms.

Location:

The Travelodge in Hobart is located right in the middle of Hobart, within easy walking distance of Salamanca and the Marina as well as accessible to loads of eateries. 

Reviews:

Click here for what people are saying about it on TripAdvisor.

Pricing:

Click here for the latest pricing and information.

Photo Credit: Travelodge – Booking.com

Budget: Howden Seaside Cottage 

The Howden Seaside Cottage radiates charm and a spirit of whimsy.  The cottage is sneakily roomy.  There is ample space to cook, with everything you need for a comfortable stay provided.

With the doors and windows open, you can hear the gentle lapping of the bay on the shore just across the road.  The almost-constant breeze rustles the needles of the gorgeous pine trees that shelter the cottage and frame a most impressive view of the channel. This place is magical.

A short walk down to the water leads you to the boatshed, where included kayaks await.  It’s an easy paddle around the secluded bay and keep a lookout for dolphins.

Features:

A non-smoking/no pet house, the cottage is super clean and comfortable. There’s a large screen TV, DVD player (some DVDs), stereo and beautiful furnishings to make your Tassie adventure relaxing, comfy, amazing and fun. 

The kitchen is fully equipped, well stocked and has amazing views. A selection of teas and coffee will be there for you along with coffee making facilities. You can use the Nutri-bullet and Breville juicer.

The bathroom is beautiful and has a big walk in tiled (amazing!) shower. Good quality linen and towels are provided. The bedroom is lovely with a comfy brand new queen sized bed. Oh, there’s some exercise equipment, too. The view from the couch and easy chair are so good that you may not want to get up! 

There’s also a little private courtyard at the back of the cottage to enjoy, or hang out on the front verandah and enjoy the views.

Location:

Howden Seaside Cottage is located south of Hobart, and just off of the Channel Highway in an inlet tucked away from traffic. It is on a dirt road (which is drivable for all car types) but that only means less traffic!

The Howden Seaside Cottage is located 20 minutes south of Hobart, 20 minutes to the Bruny Island Ferry and 10 minutes to all services.

Reviews:

Howden Seaside Cottage have some reviews on Airbnb. People don’t want to leave! Consistently 5 stars. Click here for more.

Pricing:

For the latest pricing and information, click here.

If you need a credit for a first time Airbnb stay, click here.

The boat shed at the Howden Seaside Cottage. Photo Credit: Diane Brokenshire

Budget: Wedge Bay Retreat – White Beach

(10km from Port Arthur)

White Beach Beach House
White Beach Beach House

This is the quintessential beach house. 

Wedge Bay Retreat is secluded, quiet and has amazing views of the water. I could have stayed for a very long time, reading, writing, dreaming… it’s an amazing spot with everything you need for a relaxing beach getaway. Even fast internet.

Wedge Bay Retreat is secluded, quiet and has amazing views of the water. I could have stayed for a very long time, reading, writing, dreaming… it’s an amazing spot with everything you need for a relaxing beach getaway. Even fast internet.

Despite wet dreary weather, Wedge Bay was positively memorable.  It’s a place I will be thinking about for a very long time.

Features:

A very relaxing home filled with light from its large windows in every room. Perfect for families, couples and friends. 

The kitchen is well-set up to enable guests to cook up a storm. You can cook everything and anything with the equipment provided. There are even recipe books to assist with inspiration. Tasmania has such good fresh produce, it is a pity not to take advantage. 

There are two supermarkets in Nubeena (3kms) and Premaydena (10kms) has a general store that sells local produce, and many other things as well. 

There is a farm gate vegetable stall on White Beach Road that sells local and other produce. Lucky Ducks cafe also sells seasonal fruit and vegies, as well as serving up food made from local produce. 

Local markets occur regularly – the calendar in the house lists some. And of course, Salamanca Saturday market in Hobart is only 1.5 hours away.

There are lots of books, a TV and DVD/CD player, and movies. 

The shower is walk-in, and gorgeous fresh towels and cotton bed linen is provided. 

If it gets cold, light the fire, but it can get very warm quite quickly. 

The house is easy to access and parking – for 3 or 4 cars – is off-street. 

Only a road separates you from the beach, so enjoy its pristine waters. A nearby jetty suits those who wish to throw in a fishing rod.

They supply beach towels.

Location:

If you are heading to the east side of Hobart to check out Port Arthur, Eaglehawk Neck or even a hike at Cape Raoul (check out my Instagram for a gorgeous some beautiful photos of the area), this is the perfect place to base yourself. Or, if you want a getaway to enjoy the joys of Tasmania, this is the perfect spot.

White Beach is located 1.5 hours from Hobart, 30 minutes from Eaglehawk Neck and 20 minutes from Port Arthur.

Reviews:

Consistently earning 5 star reviews. Click here to read what people are saying about Wedge Bay Retreat.

Pricing:

Click here for pricing and availability on Airbnb.

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White Beach, Tasmania

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