Hobart Central YHA

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  • Getting here by bus

    100 metres to local Metro bus service routes from the hostel.

    Tasmania's Own Redline Coaches and TassieLink operate services daily into and out of Hobart.

    Nearest airport

    18km to Hobart airport. Shuttle service departs airport 10-15 minutes after each domestic arrival. Drop-off at YHA Hobart Montgomery's hostel on request.


    YHA Hobart Montgomery's hostel reception hours are subject to seasonal variation.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
    • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
    • Museum of Old and New Art
    • Theatre Royal
    • Anglesea Barracks 
    • Parliament House
    • Mount Wellington
    • Penitentiary Chapel

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Zoodoo Wildlife Park
    • Cape Bruny Lighthouse
    • Queens Domain
    • Tasmanian Transport Museum
    • Risdon Cove
    • Franklin Square
    • Hobart Aquatic Centre
    • Hobart Rivulet
    • Hobart Zoo
    • Iron Pot
    • Royal Hobart Showground 
    • Constitution Dock
    • Salamanca Markets
    • Battery Point
    • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
    • Bruny Island
    • Cascade Brewery

    Find us...

    Address: 9 Argyle Street
    Hobart , TAS 7000
    Email: hobartcentral@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+613) 6231 2660
    Hostel Manager: Nadia Fadel
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Hobart Central YHA

    NOW AVAILABLE - WE SELL TICKETS TO THE AMAZING MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). Check out our very special two night accommodation and MONA ticket deal here

    Hobart Central YHA is the most centrally located backpacker accommodation in Hobart, only one block from the city's waterfront.

    The hostel is an easy walk to the MONA museum ferry at Constitution Dock and less than 10 minutes to Salamanca Place, where popular street markets are held every weekend.

    Hobart Central YHA has clean and comfortable private and shared rooms, a social/lounge room with TV, communal cooking facilities and fabulous, friendly staff ready to help you with loads of local tips and tour bookings.

    MONA Hobart is an absolute must see when visiting Tasmania.  This Museum of Old and New Art is like nothing else in the world.  Be sure to save a full day for the MONA experience.  There are also loads of great bar and dining opportunities, whiskey distilleries, local markets, nearby bushwalks, scenic Botanic Gardens and the beautiful Derwent River.

    Hobart is the ideal base to explore some of  Tasmania's incredible natural wonders. Check out out tours page for loads of great offers or come and see us for expert local advice and the best way to see our beautiful island.





    • Sleeps 112 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Bar
    • Disabled Access
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Reading room
    • Television
    • Tour Desk


    • Beach
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • City
    • Cycling
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Mountain Biking
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
    • Tennis


    88% customer rating, based on 1946 Reviews
    • All staff.. They were amazing and super friendly. I really appreciated it.
      Ana D September 2017
    • Love it, really handy to buses, train & l felt safe walking around the city
      Eileen R September 2017
    • I enjoyed my stay and the hostel close to everything. The staff were very helpful whenever I needed to ask any questions.
      Carolyn V July 2017
    • A nice hostel with friendly staff.
      Jan J July 2017
    • Great location, right near the waterfront - easy to get the ferry to MONA - don't miss!
      Silke K July 2017
    • Clean place staff are super super kind and help a lot
      Su N September 2017
    • This hostel was great. Close to everything in Hobart for the dark mofo festival. Great service and hospitality. Staff were so friendly and just genuine people. Would stay again.
      Jordan H June 2017
    • Excellent facility, individual bathrooms , plenty of hot water, very clean and well maintained.
      sarah l June 2017
    • The location was perfect and very close to the main attraction and Salamanca Market
      Merivale C June 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 9 Argyle Street
    Hobart , TAS 7000
    Email: hobartcentral@yha.com.au
    Phone: (+613) 6231 2660
    Hostel Manager: Nadia Fadel
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8:00am to 10:00pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 1:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.

    Things to do in Hobart

    This Hobart backpacker accommodation is in prime position to take advantage of everything Hobart has to offer! Attached to Hobart Central YHA is the pub Tom McHugos - stop by for delicious, value-for-money meals. The bars and restaurants at Salamanca Place are filled with locals and backpackers alike, especially in summer.

    It's a beautiful walk from the hostel along the foreshore to Constitution Dock, Salamanca Markets and the historic homes of Battery Point. If you're interested in art, both the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Salamanca Arts Centre are a short walk from the hostel and the Museum of Old and New Art - also known as MONA - is just a ferry ride away. 

    Hobart is the ideal base to explore some of Tasmania's natural wonders. Drive to the top of Mount Wellington or hike to one of the lookout points for 360 degree panoramic views of Hobart, be swept away by the beauty of Maria Island National Park, walk among the tree tops on the Tahune Forest Air Walk or visit the Southwest National Park - the largest national park in Tasmania for rugged coastal views and an abundance or native wildlife.

    Our friendly reception staff can help you organise one day and multi-day tours. Whether you want to visit Port Arthur, Bruny Island, kayak around Hobart or explore the rest of this amazing state,we can help you plan your ultimate Tasmanian holiday. 


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    FREE things to do in Hobart

    1. Check out Hobart's very own Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). It's unusual, avant garde, and absolutely free!
    2. Head out to the Waterworks Reserve for some prime bird watching. Just 4km from the city, this reserve is a haven of rosellas, cockatoos and many other tassie birds. Be sure to bring binoculars.
    3. Pedal between Hobart’s cultural hot-spots on a free bicycle: ArtBikes are available for pick-up from Arts Tasmania and the Tasmania Museum & Art Gallery – all you need is ID and a desire for active art appreciation.
    4. Walk on Mt Wellington, the spectacular views from the 1,270m peak offer amazing views that you shouldn't miss!
    5. Every Saturday from 8am, head to the Salamanca Market in Salamanca Place. The trading hub offers artworks, organic food, and beautiful colonial buildings.
    6. Walk around Battery Point to see fishermen’s cottages, old alehouses and graceful mansions, built in the 19th century. From here, nip to nearby Anglesea Barracks, the oldest military buildings still in use in Australia: the free museum opens 9am-1pm Tues and Thurs; free tours run 11am Tues.