Hobart Central YHA

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Things to do in Hobart Central YHA

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. 

At the hostel

Platypus Walk n Talk

Keen as to spot some Australian wildlife? Then join us for Platypus Walk n Talk. We'll walk to the rivulet and look for these queer looking mammals. We depart rain, hail or shine - just sign up at reception! 

Monday night


Relax and kick back with our free movie night! Snacks are highly encouraged. 

8:00 pm Tuesdays
Lounge Room - First Floor

Chicken parmy party + bevs

We're heading to the Telegraph Hotel for $6 chicken parmas and cheap beers - come join us! 


Free Pancake Breakfast

Pancakes! As many as you can eat! For free! 

9:00 am Fridays

Tours & activities related to this hostel

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Ultimate 8 day Tasmania Tour

Take the ultimate 8 day adventure around Tasmania. This trip does a full loop of the state and shows you all the major highlights and attractions.
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Super 7 Day Tasmania Tour

Enjoy 7 days of mountains, waterfalls, lakes, wildlife and stunning scenery on this action packed loop of Tassie
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Explorer 6 Day Tasmania Tour

Looking for a Tasmania tour? This 6-day eco-certified tour takes you to the see the best of this amazing island. Lace up your hiking boots and don't forget your camera!
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Famous 5 Day Tasmania Tour

This is the original Tasmanian backpacker tour and the perfect way to see the best of the island state over 5 fun-filled days.
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Mega 4 Day Tasmania Tour

Explore the east coast of Tasmania from Freycinet National Park down to Bruny Island on this fantastic 4 day tour.
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Bruny Island 1 Day Tour

Explore the natural beauty of Bruny Island of world class beaches, national parks, rugged coastline and an aray of native wildlife matched with the finest local produce from the land and ocean!

FREE things to do in Hobart

  1. Check out Hobart's very own Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 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. Walk on Mt Wellington, the spectacular views from the 1,270m peak offer amazing views that you shouldn't miss!
  4. Every Saturday from 8am, head to the Salamanca Market in Salamanca Place. The trading hub offers artworks, organic food, and beautiful colonial buildings.
  5. 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.

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