Hobart Central YHA

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  • 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. 

     

    At the hostel

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    Get Your Mind Blown at MONA

    Love it or hate it, you'll never forget MONA - Museum of Old and New Art.  Tickets and info available at reception.

    When:
    Daily
    Where:
    Hobart
    Cost:
    $0.00
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    Get your Whisky on

    Experience a whisky and distilled spirits guided tasting at the very cool and cosy Lark Distillery's cellar door.

    When:
    Every day
    Where:
    Hobart Waterfront
    Cost:
    $0.00
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    Hike kunanyi - Mt Wellington

    Take a Metro bus to Fern Tree and hike the Pinnacle track to the summit for INCREDIBLE views.

    When:
    Every day
    Where:
    Hobart
    Cost:
    $0.00
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    Monday Movie Night

    Kick back, get cosy and enjoy a free movie and popcorn in our lounge room every Monday night.

    When:
    Mondays
    Where:
    Lounge Room - First Floor
    Cost:
    $0.00
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    Salamanca Markets

    Explore these famous, bustling markets every Saturday morning - tasting samples are generally FREE!

    When:
    Saturdays
    Where:
    Hobart
    Cost:
    $0.00
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    Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

    Awesome, free and straight across the road - what's not to like!

    When:
    Every day
    Where:
    Hobart
    Cost:
    $0.00

    Tours & activities related to this hostel

    $149
    per person
    Check out Bruny Island Lighthouse built in 1838

    Bruny Island 1 Day Tour

    TAS
    Discover what makes Bruny Island great on this sightseeing, gourmet food and lighthouse tour! Spot white wallabies, taste fresh local produce & admire wild ocean vistas!
    $795
    per person
    Get introduced to the locals

    Explorer 6 Day Tasmania Tour

    TAS
    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!
    $675
    per person
    Enjoy quality time exploring the Bay of Fires

    Famous 5 Day Tasmania Tour

    TAS
    This is the original Tasmanian backpacker tour and the perfect way to see the best of the island state over 5 fun-filled days.
    $275
    per person
    2 Day Port Arthur and Hobart Big Ticket Tour - Mt Wellington

    Hobart and Port Arthur Highlights

    TAS
    Base yourself at Hobart YHA with 3 nights in multishare accommodation while you spend 2 days exploring the best of Hobart and the Port Arthur Historic Site.
    $270
    per person
    Get the postcard perfect photo from Wineglass Bay lookout

    Hobart and Wineglass Bay

    TAS
    See the best of Hobart and explore the wonders of Wineglass Bay over two days. Enjoy breathtaking Tasmanian scenery, magical national parks, highlights of Hobart and encounter unique wildlife.
    $85
    per person
    Mt Wellington

    Hobart Highlights 1 Day Tour

    TAS
    This fantastic tour showcases the most important sights in the Hobart area in one fun day! Mt Wellington and the famous Tassie Devils at Bonorong Wildlife Park.
    $405
    per person
    3 Day Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay and Hobart Big Ticket Tour - Wineglass Bay

    Hobart, Port Arthur and Wineglass Bay

    TAS
    Short on time? Base yourself at Hobart YHA and spend 3 days on the best day trips from Hobart: Port Arthur, Wineglass Bay, Mount Wellington and Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
    $95
    per person
    Board the ferry that will take you to MONA

    MONA and Mt Wellington Day Tour

    TAS
    On this day tour you will experience two of Hobart's best attractions: MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, and Mt Wellington, the magnificent backdrop to the city.
    $110
    per person
    See wildlife that is found only in Tasmania!

    Port Arthur and Tassie Devils Day Tour

    TAS
    Discover the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula, learn the history of Tasmania's convicts, meet the adorable and endangered Tassie Devils in 1 action packed day!
    $105
    per person
    Enjoy 4 hours to explore the historic Port Arthur Site

    Port Arthur Day Tour from Hobart

    Port Arthur , TAS
    Explore the Port Arthur Historic site, stopping along the way to see the beauty of the South East Coast on this Mega Tour!
    $115
    per person
    Admire the beauty of Russell Falls

    Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park 1 Day Tour

    TAS
    Visit the land of the giants. Walk beneath some of the world's tallest trees. Admire the beautiful Russell Falls in Mt Field National Park. This 1 day tour takes you through a wilderness wonderland!
    $995
    per person
    Fingers crossed you can meet some wombats at Bay of Fires

    Ultimate 8 Day Tasmania Tour

    TAS
    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.

    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.
    • New Brunswick Hotel, Mona gallery, Maritime Museum and State Cinema were all magnificent.
      Blair H
    • I loved the tips written on the wall near the stairs with things to do around Hobart for free.
      Lydia G
    • The Tasman Island Pennicott Wilderness Excursion was great! Amazing dramatic coastline. Fun boat and seeing so many dolphins was fantastic! It's a pity the Airport bus doesn't stop right at the YHA door, but it's not a far walk.
      Matthew M
    • Try the Room for a Pony cafe in North Hobart!!!
      James D
    • The Hobart Hop on Hop off bus, the busy harbour and Salamanca markets are all just a few minutes walk from the hostel. The bus is a great way to catch all the sights of Hobart.
      Robin S
    • Everywhere is within walking distant in Hobart. The New Sydney Hotel is the best pub in town. Nice fire place, good food, great drinks.
      Meidi Z
    • Great meals served at the Lufra hotel & apartments at Eaglehawk Neck. But be warned they are generous servings - very filling but nice and tasty.
      Shirley D
    • Fish 349 in North Hobart serves great fish (and other meals). The bar at the Cinema at North Hobart is a great meeting spot. The Pennicott boat trip from Adventure Bay on Bruny Island is a "must-do" in any weather (and ours was cold and rainy with a 1.5 metre swell). Would be even better with fine weather and calmer sea conditions.
      David F
    • You can easily walk to docks to get on ships like bruny island cruiser .
      MINHUA H
    • Flying out of Hobart? Ask the friendly YHA staff to make an airport shuttle booking for you, it's so much more affordable than grabbing a cab! And the pick up location is less than 10min from the hostel.
      Audrey K
    • A trip to the Railway Museum in Glenorchy is worth a trip for sure. Salamanca is very good on a Saturday. Went to the Rugby at North Hobart Oval where the scenery is great. The North Hobart FC staff are very friendly. The rooms are ancient and very historical and worth a look. A lot of history well kept and preserved.
      George P
    • Paesano is a 30 minutes walk from the hostel (is in the top of a hill) and it has an amazing lasagne, you must try it. Mr. burger is also a great choice, the trucker chips are awesome.
      Felipe M
    • There is a fantastic pub next door to the YHA. Meals for $15 that were large serves and served quickly.
      Mo H

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