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Finding Cheap Accommodation in Hobart

Cheap accommodation in Hobart

🗓️ Last updated: 30 May, 2021
✍️ Written by: Sam Harding

Hobart is one of the most popular travel destinations in Australia, particularly among travelers seeking adventure.

Travelers of all ages will find plenty of things to see and do in Hobart like: visit Salamanca market, hike up to Mount Wellington and explore the vibrant arts and culture scene.

If you are on a budget, or want to save money to splurge on local food or the marketplace, finding cheap accommodation in Hobart makes a lot of sense.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best cheap places to stay in Hobart so you can save the boring accommodation money and put it towards something more fun!

12 Cheap Places to Stay in Hobart

Looking for cheap accommodation near the Hobart CBD? Any one of the below places are worth a look as you kick off your holiday research.

1. Wrest Point

A good example of a cheap hotel near Salamanca Market is Wrest Point Hotel.

Motor Inn has rooms to suit budget travellers who want a relaxing and comfortable weekend away without breaking the bank.

For those who have more flexibility on price, check out the Water Edge or Tower accommodation options.

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2. Rydges Hobart

Rydges Hobart is another cheap accommodation option near Hobart CBD. Rydges Hobart is only a short walk from the heart of the city plus a 20 minute car ride from the airport.

Aside from boasting of Hobart’s old-world charm, you will also get modern comforts too with majestic views of Mount Wellington.

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3. Hobart City Apartments

For travellers wanting cheap accommodation right in the center of the CBD, Hobart City Apartments is hard to beat.

Not only do you get a lush modern apartment, you’ll be super close to all the bars, restaurants and marketplaces as you’ll be staying right on the main Hobart strip.

The best part? You don’t need to rent a car to see the local sights here since they are all within walking distance.

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4. Bay View Villas

Bay View Villas is another decent option for cheap accommodation in Hobart CBD. Nestled in the vibrant West Hobart, Bay View Villas offer impressive views of the River Derwent.

A stay here will give you access to free WiFi, a heated indoor swimming pool, and a games room just to name a few.

Plus as you’ll be right in the center of Hobart, all the local tourist hotspots are right on your doorstep, allowing you to save money on a hire car.

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5. St Ives Motel Apartments

Located in Battery Point just outside of the Hobart CBD, St. Ives Motel Apartments offers easy access to craft stores, antique shops, and fancy restaurants.

Plus if you’re feeling lucky on your holiday, Wrest Point Casino is only a short walk away.

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6. Hobart Tower Motel

Still looking for a cheap place to stay in Hobart? The Hobart Tower Motel offers a great view of Mount Wellington and the harbor straight from your room.

With rooms to suit solo travellers or with the whole family you’ll find plenty of options at Hobart Tower Motel to suit your needs.

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7. Battery Point Manor

This Georgian-style manor in Battery Point is a good place to consider if you are looking for cheap accommodation in Hobart.

Situated on a small rise, this gives you a perfect view of the River Derwent and the harbor.

If you need more space for friends or family, there are also two-bedroom cottage options complete with a kitchen and views of the sea.

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8. Quest Savoy

Quest Savoy offers apartment style hotel rooms at affordable prices for all kinds of travelers seeking a cheap night away.

Aside from being close to Salamanca Market, Quest Savoy is also near the Federation Concert Hall, art galleries, museums, and even the Royal Botanical Garden.

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9. Backpackers Imperial Hotel

Another good example of budget accommodation in Hobart is the Backpackers Imperial Hotel which is the perfect location for those who want to explore Hobart on foot.

Situated in the heart of the Hobart CBD, you will find dorms and private rooms here to suit a cheaper budget.

Once you’ve settled into your dorm or private room, you can start exploring the local sights like nearby Salamanca Place, parks and the Hobart waterfront.

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10. Motel 429

Motel 429 gives you a fantastic view of the River Derwent and is close to the action of Wrest Point Casino without breaking the bank.

In terms of rooms, you will be spoiled for choices here from the Deluxe Waterview to Queen Rooms. Regardless of whether you are leisure traveler or traveling corporate, this is a good place to book a stay or two.

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11. Alabama Hotel Hobart

If you are seeking budget accommodation within Hobart’s CBD, then the Alabama Hotel Hobart is a solid choice.

This beautiful boutique style hotel is an eco-friendly accommodation with communal bathrooms.

The rooms are perfect for backpackers, singles, and couples since the maximum number of people per room is only two.

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12. Narrara Backpackers Hobart

Narrara Backpackers is another cheap place to stay in Hobart, which is a five minute walk from the city centre.

This family owned and operated backpackers accommodation is cosy and offers modern amenities to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.

You can also cook and do your own laundry, plus get easy access to car rentals in case you want to travel in a car.

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Getting Good Accommodation For Cheap

If you’re after discount accommodation pricing and availability, you may want to consider travelling to Hobart during the off-peak season.

The off-peak travel season in Hobart is from March to October.

Not only is there more availability during this time, but room prices can often be found for a cheap discount.

If you’re thinking of visiting Hobart over March to October, check out any of these budget accommodation options listed above for last-minute deals.

Alternative Accommodation Options

Aside from the gorgeous hotels and local backpackers, be sure to check out Airbnbs in the area as another accommodation option.

Airbnbs are awesome if you need cheap accommodation in Hobart, especially if you are traveling as a big family or large group.

Not only do you get more privacy having an entire place to yourself but another huge bonus is saving money on food since you can do your own cooking.

If this is your first time booking an Airbnb, you can also get a generous first time discount too!

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Sam Harding

Sam is a Hobart local who is studies journalism part time. He loves AFL and any excuse for a weekend road trip.

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