3.7 out of 5

"Last minute decision to go to Dark Mofo, this was the inly affordable accommodation available. For around $70/night I got a single bed in a privat ... " More

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Hotel Description

At The Waratah Hotel you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Salamanca Market and Salamanca Place. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

All 18 rooms feature free WiFi and fans. Additionally, microwaves and free toiletries are available.

The restaurant, Restaurant, is open for lunch and dinner. Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a microwave in a common area.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Hobart Central Business District hotel include Constitution Dock and Hobart Cruise Terminal.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$101 per night

3 Person Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

4 Bed Mixed Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

6 Person Family Room

Bed Count 5 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

The Waratah Hotel ratings based on 75 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Waratah Hotel

Everyone (57) Couples (12) Family (5) Other (1)
3 out of 5
Why do i need to comment, i answered the other questions - this part should not be required

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
We found this hotel conveniently close to the city, so although by no means top of the range it was clean and well priced.

Posted by , from Northern Tasmania on 25 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jan. 2019 by j


4 out of 5
Very Reasonable price for shared bedrooms And maintaining well with friendly staff

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Sep. 2018 by J

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3 out of 5


Disappointed shower was terrible. As part of our booking continental breakfast was included and advertised between 7am an 9am. We came down at 8am nothing available or anyone to ask. Very disappointed.

Posted by on 29 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5

You get what you pay for

Last minute decision to go to Dark Mofo, this was the inly affordable accommodation available. For around $70/night I got a single bed in a private room, with own shower, in a backpackers. Negatives: Walls paper thin, head all sorts Shower was tepid at best (definetely not hot or even warm). The single pillow was so thin it was almost non-existent. But otherwise the place was excellent. CBD is 10 minutes walk. Good pub downstairs. If you don't mind roughing it, it is a fine place.

Posted by on 2 Jul. 2018

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1 out of 5

Back to the Future

Pros: Nothing
Cons: Complete renovation with air conditioning units and modern facilities.
Location: Hobart City
On first sensation on checking into the room, there was a strong smell of disinfectant. Opened Windows. I thought I was back in time. No tea or coffee facilities in the room, no bedside table, tiny television, antiquated plumbing system including the shower. Worst of all was the noise from outer door to the steps, continually banging until 11.00 p.p. at night and the echoing noise within the building magnified every sound. I would also say very unfriendly receptionist and I might add being in my 70s, I detected a trace of ageism because the woman was quite forthcoming with other younger people entering the Hotel. And for all these delights, I paid $112.00 cash. Never again, lesson learnt. Pity you can't inspect before you stay at these places.

Posted by , from Ross,Tasmania on 22 Feb. 2018

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3 out of 5

Below average

Pros: Nice walk from city centre
Cons: Coffee facilities in the room a good clean out
Toilet leaked no coffee facilities large room average breakfast facilities

Posted by , from western Australia on 13 Feb. 2018

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3 out of 5
Pros: It's location to city
Cons: I think my review may well highlight the areas for improvement staff friendliness and timeliness to reception would be a dramatic improvement to start
Upon booking the hotel sounded like it had the basics we wanted. Eg bed, bathroom, tv, secure parking and restaurant. After a long day traveling the staff were really slow to respond to us at reception desk and then seemed uninterested. The parking was a block away and you had to walk down a dodgy unlit lane way through the smokers lounge to get to front of hotel. yes the room was basic and suited us for night but TV didn't work and bathroom had an odd smell.

Posted by , from launceston tas on 11 Feb. 2018

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1 out of 5


Our private room was located on the third floor, no lift, the hotel is very outdated, glad only booked for one night.

Posted by , from Australia on 6 Jan. 2018

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1 out of 5
Pros: friendly staff -
Cons: make rooms look like a motel room.
two flights of stairs to get to room. no bedside lamps. tap handle fell off in shower . toilet was too close to wall to use.

Posted by , from newcastle on 17 Dec. 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at The Waratah Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Hobart hotel is smoke free.

  • 18 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.) (19.5 km / 12.1 mi)
  • Train station: Tasmanian Transport Museum Station (9.1 km / 5.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Waratah Hotel offers 18 forms of accommodation with free toiletries and fans. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Heating
  • Fan

Food & Drink

Restaurant – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Bar – This bar serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternative location: Bottle Shop on 227 Harrington Street
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Bottle Shop on 227 Harrington Street
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Guests travelling with children must book a private room. Dormitory rooms are restricted to guests age 18 or older. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts

Hotel Names

  • Waratah Hotel Hobart
  • Waratah Hotel
  • Waratah Hobart
  • The Waratah Hotel Hobart, Tasmania

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.