The Best Hobart Accommodation
for Your Tasmania Road Trip

It’s important to get your Tasmania road trip off to the perfect start – and it’s just as easy to feel overwhelmed by all the amazing Hobart accommodation options.

We’ve reviewed them all and found the best 7 – just for you!  

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Stunning Hobart accommodation on the waterfront at sunset on your Lap of Tasmania road trip
Hobart at sunset | 📷: Kathryn Leahy

There’s no doubt about it, Hobart is Australia’s most beautiful capital city.

The spectacular natural harbour at the foot of Mt Wellington is the first thing that strikes you – but it’s not just a pretty face!

World-class festivals, incredible history – both indigenous and colonial – and of course that disturbingly bizarre, yet strangely addictive rabbit hole called MONA 😄

Hobart is the perfect place to start or finish your Tasmania road trip, and there are plenty of accommodation options catering to every possible style of travel.

Whether you are travelling as a couple or a family, and whatever your budget, we’ve reviewed them all and found 7 of the best.

(Seriously, check out #7…it’s jaw-dropping!)

Hobart accommodation summary

Here’s a summary of the 7 Hobart accommodation options that we recommend for your Tasmania road trip.

Feel free to click through and make your booking, or keep reading to find out more.

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MACq 01Couples who love to indulge and relax in romantic luxury$$$

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Alabama HotelIndependent and quirky travellers that love to get off the tourist track$

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RACV/RACT HotelFamilies seeking comfort, convenience and excellent value in central Hobart$$

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110 HampdenSelf-catering, comfort-loving couples$$

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Barilla Holiday ParkFamilies seeking kid's activities, delicious food and extremely good value$

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Galleria SalamancaRomance and comfort in the heart of Salamanca$$$

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Avalon City Retreat - 'The Pod'That very special, once in a lifetime celebration$$$$

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1. MACq 01

Perfect for: Couples who love to indulge and relax in romantic luxury.

Luxury Hobart accommodation at MACq01 on your Lap of Tasmania road trip
Luxury and Storytelling at MACq01 | 📷: Jarrad Seng

Hobart’s sparkling waterfront has a thousand stories to tell.

The ancient myths and legends of the Mouheneenner. The tall ships and taller tales of convicts and colonials. And now, the exciting buzz of the world’s best and most beautiful small city.

MACq 01 hovers breathlessly above the icy waters of Sullivans Cove, and every luxuriously appointed room has its own unique tale for you to discover. Book a suite and you even secure the services of your own butler!

Luxury Hobart accommodation at MACq01 on your Lap of Tasmania road trip
Relax at the Lounge at MACq 01 | 📷: Jarrad Seng

Finished indulging in a little R&R? Book a table with harbour views and taste Tasmania’s freshest seafood at the Old Wharf Restaurant. 

Valet parking is complimentary and in a welcome nod to sustainability a Tesla charger is also available.

Whether you’re celebrating one of life’s milestones, or simply prefer the finer things in life, you can’t get any better than MACq 01.

Budget: $$
Address
: 18 Hunter Street, Hobart

2. Alabama Hotel

Perfect forIndependent and quirky travellers that love to get off the tourist track.

Guest lounge at the Alabama Hotel in Hobart
The guest lounge at the Alabama Hotel | 📷: Natalie Mendham

The moment you walk through the doors of the Alabama Hotel you know you’re in for a special stay.

Its eclectic mix of art deco, minimalist 60s chic and modern art is like no other hotel in town. 

Leather, timber, glass and stone greet you in the tastefully decorated guest lounge, and this photogenic theme continues upstairs to the saloon bar and out onto their cute balcony – the perfect place to watch the sun go down with a classic cocktail or local Tassie wine in hand.

Drinks on the balcony at the Alabama Hotel - Hobart Accommodation
Drinks on the balcony at the Alabama Hotel | 📷: Natalie Mendham

Boutique bedrooms on a budget” is a fantastic description, and you’ll really appreciate the sense of rest and solitude created by the use of sound-reducing window panes.

In keeping with their eco-friendly ethos, bathroom facilities are shared – but it’s quirks like this that make the Alabama Hotel such a memorable place to stay.

Budget: $
Address: Level 1, 72 Liverpool Street, Hobart

3. RACV/RACT Hotel

Perfect forFamilies seeking comfort, convenience and excellent value in central Hobart.

The view from the RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel - Hobart Accommodation
Stunning views at the RACV/RACT Hotel | 📷: Mauro Risch

The RACV/RACT Hotel offers amazing values for families visiting Hobart. 

Located within easy walking distance of historic Salamanca, cosmopolitan NoHo (North Hobart) and beautiful Battery Point, you’ll love the convenience of this wonderful property.

Even better, if you’re an RACT or RACV member you’ll receive a whopping 25% discount on room rates!

Stay at the RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel on your Lap of Tasmania road trip
RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel | 📷: Supplied by RACV/RACT Hobart Apartment Hotel

The rooms and apartments are spacious, and self-catering is an option if you’d like to stretch your holiday dollar even further.

We love that the Skybus Airport Shuttle stops right out front as well – get your 5% discount here.

You won’t find better value in the heart of Hobart. Book your room today!

Budget: $$
Address154-156 Collins St, Hobart

4. 110 Hampden Apartments

Perfect for: Self-catering, comfort-loving couples who love the buzz of Salamanca waterfront.

The lounge at 110 Hampden Apartments
Modern comfort at 110 Hampden | Supplied by © 110 Hampden Apartments

We know how hard it can be to find the perfect Hobart accommodation for your road trip holiday, and we think family-owned 110 Hampden Apartments is one of the best in town.

Opening their doors as recently as 2016, the 9 apartments are in astonishing condition, offering a fantastic combination of form and function for the discerning traveller.

110 Hampden Apartments at night - Hobart Accommodation - Tasmania Road Trip
Free, secure parking and 5-min walk from Salamanca | Supplied by © 110 Hampden Apartments

The magnificent sandstone cottages of historic Battery Point are just around the corner, and Salamanca’s buzzing restaurant precinct is only minutes away by foot. 

Why not pick up some of Tassie’s freshest produce from the Farm Gate Markets and unleash your inner chef in the immaculately appointed kitchen?

Secure parking is available onsite at no extra cost and you’ll appreciate the free WiFi.

Book your apartment today and get your Tasmania road trip off to the perfect start!

Budget: $$
Address110 Hampden Road, Battery Point

5. Barilla Holiday Park

Perfect for: Families seeking kid’s activities, delicious food and extremely good value.

Barilla Holiday Park is located at the gateway to the beautiful Coal River Valley, just 10 minutes from Hobart Airport and 15 minutes drive from central Hobart.

It’s hard to imagine that such a paradise could exist so close to one of Australia’s capital cities…but hey, that’s Tasmania for you!

The first thing the kids will notice on arrival is the amazing Putt-n-Play mini-golf course, and water babies will love the undercover heated pool. Want more? How about a playground as well?! 

Just 15 minutes up the road is historic Richmond Village, and a little further are ZooDoo Zoo and Bonorong Wildlife Park.

It’s not all about the kids though. Mum and dad will love the dining options at Nates, regularly acclaimed as grilling Hobart’s best steaks – and their pizzas aren’t bad either! 

The accommodation options are also excellent, with a range of cabins on offer – some with ensuites – and of course they have plenty of space for caravans, campervans and campers. 

If you want to get back to nature and have a great time with the kids while still being just minutes from Hobart, Barilla Holiday Park is the place for you!

Budget: $
Address: 75 Richmond Road, Cambridge

6. Galleria Salamanca

Perfect for: Romance and comfort in the heart of Salamanca.

Room interior at Galleria Salamanca in Hobart Tasmania
Galleria Salamanca

Is it even possible to get any closer to the famous Salamanca Markets than what you are at Galleria Salamanca? Nope!

This tiny boutique hotel is gorgeous, but don’t let it’s old sandstone walls fool you  – inside you’ll find more than half a dozen modern rooms, built for comfort and ultimate relaxation.

The views across the harbour are spectacular, and you’ll be pleased to know that the ferry to MONA is just minutes away – but that’s only if you can hold yourself back from an afternoon of foodie indulgence at the dozens of amazing waterfront restaurants, cafes and pubs scattered along the water’s edge.

You can’t find a better location – kick your road trip off with a couple of nights at Galleria Salamanca!

Budget: $$$
Address: 31-35 Salamanca Place, Hobart

7. Avalon City Retreat - 'The Pod'

Perfect for: That very special, once in a lifetime celebration.

Avalon City Retreat - Hobart Accommodation
Panoramic views of the harbour | 📷: Mel Ferris

Imagine your own private apartment, perched high above the Hobart skyline – harbour views and no luxurious stone left unturned.

This is Avalon City Retreat – or as some call it… ‘The Pod’!

Avalon City Retreat - Hobart Accommodation
Comfort and luxury | 📷: Mel Ferris

It’s an architectural masterpiece with an interior to match.

Sumptuous leather L-lounge with cashmere throwsEuropean kitchen appliances of the highest quality, Huon pine dining table, and King-sized beds – of course – with deluxe linen, and even a pillow menu!

Australian and Italian artworks grace the walls, but honestly, they are no match for the nature’s own masterpiece viewed through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Avalon City Retreat - Hobart Accommodation
The entertainment deck at Avalon City Retreat | 📷: Mel Ferris

And outside?

Tassie’s cool nights are a distant memory as you immerse yourself in the steaming, soothing waters of the hand-crafted Huon Pine hot tub.

A BBQ on the terrace is always a great option, or if you’re feeling lazy you can always call on Rocky from the Astor Grill to deliver something special from his kitchen.

Can you hear this urban sanctuary calling?

Book Avalon City Retreat today, and you can look forward to the experience of a lifetime!

Budget: $$$$
Address: 152 Macquarie St, Hob

More amazing Tasmania accommodation options

If you’re planning on doing the Lap of Tasmania you’ll be needing other accommodation options across the island.

Here are more recommendations to help make your planning easy:

And if you are ready to book your vehicle, these guides will simplify the process and save you money:

We hope this has helped you plan your Hobart accommodation. If you’ve got any questions at all please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Happy road tripping!

Andrew.

Andrew Strikis

Andrew Strikis

Andrew is an award-winning travel writer and photographer from Tasmania. Over the last 10 years he has been an advocate for Tasmanian tourism, working with and supporting many of Tasmania's prominent organisations such as Tourism Northern Tasmania, Hobart and Beyond, and MONA. Together with his wife he enjoys exploring Tasmania by road, and he looks forward to helping others plan and enjoy their own Lap of Tasmania road trip.

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