The Best Launceston Accommodation for Your Tasmania Road Trip

It’s an awesome little city, but are you wondering where to stay in Launceston?

A good night’s sleep is crucial for a happy holiday, and we’ve found the Top 10 Launceston accommodation options – just for you!

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The Seaport Marina - One of your best Launceston accommodation options
Sunrise at Peppers Seaport, one of the best Launceston accommodation options | 📷: Rob Burnett

Launceston is Tasmania’s second largest city and it is the perfect place to base yourself for a few days exploring the natural beauty, wineries and restaurants of the gorgeous Tamar Valley.

Walking is the best way to get around town, and there are dozens of amazing hotels and apartments in the city centre for you to stay.

But which one to choose? Where can you find the best accommodation in Launceston?

We’ve reviewed them all, using our own experiences, price, customer feedback, and convenience to choose our Top 10! 

Launceston accommodation overview

Here’s a quick overview of the Top 10 Launceston accommodation options that we recommend for your Tasmania road trip.

Click through to check prices and make your booking, or keep reading to learn more about each place to stay.

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Change OvernightCouples who care about their community and want to make a difference - while still getting an amazing night's sleep$$

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Leisure Inn Penny Royal ApartmentsFamilies who want amazing value and adventure, right next to Cataract Gorge$

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Stillwater SevenCouples who love a little bit of luxury and whole lot of style, seconds away from one of Tasmania's best restaurants$$$$

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Alice's CottagesCouples who love a 'quaint and cosy' cottage - hearty breakfast included - just minutes from central Launceston$$

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Mantra CharlesFamilies and couples in search of space, comfort and no-fuss flexibility at a great price, with a little art deco on the side.$$

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Art Hotel on YorkCouples and small families seeking an historic boutique hotel experience in the heart of Launceston - including its own art gallery - at a ridiculously low rate$

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Hatherley Birrell CollectionLuxe couples with an appreciation for architectural perfection and artistic expression within an oasis of modern tranquility$$$

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Peppers SeaportFamilies and couples craving water views up the Tamar Valley, light-filled rooms and dock-side dining on your doorstep$$$

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The SebelCouples and families seeking modern, dependable accommodation with a touch of class, close to the bars, restaurants and markets of central Launceston $$

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Big4 Launceston Holiday ParkCouples and families with (or without) a campervan or motorhome that love a bargain, without compromising on quality or convenience$

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1. Change Overnight

Perfect for: Couples who care about their community and want to make a difference – while getting an amazing night’s sleep!

Living area at Change Overnight - Best Launceston accommodation - Tasmania Road Trip
Space and comfort at Change Overnight | 📷: Change Overnight

To stay a night or two at Change Overnight is to make a real difference. We were so excited to hear about this brand new hotel, and even in the short time they’ve opened their doors to the public it’s safe to say they are already one of the best hotels in Launceston!

The concept is brilliant:

  1. Book your room
  2. Choose your cause to support
  3. Enjoy your stay!

There are 8 causes you can support from Tasmania and abroad, including Beyond Blue, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, and even a wonderful Agricultural Mission in India.

Bedroom at Change Overnight - Best places to stay Launceston - Tasmania Road Trip
Sleep well at Change Overnight | 📷: Change Overnight

If that wasn’t enough you’ll also find the rooms to be beautifully appointed and full of light. Self-catering is very popular in their modern, spacious kitchens, helping you keep your holiday costs to a minimum.

Change Overnight is a hotel with a conscience. Book now and sleep easy knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life 😊

Budget: $$
Address: 25 York St, Launceston

2. Leisure Inn Penny Royal Apartments

Perfect forFamilies who want amazing value and adventure, right next to Cataract Gorge.

Cataract Gorge is one of Launceston’s best attractions, and the Leisure Inn Penny Royal Apartments are just a short walk away.

These Launceston apartments represent fantastic value and are perfect for families or couples on a budget. 

The rooms are cosy and comfortable, with plenty of options to cater to families of all sizes. The kids will also love Penny Royal Adventure Park – they could easily spend hours enjoying the rock climbing, 100-meter zip line, ghost tours and live cannon firing.

Penny Royal is easily one of the best places to stay in Launceston for the whole family.

Budget: $
Address: 147 Paterson St, Launceston

3. Stillwater SEVEN

Perfect forCouples who love a little bit of luxury and whole lot of style, only seven steps from one of Tasmania’s best restaurants.

Beautifully appointed rooms at Stillwater SEVEN -Launceston Accommodation - Tasmania Road Trip
Beautifully appointed rooms at Stillwater SEVEN | 📷: Anjie Blair

Foodies may recognise the Stillwater name – consistently voted among Australia’s best restaurants – and it is exciting to see the recent addition of Stillwater SEVEN hotel to the property.

Seven architecturally designed rooms, all with beautiful water views. Uber-comfortable king beds, clever USB connectivity, and even a complimentary breakfast from Stillwater Restaurant.

A private breakfast at Stillwater SEVEN - Launceston Accommodation - Tasmania Road Trip
A private breakfast at Stillwater SEVEN | 📷: Anjie Blair

The team behind Stillwater have always been renowned for putting their customers first, and this exceptional service is already being praised by their many satisfied guests.

A 7-star rating? Why not!

Budget: $$$$
Address: 2 Bridge Road, Launceston

4. Alice's Cottages

Perfect forCouples who love a ‘quaint and cosy’ cottage with all the mod cons – Tassie hamper and hearty breakfast included – just minutes from central Launceston. 

Cosy, quirky comfort at Alice's Cottages
Cosy, quirky comfort at Alice's Cottages

There are six cottages to choose from at Alice’s Cottages, each with its own quirky character.

French boudoir? English romance? Scottish passion? Take your pick!

These cosy cottages are beautifully appointed, offering a warmth and sense of comfort that is all too rare these days. Wood fires are a welcome option in Tassie’s cool climate, and guests rave about their hearty cooked breakfasts.

We think it’s safe to say this is the best Launceston B&B accommodation option you will find. 

Budget: $$
Address: 121-129 Balfour Street, Launceston

5. Mantra Charles

Perfect for: Families and couples in search of space, comfort and no-fuss flexibility at a great price – with a little art deco on the side.

My wife and I stayed at Mantra Charles only months after they first opened in Launceston and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this tastefully remodelled art deco hospital.

Since then they have gone from strength to strength, and it is one of Launceston’s best ‘all round’ accommodation options for couples and families alike.

The rooms are comfortable and quiet, and we were really excited to find the restaurants of cosmopolitan Charles Street just minutes from our door.

You simply can’t go wrong with a weekend at Mantra Charles 👍

Budget: $$
Address: 287 Charles St, Launceston

6. ART Hotel on York

Perfect for: Couples and small families seeking an historic boutique hotel experience in the heart of Launceston – including its own art gallery – at a ridiculously low rate.

At its heart lies an historic bakery from the 1870s, but the rooms and corridors of ART Hotel on York are overflowing with modern art.

With luxury pillow top mattresses and ultra comfortable leather chairs in every room it’s a mystery how this boutique hotel keeps its room rates so low – it has to represent one of the best value accommodation options in town for couples and small families.

Cataract Gorge is a short walk away, as is Boags Brewery and the must-see Saturday Harvest Market.

Budget: $
Address: 270-280 York St, Launceston

7. Hatherley Birrell Collection

Perfect for: Luxe couples with an appreciation for architectural perfection and artistic expression in an oasis of modern tranquility.

Your own secluded outdoor bath - Launceston Accommodation - Tasmania Road Trip
Your own secluded outdoor bath | 📷: Philip Kuruvita

We were celebrating a special event so my wife and I decided to splurge and stay a night at the Hatherley Birrell Collection.

We didn’t regret it for an instant!

Stone baths with secluded views, sensual artworks from floor to ceiling, garden pavilions celebrating form and space – it’s like you’re living inside your own van Gogh!

Luxury bedroom at the Hatherley Birrell Collection - Launceston Accommodation - Tasmania Road Trip
Luxury at the Hatherley Birrell Collection | 📷: Philip Kuruvita

Your breakfast provisions are locally sourced and absolutely delicious, with gourmet Tasmanian wines, cheese and other delectables available on request.

Is there any better way to spend a couple of nights in Launceston? This is road tripping in style! 

Budget: $$$
Address: 43 High Street, Hobart

8. Peppers Seaport

Perfect for: Families and couples craving water views up the Tamar Valley, light-filled rooms and dock-side dining on your doorstep.

Peppers Seaport at night
Peppers Seaport at night | 📷: Rob Burnett

Peppers have a number of fantastic properties across Tasmania, and the Seaport is no different.

Perched above the North and South Esk rivers, this contemporary and stylish hotel has an excellent range of rooms for all styles of traveller – and it’s as close as you can possibly get to the buzzing dockside restaurants and bars of the wharf precinct.

Launceston is famous for its beautifully still, misty mornings, and Peppers Seaport is a really good spot to soak up the mirror-flat reflections on the water at sunrise 🌅

Budget: $$$
Address: 28 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston

9. The Sebel

Perfect for: Couples and families seeking modern, dependable accommodation with a touch of class, close to the bars, restaurants and markets of central Launceston.

Simplicity and comfort at The Sebel
Simplicity and comfort at The Sebel

You know how sometimes you just want to keep things simple?

If that sounds like you then you’ll appreciate the reliability and solid simplicity of a short-stay at The Sebel Launceston

Rooms, apartments and kitchenettes are available, with spacious options for larger families. Gym junkies will love the on-site gym, while Bluestone Bar & Kitchen is the ideal place for your first taste of Tassie’s gourmet produce.

You’ll love the location as well. The waterside dining options of the Seaport boardwalk are only minutes away, as is a beer tasting at Boags Brewery.

No fuss, no worries!

Budget: $$
Address: 12-14 St John Street, Launceston

10. Big4 Launceston Holiday Park

Perfect for: Couples and families with (or without) a campervan or motorhome that love a bargain, without compromising on quality or convenience.

Big4 have a great reputation in the camping and caravanning community, and their Launceston Holiday Park is one of the reasons why.

There are accommodation options for all types of traveller – unpowered tent sites, fully concreted powered sites for the largest vans or motorhomes, and a lovely range of cabins with optional ensuite.

Wifi is available throughout the site, and the kids will love the playground and huge jumping pillow!

If you don’t like a concrete jungle, but still want to be close to the action, then this is the park for you and your family!

Budget: $
Address86 – 94 Glen Dhu Street, Launceston

More amazing Tasmania accommodation options

Are you looking for more accommodation options around the island?

And if you’d like to book a rental vehicle for your road trip, these guides will help you make the right choice and save you money:

We hope this has helped you plan your Launceston 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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