The Pickled Frog, Hobart TAS

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The Pickled Frog, Hobart TAS

The Pickled Frog is a hotel located in Hobart, Tasmania.
They have an average rating of 4.1 out of 400 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Wow am I glad that i stumbled upon this gem of a hostel. I had booked in to a different hostel initially just up the road but it had no atmosphere so I thought I would go see if there may be a better option around. Just a block over I found The Pickled Frog. I was greeted by a lovely girl named Jack. I felt so welcomed and at home that i decided to cancel my other booking and move down the road. There is a great bar which you can sit at and drink local beers and chat to the other guests and staff. Every one was so laid back and friendly that it really does feel like a home. The rooms are comfortable, the facilities are clean and the common area is super social with the added bonus of a pool table. The manager was a really nice guy with a pretty cool head of a hair and the other staff member Josh was a real champ. They all made it such a great experience! Thanks guys, I'll definitely be back! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
281 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 08:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Latest reviews for The Pickled Frog, Hobart TAS

Timothy Hunter
25/08/2023
We are a couple backpacking from Canada and were recommended here from the K/NET/X office a block down the street. From the moment we stepped inside we were greeted and treated to feel very welcomed and comfortable. They really went above and beyond to service us, and we wish we could've stayed more days here. This has to be the best backpackers place to sleep in ALL Hobart, if not ALL Tasmania, and we felt that way even before they gave us a free hat...!
Elie Pasquier
22/08/2023
It's a trap, you arrive for a week, you stay 4 months. Amazing staff and amazing people. Without a doubt the best hostel in the best state of Australia
Harjot Singh
17/08/2023
Worst experience of my life.
I traveled 300 km and was totally exhausted when I arrived at hotel. I had a confirmed booking so I was pretty sure that i would get time for rest soon.
My first shock was when I found that there is no parking at least not a free one, but I was so exhausted that it didn't bother me much. Than the staff asked for my ID which I provided happily but as soon as he saw my id, expression on his face changed and he asked me to confirm my address which I did. But the to my shock, he said that they have a policy to not give room to locals, to which I replied that I'm not a local. Than he said by local, he means anyone from tasmania.
I tried my best to explain them my situation and even reason with him that if so was the case, why would they take and confirm my booking in first place?
Why they have not mentioned anything on their website?
But I was so exhausted, I didnt even wanted an heated argument so I decided to leave and find another place instead of wasting my time on them.
But it was very disrespectful and disheartening to get refused a service for such a stupid reason. You had my credit card details, my I'd and my address. There was no valid reason for not allowing me to check in despite advance booking.
JesseGthefantasticmagician
24/06/2023
Great people, great drugs ,the shrooms were on point and the pool table was fun. Plumbing was a bit dodgy. The hot showers were good fun with the see-through curtain. The frogs were kinda creepy but I liked it. The exit sign was really Bright but overall a really nice place:)
Charles DM
08/06/2023
Probably the best hostel in Hobart. The staff was very friendly and I met some great people there. The rooms were a little bit cold though. The hostel felt like a home, with people hanging out together by the fire, watching a movie or even playing some games. Would highly recommend !
Summer Supernant
30/05/2023
Nice hostel. It's a bit cold but there is a nice fire in the common space. The travellers are amazing, good vibes and happy to have stayed here.
Fíann NíFhlannchaidh
20/03/2023
Bad customer service. A couple shared one of the single beds in the room for the few nights where they'd obviously only paid for one bed. We're having arguments in the middle of the night and storming out, slamming doors, shouting crying etc. Reported it to the German girl working in reception who said "what's the worst thing they're doing not paying for two beds?" I replied "I thought there was no guests allowed? Or what's the sense in showing our passports when we check in" to which she replied, you can report it to my manager if you'd wish. Is that not her job?! Didn't feel comfortable there after that. Would not recommend.
Kylian J
12/03/2023
The best hostel i went in Australia, the feeling with everyone is amazing, i am sure you will Share many good moments in this hostel ! The Share room is so cute like the people inside this hostel !
And the housekeapers do a good job so it's clean every time !
India Waterhouse
24/02/2023
Very busy hostel. Not very clean. Lots of people working and using as a base. Good info points to guide you and lots of social space. Tiny rooms. Bathrooms with not great privacy as doors have gaps (womens bathroom looks out onto back car park so felt very self conscious) security good. All get your own keys. Lockers provided. Cool art everywhere but had overall feeling of not very clean. Wouldn't go if your introverted or need your own space. Good party/social/busy hostel.
Charlotte Cockburn
24/02/2023
Cool vibes, like an old school tavern. The staff were above and beyond. The 8 bed dorm was tiny though, barely enough room for all our bags. The kitchen looked clean but had tons of flies. And the hostel is very noisy at nighttime. But overall a great value and location
Ehren Thompson
15/02/2023
I was so pleased to see the pickled frog was once again open after covid.

They've added some really nice private suites out the back, and it made for a cosy and relaxing stay.

The staff are incredibly friendly and I think you'd struggle to find better vibes anywhere else. Great big common areas with comfy seating and space to chill out.

Will be back for sure
Anna Mullins
10/01/2023
I'd probably bump this up to a 3.5 if I could - good location, I was really happy with the dorm as the bed was a reasonable size and it had privacy curtains. There was also a small sink in the room. It wasn't the most social hostel and areas like the bathrooms and kitchen needed obvious cleaning. Overall a solid stay.
Laurka Laurka
29/12/2022
Lovely place, lovely staff, lovely people. Many stories to hear from others.

Rooms are a little tight, but nice spacious common area and kitchen with music, games, etc.
Valentin Rost
26/12/2022
Spent a really bad night here. My bed did not come with any sheets and due to us checking in after reception hours I couldn't do anything about it. Reception didn't care about that at all when I told them the next day. My friends room was nasty smelling and bathrooms and kitchen were way too small and filthy. Don't stay here!
Tyson Pottenger
19/12/2022
Horrible beds, bed sheets stink. No effort to make it quiet at respectful hours for people who are sleeping, even at 2am. Not enough toilets. Staff are nice but not always available.
Scott Samuels
27/11/2021
Firstly, reception offers a free beer if you leave a good review. That explains the numerous good ratings. It's a typical dingy, carpeted old house style hostel.
Secondly, I got bedbugs and the manager was so unprofessional and intimidating. He aggressively told me not to leave a bad review including bed bugs. I had a bed bug in a plastic bag to show him. He was agitated and dumped the bag onto the bar saying he didnt see it. So unprofessional. He was interrogating me asking me where I was before, suggesting I brought the bugs. Terrible experience. Manager curly white hair guy, awful. Needs to learn how to handle these situations when running a hostel.
David Roach
19/04/2021
Great place to stay
Z Bruce
09/03/2020
Nice quiet place to have a beer, friendly staff
Mason Ramsay
10/02/2020
Wow am I glad that i stumbled upon this gem of a hostel. I had booked in to a different hostel initially just up the road but it had no atmosphere so I thought I would go see if there may be a better option around. Just a block over I found The Pickled Frog. I was greeted by a lovely girl named Jack. I felt so welcomed and at home that i decided to cancel my other booking and move down the road. There is a great bar which you can sit at and drink local beers and chat to the other guests and staff. Every one was so laid back and friendly that it really does feel like a home. The rooms are comfortable, the facilities are clean and the common area is super social with the added bonus of a pool table. The manager was a really nice guy with a pretty cool head of a hair and the other staff member Josh was a real champ. They all made it such a great experience! Thanks guys, I'll definitely be back! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Henry
17/12/2019
Super fun place to stay, very warm atmosphere with friendly and helpful stuff. The building has lots of personality and cool art.

Could be better maintained in spots like the kitchen and bathrooms, but if you're picky, don't stay in a hostel
jamie goulding
09/12/2019
Stay here! It's so perfect in many ways, relaxing, spacious, lively if you want it to be, clean, a real rustic traveller feel and comfortable beds to rest properly!

I stayed two nights at the start and end of my 5 day trip - It's a lovely experience from start to finish! The staff are so welcoming and helpful.

I'd give it 10* if I could!

Thanks again, I'll always be recommending to any fellow travellers.
Tregg Spolar
29/03/2019
What an awesome hostel! Ok, so there isn't anything special about the facilities themselves, but you really can't complain about the pricing. Really, what makes this hostel so great is the atmosphere. The very reasonably priced bar certainly helps, but I would say the type of person this hostel attracts helps to get folks excited about interacting with each other. Between the awesomely friendly staff, stellar atmosphere, affordable bar, and low nightly rates, you should have a blast.
Jessica McCassey
02/12/2018
Staff are very friendly and helpful, beds are a little firm, showers and toilets are shared and do have gaps which can be a little intimidating at first but everyone is respectful, shared kitchen can be a little crowded but if you pick your times right you will be fine. Hostel is nice, quiet and relaxed in the evenings. Only complaint is that all of the fridges are full and need a bit of a clean, as a suggestion maybe a once a week clean out to make sure people haven't left food behind. Would definitely recommend to friends and family as different experience, having the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and the place has some AMAZING art work! Somewhere cheap, relaxed, and a little quirky and fun to stay.
Leah A
02/08/2017
Great hostel! Although during winter it was quite dead, the staff did their best to introduce guests to one another, tell guests about events going on in town (writing them on the board), and giving great directions and advice! Alex and Taylor(Jenn) were amazing about helping us book some tours, and they also decided to do mulled wine on Mondays too, since I would miss the Wednesday they usually make it! So nice of them! Wifi is really strong and works throughout the building. The women's bathroom was always really clean, which I appreciated. There were small lockers in the hallway available for holding passports and small valuable items.

The reason it got 4 stars is because the facilities could definitely use some updates, the place is really really old. Mostly the common areas and the actual mattresses, felt like the beds have withstood much wear & tear. Also, feels like the common areas are really dark.
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