Best Family Accommodation Hobart

Not sure where to stay in Hobart? Wondering where is the best place to stay in Hobart that’s central yet won’t blow the budget? Then read on – this best family accommodation Hobart guide is for you! 

The good news when booking Hobart accommodation for families is the city’s not overly big, so most hotels are reasonably central and you can walk to most places within the CBD.

However, the bad news is there really is no such thing as cheap accommodation in Hobart!  For a small capital city, accommodation in Hobart for families is expensive!  But we’ve done the digging and found some of the best accommodation Hobart has for families that are comparatively on the budget side.

In this guide, we’ve listed 10 great Hobart family accommodation options and included all the information you need to decide which is the best accommodation in Hobart for your upcoming family trip.

So, let’s get started and find you one of the best hotels in Hobart!

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Best Family Accommodation Hobart Map

Below is a map showing the location of all the best Hobart hotels for families covered in this guide.  Zoom in and out for a closer view. 

 

Hobart Accommodation for Families Overview

Below is a super quick overview of all the Hobart best hotels covered in this guide.  You can quickly use this table to determine the perfect Hobart family hotel for you.   

For a more comprehensive review, keep reading below.

HotelLocationRoom FaciltitiesHotel FacilitiesCheck Price
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Mall - 600m
Waterfront - 300m
2 queen beds
Tea/Coffee
Pool
Gym
Restaurant
Bar
Check Price
Best Western
Mall - 650m
Waterfront - 1km
Double & 2 single beds
Tea/Coffee
Gym
Bar
Restaurant
Check Price
Allurity Hotel
Mall - 300m
Waterfront - 800m
Double & 2 single beds
Tea/Coffee
NACheck Price
Hadley’s Orient
Mall - 350m
Waterfront - 500m
Double & 2 single beds
Tea/Coffee
Restaurant
Bar
Check Price
Narrara Backpackers
Mall - 1km
Waterfront - 1.5km
Double & bunk beds
Tea/Coffee
Microwave
Toaster
BBQ Facilities
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge
Laundry
Check Price
Argyle Accommodation
Mall - 300m
Waterfront - 600m
Double & bunk beds
Tea/Coffee
Free Breakfast
Shared kitchen
Laundry
Check Price
Central Hotel
Mall - 100m
Waterfront - 500m
Double & a single bed (extra bed available)
Tea/Coffee
Restaurant
Bar
Laundry
Check Price
Funky Inner City
Mall - 1km
Waterfront - 1.5km
3 single beds (2 extra bed available)
Kitchenette
Washing Machine
NACheck Price
Heritage Building Sleek City Pad
Mall - 150m
Waterfront - 700m
2 Bed Apartment
2 Double beds
Kitchen
Washing Machine
NACheck Price
Marquis Hotel

Mall - 1.3km
Waterfront - 1.8km
Double & 3 single beds
Tea/Coffee
Restaurant
Bar
Laundry
Check Price

Where to stay in Hobart?

The best area to stay in Hobart is around the city centre.  This will put you within walking distance of all the attractions in town, as well as easy access to public transport.

So in terms of location, provided it’s within the city centre, any family accommodation in Hobart will be just fine.

On the map above, you can easily see the location of some of the best places to stay in Hobart. Still, to make it even easier for you, we’ve listed the hotel’s distance from the Elizabeth Street mall and the Hobart waterfront in the table above.

As mentioned in the introduction though, it’s important to know that there really isn’t any cheap Hobart accommodation.  Believe it or not, this guide lists the best cheap accommodation Hobart offers.  

If you want anything cheaper, you’ll need to consider booking hotels with shared bathrooms or even considering staying outside the city centre.

Best Hotels in Hobart for Families Review

After hours of research and spending some time exploring Hobart’s city centre myself, I’ve shortlisted 10 of the best hotels to stay in Hobart with kids.  

These options are among the best budget accommodation Hobart has for families and are all in a good location so you can easily reach all the popular tourist attractions. 

Ok, let’s get into it and find the perfect family friendly accommodation Hobart offers.

Hotel Grand Chancellor

One of the more expensive hotels in the city, the Hotel Grand Chancellor, has a prime position on the waterfront with some great facilities for families to enjoy.  Being located on the waterfront, you’re just a short walk away from all of Hobart’s popular attractions and easy access to some great places to eat.

Hotel rooms at the Grand Chancellor are studio style, coming with two large beds.  Rooms are beautifully furnished and offer plenty of space; some rooms even have water views.  The rooms also feature tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and a minibar.

After a day of sightseeing, kids and adults will appreciate the hotel’s heated indoor pool – so definitely book this one if you want family accommodation in Hobart with a pool.  The hotel also has a sauna and gym.

While the hotel is surrounded by some great places to eat, on those days you don’t want to travel far, you’ll appreciate the on-site restaurant, bar and lounge.  On site parking is also available.

What’s to love?

The location overlooks the waterfront and has a heated indoor pool for relaxing at the end of a busy day sightseeing.

What’s not to love?

Price – while one of the best places to stay near Hobart – this is one of the most expensive hotels in this guide.

Summary

Overall, the Grand Chancellor is the perfect hotel for families who don’t mind paying a little more for the beautiful location and great on-site facilities.

Click here for more information and to check the current price.

Best Western

 

If you want to find Hobart accommodation that’s cheap, this may not be the one to go for, but otherwise, it’s ticking a lot of boxes!  The Best Western is situated on Bathurst Street.  This is a quieter spot than the centre of the CBD, yet still close to all the shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. 

Accommodation at the Best Western includes some great options for those seeking a family hotel in Hobart.  There are King rooms with an additional single bed for three of you, or you can book a family suite or even a two-bedroom apartment for more space.  In each room, you’ll find air conditioning, heating, high-speed WiFi, an LCD TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

If you’re hiring a car to explore Tasmania, you’ll appreciate that this hotel has secure parking on site (this costs AUD 15 per day).  There’s a gym and a bar to ensure happy parents, while kids are welcome to borrow a range of puzzles and board games to keep them amused. 

You can walk to local cafes and restaurants within a few hundred metres.  There’s also an eatery on site offering modern Australian grill cuisine, as well as child-pleasing pizzas.  Book one of the family suites with a balcony if you crave outdoor space.

What’s to love?

The Best Western is close to everything yet slightly removed from the hustle and bustle of the CBD.  It has a great grill and pizza restaurant on site. 

What’s not to love?

Price – this is among the more expensive family hotels in Hobart, and unlike some, it has no pool. 

Summary

The Best Western Hobart is a solid family choice offering the option of suites with a balcony.  It’s close to everything yet not right in the centre, and the restaurant here is a definite plus. 

Click here for more information and to check the current price.

Allurity Hotel

 

While in Hobart, cheap accommodation is in short supply, the Allurity Hotel is one of the city’s more affordable options.  It’s positioned just outside the CBD on Bathurst Street.  There are several cafes, restaurants and bars within 100 metres, and places of interest like the Maritime Museum of Tasmania are only half a kilometre away. 

Due to the range of accommodation on offer, the Allurity Hotel is a good option for families.  A selection of rooms come with a large double bed plus one or two singles or a sofa bed.  All have a kettle for making tea and coffee and some come with a small kitchenette for preparing simple hot meals.  Flat screen TVs and work desks are supplied as standard.

You can reserve parking here, which costs AUD 20 per day – perfect for those travelling around in a hire car. 

Compared to other hotels in the area, this one’s a little more limited in terms of amenities.  With everything within walking distance, though, it’s not a problem, especially for those who like to sample different eateries or get out and explore the local neighbourhood. 

What’s to love?

Other hotels in this prime location charge a lot more, and from here, you can access local amenities via a very short walk.  

What’s not to love?

The facilities here are pretty basic: no restaurant, gym, bar or pool is on site.

Summary

The Allurity is in what many regard as the best area in Hobart to stay and offers great rates for clean, comfortable accommodation. 

Click here for more information and to check the current price.

Hadley’s Orient

 

The Hadley’s Orient is in the heart of the Tasmanian capital’s CBD and dates back to 1834.  All the attractions of the waterfront area are so easy to walk to from here, and you get to rest your head in one of the city’s most iconic heritage buildings. 

Whichever room type you book, all are abundant in style, charm and elegance.  Family rooms here have two large double beds or one double plus two singles.  Luxury toiletries, flat screen TVs, air conditioning and minibars are provided in all rooms.  You don’t need to bring a kids’ high chair along either, as this is also supplied. 

A delicious daily continental breakfast is included with all room rates, so you can get set up for the day without leaving the building.  Dining and drinking options on site are provided by the stunning bar and restaurant in the atrium, and you can also order room service. 

This landmark hotel is perfect for anyone who wants to sample local restaurants, shop at the Salamanca markets or visit Hobart’s historical and cultural attractions.  It also offers a beautiful, boutique-style feel. 

What’s to love?

Hadley’s Orient is an iconic heritage building of historical and artistic interest, and it most definitely has the wow factor. 

What’s not to love?

Price – Hadley’s Orient is the most expensive property listed in this guide. There’s no gym or pool here though. 

Summary

This gorgeous property is firmly rooted in Hobart’s history, and both the accommodation and the restaurant are breathtaking. It’s also very centrally located. 

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Narrara Backpackers

 

Wondering where to stay in Hobart on a budget?  Narrara Backpackers is our recommendation because it’s a really well-run hostel suitable for families.  The welcome provided by the host is one of the highlights of staying here, and as a hostel, it’s one of the few cheap places to stay in Hobart that’s of a good standard. 

Book early if you want to secure the family studio.  This has a double bed, two singles and its own private en-suite bathroom.  The room also has a sofa, a TV, and even a small kitchenette. 

If you want to cater on a larger scale or socialise with other guests, you can also use the spacious shared kitchen and lounge at this backpackers’.  You can even cook up a storm in the garden if you like, as there’s a barbecue and patio outside.

To find places to eat, shops and Hobart attractions, you can simply walk for five minutes to reach the city centre.  The helpful owner can also be counted on to point you in the right direction, whatever you want to see and do while you’re here.    

What’s to love?

The low price, very warm welcome from the host and self-contained family suite makes this backpackers stand out. 

What’s not to love?

It’s a hostel, so do expect a young crowd who might make some noise. 

Summary

With no Hobart cheap hotels to speak of, this welcoming hostel offers self-contained family accommodation, a garden and large shared spaces for those on a budget. 

Click here for more information and to check the current price.

Argyle Accommodation

 

Although nothing flash, The Argyle offers families great value accommodation in a central location.  Here you’re right next to Woolworths, where you can pick up supplies and just around the corner from the Mall, full of shops and places to eat.  

Rooms are basic, accommodating families of 4 in a large bed and a set of bunk beds.  The rooms are studio style and fairly basic but come with tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and free WiFi.  There is also a small dining table with chairs.

The accommodation also has a communal kitchen, so perfect for preparing basic meals for the family.  A coin operated laundry is also available, and a basic breakfast is included daily.

What’s to love?

Great price – it even includes a basic daily breakfast.

What’s not to love?

The rooms are nothing flash – but include all you need.

Summary

The Argyle Accommodation is perfect for families wanting nothing but great value accommodation in a central location for exploring Hobart.

Click here for more information and to check the current price.

Central Hotel

 

Located right on the Elizabeth Street Mall, the Central Hotel – is as the name suggests – in a super central location.  Here you’re surrounded by shops and places to eat and just 400 metres from the waterfront.

While the Central Hotel can accommodate families of up to 4 people – keep in mind that rooms only come with one double and one single bed.  So these rooms are really only suitable for families of 3 or families with young children that are small enough to share a bed.

Rooms are studio style coming with tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and a small table and chairs.

For families not wanting to venture far for food, you’ll appreciate the on site restaurant and bar.  Food prices are really good, and there is a great kids menu too.

What’s to love?

Location, location!  This hotel is in the heart of the shopping district, yet moments from the waterfront.

What’s not to love?

Rooms only come with a double and one single – so only suitable for families with particularly young children able to share one bed.

Summary

If you’re looking for a hotel in a super central location where you can easily walk to all the attractions and have easy access to food, you really can’t go past the Central Hotel.

Click here for more information and to check the current price.

Funky Inner City

 

If you want to stay close to everything in Hobart, then Funky Inner City is well-placed for exploring Tasmania’s historical capital.  It’s a basement apartment northwest of the CBD, with central attractions around a kilometre away.  However, local fast food places, cafes and restaurants are a short walk away.

The accommodation here is situated in the basement of an original Victorian townhouse, so it’s ideal for anyone seeking a character property.  The studio is completely open-plan to maximise the available space, and it’s modern and fresh in style with contemporary furnishings. 

Amenities at guests’ disposal include a washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a kitchen area with stove, microwave, fridge and all you need to prepare a family meal.  Homely touches thoughtfully provided by the host include electric blankets for winter and cleaning products.

If you don’t mind a 10 minute walk into the city, this is a great base for a family holiday in Hobart.  It gives kids and adults much more space than the average hotel room.  If you want to live like a local, this could be the best location to stay in Hobart

What’s to love?

This neighbourhood apartment offers family-friendly facilities, like a washing machine and stove, that you just don’t get with a hotel room. 

What’s not to love?

Even the bedroom area is open-plan, so privacy is limited. 

Summary

A well-planned apartment in a Victorian townhouse offering good space and amenities for a small family. 

Click here for more information and to check the current price.

Heritage Building Sleek City Pad

 

Slap-bang in the centre of Hobart is this smart bolthole.  The Heritage Building Sleep City Pad is located on Elizabeth Street, the main thoroughfare running through the CBD and leading to the pier of the same name.  This is convenient for absolutely everything you’re going to want to see and do in the city! 

This is the best place to stay in Hobart when you want more space.  It’s a proper apartment, with plenty of room for everyone and every activity. There’s a six-seater dining table and several cosy sofas for tired kids to snuggle on. The best bit, though, has to be the outdoor terrace, with wooden decking and magnificent city views. 

There’s even two bedrooms, so kids and parents can have some privacy.  Each room has a double bed – so keep in mind the kids will have to bunk in together.

There’s a laundry room at this property, too, so busy parents can take care of the washing instead of arriving home with a whole week’s worth.  Modern, bright, spacious and with wow-inducing views, the only problem might be snapping up this pad before someone else does.

With a good-sized kitchen, you can dine in more readily when staying here.  Should you fancy eating out, the location is ideal, with numerous eateries within 100 metres.  Cool places to stay in Hobart don’t come any better placed than this.  

What’s to love?

Everything – it’s a gorgeous, well-equipped apartment in the city centre with a lovely outdoor terrace offering panoramic city views. What’s not to love? 

What’s not to love?

This place is super popular, and as such books up very quickly. 

Summary

If you want a self-contained apartment and can bag this one before it’s too late, then take it!  You get far more space than a hotel room for a similar price. 

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Marquis Hotel

 

While cheap Hobart hotels are hard to find, this one is pretty competitively priced. The Marquis is a little further from town than some, but it’s no drama if you don’t mind a 15-minute walk to the city centre.  It’s only a couple of hundred metres from the neighbourhood pizza and pasta restaurant too. 

Families can pick between city view twin rooms and family rooms.  The former is good for three as it has a double and a single bed, while the latter can sleep four or five in a trio of singles plus a double.  All accommodation comes with air conditioning, a flat screen TV, free WiFi, a fridge and a toaster.

The Marquis Hotel is good for drivers, as there’s free parking on site.  As that’s rare in the city, this can be the best hotel to stay in Hobart for anyone renting a car.  There’s also a coin-operated laundry at the property. 

An on site restaurant and bar means you can dine in whenever you don’t feel like going far.  As well as the Italian restaurant 200 metres away, there’s a couple of cafes within a five minute walk. 

What’s to love?

Free on site parking is a big perk here. Having a fridge and toaster in the room is also handy for the kids’ snack attacks – or for prepping a simple breakfast. 

What’s not to love?

The decor is pretty uninspiring, and more motel room than hotel style. However, it’s a 15 minute walk to the city centre. 

Summary

If you don’t mind a 15 minute walk to the city centre, free parking, competitive rates and well-equipped rooms put the Marquis up among the best hotels in Hobart. 

Click here for more information and to check the current price.

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Hopefully you’ve found this guide on family accommodation in Hobart helpful.  We have other guides to help plan your trip to Hobart, including things to do in Hobart and the best day trips from Hobart.

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