We want to assure all our guests new and existing that we are complying closely with the Government recommendations and have implemented our businesses COVID-19 action plan. This includes the following;

  • All communal areas of the hostel are sanitised twice daily following the sanitisation guidelines brought into effect by the Tasmanian Government.

  • Door handles, light switches, bench spaces, tables and other high traffic areas are sanitised regularly throughout the day.

  • There are hand sanitising stations found at each entrance of the hostel as well as throughout the building. Guests must use these when entering the hostel and we encourage guests to frequently sanitise throughout the day. 

  • Staff temperatures are checked upon arrival to each shift to ensure our hostel stays an infection free zone.  Once rooms are vacated all areas and surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised for the arrival of the next guest.

The Nook Backpackers has and will remain a Coronavirus free area.


Due to new regulations passed by the Tasmanian Government, ALL travellers coming into Tasmania from Australia MUST self-isolate for 2 WEEKS.

Due to our hostel being a shared accommodation we are NOT equipped to self-isolate guests and will not be permitting guests entry if you require self isolation. 


We recommend finding alternative hotel accommodation where it is possible to self-isolate.

We are legally obliged to turn away guests who do not meet the necessary requirements and regretfully do so. We must protect our staff and guests at the moment and will continually review this as new information comes in.

All incoming guests will be asked to sign a waiver agreeing that they do not need to self isolate. This is to protect staff and guests alike. 


Reception hours are 8am-9pm during the on-season (November - March) and 8am-8pm during the off-season (April - October). We are open till 9pm during Dark Mofo. Later check ins are possible if arranged at least an hour before reception closes. Check ins after midnight will not be accommodated unless they are the result of a flight delay. Our night manager needs sleep too!


All guests are required to show photo identification at time of check in and must have a valid credit card to secure bookings.

Non-Interstate travellers are subject to a $200 bond upon check-in. This is refunded at the end of the stay. 

For bookings of 5 people or more, payment of the total cost must be taken on arrival. Payments can be split only when the full party is checking in together. A bond of $200 is also required during peak season (Oct-Feb)

kunanyi / Mount  Wellington Shuttle Bus operates every Tuesday and Thursday @ 10:30 am from the hostel . 

Catch it for free but don't forget to book your seats at reception as its subject to availability. 


Due to a high demand of parking facilities there will be a $5 per day fee from November 2019 for use of our car parking facilities. Please see reception regarding this when checking in. 

We do require a $50 key deposit for the boom gate. This is refundable upon check out.

Due to limited car spaces we are unable to reserve spots and we cannot guarantee a car space upon check in. In the event the car park is full there is street parking available for $2.50 per hour on Liverpool St. This parking is free between 6pm - 8:30am and free on weekends/public holidays. There is also free 2 hour parking on Molle St located 5 mins walk from the Backpackers. Our reception can assist you in anymore enquires regarding parking.

Please note: We have an age minimum of 16 years old with a parent or guardian. We are unable to accommodate children. Thanks