Happy Backpacker

84 Main Street, Penguin, Penguin, Australia, 7316 - See map
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Happy Backpacker
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed Happy Backpacker
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Nearby landmarks
The Penguin Market 110 m
Giant Penguin 250 m
Penguin General Cemetery 1.08 km
Devonport Airport 30.34 km
Burnie Airport 32.12 km
Smithton Airport 88.97 km
Launceston Airport 105.95 km
Strahan Airport 132.43 km
Cape Barren Island Airport 182.35 km
St. Helens Airport 186.33 km
8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

Value for money8.0
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Happy Backpacker

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single
Single
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Single
Single
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory
Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single
Single
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Dormitory
Dormitory
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
...
  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single
Single
...
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Overall rating:
7.3
Very good
16 reviews
Cleanliness
7.0
Facilities
6.7
Location
8.5
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More about Happy Backpacker

More about Happy Backpacker

Happy Backpacker is home to the Happy Backpacker Penguin, a hostel that caters for both short and long terms stays. This property is sure to have just what you need, whether it be a private room for you and your partner or shared dorm faculties.

The property is located on the main street opposite the beach and is clean, comfortable, and completely self-sufficient, with a bistro and pub on-site. The only thing that can bring you out of such comfort is the desire to explore the beauty that lays at your door step.

Happy Backpacker is comfortable budget accommodation at Penguin on Tasmania's northwest coast. The region offers picturesque rolling farmlands, superb coastal landscapes, and the hostel itself is right on the doorstep of the town and beach. There is a bistro and bar on-site as well as ample parking.

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Beach
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Reviews of Happy Backpacker from real guests

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7.3
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness7.0
Facilities6.7
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality6.4
Service6.9
Value for money8.0
High score for Penguin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (0)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (4)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (0)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (6)
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5.6
Chris from Australia
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

least favorite hostel in Tassy ”

average stay, late check in not available after 9 to 10pm if that is what you are after, also beware they require your physical card details during your stay by taking a photo copy, this was not stated anywhere during their booking process and is a super dodgy business practice

Reviewed February 21, 2020
8.4
Excellent
Stephen from Australia
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Restaurant good. Good, convenient place for a short stay.”

Great position at beach side.

Reviewed January 26, 2017
5.7
Jeffrey from Australia
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

Mercifully short”

Proximity to town, friendly staff, no waiting

Room not very clean or comfortable

Reviewed May 29, 2013
7.0
Very good
leon from Australia
Couple
Double
Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

convenience”

cheap, cheap, cheap
Reviewed May 18, 2013
7.3
Very good
Sarah from Australia
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

communal bathroom but felt very safe staying there”

I have stayed in budget places before and not liked it but while this had a communal bathroom which was a shock at first, I liked the atmosphere of the place, i felt safe and warm.

The bed and room was clean - it was warm with a heater and new electric blanket. as a solo female traveller I felt incredibly safe - there was a working smoke alarm etc and I have stayed in budget places before and felt very unsafe. The neptune was warm and comfortable and good value for money and I would stay there again.

Reviewed April 25, 2013
6.7
Good
Chi from Hong Kong
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

Value for money budget accommodation ”

Few guests, great value for money

Stayed at twin room. There were only 2 single bed, a sink and a chair. Bathroom was shared. Lights in washroom did not turn on. Few guests stayed at the hotel. Felt like we were the only guests. One room was set aside as guest lounge in which fridge, microwave and toaster were there for use. Free parking at the back. Small gaming area. The pub nearby is quite noisy. Luckily music stopped at midnight. Hotel may need renovation. Overall, great value for money if you just want a place to stay.

Reviewed April 24, 2013
7.7
Very good
Lynda from Australia
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Comfortable budget accomodation”

Low cost, no frills, clean.

This was all I was looking for for a one night stay. Low cost and no frills. It is close to Devonport for the ferry so a convenient budget stay.

Reviewed March 04, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Lynda from Australia
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Budget accomodation with a smile”

Low cost single room, small room but adequate for a short stay. Very clean.

I was looking for an economic overnight stay having arrived late on the trans tasman ferry. I was warmly welcomed on arrival and quickly given acess to my room. Although small, it was more than adequate for a night's sleep. Only negative: restaurant was closed by 8pm.

Reviewed February 15, 2013
8.0
Excellent
ernst from Australia
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Cheap, clean, simple, great location”

If you want a clean room for sleep at a good price, go for it.

Room simple. It's clean. Just a bed, cupboard, sink, chair. Stunning walk on coastline just across the road. Sleepy little town atmosphere goes well with the atmosphere of the Neptune.

Reviewed January 28, 2013
3.0
Bronwen from Australia
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in January 2013

don't go”

None

The carpets felt sticky under foot. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I only stayed one night.

Reviewed January 14, 2013
7.0
Very good
Cordelia from Australia
Group
Single
Stayed 1 night in November 2012

Very budget hotel”

Budget

its good only if you don't mind to share the bathroom. room is clean though. next time if i go to penguin again i would prefer other hotel with ensuite. very good budget.

Reviewed November 19, 2012
8.4
Excellent
Wolfgang from Germany
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

günstige Lage an der Nordküste Tasmaniens”

Das Neptune Grand Hotel bietet sich mit gutem Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis als Station für 1-2 Nächte für einen Aufenthalt an Tasmaniens schöner Nordwestküste an. Das Doppelzimmer ist recht einfach ausgestattet. Die Lage des Hotels zentral im Ort Penguin ist günstig für Einkäufe. Im Bistro des Hauses kann man abends sehr gut und preiswert essen. Das im Hause befindliche Casino stört nicht. Zu erwähnen sind die guten Parkmöglichkeiten direkt hinter dem Hotel.

Reviewed September 14, 2016
6.3
Good
Marina from Russia
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Недорогой отель”

Цена

В номере есть только раковина, туалет и душ общие на этаже. Хотя там чисто и все прилично. Нам было не принципиально, т.к. останавливались на 1 ночь. Но для длительного проживания не очень удобен. Нет завтрака в отеле, надо бегать искать по улочкам. Так что если вам проездом переночевать, то вполне достойное место.

Reviewed January 23, 2013
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