A BIT ABOUT THE FROG
Built in 1835, The Pickled Frog Backpackers has always been a drawcard for the world's adventurers.
We've hosted sailors, whalers, smugglers, gold-diggers, daredevils and wanderers.
Now it's your turn.
If you're keen to explore a fascinating island, come and stay with us and add your history to ours.
We'll show you the time of your life.
The Pickled Frog has been a haven for Hobart travellers since colonial times.
Painted in an unmissable Kermit green, our hostel is a landmark on Liverpool Street.
We've been voted Hobart's number one hostel three years running, you don't get better than that.
We know what backpackers want.
We have the hottest showers and the coldest beers.
Our rooms are the cleanest and the free internet is super-fast
We know you'll want to meet new people, make new friends, and feel right at home by our open fire.
We have all the shared space you need to curl up in an armchair and upload your selfies in peace or join the happy crowd at the bar and find a partner to play pool.
Our rooms are comfy, our beds are soft, and our staff won't rest until you do.
We'll be your party place or your place of refuge.
Kick back and relax or rev up for a big night out - The Pickled Frog is your home in Hobart.
From wine, beer and food festivals to hot-ticket arts and music events, Hobart hosts a lot of parties.
The Pickled Frog is a stone's throw from the best pubs and grub. Our super friendly staff know all the happening spots in town.
If you're keen to go rugged and explore the great Tassie wilderness, we know what to see and how to get you there. We'll organise your day trips, plan your hiking routes and help you get around as cheaply as possible.
Or you can climb aboard The Frog Bus and we'll show you plenty of our incredible sights (including some which are off the beaten path) for Free. That's right, FOR FREE.
We are the only backpackers' hostel offering day trippers free hiking tours of stunning Mt Field National Park and Mt Amos in Freycinet National Park. See the world's tallest flowering trees or maybe a platypus. What about breathtaking waterfalls? - we'll take you to the hidden Snug Falls or Pelverata Falls. Maybe the World Heritage listed Hartz Mountain is on your list? Or Cape Huay?- Part of the Three Capes Track.
We regularly do them all, so take your pick.
And when you come back to town worn out from breathing the world's cleanest air, we'll give you free parking, cheap beers and great company.
Nothing's too much trouble at The Pickled Frog.
“Amazing, amazing, amazing! One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in. I met a ton of other backpackers and the staff were just amazing. I wish I could’ve stayed longer.”
Jane, female 18-24, USA
“This is by far one of the best hostels based on the vibe alone. The staff are crazy chill, they organize daily trips most of the week which is great for seeing Hobart affordably and to meet people! The front lounge is sick and good for a drink. They even helped me out with some camping equipment. Definitely one of my favourite hostels.”
Kelly, male 18-24, Canada
“My partner and I couldn't have been happier with this hostel. The atmosphere is lovely, the staff make you feel instantly welcome and there's all sorts of groups of people here to meet. The size of the common area is great, there's plenty of space for everyone”
Cat, female 25-30, England
If you're a guest of The Pickled Frog, you're a part of the family. Here's more of what we have to offer:
*free day trips to Mt Wellington and MONA
*free day tour adventures
*free super-fast WiFi
*24 hour hot showers
*cheap world-class craft beers and ciders
*games room, flat screen TVs, and reading lounges
*pool tables, pinball machines, and games consoles
*live music and comedy nights
*big, bright, beautiful kitchen, and all the cooking gear you'll need
*loads of washing machines with fast cycles
*free luggage room and locker hire
*free bed linen and cosy warm blankets
The Pickled Frog
Explore Tasmania, your adventure starts with us
*WINNER - 2018 BEST HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2017 BEST ACCOMMODATION IN TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2016 BEST ACCOMMODATION IN TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2014 BEST ACCOMMODATION IN TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2013 BEST HOSTEL IN TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2012 FAVOURITE BACKPACKER NIGHT IN TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2012 FAVOURITE ACCOMMODATION IN TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2011 BEST BACKPACKER NIGHT IN TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2010 BEST HOSTEL IN TASMANIA*
*WINNER - 2009 BEST BACKPACKER NIGHT IN TASMANIA*
Stay at The Frog, and we will take you places, for FREE
(FOR GUESTS ONLY)
This is a 1 hr 45minute trip that takes you to the top of the mountain and back down again (option to walk down).
Departs every Monday and Thursday at 9.30 am and must be signed up for prior to day of departure.
*Click photo above for more info on the mountain
Come and join us for a day of adventure on the Frog bus.
Usually we will take in some kind of walk along the way, a bushwalk, a beach walk, a swim, some kind of adventure-based activity. What we will always do is go and see something that locals do, and we will ALWAYS stop into a local pub somewhere along the way home.
* Minimum 2 night stay
(The Museum of Old and New Art)
Our bus to the museum departs on Wednesdays at 10 am.
Must be signed up for prior to day of departure.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE MUSEUM ENTRY OF $25
*Click photo above for more info on MONA
GETTING TO THE FROG
281 Liverpool street , Hobart, TAS 7000
FROM THE AIRPORT
1) The Shuttle service getting to Hobart from the Airport is operated by SkyBus and runs every 30 minutes from 4.30am - 10.00pm seven days a week. Cost is $18.50. Our nearest stop is on Collins Street, about a 5 minute walk. At the airport just head outside the terminal and look for the big red bus.
2) Ride with Uber - Grab the Uber app and ride easy. Usually around $30 so a good option if you are more than 1 person.
3) Catch a Taxi - This will cost about $60 dollars but if there's a few of you its good value.
RECEPTION OPENING HOURS: 8 AM - 9PM