The Astor is a central Hobart hotel, priced (with shared bathroom) from around $100 – it’s more expensive in summer and you will need to book ahead. Tasmania is famous for its retro/vintage charms and The Astor is one of the very few hotels in Hobart which has that old-fashioned appeal. Staying there is like sinking into a big, comfortable cushion with a cup of tea.

Tasmania's retro charm.

Tasmania’s retro charm.


At 157 Macquarie Street, the hotel is about fifteen minutes away from the Mona ferry terminal and the weekend markets, on foot. It is a short walk away from city restaurants and pubs, shopping and the mall.  This is a really relaxed, comfortable stay with a huge communal breakfast room with Australian staples like Bushell’s tea and Weetbix. It’s a help-yourself arrangement and there is also a shared television and games room, if you want to catch up on the news or play Scrabble.


Bushell's tea of flavour at The Astor.

Bushell’s tea of flavour at The Astor.



If you want to settle into an affordable Hobart base to explore historic places around Tasmania like Evandale  then The Astor is ideal. The handpicked old-school furniture in the Astor rooms and the spacious, beautifully decorated old-fashioned bathrooms with baths – as well as showers –  make it a home-away-from-home (if that just happened to belong to a Grandmother or Great Aunt who had inherited a modest family fortune). Every room is individually decorated and even when reviewing anonymously, Holiday Goddess editors have often been upgraded from a shared bathroom to a private shower room. It’s a friendly place.

The Astor is a Holiday Goddess listed hotel.

The Astor is a Holiday Goddess listed hotel.


The Astor is just made for people who don’t want standard corporate hotels and who aren’t huge fans of Air BnB. It’s one of those beautiful old Hobart buildings with a history, where you can make a cup of tea in your room, open the windows wide and let the fresh Tasmanian air in – and enjoy the luxury of being steps away from the heart of Hobart. You can view individual rooms at The Astor starting from singles with shared bathrooms from around $100 a night by clicking on our hotel deals. Read real-person reviews and start your Hobart holiday now.  This is a bargain when compared to hotels on Hobart’s waterfront, but this much-loved and award-winning hotel is only a short walk away the water, too, as you can see. If your budget doesn’t include the Hotel Grand Chancellor on this trip, or The Old Woolstore Apartment, you might just find The Astor is what you’re looking for. It’s close to the beautiful and historic streets of Battery Point too – just head up the hill.  Jessica Adams.

Walk to everything from The Astor.

Walk to everything from The Astor.




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