About This Listing
A cosy yet adequately furnished room in one of the quieter suburbs of Hobart. In a solid house with understated charm, this a great base from which to explore the attractions of Hobart and beyond.
Cosy and serene bedroom with period ambience and a pleasant outlook over the front rose garden. The room is furnished with a single bed, chest of drawers, bedside lamp, rocker/recliner armchair, small table, floor rug, wardrobe and fan/heater.
- electric blanket
- extra pillow
- iron and ironing board
- tourist information, maps, bus timetables, etc.
- electrical adapter for international plugs
- books about Tasmania (a small collection, but expanding!)
You have access to the washing machine and clothes line if required. There's also a pleasant back yard if you would like to sit out on the lawn.
Our location is a short bus ride to the centre of Hobart and an easy stroll to the busy local shopping strip of Moonah that has services such as banks, post office, chemist, department stores, supermarket and other shops. There are plenty of food options (Thai, African, vegetarian, Turkish, Indian, Western, Japanese, pizza, take aways, fried McCrap, etc), cafes and pubs within 1km. Other local sights include Runnymede, Cathedral of St John, GASP and Mt Stuart lookout.
Bike hire is available if you would like to do some exploring via the intercity cycleway that links Hobart to Glenorchy. Moonah is about halfway between the city centre and what is now Tasmania's most visited attraction, the spectacular Museum of Old and New Art. Bike hire is $12/day, $70/week including bicycle, helmet and lights.
It's an extremely quiet house and street and suits people seeking a more sedate alternative to noisy hostels. Check in is any time after 2pm, earlier if there aren't any departing guests. Departure is before 12 noon, later if there aren't any arriving guests. Parking is on-street only.
I can hold a small amount of luggage for you - no risk accepted - in my store room for up to a week. I can also accept incoming mai1 for people who have a booking.
Enjoy your stay!
p.s. This property has several steps from the house to the front gate which might be difficult for people with limited mobility.
Bathroom, toilet, kitchen, laundry, back and front yards.
Interaction with Guests
I'm usually around. I like to spend some time on first day of your stay making sure your plans for your time in Hobart are workable. After that you're away!
Smoking outside only.
You may cook in the house kitchen; please be aware that fridge space is limited. This is a vegetarian household and no meat or fish of any kind are allowed in the house. You're welcome to use small quantities of kitchen consumables like oil, salt, spices, etc. I usually have some fresh herbs, lemons and various other things.
On-street car parking is generally available although sometimes you might not find a spot right in front of the house. If you are here on rubbish night I may ask you NOT to park right in front of the house as the narrowness of the street means the rubbish truck won't be able to enter.
Free wi-fi available. I'll provide the network name and password when you get here. Internet connection is a bit flaky sometimes, sorry there's nothing I can do about it. We may be on the NBN very soon if the idiot conservative government doesn't trash it.
Rubbish goes in the rubbish bin, recycling in the recycling bin. Easy!
I didn't really see much of Allan as I was travelling with work. The room was comfortable and well located in a quiet suburb.
Alan is a quietly courteous guy with with strong vegan principles which I respect.
I stayed for eight nights but did not see a great deal of Alan as I was away everyday travelling around Tas. with my daughter, who lives in Hobart.When I did need any advice Alan was very helpful and informative.
The bedroom was simply furnished and very clean and comfortable, perfectly suited to my needs.
Tiger Den is well located and near facilities in Moonah. There is a regular bus service into Hobart which came in handy.
Alan's description of what he has to offer is spot on and so met my expectations. i think he offers excellent value for money and a peaceful place to stop.
The room was as per what it is shown in the photo. Alan was very accommodating with the time of arrival as i was out the whole day and not sure what time I will be arriving. Was good to know that no meat, or fish products was allowed in the house, before I went to get some food from the super market. Alan is a very interesting guy. ll the best with the elections.
Alan is a wonderful host and a good person who believes in healthy eating and living. He provides useful information about places to visit in Hobart and elsewhere in Tasmania, including the lesser known attractions as well as nature trails such as those at Mount Wellington and Myrtle Forest. If you like to discuss views on nature and the environment, which I do, Alan's the right person for that. Tasmanian Tigers are one of his passions (hence Tiger Den)!
The location of the house is convenient, being situated just outside of Hobart town, and is easily accessible by public bus. A day rider ticket at $3.20 takes you anywhere with unlimited rides a day - so forget the car! Just have to watch the bus timetables though! The brochures at home are handy if you wish to know where else to visit and how to get there.
The single bed is comfy though a tad narrow but there are lots of warm sheets plus room and cupboard spaces are adequate. Winter chill isn't a problem in the house as there is adequate heating with a fireplace and electric heater too, topped up by an electric blanket.
The room has beautiful paintings to look at as well, including a hand-painted picture of Tasmanian Tigers!
There are cafes, bottle shop and gas station nearby in Moonah, so it is a sensible place to stay to enjoy Hobart inner city and beyond. And the mountain view is stunning from Creek Road.
It is a homely place, and Alan is an inspiring vegan chef who likes sharing his knowledge about food preparation, hence I recommend Tiger Den for your stay.
Alan's place was comfortable and well-positioned. Alan was an accommodating host. Recommended for anyone who wants to take it easy
The place is a in a good location if you're interested in both the city and MONA (though if going by bus to MONA, give yourself plenty of time). Supermarkets not too far away; on a lovely little street on a hill. Serviceable place and had what I needed; I enjoyed my stay in Hobart.
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About the Host, Alan
Relatively new to Tasmania, I operate a food business specialising in vegan cuisine and products. Please use phone number listed if you want to contact me directly (i.e. ends with a six).
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Worth going if only for the small but fascinating sub-Antarctic house...stuff in there you almost certainly have never seen before. Easily walk or cycle from my place by the Intercity path.Lower Domain Road Queens Domain TAS 7000