Tiger Den - quiet and convenient

House - Private room · Kelvin Ave, Moonah, TAS 7009, Australia

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.

The Space

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.
Also provided:
- linen
- 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.

Guest Access

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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $279 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Clean, comfy and near to shops. Alan has many hidden talents too, so if you're passionate about food and fermentation, he's the man to talk to! His walnut 'ricotta' and vanilla kefir is delicious.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • Alan was generous with his time & knowledge of Hobart & its attractions. His home is situated between MONA & the city, which I found handy. It was only a short (10min) bus trip from the city. Alans very friendly & happy to make you feel welcome in his home.

    December 2013
  • Alan has a very nice home which is kept very clean and tidy - located on the City end of Moona. It is located on a very nice street in a very good area of the suburb.
    Alan was very friendly and forthcoming with recommendations regarding things to do in Hobart.
    I would have no reservations recommending staying with Alan while visiting Hobart.

    December 2013
  • Alan's room was suited for me because the room is very bright , I could see the beautiful roses garden from the window all day.

    During my stay,15 to 22 November 2013, the weather is quite cold. I am very grateful to Alan for heater and electric blanket to make me feel warm and wanted to sleep and not wake up.
    I went to the supermarket almost every evening , not far from home. Alan has prepared a shopping bag for guest. Includes a plate, bowl, cups, spoons forks for guests, that makes me feel more comfortable that I would not invaded the host area.

    Alan used his phone to call a taxi for me in final day and no service charges. ^_^
    Alan and his son helped me many things during I stayed short awhile in HOBART.
    I will not forget that great time.

    Thank you Alan and Afif.

    November 2013
  • Alan is a warm and welcoming host, his place is perfect for a fleeting visit to Hobart. Close to MONA and the city....I highly recommend the walk around Cornelian Bay too! thanks Alan

    November 2013
  • A clean and comfortable home to stay in while exploring Hobart. Alan is a welcoming host.

    July 2013
  • A great spot in the burbs of Hobart. Tucked away up a hill but close to a bus stop

    June 2013
  • I was working in Tasmania promoting my new book and stayed at Allan's for a week. I never got to meet Alan as he was away, so I had the house to myself. It was spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and warm (it was pretty cold in Tassie when I was there) close to the city in a very quiet cul de sac..it was perfect, I loved it and would stay her again

    May 2013
  • Very nice, spacious and cozy room and a warm reception from the host made my stay)))) The room can be warmed as well as the bed which is very nice in a chilling autumn evening. The house is lovely and clean. The local area is pleasant and quite. I really enjoyed staying with Alan. He is a very interesting person. We hadn't much taime to chat as I only stayed for few days, but I found that he is a very interesting person. Would be nice to come back some day and take some cooking lessons from Alan)))))

    May 2013
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