Self contained floor of family home

House - Private room · Newdegate St, West Hobart, TAS 7000, Australia
Your host, Di
68 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Your own rooms, basically a self contained guest suite on the lower floor of our character older style family home in West Hobart. We are in a quiet neighbourhood, only walking distance to the centre of the city and shops, and well served by local buses. We are just up the road (5 min walk) from the fabulous North Hobart restaurant strip, and a 5 min walk from the excellent Hill St Grocer. The rooms are cosy - a spacious bedroom with well-equipped mini kitchenette (note - no oven or cooktop), a separate living room with home cinema, and your own bathroom (note - shower only). You will have your own external access, and parking is easy on the street outside. Easy access for cycle tourers, with ample room for parking, unpacking/packing your bike around the back.

Towels and linens are included. The bed is quite firm. A range of tea and coffee options are provided for you, and the fridge is stocked for your first breakfast (or snacks on arrival). A handy written guide covers the rooms, local restaurants, services and nearby tourist attractions. And we are happy to offer tips on sightseeing and restaurants. Ours is a low-toxin household - we take care with chemicals used for cleaning, laundry etc.

Hobart is a terrific place to visit, with easily accessible history (such as Battery Point, Louisa's Walk, Port Arthur), crafts (Salamanca Market, Richmond), arts (come and see the Museum of Old and New Art), music festivals (MOFO and Cygnet Folk Festival in January each year), wonderful local produce (farmers' markets), wines (Coal River Valley, Huon Valley), wildlife (Bonorong wildlife park) and wilderness (Mt Wellington, Mt Field National Park).

You are welcome to enjoy our large garden - relax in the native grassland area or inspect our healthy vegie patch. Our home offers ideas on how to move towards a sustainable lifestyle in an urban environment.

Guest Access

Guests have the run of the downstairs of our house, and enjoy their own back door access.

Interaction with Guests

We assume that our guests are having a private holiday, but are happy to take our cue on interaction from our visitors. We are usually at home while we have guests staying.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • My partner and I really enjoyed our time at Di's. Warm greetings as we arrived, great knowledge of the area, amazing DVD collection, comfortable warm room with all the trimmings. Would highly recommend and would stay again.

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely time staying in Di's self contained rooms on the lower ground floor of her home. It was great to have our own access to the rooms as this meant we weren't worried about disturbing the rest of the house.

    June 2014
  • My partner and I really enjoyed our two night stay in Di's cozy accommodation. She provided many thoughtful touches providing coffee, a simple but gourmet breakfast, toiletries, movies and exhaustive compendium.
    The space is spotlessly clean and private (we only saw Di on check in and check out) with your own entrance and there is plenty of room.
    The bed is super comfy and warm.
    Thanks Di!

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in Hobart staying in Di's lovely house! The location is great - near lots of restaurants and pubs - and the room was spotless with everything that we needed. Thank you for a fantastic stay!

    May 2014
  • Lovely place and lovely host! Clean, homey, cosy. It's like your own home away from home. Located in north Hobart just 5 mins drive down to the main city center. Lots of cafés within walking distance too. Will definitely recommend to anyone visiting Hobart !

    May 2014
  • I found the whole airbnb experience very good. especially the depth of what was needed from me to ensure I was a valid applicant. I was accepted by you very quickly, & in turn by Di Elliffe very quickly. Also the follow up was excellent.

    April 2014
  • Great stay - everything lived up to expectations. Di was really hospitable, everything spotlessly clean, wonderful location for nearby restaurants, shops and the centre of town. Highly recommended.

    February 2014
  • We really appreciated our stay in Di's home. Di est une hôtesse fort sympathique et accueillante. Très organisée, elle nous a fait d'excellentes suggestions, que ce soit pour les restos, les randonnées ou les sites d'intérêts. The accommodation is well situated in North Hobart, near restaurants. It has a private entry. It includes a bedroom, a living room and a large bathroom. The bedroom is spacious, clean, quiet, confortable and includes a kitchen corner with a great extra: an expresso machine with very good coffee ! Di has also supplied us with cereals, bread, wonderful jam and milk. Also, there is a lot of documentation on Tasmania and maps in the bedroom. Notre séjour à Hobart fut des plus agréables. It´s a very nice place to stay. We recommand it without hesitation.

    February 2014
  • Our stay at Di and Robert’s place was fantastic! Wow, what a house! We were blown away by the amount of space we had and Di’s efficient, organised and friendly approach to our stay. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.

    The bedroom/living area is a large, airy room, with kitchen facilities and a superb coffee machine. You also have your own amazing lounge, which has a huge 3D TV screen with surround sound and an extensive movie list. The apartment is scrupulously clean & well stocked with tourist information & helpful manuals for all things local, including cinema details and local takeaway menus. The room was very peaceful & provided an uninterrupted nights sleep.

    The apartment offers plentiful parking and easy access to Hobart City, just five minutes drive away. You have your own private access to the house so can come and go as you please, without intruding.

    A great little spot for any visitors to Hobart. We would definitely stay here if we returned to Hobart. Thank you Di for such a pleasurable stay!

    January 2014
  • Staying with Di an her partner in their beautiful home was a very pleasant experience. They are very friendly and hospitable, we would've liked to have more time to get to know them.
    The location in west Hobart was terrific, we mostly walked everywhere we wanted to go, and there are so many great options for eating and drinking nearby.
    We were in Hobart for a festival, so didn't spend much time in the house, but the bed was very comfortable, everything was very clean and a coffee machine was a real bonus in the mornings!
    I would definitely go back, and would recommend to anyone.

    January 2014
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Recently retired from the rat race, now a home and community organiser!
Hi there! I'm an active gardener and bushwalker, and I love riding my electric bike, reading, movies, locally grown food and wine, genealogy (when I can make time for it!) and of course travel. As an AirBnB host, it's great being able to help fellow travellers to enjoy my home town. I'm also involved with some local groups working to develop local solutions to the challenges facing our planet. For example, lobbying to get more bike pathways built so that all of us can safely ride our bikes.
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