Published: February 2021
Planning a trip to Tasmania? Perhaps you have an early flight back to the mainland or don’t want to rush to start your day. Whatever your reason, a night at a hotel near Hobart International Airport is a great way to be within close distance to Hobart city and everything the city has to offer.
Located just 17km from the centre of Hobart, Hobart Airport is the largest of two airports that serve Tasmania; the other being Launceston in the islands north.
There have been no international flights to- or from Tasmania since 1996, and most travellers to/from Tasmania go via. Melbourne International Airport. but there is a strong indication that airlines may resume international flights to Hobart from New Zealand as early as 2021.
So, where to stay near Hobart Airport? I’ve rounded up the best options to sleep close to Hobart Airport in this handy post!
What you need to know about Hobart Airport
Five things to make your visit to Tasmania easier:
- Hobart Airport is a tiny single level building! Check-in is in the middle of the building with departures down one end and arriavls down the other. There are very few facilities in the airport. There’s a cafe in the arrivals area, a couple of food shops and vending machines past security, and only basic facilities. That said, it is a very comfortable airport, just not one I’d want to spend a long time in!
- There is free public WiFi throughout Hobart Airport.
- There is no luggage lockers or bag storage services at Hobart Airport.
- SkyBus provides fast and low cost airport transfers every 30 minutes daily – 7 days a week, all year round – between Hobart Airport and Hobart City Centre. Tickets are best purchased online through the SkyBus website to get the best price, but you can also purchase them with the driver.
Can I sleep at Hobart International Airport?
No, at the time of writing you cannot sleep inside Hobart Airport. Read on to find some great value hotels near Hobart Airport!
Are there pay-per-use lounges at Hobart Airport?
At the time of writing, the only lounge at Hobart Airport is the Qantas Club. This allows those flying on a QF-numbered flight who hold a Business Class ticket. Qantas Gold or higher status, or oneworld Sapphire or above status to comfortably relax in the lounge.
To be honest, the lounge is rather small and I did not enjoy spending time there. Instead, head in and grab a snack or drink, and then enjoy the elegantly designed public waiting area which is much more spacious. AV Geeks will love that both the lounge and public waiting area has views of the tarmac!
If you are connecting onto an international flight, or have a lounge wait in one of the mainlands capital cities, I recommend considering purchasing a single-use lounge entry to the Melbourne lounges through Priority Pass.
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Are there showers at Hobart Airport?
There are no public showers at Hobart Airport, and I did not see any in the Qantas Lounge during my brief visit.
Are there in-terminal hotels at Hobart Airport?
There are no in-terminal hotels at Hobart Airport.
Which hotels are near Hobart Airport
Check out the handy comparison chart below to choose the perfect hotel near Hobart Airport:
|Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport||Next to|
|4-star||Yes||N/A||– Closest hotel to airport|
– Shuttle bus to airport
|BIG4 Hobart Airport||3-minutes from airport||3-star||Yes||– Close to restaurant |
and convenience store
– Free airport transfers available
– BBQ Area
|Ramada Resport by Wyndham Seven Mile Beach||5-minutes from airport||4-star||Yes||– On-site restaurant||– Pool |
– Game Room
– Tennis courts
Which hotels are near Hobart Airport:
Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport
The Travelodge Hotel Hobart Airport is currently closed until July 2021.
BIG4 Hobart Airport
If you are looking for the cheapest hotel near Hobart Airport, check into BIG4 Hobart Airport Tourist! Their basic-but-comfortable cabins are perfect for those travelling solo or with your clan (the Cambridge Cabin sleeps up to 6 people!)
All cabins are self contained and featured a good size bathroom with a shower, small kitchen, TV and more. There’s an on-site restaurant and 24-hour convenience store within a short walk.
Free airport transfers are available for guests between 9am and 5pm daily.
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Seven Mile Beach
Relax and unwind at the picturesque Ramada Resort Seven Mile Beach, an eco-friendly beachside hotel just minutes from Hobart Airport.
Nestled among beautifully landscaped gardens, each unit are fully self-contained with full kitchens and laundry facilities. Enjoy use of the resorts heated outdoor pool, outdoor spa, games room, gym, tennis facilities and more during your stay. It’s the perfect place for families to really unwind and enjoy their first or last day in Tasmania… or a great base while they explore the Apple Isle!
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