East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Staying overnight at Hobart Airport

There are not too many options for accommodation if you have a crack of dawn flight out of Hobart Airport. 

You can stay in town and lose 30 minutes of sleep, or stay at the Hobart Airport Travelodge, which I have done twice in the past month, paying full freight on both occasions. 

Not that full freight costs too much: $119 a night for a clean and modern hotel room with free wifi, a flat-screen TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities. 

It is a comfortable enough hotel, just a kilomete from the terminal with a free shuttle bus link. 


On both occasions I stayed my "double bed" was two singles pushed together and despite a deposit having been taken the mini bar was empty. 

The hotel restaurant serves a safe, but tasty menu. Crumbed fish and chips with a crisp salad for $24; a glass of Norfolk Rise pinot grigio for $8. The wine list is awful considering where we are. 

There is also the ridiculous cheapskatery that airline frequent flyer points are only awarded when a room costs $120 or more a night. 

Shame TFE hotels when the rack rate is $119. 

Overall, however, this is functional but pleasant enough place to spend a night. No more. No less. 

Hobart Airport Travelodge, 1 Holyman Drive, Cambridge. (03) 6248 3555


  1. You were lucky! When I stayed at the beginning of June it cost me $180 for the night. But I did have a queen sized bed.. I have to say that the night in Brisbane, the Kingsford Smith Motel for my stopover was only $120 and had much better access to restaurants etc. at Portside. I'll lose sleep next time I think as $180 just for a bed is crazy!

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