After being closed to travellers for almost a decade, the Alabama re-opened its doors in the spring of 2013. The boutique budget hotel fills a gap in the accommodation market, catering for guests looking for something more upmarket than a backpackers hostel, and less sterile than a chain hotel.
Each of the seventeen rooms is unique, decorated with original art, vintage touches, and a personal vibe. Located in a gorgeous building in Hobart’s inner city, the Alabama provides the perfect base to explore all that Hobart has to offer.
The building was erected in the late 1830s but didn’t open as a hotel until 1867, while the deco facade was most likely added in the 1930s. The Alabama has traded under the same name since opening, which it apparently received after the USS Alabama sailed into Hobart’s port and impressed the hotel’s first owner. It’s believed to be the first hotel in Hobart to have a take-away bottle shop.
While there are no rooms with en suite bathrooms, there are a number of male and female showers and facilities on each floor. By keeping the layout as it is, we can keep our rates lower for guests and maintain our “boutique budget” descriptor. The building is in its original walkup condition, which means there isn’t an elevator. Nor are there televisions in the rooms, or fluffy robes, but we do have some very friendly staff and super fast, free wifi.
Phone us on 0499 987 698 between 8am and 9pm and we can book you in over the phone.
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