The SpaceA small bedsit-with-a-view in vibrant North Hobart.
Pocketspace is decked out with vintage features, quirky style and with a modern level of cleanliness. Pocketspace is an open-plan bed nook (with a double bed), living space and galley kitchen. The private bathroom has a bath and separate toilet. During the festival seasons the flat houses our traveling friends and family (that we can't squeeze into our tiny house in the nearby suburb of Moonah. We hope you'll come to stay as well!
The windows capture the morning sun, which makes the flat feel light and airy. We hope our furnishings and personal touches will capture your imagination and will contribute to a home-away-from-home Hobart experience that you rave about.
Pocketspace has: Wifi, double bed, couch, armchair, friendly houseplants, quality sheets. Record player doubles as speakers to play music via your idevice or phone. An assortment of DVD’s, books and games are all available for your use. The kitchen includes a stovetop/oven, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge/freezer. Tea, quality ground plunger coffee and soy/cow milk, butter, spreads and local CWA jams are provided. Bathroom with shower over bath, seperate toilet. Toiletries (shampoo/conditioner/soap/bodywash/quality handsoap).
Within the building, Pocketspace is set back from the street (reduced traffic noise) with a view over North Hobart and Glebe.
Pocketspace sleeps two people who love close quarters, and each other. Babies under two years stay for free, with a highchair, pram and porta-cot available on request.
Laundry is available for stays longer than one week (please remind us when booking if you require the key).
There is unfortunately no bag storage available for before/after arrival, sorry!
Free off-street parking is located downstairs at the back of the building (access via Commercial Lane). Guest AccessThe red brick building in which Pocketspace resides is called 'Northtown Apartments' 413-415 Elizabeth st. Pocketspace is apartment 10. Free off-street parking is located downstairs at the back of the building. (Access via Commercial Lane). Arriving for the first time, it might be easier to park out front on Elizabeth St. and find Pocketspace then grab the map to find the car park.
Pocketspace is apartment number 10, which is on street level when entering from Elizabeth St. The front door to the building remains unlocked.
If driving, there is 1-hour parking (no tickets required) on both sides of Elizabeth Street nearby the entrance to Northtown Apartments. If you want, park on Elizabeth St first, bring in your luggage, and then get your bearings.
If traveling from the airport a taxi will cost you roughly $55 one-way (shocking, we know). Alternatively, the airport shuttle bus will cost you $30 return, or $17 one-way. After exiting the airport terminal just hop on any Airported shuttle. You will need to get off at the corner of Argyle/Federal St. (bus stop number 7). To get to Elizabeth St walk up the hill on Federal St for one block, then turn right onto Elizabeth St and walk up the hill a few hundred meters until you see Northtown Apartments on your right-hand side. It's about a seven-minute walk.
Returning to the airport you will need to book the airport shuttle. Call up to two hours beforehand on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), or book online at: (URL HIDDEN) Interaction with GuestsWe try to welcome all our arriving guests in person to hand-over the key and answer any questions you might have, but depending on your arrival time we might both be working and unable to meet you. In this case we can arrange to leave a key out with directions and be available on the phone should you run into any trouble. We are happy to have as little or as much interaction as you prefer. Low-key suits us fine but we have, on occasion, been known to end up at the local pub or on forest hikes with guests. The NeighborhoodNorth Hobart is the local heart of Hobart. The 1962 redbrick apartment building "Northtown Apartments" sits right on Hobart’s Main Street - Elizabeth Street - just one block up from the humming restaurant and boutique shopping strip which is North Hobart: the locals' locality.
A lazy two minute walk down hill takes you to The Winston Ale House & Eatery for some local bands, good food and craft beer, or to The State Cinema and Bookshop for something more relaxed. Elizabeth Street features two fantastic pubs, great coffee boutique shops and an abundance of eating options including Japanese, Turkish, Indonesian, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Italian and Modern European.
Just one hundred meters up the road is the Hill Street Grocer: a local favourite that can provide all your grocery needs including local fresh produce as well as local cheese, dairy, meat and bread. It's open 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday, and 8am-7pm on a Sunday.
Opposite the Hill St Grocer is the 'Friends Health and Fitness' gym. Guest prices are $7.60 swim $15 gym and class. $15.00 for tennis court hire (they also hire out tennis racquets and balls)
We leave info in the at Pocketspace about our favorite local eateries and places to avoid ;-)
Also, check out the Eat Safe Live Well app if you have any dietary requirements (veg/vegan/gluten-free/etc.) whilst navigating Hobart's eateries. Getting AroundThe apartment building has a bus stop at the front door with busses arriving every ten minutes between 7am-7pm weekdays, and running from about 6:30am until just after midnight. Get on any bus (all go to the CBD) and be there in roughly six minutes. Cash can be used on busses and a ticket costs A$3 C$1.90 and is valid for 90 minutes.
Alternately you could walk to the CBD and Salamanca in around 20 minutes. See the 'Directions' section for airport shuttle bus information.
Free off-street parking is located downstairs at the back of the building. Other Things to NoteExtras:
There is always emergency breakfast cerial on hand but if you want a proper breakfast, a locally sourced Vegetarian or Vegan breakfast can be arranged for the day of your arrival for $20 for two people. Also a local champagne/chocolate combo can be left at Pocketspace for when you arrive. Please contact Molly to make arrangements.
While staying at Pocketspace we would love you to "Check In" with the social media site beginning with 'Face' and ending with 'book' (the name of which AirBnB prevents you from publishing on their website). And if you liked your stay, you can "Like" Pocketspace at that same social media site by adding '/pocketspace.bedsit' to the the end of its domain name.
When you are here, you must see:
MONA - With its ever changing smorgasbord of inspiring and challenging art. Catch a bus from Salamanca wharf, or the ferry for a more iconically Hobart experience;
Salamanca - At night for fine imbibing, its sandstone silhouette is impossible to resist. During the daytime, take in the yacht-lined port, dotted with Antarctic icebreakers. Browse the endless galleries and shops. For humming shopping, check out the Salamanca Markets on Saturday 8am-3pm;
Farm Gate Markets - To see the locals at play and eat delicious local treats, walk down Elizabeth Street, to Bathurst St corner on Sunday 8.30am-1pm.
Forests - Tasmania holds the most ancient and moving old-growth forests in the world. Hire a car and drive just over an hour from the city to start experiencing these prehistoric treasures. Our favourite is The Styx Valley (maps provided).