Hobart was rated as number 7 in Lonely Planet's Top 10 City Destinations for 2013. Number 7 in the World! Hobart has really changed in the last few years - there is plenty to see and do in Hobart and no better place to start your adventures than 128 Murray Street.
128 Murray Street is located in the very centre of Hobart's CBD within walking distance to all that Hobart has to offer.
Beautifully renovated, this unique, spacious, fully contained, one bedroom apartment is perfect for interstate or international travellers wanting to experience the unique wonders of Hobart Tasmania.
You simply won't find more affordable, centrally located accomodation in all of Hobart.
128 Murray is located on the corner of Murray and Bathurst Street in Hobart's CBD. Guest entrance is off Bathurst Stree via the driveway next to the Lilly and Rose Sweet Shoppe. Signage is present on both Murray Street and Bathurst Street to aid guests in finding the property. Further directions are provided on where to park vehicles once guests have traversed the driveway.
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"Steve & Kirby's place in Hobart is fantastic, it is a 5 minute walk to everywhere you could possibly want to go. It was extremely clean, tidy and spacious - more than enough space for two people! If we come back to Hobart we will be staying at Steve & Kirby's again."Melinda
"The location was perfect - in the middle of the city centre - it's a 3 or 5 minute walk to everywhere! It was a quick walk to Salamanca and the docks to catch a ferry to MONA."Sonia
"Amazing! The place is clean, spacious and so central to get around Hobart."Madison
"Steve and Kirby's place was a fantastic find. Great central location, parking and everything we needed for a short stay. (Love the rain shower!) I couldn't recommend it highly enough."Kane
"I was amazed with the apartment something id love to live in! Had everything you need and very central just a nice stroll into Salamanca place! Traffic wasn't loud although in a busy street! Would definitely recommend! Very cheap for what it is. Will definite be back!!"Esta
"We had a lovely short break in Steve and Kirby's apartment in central Hobart. The location was ideal - walking distance to the cafes and restaurants of North Hobart, and to harbour-side and Salamanca. And the apartment itself was beautifully renovated, spacious, light, airy - a wonderful place to return to in the evening for a glass of wine and some delicious Tassie cheese!"Nick
"Beautiful apartment in an excellent location. Steve and Kirby were extremely helpful hosts. Highly recommended!"Nicola
"From the price, the service, the location, the soundproofing (you are opposite a pretty lively cafe but it is silent!), the parking, the kitchen, the AMAZING shower. If you are staying in Hobart do yourself a favour and book 128 Murray."David
"The apartment was gorgeous - lovely atmosphere, lots of space, clean and tidy, comfortable bed and sofa, and a great shower in the bathroom! We were very comfortable, and we even got to enjoy the playstation when we found ourselves with an unexpected couple of hours to spare."Sonia
We do hope guests enjoy their stay at 128 Murray. To facilitate a pleasant experience for all guests we do have a few house rules. Please read them below before staying at 128 Murray.
128 Murray accepts Visa and Mastercard.
All bookings require full payment in advance and must be made no greater than 12 months in advance of the booking date.
128 Murray does not handle, store, or pass on credit card details. Payment processing and credit card information is handled by our secure (128 bit encrypted) external partner.
Booking cancellations must be applied for at least 7 days before the arrival date. A full refund is provided to guests who apply to cancel bookings at least 7 days before the arrival date. Unfortunately 128 Murray is unable to provide refunds of any kind to guests that cancel bookings within 7 days of the arrival date.
Cancellations can be processed by following the link in the confirmation email guests received when making the original booking - there is no need to contact 128 Murray requesting a cancellation.
Check in is at 2pm. Check out is at 10am.
Guests are sent a unique six digit entry code 24 hours before check in via email, booking medium, and sms. The six digit entry code expires shortly after check out.
Professional serviced cleaning is performed between every guest visit.
Professional serviced cleaning includes kitchen cleaning/wipedown, vacuuming/mopping of apartment, changing of bed linen, bathroom towels and mats, and re-stocking of complimentaries.
128 Murray is a fully, self contained apartment with washing and drying facilities. Guests staying in excess of 1 week can decide whether to use the available washing and drying facilities themselves, or alternatively to have our professional team service the apartment mid week at an additional expense of $50 AUD.
Smoking is strictly not permitted inside the apartment. Ashtrays are provided for guests wishing to smoke outside.
If the apartment is spoilt by cigarette odour 1 additional night's accommodation will be charged to fully air the property.
Pets are not permitted on the property.
128 Murray Street has off street parking for 1 car. Rest assured your rental vehicle will not be damaged.
Communication exchange being only 60 metres away allows blistering fast internet. Be sure to bring your iPad or Laptop.
6 KW Fujitsu Air Conditioner Inverter keeps you cool when its hot, and warm when its not.
Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Over, Hot Plates, Microwave Oven, Kettle, Toaster, Crockery, Cutlery and Glassware.
55" Wall mounted 1080P Television, 5.1 Channel Surround Sound, PS3, and media centre player. Library of games and movies included.
Enormous bedroom with comfortable queen sized Bed, Electric Blankets, and bedside Tables with reading Lamps.
Newly renovated, well appointed bathroom with blissful rain shower. All modern conveniences included.
Front loading energy and water efficient Washing Machine, Clothes Horse, Ironing Board and Iron provided.
12mm toughened glass (normal 3mm) windows ensure you won't hear the outside world and will sleep like a baby.
Don't won't about losing the keys - there aren't any! Guests receive a six digit entry code before arrival which expires after checkout.
A spacious, comfortable living area that basks in morning to early afternoon sun. Relax and read a book in the large bay windows overlooking Murray Street, or put your feet up and enjoy the home theatre and entertainment area.
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which owner David Walsh describes as "a subversive adult Disneyland", is an extraordinary installation that's displayed in three underground levels concealed inside a sheer rock face. Even if you're not an art fan, don't miss this eccentric, but world-class Museum.
The spectacular scenery at Freycinet National Park will take your breath away. Take a walk to one of the pure white beaches, climb or abseil the pink granite mountains or go swimming and kayaking at the world famous Wineglass Bay. However you choose to explore Freycinet, make sure you keep your eye out for the majestic White Bellied Sea Eagle.
A very spacious, comfortable sleeping area with beautiful bed, reading lamps and luxurious 1000 thread count linen. Double glazed windows ensure a solid night's rest.
The Taste of Tasmania is Hobart's premier summer event, offering many diverse activities and events based in and around the historic Sullivans Cove. For seven days and nights (starting 28th December) the Taste Festival fills the Hobart waterfront with aromas, sights and sounds as attendants celebrate contemporary Tasmanian produce, and observe artists and performers who test the boundaries of visual pleasure.
Each year the festival improves with more than 250,000 unique visitors attending the event - many Hobartians attend multiple times!
This event is a must see if visiting Hobart over the new year period.
Port Arthur is a small town and former convict settlement on the Tasman Peninsula. The site forms part of the Australian Convict Sites, a World Heritage property consisting of eleven remnant penal sites originally built within the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries. Collectively, these sites now represent the best surviving examples of large-scale convict transportation and the colonial expansion of European powers through the presence and labour of convicts.
On 28th April 1996 Port Arthur was the scene of the worst mass murder event in post-colonial Australian history, and that date remains a very sad day for Tasmanians and Australians alike.
Completely renovated in June 2013, this well proportioned Bathroom has all the modern conveniences you would expect from a Hotel. The walk in rain shower, with huge shower head and fabulous pressure is an especially nice touch and will will melt away the stress from even the most weary laden tasmanian traveller.
Hobart has one of the finest deepwater ports in the world, and a waterfront to match.
Salamanca Place, known for its craft shops and extremely popular Saturday market is the place to "hang out".
The area around Constitution Dock hosts many seafood restaurants and also the ability to purchase your meal live from local fishermen. After Christmas every year, the dock is evacuated to make room for participants in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, arguably the finest blue-water ocean classic in the world.
Shortly after, the whole vacinity becomes alive celebrating the new year with the must see Taste of Tasmania food festival.
The sheer magnificence of Cradle Mountain inspired Austrian-born Gustav Weindorfer to build a chalet of King Billy pine in 1912 and work tirelessly for a decade to have the area declared a national park. His dream was realised in 1922, and today a quarter of all Tasmanian visitors travel to the area to share his vision.
Cradle Mountain is located is the northern end of the 161,000 hectare Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park - a Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The mountain rises above the glacially formed Dove Lake, Lake Wilks, and Crater Lake. All three lakes are beautiful in their own right, but 128 Murray highly recommends the 2 hour return walk around the Dove Lake Circuit.
128 Murray has a fully self contained kitchen, suitable for any resident chef staying short or long periods of time. The kitchen and dining area is of open plan design and can entertain up to 4 people.
Richmond and the Coal River Valley make a perfect day trip from Hobart. The Coal River Valley is steeped in history, romance and offers some of the state's best food and wine. After tasting your way through the vineyards, stop in at Richmond to peruse the boutiques, galleries and famous Georgian architecture.
Wild coastlines, extensive and serene waterways, quiet farmlands, boutique vineyards, and rugged but accessible World Heritage wilderness are some of the things you can find in the Huon Valley. The quiet country roads and relatively short distances make this compact region easy to get around. However, there really is so much to see and do here that anyone visiting should drive slowly and stop regularly to truly appreciate the scenery, history, fresh produce and friendly locals of the region.
Tahune is definitely worth a look to partake in the Tahune Airwalk, and for the particularly bold and brave experience the view as a Wedge-Tailed Eagle as you fly through 800 metres of treetops in a hanglider.
The iconic Salamanca Market is a celebration of Tasmania's unique culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers. With over 300 unique stalls set between graceful plane trees and the mellow sandstone facades of historic warehouses, Hobart's famous Salamanca Market attracts thousands of locals and visitors, every Saturday of the year.
Visitors can expect to find everything from music and dancing, fresh fruit, crisp organic vegetables, the warm aroma of a coffee and croissant, buskers singing the blues, various fashion and hand crafted accessories, and innovative design highlighting Tasmanian timbers - just to name a few!
Mount Field National Park is one of Tasmania's most loved national parks and the location of what must be the most photographed waterfall in Tasmania - Russell Falls. Its three elegant tiers, framed by lush vegetation, have attracted visitors for well over a hundred years.
The park has two visitor sections. The first, near the park entrance, includes picnic facilities and the famous Russell Falls. Stunning walks through enormous fern forests and some of the tallest trees in the world are available in this area.
The second visitor section is centred at Lake Dobson and includes the long day walks and skiing areas. Dramatic mountain scenery and alpine plant communities are a feature of this section of the park.
Wellington Park featuring the beautiful Mount Wellington (locally known as "The Mountain" or "Kunanyi" (indigenous name)) is a 18.25 hectare park connecting the city to the bush, and the mountains to the waterways. While essentially a secluded natural environment, there are plenty of activities for visitors in the Park to enjoy; stroll through cool forested gullies along the historic Pipeline Track, traverse Wellington Range in the saddle (on horse or mountain bike), four wheel drive along rough mountain trails, climb leaning dolerite towers, or simply sit quietly among the birds and take in the panoramic views.
Due to its latitudinal position, Hobart is a city with some of the longest nights. For Hobart, Winter tradtionally brings long dark nights hailed as the time to curl up in front of a fire with a glass of wine and warm snack, dreaming of warmer northern climates. No more. Enter Dark MOFO.
Dark Mofo is a celebration of the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, noise, and an abundance of light. The program explores the idea of darkness through exhibitions and performances held during the winter solstice period at venues throughout Hobart. Imagine a tower of pure, white light, reaching fifteen kilometres into the Hobart sky. 2013 attendants didn't have to imagine - it was amazing!
Bookings can be made online using the availability table below - there is no need to contact 128 Murray to request booking dates. If the date you are interested in does not say SOLD, then the property is available and can be booked by clicking on that date.
Discount rates may apply for stays lasting longer than 1 week depending upon time of year. If you wish to stay for long periods of time please contact us to enquire about discount rates.
It's funny how during a holiday you begin to think a little clearer. Around this time last year we were amidst a really relaxing and thought provoking holiday in Bali, Indonesia. You know, the type of holiday where you sense a subtle change within yourself and you know that you will never quite be the same again. As the holiday drew nearer to its end, we dreaded the idea of returning to our normal routine lives. It was at that time that we considered what a change of pace might look like for us, and just what it would take to facilitate. We excitedly came up with a plan and have been sticking to it pretty well these last twelve months.Continue Reading
One of the upsides to having very sound proof, and thermally efficient double glazed windows (thanks again Mick at Hop To It Glazing) is that 128 Murray retains heat very well. This is great for Winter and makes efficient use of energy. Unfortunately we have had a few abnormally warm days this Summer and this has lead to some of our guest having to open the windows to allow the afternoon breeze in. Unfortunately for us the warmer weather has also brought out, how shall we say it, a more festive spirit in some, and on a few occassions Murray Street has actually sounded like the bustling street that it is. Normally this isn't a problem, but with the windows opened to allow the breeze in, unfortunately the sounds has travelled in also.Continue Reading
Hobart's popular Sunday Farm Gate Market has cleared the final hurdle for its move to Bathurst Street in early 2014.
In October 2013 the Hobart City Council unanimously approved the market's move to Bathurst Street, and to closing the road to traffic between Murray Street and Elizabeth Street on Sundays from 9am to 1pm. The move is expected to occur sometime around Easter 2014.Continue Reading
After several months of hard work we finally finished our renovations. Whilst the renovations took a little longer, and were slightly more expensive than we initially planned, we are both very happy with the result, and hope that future guests will appreciate our hard work when staying with us.
"Well if we never have to do that again it will be too soon."Kirby