The Alabama Hotel

Retro-cool doesn't get more stylish than this - nor does it get more affordable.  The Alabama is a new breed of 'boutique budget' hotel that will appeal to anyone who has spent many a happy month backpacking and now wants to up the game but not the price. One of Hobart's most exciting young artists Aedan Howlett and his partner Kelly Cloake have combined their love of the arts and interiors to fulfil a long held dream and rejuvenate this central city 17-room hotel which once boasted Tasmania's first takeaway bottle shop but has been closed for the last decade.  Rooms are not ensuite, but there are several ladies' and gents' facilities on each floor and with rooms priced from just AU$80, a night or two at the Alabama in the heart of one of the hottest cities of the moment has got to be the greatest steal in Australia.