About this listing
Our self-contained bedsit is furnished with the mid-century vintage hoardings, which overflow from our small house nearby. Pocketspace and will one day belong to our 6-year-old son, Oscar. We'd love you to come stay and discover a home away from home :-)
A 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).
The 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 guests
We 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.
Other things to note
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).
Please treasure our little Pocketspace. It's a quiet building and the neighbours are residents, so we ask you respect their living space and be noise aware. The flat will one day be for our son Oscar (now a 6 year old), so please help us preserve it for him.
No smoking or pets.
But the biggest rule: Have fun and enjoy your adventure in Hobart!
We love Hobart, and we hope you will too! x
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We are Molly, Andy, and 6-year-old Oscar.
Molly is a Social Anthropologist and Ceramicist. Andy is a Political Adviser. Oscar is in Grade 1.
Oscar's interests include Japanese anime, punk-rock music, and his cat Sweet. Molly and Andy's interests include all things retro and vintage, good coffee, each other, and Oscar.