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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 :-)

The space

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).

Guest access

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

Extras:
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).


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Keypad

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Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Amanda User Profile
June 2017
Pocketspace is an absolute dream. Great value for money, fabulous location and super comfortable. Molly and Andy were really welcoming and offered lots of great local tips on where to go and what to see. Thoroughly recommend.
Molly & Andy User Profile
Response from Molly & Andy:
Thank you Amanda, we feel pretty lucky to have met you guys and are very excited at the prospect of you becoming more local! Thanks again for making our little Pocketspace your first Hobart home away from home!
June 2017

Sarah User Profile
June 2017
We loved our time in the gorgeous Pocketspace! It is a cosy, hip, bright little vintage apartment that feels like home the minute you walk in. As a surprise bonus - the sunrises from the kitchen window were amazing! :-) Location-wise it was perfect. Just a few minutes walk to the North Hobart strip of restaurants and bars - and so easy to get down to the waterfront or Hobart CBD on a bus right from out the front door. Molly and Andy were wonderful hosts - communication was great and their little extra touches were lovely. They take great care of their little place to make it feel special and it has a great vibe. Lovely people and a lovely place! We can't wait to come back again :-)
Molly & Andy User Profile
Response from Molly & Andy:
Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was such a treat to meet you guys and I'm really glad you enjoyed the Hobart leg of your Tassie adventure! Happy travels and thanks again :-D
June 2017

Danielle User Profile
April 2016
Pocketspace was a very cute and convenient place for our stay in Hobart. The amenities were more than adequate for our purposes and the location was very practical. We met Molly upon our arrival and she was lovely. We would certainly stay here again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Laurie User Profile
March 2016
What a gorgeous space! I fell in love with the Pocket Space in the photos and the place lived up to my imagination. Molly and Andy have made a comfy and sweet home away from home. And I could go on forever about the spectacular decor. The city location was excellent. Close to all the fantastic restaurants (must try Berta) and shops, with a lovely stroll down to the waterfront/town centre. Molly left us to our own devices, with a basket (and fridge) of treats. And I'm sure they would have been there if we needed them. Such a delight staying here. Thank you!

Liz User Profile
March 2016
We loved our stay at Pocketspace - the studio has been done with a lot of thought and attention, with everything down to local coffee and 1950s records to play. Molly was so helpful in the lead up to our stay and was in touch during to make sure we were happy. I have already recommended this place to some friends who are planning a trip to Tassie - would love to go back another time!

David User Profile
March 2016
Molly was extremely efficient with her email correspondence and information. Arrangements and her greetings when we arrived in North Hobart started off our 5 night stay on a good note. The small apartment has everything one would need and the location was perfect. The immediate area has lots of restaurants, stores, bars and even a great theater. An easy 20 min walk down hill or a convenient bus gets you to downtown Hobart. When we had a car, a parking place was out back. Wifi was also available. Overall a great place to stay.

Michelle User Profile
February 2016
As per all the other reviews, we had a fantastic time at Pocketspace. Thanks heaps again!

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Molly & Andy User Profile

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.

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