Staying in Library House within the picturesque, central suburb of West Hobart is the ideal place to plan your next outing in Hobart and surrounding areas.  Library House enjoys proximity to a wide selection of nearby restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries and parks- as well as many of Hobart’s main attractions including Salamanca Place (and Market) and the waterfront hub,  just a short drive or pleasurable walk away.

Library House overlooks the Hobart CBD and Derwent River to the eastern shore, across Salamanca and Battery Point, and south all the way to Cape Raoul (on a clear day).  It’s a perfect vantage point to plan your outings – from Bruny Island Cruises to MONA- or, relax, at the end of the day, and enjoy a drink on the balcony listening to the tranquil sounds of evening in Hobart and perhaps the distant church bells of St David’s Cathedral.


 “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of Library”

Jorge Luis Borges


Built in 1900 Library House is one of the finest Federation houses located in West Hobart. Situated on a landmark street seen from any boat on the Derwent River, West Hobart sits between Hobart’s CBD and the scenic lookouts of Knocklofty Reserve. Knocklofty is a native bush reserve with easy walking tracks through the foothills of Mount Wellington.

A few short minutes by car through some of the most charming streets in Hobart, you’ll find Hill Street Grocer, a Providore and corner deli of world class standard. Enjoy the very best produce for your own preparation or choose from the daily fresh, pre-prepared gourmet meals, alongside a plentiful larder of food gifts to take home, and a selection of Tasmania’s fine wines. You’ll find the MONA beer selection in the fridge here as well, as a sampler ahead, of your trip to MONA just fifteen minutes from Library House by car.  The Museum of Old and New Art is also accessible via the new MONA ROMA ferry that departs the Salamanca waterfront, or MONA ROMA bus from the city centre.

Paesano’s Pizza, close by on Lansdowne Crescent, has the best pizza in Hobart, including its namesake if you like anchovies.

Just a short walk down the hill is the ever-popular Pigeon Hole cafe, with baked delights from the freshest produce every day (Take home their fabulous Sourdough – or Spelt on Saturdays).  Head a few minutes further down the hill, and you’re in the Hobart CBD;  or head off through historic St David’s Park into Salamanca Place, where you’ll find a wide range of choices for dining, set amidst history of its old sandstone buildings.

You can geographically orientate yourself (almost 360 degrees) to the best of Hobart, from the decks of The Library House.

Around Library House

Agrarian Kitchen (bookings)
Arthur’s Circle, Battery Point
Backspace Theatre, Hobart City (and all below unless otherwise noted)
Bottega Rotolo
Bett Gallery, North Hobart
Bruny Island Cruises (booking office)
Botanical Gardens
Fullers Bookshop
Friends Health and Fitness Centre, North Hobart (gym, 25 meter pool, tennis courts plus array of classes)
Hobart Aquatic Centre
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall
Hill Street Grocer
Hobart Library
Jam Jar, Battery Point
Jackman & McRoss, Battery Point
Knocklofty Reserve
Lansdowne Crescent Cafe
Maldini’s Italian Restaurant, Salamanca
Me Wah Chinese Restaurant, Sandy Bay
Mount Wellington
Paesano Pizza
Pigeon Hole Café
Pharmacy – Chemist Warehouse
Playhouse Theatre
Port Arthur Tours booking office
Richmond (Maze, lollyshop, model village, historical value)
Salamanca Arts Centre
Salamanca Gallery
Salamanca Market
Small Fry Bar and Tapas
Smolt Restaurant, Salamanca
State Cinema, North Hobart
St David’s Cathedral
St David’s Park
St Mary’s Cathedral
Tandoor and Curry House
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall
Theatre Royal (Backspace Theatre)
West Hobart Fine Wines (Thirsty Camel)


With all this and more around it, The Library House is ready to welcome you.


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