Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse, Hobart

You have probably gathered that there is no such thing as an 'ordinary' B&B in Tasmania, and Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse is, with no exaggeration, one of the most extraordinary for many reasons. Opened by Rose Flynn and Antony Langdon in 2014 in Hobart's historic Battery Point, minutes from Salamanca and the waterfront, Montacute is homely, chic, stylish and faithful to its fascinating roots - those of Montacute in Somerset, the home left behind by Antony's ancester Captain William Langdon when he sailed from England to Tassie almost 200 years ago. Montacute slightly redefines the term B&B; in fact it is probably more accurate to refer to it as 'Boutique Budget'.  Breakfast, along with other meals, is BYO at Montacute, but as a guest here, part of the enjoyment is foraging in the thriving fruit and veg garden, shopping in the local delis, and coming 'home' to cook in the spacious kitchen or on the BBQ (amenities want for nothing as both Ant and Rose are passionate foodies). You may choose to eat on the picnic lawn in summer by day but by night, if you choose to cook and eat in, you will undoubtedly be drawn into riotous evenings with other guests around the German Oktoberfest dining table.You can even join Ant and their nine year old daughter Eve in taking their little Australian bulldog Lily for an evening stroll - truly a local walking tour! The rooms start from an unbelievable AU$90 (or AU$40 per person for a shared bunkroom for a family of four) and although they are not ensuite in the style of a traditional bunkhouse, Montacute's range of private bathrooms, loos and showers can barely be considered a compromise for the privilege of staying here.