Shippies isn’t just a great place to eat, drink and while the night away — it’s also a wonderful place to stay, with nine rooms which cater to a range of budgets. But one of the best things about staying here is the location. Battery Point is one of the most beautiful and historically significant suburbs in Australia, with stunning water and mountain views. It’s also remarkably close to most of Hobart’s major attractions. 

3 Bedroom Apartment

Our premier accommodation option that’s perfect for families. It features two queen rooms as well as a third room with two single beds. It also has a full kitchen, lounge and bathroom.

Ensuite room

Perfect for couples, our comfortable ensuite rooms feature a queen bed, desk, bar fridge and ensuite bathroom.

Budget Room

Our budget rooms are ideal for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the character and history of Hobart, and are usually booked out very quickly. They each feature a queen bed, desk, bar fridge and a shared bathroom.


Do we have parking?

Yes, free parking available onsite.

Is the tap water safe for drinking?

Yes. We have some of the freshest tap water in the world.

Do we have a lift?

We do have a manually operated lift which can only be activated by staff on duty. General access is via stairs only.

Are there laundry facilities?

No, we don’t have any laundry facilities – however, laundromat café which is located in Salamanca Square is a 5 min walk away.

Do we have all rooms have ensuite bathrooms?

No, we have a mixture of ensuite and non-ensuite bathrooms. Please enquire about our affordable options.

Are the rooms self-contained?

No, we do not have cooking facilities in the rooms. But we do provide tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a small fridge.

Are the rooms noisy?

No. Battery Point is a quiet, friendly community that many people call home, so it’s always quiet and peaceful.

Do we have a restaurant?

Yes, we have a range of dining options which serve lunch and dinner seven days of the year (except on Christmas Day). Restaurant bookings are heavily advised.

Do we have hairdryers in all our rooms?

Hairdryers are available in the ensuite rooms only.

Do we have all rooms have ensuite bathrooms?

No, we have a mixture of ensuite and non-ensuite bathrooms. Please enquire about our affordable options.

Do we provide linen?

Yes, we provide all the linen and towels you’ll need.

Are we located far from the Hobart Shopping Precinct?

Not at all. We’re a handy ten minute walk from Hobart’s main shopping area.

Do we provide an airport shuttle?

No, but the Sky Bus (1300 759 287) runs a service for every airport arrival and departure for $19.50pp. Taxis are also available for approximately $55 one-way to the airport. The Sky Bus service picks up and drops off from the front of the Brooke Street Pier, which is a short walk from the hotel.

How far are you from the airport?

We are a 20-minute car ride from Hobart International Airport. The Sky Bus tends to take around 45 minutes.


It is above a pub/restaurant. But you can hear no noises. The food in the restaurant is very good. The staff is very friendly. The location is great. “History” in all streets and very nice surrounding. It feels like UK. The room size was Ok, the bath was OK as well. Parking available at the back. All in all a good stay.

— Joey

The bed was comfortable and came with fluffy towels and toiletries as well as a heater and Dyson cooler. The location is within walking distance of Hamden Rd’s Jackman & McRoss for delicious breakfasts or simply great coffees and baked delights and an easy walk to Kelly’s steps, Salamanca Place and onto Brooke Pier for the ferry to Mona. Free parking facility is available to guests.

— Melanie

Shipwrights Arms is in an excellent location in Battery Point close to wonderful restaurants and historic buildings. it is a vibrant pub with an excellent restaurant and wonderful staff. Breakfast is hostel style but if you want wonderful breakfast it is two minutes away at the bakery. Battery Point is a terrific area to fully experience Hobart. It is a must destination.

— Elna