Most in-demand share suburbs in Hobart

Flatmates Team


Historical Hobart is a gem for sharers. With Mount Wellington/Kunanyi watching over you and the Derwent River to keep you company, the backdrop for your next share house is set to be stunning. Whether you prefer the beauty of the outdoors or the inside of a gin bar, Hobart is sure to tickle your fancy.

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The cost of living is low and quality of life is high in our southern-most capital. With the cheap rent, food and transport costs (as everything is so close) you’re sure to save a pretty penny in Hobart. Peak season for share accommodation is Dec-Feb, so if you’re hoping to live in one of Hobart’s top 10 share suburbs, you better get cracking to snag some hot property!

1. Sandy Bay, 7005

  • Average weekly rent for room: $201
  • Enquiries on 1,921
  • Rooms available on 852

Among the most salubrious suburbs in Hobart, Sandy Bay stretches south of the CBD along the foot of Mount Nelson. If you’re after a room in an established home, maybe with views over the water, your chances are good here. But there’s also a solid shopping strip, great cafes, and the much-loved Hobart Twilight Market if you can’t be bothered strolling to Salamanca. Sandy Bay is home to the University of Tasmania, so there are plenty of students rubbing shoulders with the families and professionals and (if you can go that far) Hobart’s elite.

2. Hobart, 7000

  • Average weekly rent for room: $219
  • Enquiries on 784
  • Rooms available on 501

That Hobart’s CBD is the second-most popular suburb on Flatmates is a testament to how liveable the city is. Of course, you’ll be close to everything here: Hobart’s renowned restaurants, nightlife (it has picked up!), shopping, the Aquatic and Athletic Centres and cultural picks from museums and markets to theatres and cinemas. But you’ll also be able to get out of the city easily, with ready access to public transport and major arteries leading to other parts of the state.

3. West Hobart, 7000

  • Average weekly rent for room: $198
  • Enquiries on 779
  • Rooms available on 469

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Hilly West Hobart offers beautiful views and a great village vibe right on the CBD’s doorstep. This leafy neighbourhood is rich with character homes and those who live there love the peaceful, friendly atmosphere. While gourmet grocers and close proximity to Elizabeth Street eateries satisfy even the fussiest foodies, the stunning Knocklofty Reserve traverses the western end of the suburb, so nature-lovers are right at home too.

4. South Hobart, 7004

  • Average weekly rent for room: $192
  • Enquiries on 639
  • Rooms available on 448

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city in South Hobart, just 10 minutes from the CBD. This diverse, family-friendly suburb has gorgeous views, and plenty of walking and biking tracks to help you unwind after a long day. On the weekends, you can while away an afternoon over a coffee before doing a little shopping: this neighbourhood is known for its classy and intriguing stores.

5. New Town, 7008

  • Average weekly rent for room: $195
  • Enquiries on 631
  • Rooms available on 420

Just north of the CBD, New Town boasts some of the city’s prettiest heritage architecture, including the historic Runnymede House. The shopping precinct offers plenty of spots to grab a bite, but there are also good parks and schools, making this a really liveable area for families as well as those without kids. If you’re commuting south to the CBD, or north, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Intercity Cycleway traverses New Town, and public transport links are also great.

6. North Hobart, 7000

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  • Average weekly rent for room: $195
  • Enquiries on 574
  • Rooms available on 383

North Hobart equals nightlife! If you’re up for some after-dark fun, you’ll love the buzz that comes with living in one of Hobart’s busiest social hubs. A broad cross-section of people come here for a night out, and that means a thriving restaurant scene, cute bars and excellent coffee spots for those mornings-after. Of course, there are handy supermarkets and parks dotted around, and it’s a very quick commute to the city, so you’ll be able to make the most of your daylight hours too.

7. Dynnyrne, 7005

  • Average weekly rent for room: $180
  • Enquiries on 497
  • Rooms available on 358

Dynnyrne is wedged between South Hobart and Sandy Bay, so it’s in very good company indeed! While it’s pricey to buy here, the average rent is among the cheapest on this list, which, coupled with its closeness to the University of Tasmania, might be why it’s popular with students as well as families and professionals. This quiet neighbourhood takes in Fitzroy Gardens at its north end, as well as the Sandy Bay Rivulet, and it’s backed by forested hills, so it can feel a world away from the city. If you’re looking for a peaceful neighbourhood, this is it.

8. Kingston, 7050

-Average weekly rent for room: $193 - Enquiries on 433 - Rooms available on 304

If you’re keen to get out of the city proper, but you still want to be within striking distance, Kingston could be your best bet. Just 12km from Hobart’s CBD, this thriving, diverse beachside town combines breathtaking beauty with solid liveability. There are stunning nature reserves and good shopping centres, sailing and golf clubs and strong bus routes. But it has a sense of tranquility by the beach, so if you’re looking for an escape that’s still well-serviced, Kingston could be it.

9. Moonah, 7009

  • Average weekly rent for room: $181
  • Enquiries on 433
  • Rooms available on 304

Up-and-coming Moonah, north of the CBD, has the Main Road shopping strip and the Intercity Cycleway as its backbone. Once a working-class suburb, these days Moonah is definitely on the up and sees plenty of great dining options and cafes popping up among the homewares and trade stores that dot the area. Home to both a bowling alley and adventure golf course, Moonah also has a thriving Sports Centre, so you’ll never be lost for things to do. Transport links are good, too.

10. Battery Point

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-Average weekly rent for room: $221 - Enquiries on 359 - Rooms available on 287

The bad news is that Battery Point has no public transport running through it. The good news is, it’s a five-minute stroll from the CBD, and the stroll is glorious whichever way you go. This is one of Hobart’s most historic suburbs, tightly held by a mix of professionals, families and retirees. Its coffee game is on point (pardon the pun), and there’s a plethora of excellent restaurants to tempt you, too. The atmosphere on Saturday, when Salamanca Market comes alive with visitors, is an energetic complement to this otherwise quiet neighbourhood.

The data above shows the most in-demand Hobart share suburbs on our site from Dec 2019- Feb 2020, which is the peak season for share accommodation. We’re now in December and rents have dropped in many areas due to COVID. If you’re looking to find your dream share house now, you better jump on that wagon tout-de-suite to snag a home in these fab areas.


Flatmates Team