About Us

Springvale Student Residence is situated in New Town, a northern suburb of Hobart.  The buildings are leased and operated by Springvale Accommodation Pty Ltd, who operate an all-schools, co-educational hostel, with priority given to college-aged students.  The business proprietor, Bob Gilmour, has managed the hostel since 1990.

Accommodation is spread across three buildings and consists of 45 high-quality single rooms, 10 twin-share rooms and 5 large dormitories. All rooms are fully carpeted, have electric heating, and generous wardrobe and storage. Senior students have built-in study desks and wireless network computer access. The rooms are light and airy with ample space for residents.

There are two large dining rooms capable of seating 80 or more, and a modern kitchen well able to cater for this number of residents. Springvale is an ideal place for both school term boarders and summer holiday tourists.

The maximum capacity (without using bunks) is 87, and when students are not studying there are excellent recreational facilities including two 8-ball rooms, home theatre, TV lounges, kitchenettes and spacious grounds.

Term activities include house events, formal dinners, and a range of outings to keep students engaged and vitalised. The student council, known as the Speakers, runs its own tuck shop, conducts fund raising activities and also organises in-house activities for students. There is a student computer lab monitored and maintained by the Education Department.