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The Old Swan Barracks

6 Francis Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia (Perth CBD)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is by far the most dirty and horrid place I have stayed in and I would not recommend this hostel for young sociable backpackers. It is full of people who are living there permanently. Dont be fooled this hostel is not like the pictures on the website. its dirty, smelly and sweaty in every way. Me and my friend... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for almost two months this year. The rooms are dirty, there's no aircon and some of the staff are extremely rude. The kitchens are tiny and rarely cleaned, the carpets throughout the place are old and worn and the toilets are disgusting. It's overpriced and there's hidden charges such as $20 key deposit and $10 deposit on... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Bang in the center of town is great and they're quick at getting rooms sorted, some of the staff are really nice, but that is where the praise stops, they seriously need more staff to keep the place clean and to reduce the que times at reception or the bar, the kitchen needs cleaning by staff more often as it... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Annoying hostel!! Soon as you arrive you need 20 key deposit , and 10 deposit for your dishes, they do not accept card so make sure your prepared for that. Breakfast: I woke up for the advertised "breakfast" what it actually means is there is just some corn flakes, and WE have to provide the milk!!! I was not told... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Hi everybody, I'm a traveller since 2012 only in Australia and I just have to say that "the hostel" doesn't look like at these pictures.It smells, it is really discusting to make your meal in the kitchen, it is loud/noisy hole day...in the night there comes music from the otherside the street (?) Guests are different, sometimes alright but also... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Looking at some of the other reviews you would think this place is a dump but its far from it. Upon arriving you will see the signature castle like structure outside which pretty cool. the main hall is like an aircraft hanger split up in to different areas,a computer area, a cinema area, eating areas, pool and table tennis, a... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

First off, let me tell you this is the first hostel I have ever stayed in so unfortunately I have no experiences to compare it to. However, I can advise, what an awful, unhelpful, unclean hole this hostel is! I would advise travellers to look elsewhere first and only stay here if you have to. The good points of this... More

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Joensuu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I was pleased that I find this exceptional hostel with a kind of Western Australian character. A bit military, since it has been an army barrack,a perfect base camp for outback trekking or sleeping/social club for lazy people.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This places is truly awful. Paid for three nights, left after two days, could bear the thought of staying any longer. Staff is really unfriendly and place dirty. Our beds had not been changed and were covered in food, when we asked the staff the girl replied they don't clean beds (or anything else). You have to pay deposit for... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The historic Swan Barracks is an extensive building with many rooms for budget travelers and backpackers. Personally i found it quite ok and in general clean and well run. The staff were quite ok and helpful. The kitchen was clean and the free breakfast each morning a good bonus with plenty of the basics. (bread, cereal, tea coffee). Of note... More

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Also Known As:
The Old Swan Barracks Hotel Perth
The Old Swan Barracks Hotel
Address: 6 Francis Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 49 Specialty lodging in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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