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The Old Swan Barracks

6 Francis Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia (Perth CBD)
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Ranked #40 of 53 Specialty Lodging in Perth
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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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Hoi An, Vietnam
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a month and a half (yes, a month and a half!) while I looked for a house share to save money. It's ridiculously expensive for what you get, the drinks are over-priced and the facilities are seriously sub-par. The carpets are sticky, the rooms are tiny and have no A/C, and thieving is rampant. Leave anything... More

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Mackay, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not good, I stayed here for 8 nights & couldn't have picked a worse spot. The beds are uncomfortable, the rooms are cramped, the carpet is thouroughly stained, there is a putrid stench that reigns throughout, bathrooms have broken taps & dodgy shower heads. The big comunial hall is great to meet fellow travellers but is definantly not modern, the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

10 years ago my partner stayed at the Old Swan Barracks and he remembered it as a decent place where you get good value for your money. Therefore we decided to book it again- such a disappointment! Initially we booked 5 nights through their homepage but checked out after the first night. For a hostel (even in Perth) it is... More

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know much about Perth when I got here, but I quickly learned that this place is very centrally located! Everything is within walking distance. The hostel is also super welcoming and cozy. Free breakfast also a plus, and they have a great big social place. You usually only get 1 hour of free wifi a day, but front... More

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found out from the itinerary on our STA package we booked that we was staying in the Old Swan Barracks, so we looked up reviews on the Hostel. To our dismay a lot were rating this hostel terrible, there was lots of complaint about the bad services, lack of cleanliness and the horrific smell. I thought to myself that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The first time I came to this backpacker, I felt unwelcome. If you want to meet people, it's not here ! The girls bathroom is really dirty, same as for the kitchen but quite okay. The first week, i was is a girl dorm which was "nice" but for the second time i was in a mixed dorm and it... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Myself and my girlfriend had been working around Perth for the past couple of months and had been staying with work colleagues who very nicely put us up, however we needed somewhere in Perth a couple of nights before flying out and the old swan barracks was really decent priced and was easy to book into, the staff here are... More

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Busselton, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Location is excellent, close to train, night clubs, Perth & Northbridge The building is tired, the beds are old and not very comfortable, the furniture is old. Strange rule, they prohibited people from bringing in their own sleeping bag. Unfortunately it was a cold night and the bedding provided was not sufficient. Fortunately I had an extra sweater and... More

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Timbuktu, Mali
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Old Swan Barracks are located just north of Perth Central station so all of Perth CBD is accessible by walking. The rooms are a little small but are quiet at nights. The kitchen is of a decent size there are plenty of hobs and even an oven!!!!! The best bit about this hostel though is the massive hall/communial area... More

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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Stayed in the hostel for a month, but only because I was working full time and didn't have the time to look for a house share! I stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm, the room was cramped, with nowhere to sit and not enough lockers in the room for everyone! Luckily I managed to get hold of one before... More

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Address: 6 Francis Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50
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