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The Old Swan Barracks

6 Francis Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a week at the Old Swan. First impressions weren't great - the place does have a lingering sweaty smell, the beds aren't the cleanest and the carpets are absolutely rank, however the staff were very friendly and helpful. Clean sheets are provided on arrival as well as a wifi card that allows you to connect for an... More 

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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms lacked atmosphere. We had a double. V basic. Bathrooms were OK. Strange that we had to hire plates, knives and forks. There were not many people staying. Not cosy. The recpetion area was cramped. Didnt like the parrot there- not hygienic.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with a group of friends for a uni trip. Great location for the CBD, and the rooms were pretty clean and comfortable for a hostel. However, this is not suitable for holiday trip, as bathroom facilities are poor and wifi is only free for an hour a day. Don't bother paying for the cutlery for the free breakfast,... More 

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OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Our staff work hard to provide clean and comfortable rooms, we are glad you found this to be the case. In regards to the bathrooms, we did put extra cleaning staff on to cope with the group, but it can be tricky to stay on top with 100 people using the bathrooms at the same time.... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't been in an hostel for a little while so i am not sure if i am growing picky, but I can say that The bathrooms were clean. The dunna covers were extremely dirty. Staff semi friendly. The big room with the bar was great. I found the system to borrow plates and pots was a little of a... More 

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OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. The issue with the doona cover is being looked into. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. We understand that some guests don't appreciate our deposit system with the pots/pans, but it does ensure that everyone cleans up after themselves, leaving our kitchen much nicer for all of our guests. We do provide a basic breakfast... More 

Canberra, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and helpful in times when I had required services or assistance (with lost property, for example). Maintenance was also very swift in cleanup of amenities and rooms. Overall the rooms were well kept and the other guests were very personable. I didn't fear for the safety of my belongings or person at any time.

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OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. Our staff work hard to be helpful and provide great customer service, we are glad you found this to be the case. Good luck with your travels! :) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked online from Italy and soon as I arrived, I have been welcomed by very friendly stuff, the room was clean and I had a really good time with my room-mates. The hostel has a massive common area with ping pong and pool tables where the bar's stuff organize nightly events. The services were basic but sufficient. The position... More 

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OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We agree.. our hostel is a great place for socialising and meeting new people. Our bar/common area is a great place to wind down after a long day exploring Perth. Being centrally located, means we are only a few minutes walk from shopping, dining and the nightlife. We look forward to seeing you again! :) More 

Broome, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Stayed for just over a week as was close to city and train station so found it easy to get to places from there. Staff were all friendly and helpful, breakfast was basic but better than most hostels provide. Rooms, kitchens and bathrooms were cleaned regularly. Had to give deposits for pots and pans etc but id did mean that... More 

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OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, We are glad you enjoyed your stay! :) More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The barracks was a great place to stay, was there from April until June. The staff Gina, Kumar etc were all really nice as long as you didn't try to sneak booze in. Easy place to make friends, have a lot of good memories there. Good hostel to stay in if your wanting to work but had a party side... More 

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OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed our hostel and we hope to see you again soon! Safe Travels! :) More 

perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a centrally located hostel, only a few minutes walk to town, train station and nightlife. Staff were friendly. Dorm rooms are basic but fairly clean, aside from one guest who's suitcase may have exploded. Bar sells cheap drinks.

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Thanks for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! :) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice old building with a great location in Perths city centre. Beds were comfi and showers ok. Everthing was very clean, showers maybe just a little bit old. Really nice lounge area where you can easily get in touch with other backpackers. Would definitely recommend this hostel.

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OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We hope to see you again! :) More 

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