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The Old Swan Barracks

6 Francis Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia (Perth CBD)
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Ranked #39 of 52 Specialty lodging in Perth
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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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 1 week 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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35 reviews 35 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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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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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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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I booked into the swan as my first hostel when arriving in Perth, looked decent but when I got there the staff didn't seem very interested in helping or giving information, the room was very run down and dirty, very often got cleaned by staff and when it was it was the quickest clean ever. Bathrooms weren't too clean and... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I have been there a couple of nights. Room , bathroom and kitchen are filthy. The whole hostel stink. It s an huge place but very old and poorly maintained. Top of that expensive for what it is. Pictures don t match the reality too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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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Address: 6 Francis Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
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