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Swansea Backpackers

96 Tasman Highway, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We all have a very bad night in here, you have to pay for cooking only 20 minutes ,the light will turn off automatically when you taking shower, scary place, everywhere is dark and horrible,never come back again!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a night early December here, and I was the only person in the whole place. I was charged for linens as described elsewhere, but even including that I got a room just for myself at a fraction of the cost for any other place in the area. I can see why it would be considered expensive by backpacker... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside this quite new and trendy looking hostel was encouraging. Interestingly, this hostel won a HIA design award.However I found (after I checked in) that it totally lacks any form of warmth or cosiness. Theres a lot of dark brown, and bland furnishings.My impression was not helped by the fact there were only a few other people staying... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself is very big, spacious, clean and modern. However, the managers were so rude to us when we arrived, I was so appalled and nearly turned around and walked straight out!! Unfortunately it was already late so had nowhere else to go. The rate is very expensive $31 for a bed but $37 if you want a bed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The room is comfortable albeit smelling rather musty when we first walked in. Assuming it wasn't a busy period. Bed is very comfortable for backpackers standard. Everything is charged including stove which is quite off putting but we didn't use it anyways. Wi fi is a bit slow & considering there is no phone reception anywhere nearby,it's not helping.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Reasonably priced backpackers. Owners are very friendly and a wealth of information about the local area. Right next to a pub, bakery and bottle shop. Good sized kitchen and courtyard. It might be cold walking to the bathroom in winter though! Swansea is a good place to stay if you're planning to visit Maria island the next day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After 6 days of camping, and in desperate need of a shower (warm one!) We needed to get out of the rain. First we went to Coles Bay however they were all booked out.... After another 30 min drive we came across the backpackers in Swansea, and I have to admit I'm absolutely blown away by this place and customer... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here during January (peak season) and arrived to a very clean and quiet hostel. Also initially it seemed to be very pleasing (due to how modern and tidy it was), I felt as though I was back at school. The "free hour of WiFi" did not work for any of us with iPhones, and the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Cleanliness - solid. Rooms - cramped but well kept. Location - depends Service - a bit stern. Good for local knowledge. Value - ontop of room fees, you can be expected to pay for the following: Linen $6 15 min stove time $1 Washing $5 Watch DVD $2 (bear in mind it rains in tasmania) Pool table $2 Wifi 1hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Clean place, a little bit expensive and the managers need to learn to smile. It is impossible to close the doors without making a lot of noise. This is quite annoying when sleeping in a dorm room. I suggest to go in Bicheno instead, you'll be closer to Freycinet National Park.

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