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Swansea Backpackers

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

The terrible stuff list is too long. First, there is a big sign outside saying Wi Fi. It should say wi impossible. Absolutely impossible to connect and they give you only 1 hour total for 24 hours. I was ,maybe, almost connected when the hour ran out. The person who set it up thinks layer upon layer of security (impossible... More 

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Esperance, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Straight out, if we weren't over the day (we had pushed through the previous hour already) I would NOT have stayed here after the "welcoming". Luckily I was worn out and quite cheerful when the host growled at me for pressing the bell button ("you silly girl you saw me coming!" - glass is tinted, yes I saw movement, no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well with the two other caravan parks in Swansea having given up on campers..Backpackers is the only place to set up a tent (legally). However, my experience there was great! Yes, it's $25 for a single person with tent, but the facilities are really top notch. The shower/bathrooms are clean and private units, the common room and kitchen is spacious... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at Swansea Backpackers for one night while traveling around Tasmanian East coast on the way to Hobart and both are glad we didn't book for any more nights. We paid almost $40 each - price you normally would pay for a private room- for a 6 bed dorm. What we get in return was quite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We rang the bell which had a sign on it that said "ring bell once and wait 90 seconds." A woman who I'm assuming is Bev came out a couple of minutes later and her general tone was agitated as if we'd done something to annoy her. We got the wifi info and it worked for 5 minutes and then... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Not an easy review to write due to conflicting thoughts. On the one hand, this is an immaculately kept hostel with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting area, games, books, and cosy rooms with luxurious electric underblankets. On the other hand, we found the atmosphere very oppressive and uncomfortable. On arriving, one of the staff asked us to bring out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

I can't see how this place passes as a backpackers hostel. Overly expensive, and the owners are not exactly the usual friendly and inviting sort. Quite the opposite. I would say this is a place to stay only if you have to.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for one night. We didn't use the cooking facilities and had our own linen, so cannot comment on the additional fees associated with staying here. Our host was friendly enough, but not the usual bubbly youthful receptionist you find at a backpackers. There were very few people staying. The building is large and open... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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