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Swansea Backpackers

96 Tasman Highway, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

After a long day of narrowly avoiding bashing cute wildlife, we were exhausted. Seeking cheap accommodation we buzzed the locked front door of Swansea Backpackers. We waited, and eventually a grumpy old woman emerged to tell us the rate. 35... each. Not exactly a bargain, so we mulled it over over a couple pizzas at the joint next door. Around... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Good stay in general. Easy to find, clean and spacious facilities. Just a couple of issues: there is no heating in rooms! One of the beds in ours had an electric blanket, but the other didn't. My friend and I had to sleep together not to freeze :( And the kitchen and bathroom cleaning takes place from 9-11am, so you... More 

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Thank Rosa F
Otley West Yorkshire
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85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night which was ok. The room was a good size but when we arrived we were given some sheets to make our own bed. The place was kept clean and tidy but kept that way by the customers. There are eateries nearby and the town centre is a short walk away.

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London
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This was a strange place. It was clean and comfortable, however $35/night is very expensive for a hostel, and everything costs extra - $4 per night if you want sheets (they'll allow you to use your own sleeping bag, though); $5 to use the washing machine and another $5 for the dryer; $1 per 15 minutes on the stove top!... More 

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Thank 007cath
Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 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 January 10, 2016

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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Thank graham H
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Swansea Backpackers

Address: 96 Tasman Highway, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Price Range: $57 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Swansea Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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