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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel was very nice with excellent facilities and comfortable bedding, far better than expected for a backpackers lodge, and the owners were friendly and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone passing by.

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Thank Asama Q
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at this hostel after one of the worst days of my life and was greeted by the lovely owners of the hostel. I ended up staying there for two nights and they were so kind and helpful and really helped me pick myself up and I left with a smile on my face. The hostel itself is very...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were travelling in Tasmania for a week and Swansea was out overnight stop over as we drove up from Hobart to Launceston. We arrived around 8pm at night, we did text to mention we will be arriving late. The host was kind enough to wait up for us and another traveler that came after us. Bear in mind that...

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Thank DalinaSafuan
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Cant complain too much the facilities were great, large common areas, tv, games, laundry, although you have to pay $10 for the washer and dryer and pay to use the cookers (which i didn't) which I thought was a bit pricey being a backpackers, but hey small town gotta make the money somewhere! The lady at reception was friendly and...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I've stayed in many hostels and must say this is up there with one of the cleanest. It has a large common area and kitchen and overall is well presented. However, it is far too expensive for a basic nights sleep in a boring, little backward town. The woman working there was also a little condescending towards my partner. And...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I stayed here because I've stayed once before, six weeks after it first opened. A day before I stayed this time I read some of the latest reviews on this site and was a bit concerned as they were mainly negative. I need not have worried. What some previous reviewers need to remember is that this is definitely budget accommodation...

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Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Despite the terrible reviews we have read about this place we had a great stay! The hostel was extremely clean, the chill out area was great- 2 TVs with dvds, and the bed rooms and showers were excellent! The cookers are coin operated (which is a bit strange) but this would be one of my only complaints, the other being...

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Thank Jill T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

So the facilities for a hostel are up there with the best I've stayed in in all of Australia. Kitchen, bathrooms, lounge all tip top But there is a very edgy atmosphere, signs everywhere warning you of this and that, a strict hostel manager, locks everywhere and no music at all. It makes it very unwelcoming. The room is also...

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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...

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Melbourne, Australia
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...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Swansea Backpackers

Address: 96 Tasman Hwy, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Price Range: $57 - $69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Swansea Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Just make sure you get a room with electric blanket if going in winter”
 of 5 bubbles Rosa_QF, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
“Book ahead in the busy season”
 of 5 bubbles 989gh, Jan 10, 2016 | Read review
“The further away from the door to the bathrooms, the better in terms of noise.”
 of 5 bubbles dawlee, Jan 2, 2014 | Read review
“Rooms away from the entry to the bathroom entry may be quieter in the night, but the rooms inside that alley way may get some noise and better still some warmth from the fire in the cooler months.”
 of 5 bubbles normara, Apr 19, 2013 | Read review
“cheaper rate if you take your own towel and sleeping bag...!”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingNessy, Aug 13, 2011 | Read review
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