Seeing this hostel on a perth map having won a backpackers award we thought it would be ok. First of all, it's not cheap. Cheaper than a hotel but more expensive to renting an appartment! For our $500/week for us both, We shared a 4bed room with really nice people! No air con, but it wasn't hot yet, cockroaches, filthy shared showers/toilets that were full of moths, staff would kill them and leave them on the floors, staff would come hoover rooms and barge into rooms and bathrooms. No privacy at all. One or two really nice staff, the rest are really rude and passive. Charges for internet, when its beside the library where internet is free, even for non members. As a hostel it should provide backpackers with good deals, instead they are making a mint for doing nothing. Lazy, lazy, lazy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Perth's most unique Backpacker Hostel. Situated in the heart of Perth in the Northbridge entertainment area and only several minutes away from the rail and bus terminals. Built in 1896 and a State Listed Heritage Building, The Old Swan Barracks offers quality accommodation and fantastic facilities at very affordable prices. Completely renovated in 2008, a stay at the Barracks provides the budget backpacker with the best that Perth has to offer, with a wide variety of accommodation from twelve bed dorms to private rooms. Rates from $25 per night include a free breakfast. The Barracks Bar, located in our Great Hall has nightly entertainment and offers a wide variety of Australian beers, wines, and beverages. Various activities each night include Wed. Pizza night, Thurs BBQ night, pool competitions and DJs. Book early to avoid disappointment. WINNER Best Hostel 2012 in Western Australia WINNER Best Backpacker Night in WA 2011 FINALIST Best Hostel in WA 2008, 09, 10 & 11 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Old Swan Barracks Hotel Perth