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The Old Swan Barracks

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6 Francis St Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia See on map
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Wifi
Free Parking
2 Star accommodation
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Alvin E
Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
Overall the environment is great..

Cleaned could be average, as it’s share room (with 6 persons per room), don’t expect too much on the cleaners.. but overall is okay..

Staff- Helpful and kind, may ask for help and they will assist you and provide you the correct information

Location- Near to Bus Station and City area.. walking distance

Price- Damn Cheap in the town area
Thank Alvin E
Aaron D
Reviewed 14 Sep. 2018via mobile
Its great very cheap an very big needs refrigerator in rooms all though couldnt get tv working areial wasnt pluged in so kinda was disappointed but it took awhile to check out n that u need ur own towels or your paying for them not cheap
Thank Aaron D
Marcia R
Reviewed 28 Jul. 2018via mobile
My friend and I booked two nights but ended up only staying one as the room was really dirty and totally smelly! The bathroom is alright. It‘s alright for what you are paying but they could for sure improve the rooms.
Thank Marcia R
Response from OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks
Responded 11 Aug. 2018
Thank you for your feedback it is appreciated. We are currently undergoing a renovation which will freshen up the rooms and resolve such concerns. If you find yourself back in Perth please come and see our improvements as we do try our hardest to make sure gust enjoy their stay.
Reviewed 29 Apr. 2018
Really surprised to see all the negative reviews on here. We thought it was a great place to use as a base for exploring Perth and enjoyed the central location. Particularly enjoyed the large common room lay-out with plenty of chairs, televisions and pool tables. The staff were really friendly and very helpful when we had a locker-related incident. Admittedly it's not a luxurious stay, but we thought it was clean and had everything we would usually expect from a city center hostel. I also think the pan-and-cutlery-deposit system is a great way to ensure everybody looks after the communal equipment and bothers to clean up after themselves. We would definitely come back.
Thank CT1991
Response from OldSwanBarracks, Manager at The Old Swan Barracks
Responded 29 May 2018
Thanks so much for the feedback we love to hear when people have enjoyed their time with us as at the end of the day this is our goal to help people enjoy Perth on a budget. Kind regards Old Swan Barracks Staff
Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 Mar. 2018via mobile
Ok so winner of backpackers something blablabla... Super dull place, thriftstore seats and sofas in the lounge kill your back and look hobo AF, internet isslow! And since a few days the owner of the place sold out his services to a company that lets you PAY FOR PARKING. No love for the backpacker! They told me it was 18$ a day, but thats a lie since it’s 18$ per 12-hrs.. so you pay 18$ for a dorm and 36!!!!! For parking.. sorry but this place has lost it’s mind. Also its dirty all the time, dust on every surface!
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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 More 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 Less
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Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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USD 15 - USD 46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Old Swan Barracks Hotel Perth
Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
Hotel class
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
USD 15 - USD 46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Old Swan Barracks Hotel Perth
Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
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Dining (2)
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"take care of your belongings"
28 Jan. 2018
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"Always get the private room or better"
31 Oct. 2016
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"Go for the back of the hostel if you can but not too close to the common room"
27 Jul. 2016
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"Don't stay here, stay a little further out for a more comfortable stay."
8 Feb. 2016
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