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Swansea Backpackers

96 Tasman Hwy, Swansea, Tasmania 7190 Australia
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Free parking
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Denise O wrote a review 9 Feb
10 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed in a family room with my husband and 2 brothers. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner and there was a fantastic vibe within the backpackers. We only stayed one night, but would have liked to stay longer. While it is not a five star accommodation, neither is the price - it was clean, the bed was comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Julie & Eddie wrote a review Jan 2024
Hobart, Australia29 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed one night in our caravan, unpowered, grassed site. Great value at $25 per night for 2 people. Very clean amenities. Bottle shop, cafe and tavern on site. Close to all that Swansea has to offer - walk to town and beaches. Wineries a short drive away.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We arrived at 10 am in the morning and was OK to occupy site at this time.
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Gini wrote a review Mar 2022
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The new owner Chris is very helpful and friendly. Place is clean and lots of space to chill. Kitchen is big and many equipment. We slept in our Campervan, outside was quiet and good atmosphere. Even if your just up for a hot shower for 5$ - you're welcome here!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marion V wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay. Friendly manager and staff, the kitchen is is clean and handy, the living room is spacious and cosy, and the hostel is situated right next to a bakery, a restaurant and a bottle shop. On the top of these Chris is a very lovely guy - we recommend this place!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Louïse O wrote a review Jan 2022
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This hostel has only recently come under new management. You are greeted straight away by the lovely owner. The place is so clean and tidy. Kitchen is great with lots of space. Bedrooms are clean and so comfortable. Toilets and showers are also kept very clean and tidy. There is a real homely atmosphere to the place. Definitely one of the better hostels I've stayed in.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Carly H wrote a review Dec 2020
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I cannot leave a review without a star, so I apparently have to give it a star! DO NOT STAY HERE! It is revolting, dirty and we had to leave after one night because we could not even shower or cook in any of the facilities, they are so unhygienic. Absolutely not COVID SAFE AT ALL! would not offer a refund and was very rude. The office, you could write on the walls with dust, there was bloody tissues on the floor in the woman's toilets, hair all on the walls in the shower, toothpaste spit on the walls. I am not that fussy but this was absolutely disgusting. Also I was so cold in the bed at night. You have to make your own bed, the sheets are about to fall apart.... Absolutely do not stay here..... I will be reporting this place as i don't feel it is safe hygienically! 👎
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Timtam56 wrote a review Dec 2020
Melbourne, Australia43 contributions9 helpful votes
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I booked this trip with my daughter. She would stay in the room. I would stay in our van. We arrived to find no one at reception. One of the visitors, who happened to be inside at the time, had to let me in. The whole premises is so revoltingly unhygienic and in need of repair, that we had to leave after our first night of a three night stay. I realise times are tough for many businesses at present, but there is no excusefir parking huge rubbish bins outside the bedroom doors, and the amount of dirt that was everywhere in the hostel. I've stayed at many budget places, and that is not a reads for built up grime. See photos. Ps. The manager was very rude to us when we rang to pololitley let him know that we just could not stay. No refund was given for two nights.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Seana wrote a review May 2020
Singapore18 contributions10 helpful votes
I wanted to stay here, really. But Tasmania locked down its borders and I couldn't visit (from the closest mainland state, Victoria). They refused to issue a refund or even offer travel credit. You can be sure I will not be staying here once your border reopens. There are many other accommodation providers more deserving of my tourist dollars. Spirit of Tasmania and the other accommodations we booked with were a class act. Never mind what their booking or cancellations policy stated, refunds were issued. I will remember and try to support them once we are allowed to travel again!
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Kerry K wrote a review Jan 2020
Wollongong40 contributions13 helpful votes
Kitchen: Rubbish bins (Otto bins), 2, in kitchen full and overflowing while cooking dinner. Not emptied till later that evening. No detergent, had to ask for some. No tea towels and no racks to hang them. Room: Bedside lamps had no globes and overhead light very dim. Couldn't get globes, they brought in a standard lamp. Bathroom: Little privacy in shower, the partition between showers is low, not very comfortable if privacy is preferred. The shower wet almost the whole floor. No bench to put things. Signage: ALL signs had some sort of error, grammatical or spelling Price: Expensive. Cost more than each of the 2 country pubs we stayed in on previous nights, and they provided included breakfast and NO rubbish
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for light globes, ask for detergent, ask for rubbish to be removed
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AdamLeaves wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia520 contributions241 helpful votes
It’s an unusual place. Good price but undecorated rooms. The person at reception was drunk but friendly. We had to make our own beds and the mattresses were old but comfortable enough. It’s right next to a drive-in bottle shop which doesn’t make a very good first impression and out the back is a camper van graveyard which adds to it. But on the plus side there were two other families staying and it generally had a nice feeling amongst the guests.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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AU$89 - AU$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaGlamorgan-Spring BaySwansea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swansea Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Swansea Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Spiky Bridge (0.4 km), East Coast Heritage Museum (0.7 km), and Spiky Beach Conservation Area (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Swansea Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Swansea Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Swansea Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swansea Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bark Mill Tavern & Bakery, Artifakt Gallery and Cafe, and SaltShaker Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Swansea Backpackers?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Swansea Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Swansea.
Are any cleaning services offered at Swansea Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Swansea Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Swansea Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Spiky Bridge (0.4 km).