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The Old Swan Barracks Reviews

6 Francis St, Northbridge, Perth, Australia

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825 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 57%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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Mattress had more springs in it than padding. Showers on the wall barely put out any water - you had to practically hug the wall to get the water on your body. General overall grotty old feel to the hostel. Even if it is an old place it could have been better.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Not much of an atmosphere but that’s to be expected as it seemed quiet and in the off season. My stay exceeded expectations with staff extremely helpful and accommodating, especially the gentleman who seemed to be the general handyman/cleaner. I will defiantly book again when I next visit Perth.

  • 30th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Broken windows, broken light bulbs, bunk bed along windows without safety bars, ... the place does not seem to have been renovated for years. Laundry room is really bad. BUT price is good and location is great -- and there is no bad crowd hanging there. The atmosphere is rather safe.

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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