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The Old Swan Barracks Reviews

6 Francis St, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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747 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Luckily, the front liner is Indonesian and she was very helpful and cheerful! Other staffs are also friendly and helpful. But why the wifi wasn't free access??

  • 6th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It's a good hostel but it's sad that they charge you for everything (ping pong, pool, internet) and that you can't bring your own alcohol into the hostel

  • 25th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Super crowded rooms as many guests are long term, it looks like some moved in..


Location is excellent for seeing Perth, in the heart of northbridge and near all the transport links. Some of the staff are amazingly good, but some of them gave bad directions or seemed to want to just be done talking ASAP. The bathrooms are a bit old and there is not enough space for things in the fridges, I had some food smashed due to all the people trying to fit more in. The kitchen needs some more utensils, sharing two large knives with all of the guests is not great.


One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Can't fault it


very unkind to asian people. if we speak english well we didnt need to come this country. staffs only can speak english why they want me to speak english very well. so unkind.

  • 28th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very good! I have booked to stay here again for a week

  • 26th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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