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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Old Swan Barracks

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
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Property Description

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.

Previous winner of the Best Hostel in WA, 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. Our affordable rates include a Free breakfast and Free wifi.

Check out our 'deals' for some great specials! Weekly rates from $135per week

We will need your ID to check you in. As we have a liquor license, we will need your Passport, Australian Driver's License or a WA Proof of Age Card.

RECEPTION HOURS ARE LIMITED to 08:30am - 12pm and 12:30pm-3pm,
Our Host can help with any Check-Ins until 9pm,
but the Arrival Time has to be confirmed with us beforehand.

Check in/out
Check in 1:00pm-9:00pm
Check out 08.30 - 10:00am

If you cancel a booking within our 1 day cancellation policy, you will be charged your first nights stay
Non Refundable Booking will be charged at time of Booking View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 5.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 5.5

  • Atmosphere 3.5

  • Cleanliness 5.0

  • Facilities 5.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    The Old Swan Barracks in Perth is a excellent hostel it is near train station and city center I stayed 5 nights in this hostel every night slept well and had a good time during my vacation.
    Taiwan China, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    28 Feb 2020
    Very clean hostel, i recommend
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 May 2021
    Location was great. It was really hard to get around the hostel, a map in the hallways or lobby would have been really appreciated. I never did find the lounge room. The staff were approachable, but I don't think they realised that they were very short with the information they provided. Until it's said, a visitor knows nothing. E.g. The hot water was out on one side, I was made to think it was my side, until wondering around the hallways looking for an alternate shower until I realised.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    15 Nov 2021
    Stayed for 4 nights. Rooms are big but place had no atmosphere. Full of junkies and hardly any backpackers. Kitchen is small but does have ovens. There's big, small & medium sized fridge and another big fridge which is out of order which needs to be fix as everyone is cramming their food. Location is great and kitchen does get clean every morning. Toilets and shower are like school ones. Rooms get clean maybe every other day. No one is ever at reception. Hostel is okay if you have friends here
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    14 Mar 2020
    This hostel is great if youre long stay or dtaying in a group, but i felt unwelcome as a solo traveller. Noone locks the doors and dorms are dirty. Receptionist was rude, didnt provide me any check out info and was really offhand when i had issues. On the other hand, the other receptionist was very helpful. This place is pretty hit and miss depending on the staff and the other guests.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    17 Apr 2021
    Before COVID I was a frequent traveller and have stayed in hostels in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and all over Europe. Ive also stayed at several backpackers in Perth before. This is by far my worst hostel experience Facilities are grimy and run down, they dont allow you to bring your own alcohol into the building, the female toilet had an open window directly facing windows across the carpark, there is no temp control in the room and they forgot to notify me of their rampant bed bugs.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    20 Dec 2021
    Terrible hostel, full of homeless people and a lot of much older guests - hardly any backpackers here so don’t stay if you want to meet people. Dirty bathrooms and kitchen, unfriendly and rude staff - except for one girl, won’t be going back.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    11 Jun 2021
    this place was very dirty and most of the guests staying are homeless locals or had just come out of rehabilitation
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 3.4


    11 Mar 2020
    We arrived at the hostel around 1am, the guy at reception was rude, unfriendly, unorganized and very unprofessional. Basically just made us pay and gave us the sheets to make our beds. In our rooms, all the beds were taken. We finally got a bed each but missing a pillow. Didn't feel like it was clean. People around with weird vibes. Free breakfast with barely any food and where you have to give refundable 10$ cash (not specified anywhere) for dishes and utensils. Do no recommend to anyone.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 2.6


    26 Feb 2020
    Notices some things disappeared from my room, asked my roommates about it and they told me they saw the cleaning lady took it. When i went to reception to find my things they couldnt find them and said straight to my face that they didnt believe me! They treat their customers very badly. I suggest you find another hostel. Also you cant bring your own alcohol on the premises which is a big let down. Old and decrepit
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi