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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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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. Rates from $18 per night include a free breakfast and free wifi.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.9

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    02 Apr 2019
    I stayed there just for a couple of days. The hostel is very nice, it has a volleyball court and a backetball ring. It’s two blocks away (5 min) from the beach. The atmosphere was excellent!! I really enjoyed my stay! I highly recommend to book a room with ac.
    Argentina, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 Mar 2019
    nice, clean hostel, friendly personal. hadn't enough time to explore all of the facilities, but what I've seen was nice
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    25 Mar 2019
    The building is kind of cool, old military barracks. Walking distance to most places in the CBD and not far from a train station. Facilities and atmosphere are standard for large urban hostels in Australia. Small outdoor bar area in front.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Apr 2019
    Safe and easy access to city and good price but plate and cutlery situation for breakfast was not explained at check in and no food was left when I went up for breakfast the next day. I had to make 3 rounds before I could get some breakfast. First for food, then for crockery and then for spreads for my toast....
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 May 2019
    Great location, downtown Perth. Nice outside bar and food trucks were fun. Cleanliness was lacking, but affordable. Supposed to return sheets on check out. Previous guest hadn’t and pillows were missing. Overall fine stay for our one night.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    13 Jul 2019
    This hostel is very much you get what you pay for. It was one of the cheaper hostels in town and is superbly located - right in the centre with a very short walk to anything you would need when exploring Perth. The place is quite run down and as each room shares a locked door with the adjacent rooms, you could hear peoples conversations next door. A lot of noise from outside could be heard through the windows also. The kitchen was also not very clean on any day I used it.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    26 Apr 2019
    Bathrooms quite dirty, and beds not comfortable. Bar was nice and location good.
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    10 Jul 2019
    No atmosphere. Big bar is closed during the week and the bathrooms aren't cleaned.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    10 Apr 2019
    Room was ok but the bedsheets were covered in long black hair, there was also constant noise either from the road outside or from the corridor inside. Bed was the most uncomfy hostel bed I’ve ever experienced and the pillow was the thinnest thing in the world. Kitchen was disgusting and a shambles really, and the free breakfast was almost non existent if you didn’t get there before 7am. Bathrooms were vile, mouldy green shower heads and the water pressure was so low u couldnt wash your hair
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    25 Mar 2019
    Not good at all
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi