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The Old Swan Barracks

6 Francis St, Northbridge , Perth, Australia

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  • 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.

The Barracks Bar, located in our Great Hall and offers a variety of Australian beers, wines, and beverages.

WINNER Best Hostel 2012 in Western Australia
WINNER Best Backpacker Night in WA 2011
FINALIST Best Hostel in WA 2008, 09, 10 & 11

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

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Tue 26 Jun 2018 - Fri 29 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Tue 26th June 2018 - Fri 29th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.1

  • Atmosphere 7.1

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2018
    Owners very welcoming, very beautiful building, clean, short walk to sea and jetty. What’s not to like?
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    06 Jun 2018
    NOT sure what to think. The locals said it was not an army baracks for long. Inside there is a large basketball court like stadium, the bulding is old so damp and a bit cold. We have a heater that starts and stops all night. Lots of guys handing around the police said its rougher then other places. I know that their is no free parking supplied though and currently beside a construction site. Its OK there would be neater and cleaner. I am relieved to be in a girls dorm OPTION V NONE
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    10 Jun 2018
    Staff is amazing! Can tell they try to go above and beyond. Location is perfect, especially if your taking the train or bus system. No social atmosphere, people staying at the hostel keep to themselves and not very friendly. Seems like there is a lot of people staying at the hostel when going to school or working in the city.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 4.3


    02 Jun 2018
    The room was not really clean and there was a festival in the common room the whole weekend. It would be nice if the hostel told us before so we would be able to buy tickets for this event and then we would know that the common area was not available for us. This is totally not customer friendly.
    Netherlands, All Male Group, 18-24
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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


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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