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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
  • Awesome 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.

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.

Check in/out

Check in 1:00pm-11:00pm
Check out 10:00am

If you cancel a booking within our 1 day cancellation policy, you will be charged your first nights stay View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 6.9

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2019
    Really great stay, clean and worth for a few nights. In terms of car parking however, I wish they had clarified the cost of parking as you are looking 40 Aud a day to park across all of Perth, as they do not have parking of there own. It is ideally great if you don’t have a car. Parking aside the staff and residence has been the best hostel I have been to by far.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Nov 2019
    A really good hostel in a beautiful old building. The atmosphere and facilities are perfect. You can play pool or ping pong with others, or spend time relaxing in the lounge area. The location is very close to the city center and harbor.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 Dec 2019
    A very big hostel with friendly staff and a lot of people. The kitchen is also huge, with a lot of storage space for your own groceries.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    12 Dec 2019
    Great location, common area out front not so welcoming but the serve beers and its a good value place to stay. Train station is a 5 minute walk away which is great. Clean enough
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    12 Dec 2019
    Overall I'm happy with the hostel. The rooms are nice and confortable, the showers and toilets are clean. Three things that I feel need to improve are: 1. Air conditioning (I've woken up in the middle of the night all sweaty because they turned it of). 2. Breakfast not being re stocked properly (bread). 3. Wifi.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Dec 2019
    Good hostel for the money. Good location, quiet but with a bar, so you can buy drinks. Good temperature when Perth is warm. You have to borrow plates and utensils from 24 hour reception, which means kitchen is okay clean. Staff is very nice. Lockers in room. Would stay there for a shorter period.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Oct 2019
    Decent place if you wanting to spend a few nights. Spend the day seeing Perth and relaxing at night. Had one decent conversation with some nice people but wasn't really feeling the vibe. Someone tried to sell me drugs when I was buttering my toast but that's the main highlight. The room was clean but right next to the door to another room so you could here next door's conversation loudly which is normal but seen as I was in a private room I'm clearly looking for privacy. Ah well.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.6


    23 Dec 2019
    Overall pretty basic accommodation. The comforter smelled like body odor and there was human feces all over the bathroom floor for two days.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    14 Dec 2019
    There's no ladder for the bunk beds (which wobble at any tiny movement), the WiFi doesn't work at all, and a pigeon lives in the dining room area. The only good thing is the location.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    29 Dec 2019
    Sorry but this place is a bit dated, ugly, dull and not fresh. My room was like a prisoncell. Sloppy people stayed there
    Sweden, Female, 41+
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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