The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel

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Twin Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets
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Standard Double Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel

The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel

2.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
2-8 FRANCIS STREET, Perth, WA, 6000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHay Street Mall9 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Perth Hospital12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSwan Bells Belltower15 min walk
  • AirportPerth, WA (PER)13 min drive

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About this area


The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel is located in Perth. Western Australian Museum and Blue Room Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Barrack Street Jetty Ferry Terminal and Jacobs Ladder. SCITECH Discovery Centre and Perth Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Western Australian Museum - 3 min walk
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia - 4 min walk
  • Hay Street Mall - 9 min walk
  • Royal Perth Hospital - 12 min walk
  • Swan Bells Belltower - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Perth Station - 7 min walk
  • Perth Airport (PER) - 13 min drive


  • Court Hotel - 3 min walk
  • Hummus Club - 3 min walk
  • Hawker‘s Cuisine - 3 min walk
  • Little Willys - 3 min walk
  • Picabar - 4 min walk

About this property

The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel

Hostel with bar/lounge, near RAC Arena
A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and a microwave in a common area are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fridge in a common area, laundry facilities and barbecues are on-site. Bathrooms are shared and limited housekeeping is available.
The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel offers 10 accommodations with air conditioning. This Perth hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.


English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • ATM/banking services
  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • BBQ grill(s)


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 50 reviews
5 - Excellent 22%
Rating 4 - Good. 26 out of 50 reviews
4 - Good 52%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 50 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 50 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 50 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Big rooms which are clean, nice clean kitchen and very friendly staff. Location could not be better right in the centre of Perth. However clientele lets the place down hardly any backpackers there for what is primarily a hostel. Vibe is a bit dodgy with a few handful of people getting kicked out during the week we spent there so staff are trying to improve it.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quiet street. Central. Walking distance to Train Station, shops and food outlets.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
very clean and comfortable
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The place was filthy, spent 1 night out of my 7 day stay there, due to bed bugs!!
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020