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Reviews of The Old Swan Barracks

Hostel | 2 - 8 Francis Street, Perth, Australia 6000

73.5% Overall Rating

115 out of 188 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/03/2014)

"Small outdoors area to sit, bathrooms were never crowded, basic brekkie and wifi needs are covered"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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73.5%

Overall Rating

115 out of 188 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Old Swan Barracks'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
73.6%
Cleanliness
60.8%
Staff
76.8%
Value
66.4%
Safety
69.6%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet and good service. Lots of fun things on offer

Disliked: Not very clean. Locks for the lockers would have been good and towels.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hours reception, price and breakfast.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Tinkel Jorissen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

11 April 2014

Liked: They had multiple tv rooms.

Disliked: Place was way to big! I'm traveling alone and felt lost there. No connection with other people. Internet was expensive.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Yannik Lang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2014 Yannik would recommend this property

Liked: big hall with good activities

Disliked: table tennis is not for free for cooking you have to borrow everything plate knife pot pan....

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Lia Valdez

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2014 Lia would recommend this property

Liked: Location, atmosphere, and helpful staff.

Disliked: nothing in particular

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2014

Liked: Small outdoors area to sit, bathrooms were never crowded, basic brekkie and wifi needs are covered

Disliked: Twice I had to request a new room after checking in - both times the beds were covered with trash etc

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Huge hostel with an amazing dining room, 2 kitchens and all of facilities that you could need

Disliked: Sometimes there was too much noise (thin wall)and a lot of mosquitos in the bedroom during the night.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

14 November 2013

Liked: Great location. Staff were helpful.

Disliked: I didn't get much sleep as some people staying in my dorm were noisy & turned on the light well after midnight.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2013

Liked: nothing

Disliked: dirty, rubbish from last guests under our bed, no aircon

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rosanne Olivier

Alone

City break
Work / volunteering

26 July 2013 Rosanne would recommend this property

Liked: Room is spacious, kitchen facilities are good, clean and tidy bathroom

Disliked: Did not have a night manager

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Rebecca Kevin

Alone

City break

22 July 2013 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: The size of the property, the pool tables, the clean bathrooms, the many couches and tv rooms.

Disliked: Some staff could of been more friendlier. The place was clean however the room i was in was not that clean with a lot of previous travelers stuff left behind. Friday and saturday nights should have a happy hour with music playing until 12 to create a better atmostphere

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

12 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Classic outlook

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Laura Greenwood

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2012 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and lots of hang out space and even events.

Disliked: The kitchen was always messy. You have to pay to rent just about anything you need. True, you get your money back, but it's annoying to have to go to the front desk every time you want to cook and rent a pan. You also have to rent dishes and extra keys (they only gave us one key since we made the booking together, though there were two of us.)

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 November 2011

Liked: Two good things going for this place- $6 pint of beer (cheapest price in the city) and the $3 burger, salad and chips meal on a Thursday evening.

Disliked: Not the best hostel I have stayed in! Rooms, showers and kitchen are all really dirty. Most of the people staying there are staying long term and their belongings are all over the place in the rooms making it really messy. There is nearly always a long que to speak to the people behind the desk and it took us about 45 minutes just to check in.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to all facilities in Northbridge

Disliked: Shower and Toilets not clean and looked like that had not been cleaned for some time

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Low Soon Lee

Alone

Shopping
Work / volunteering

23 September 2011 Low would recommend this property

Liked: very close to the city center and train station

Disliked: seems a bit short of staff, there is always a very long queue at the front desk

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Soo jin Nam

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

08 August 2011 Soo jin would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION!

Disliked: water pressure

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location was great

Disliked: All working boots was left in the hallway

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great look to the hostel and the location is great as its a 5 minute walk into the city centre. Rooms are huge and has lockers for every person staying the rooms. There's also a storage room too. Rooms are cleaned every morning which was needed as I was staying in what seemed to be the party room. Great vibe to the hostel and met some great people there.

Disliked: Staff were not the most helpful, when asking advise on how to get to the airport via public transport they didnt seem to have a clue. Pub was very dull for a friday and saturday night and expensive for drinks (for a hostel). Stayed in a room that was classed as the party room- great fun but if you actually wanted to sleep then I can image that being an issue. Otherwise great stay and good fun!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

paul jansa

Alone

Business / conference

29 June 2011 paul would recommend this property

Liked: it's spacious and has great rec room.

Disliked: The toilet were always blocked. The shower pressure was very low and the hot water wasn't regulated well at all. I got burnt. The rooms stank. Actually i was very disgusted with the smell. The cleanliness left something to be desired. I doubt the rooms were cleaned the whole time i was there.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

23 June 2011

Liked: Near to the library and city One of the cheapest in Perth

Disliked: Very very disgusting smell in my room. It's even days later in my clothes. Very very big, so the Atmosphere isn't the best. Small rooms with loads of people. You've got to borough out everything for the kitchen at the Reception. Plus not clean, plus ugly .. you won't want to cook anything in the Kitchen

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2011

Liked: It is in Northbridge, so it is pretty close to the center.

Disliked: My bed was full of long black hair, the room stank, on the floor it smelled as if someone had spilled acid and in the rook next door were some drunk English idiots who yelled at each other all night and then even had a fight in their room and in the hallway, but nmoone from the hostel seemed to care - i guess it is Northbridge after all... walls are as thin as paper...

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

john cunningham

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

26 May 2011

Liked: Location is about the best thing, bar isnt too expensive

Disliked: Rooms are tiny, only 2 showers for an entire corridor of guests and they are terrible, goes hot then cold etc. major building works happening across the road that dont look like finishing anytime soon, so if u plan to sleep anytime after 7am, dont stay here, the noise is crazy! there are much nicer places in the local area to stay for the same price. basically go elsewhere

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 May 2011

Liked: ...No comment.

Disliked: See above

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2011

Liked: Close to Perth CBD

Disliked: Not worth the money you pay for just a bed in a room. Bathroom and Showers are dirty. No Air Con in rooms which you need for a hot city like Perth.


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