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Swansea Backpackers

No-frills hostel in Swansea

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (Single Bed Shared Room10) - BBQ/Picnic Area
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98 Tasman Highway, Swansea, 7190, TAS, Australia
6.8.Good.
  • This was a true backpackers. It has nice staff, it’s an okay bed with an okay room, the…

    Jan 10, 2020

  • Nice large common area with well equipped kitchen. Friendly manager and staff. Convenient…

    Jan 2, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 13 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Kates Berry Farm - 1 min walk
  • Kelvedon Beach - 1 min walk
  • Spiky Bridge - 1 min walk
  • Waterloo Point - 1 min walk
  • East Coast Heritage Museum - 1 min walk
  • Glamorgan War Memorial - 1 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Double + 2 Singles - Rm 9)
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Double + 1 Single - Rm 8)
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Queen + 1 Bunk Beds Rm 1)
  • Room
  • Economy Quadruple Room, Accessible
  • Room
  • Room 11
  • Room 14
  • Capsule
  • Room 12
  • Twin Room 5

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Kates Berry Farm - 1 min walk
  • Kelvedon Beach - 1 min walk
  • Spiky Bridge - 1 min walk
  • Waterloo Point - 1 min walk
  • East Coast Heritage Museum - 1 min walk
  • Glamorgan War Memorial - 1 min walk
  • Bark Mill Museum - 1 min walk
  • Jubilee Beach - 4 min walk
  • Swansea Conservation Area - 17 min walk
  • Coswell Beach Conservation Area - 40 min walk
  • Cressy Beach Conservation Area - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km

Getting around

  • Hobart International Airport (HBA) - 97 min drive
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98 Tasman Highway, Swansea, 7190, TAS, Australia

At a glance

Size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • One meeting room

Services

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

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish

In the room

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-in between 10 PM and 8:30 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20.00

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash.

Also known as

  • Swansea Backpackers Hostel
  • Swansea Backpackers
  • Swansea Backpackers Tasmania
  • Swansea Backpackers Swansea
  • Swansea Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Swansea Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Swansea

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FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Oyster Bay Seafood (6-min walk), Amos House & Swansea Ocean Villas (7-min walk), and Artifakt Gallery and Cafe (7-min walk).
  • Swansea Backpackers has an arcade and a garden.
6.8.Good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Clean rooms Great common area and kitchen facilities Plenty of parking

    1 night family trip, Jan 2, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Clean and comfortable room. Friendly people. Good position. Average bathroom facilities

    Jo, 2 night family trip, Dec 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good and friendly host, got a free coconut cake in morning tea

    xi, 1 night family trip, Dec 24, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The staff/owner went out of his way to meet and greet due to a late arrival, very good, the young people were from Spain and very were very happy.

    1 night trip with friends, Dec 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Kitchen zone is good but co-backpacker did not clean dishes and cooking areas.

    1 night trip with friends, May 16, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Dirty bathrooms. Smelly room. The sheets smelled of cigarettes. Disgusting all around.

    Nikki, 1 night family trip, Apr 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly staff and a good location

    The person on reception when we checked in was very friendly and helpful. The room was a good size and the beds were comfortable. The showers were good. Unfortunately other people were not considerate and the kitchen was a total mess when we went to use it in the morning, despite signs asking for dishes to be washed. We could only find one spoon, clean or dirty - but not the fault of management.

    Fiona, 1 night romance trip, Jan 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    I think with Backpackers accommodation, one should not expect luxury. However, when you pay a significant amount for a room, and have a room with two singles beds pushed together, a shelving unit, and a small couch - that is a bit steep! No bed linen, just the bare basics. I would have expected more for that price. Also, I booked a room online and was given another. The room I had booked via Expedia had been given to somebody else. Overall, an average stay.

    R, 1 night trip, Jan 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A new experience for us! It was clean and the beds were very comfortable.

    1 night trip, Jan 15, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Over priced for a shared dorm room. Heaps of security cameras without any signs. If the host focused more on having a presentable place and repairing things that are broken instead of smoking pot and getting cash from visitors wanting a shower I am sure it would be a great place to stay. You can camp there and if I had of known that is what I would have done.

    1 night trip, Jan 14, 2019

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