The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel

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The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with bar/lounge, near RAC Arena

7.6/10 Good

50 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
2-8 FRANCIS STREET, Perth, WA, 6000
Main amenities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Air conditioning
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
  • Reception hall
Feel at home
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Snack bar/deli
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out

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About this area

What's nearby

  • RAC Arena - 16 min walk
  • Elizabeth Quay - 7 min drive
  • Optus Stadium - 7 min drive
  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden - 12 min drive
  • Crown Perth - 10 min drive
  • Scarborough Beach - 20 min drive
  • Cottesloe Beach - 23 min drive
  • Fiona Stanley Hospital - 18 min drive
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Perth Airport (PER) - 13 min drive
  • Perth Station - 7 min walk
  • Perth Underground Station - 8 min walk
  • Perth McIver Station - 8 min walk

About this property

The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel

The Old Swan Barracks - Hostel puts you 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from RAC Arena and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Crown Perth. Other features include a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.


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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


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

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli


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


  • ATM/banking
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Limited housekeeping

Fees & policies

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.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Old Swan Barracks Hostel Perth
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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

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.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quiet street. Central. Walking distance to Train Station, shops and food outlets.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

very clean and comfortable
5-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

The place was filthy, spent 1 night out of my 7 day stay there, due to bed bugs!!
7-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Joyce, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

what you see not what you get
disgraceful you should take a look at the room you get as opposed to the room picture on your site room was decrepit filthy and disgusting i should demand a refund or at least another one night stay at another hostel to the same value
gary, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Huge, cool, slightly dirty and smelly
I really like this place. It's huge, and there's so many commin areas. Unfortunately, it's dirty. The batgrooms are not large enough for everyone and they got pretty dirty. The kitchen is almways hot and smelly, but has everything you need!
6-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Excellent Location and Friendly Staff
The location is excellent, blue CAT bus is nearby. Staff are really friendly and helpful which make the stay more enjoyable. With the price, everything is acceptable, except the wifi does not work all the time.
6-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Every think is in close walking distance
Richard, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

1-night trip with friends
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