3.8 out of 5

"Lounge,kitchen,dinning area are spacious and clean. Staff is friendly and easy to talk with. Convenient location right next to the town museum, restau ... " More

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Hotel Description

Swansea Backpackers places you steps from Bark Mill Museum and within a 10-minute stroll of Jubilee Beach.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a games room, and a garden. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a fireplace in the lobby. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Swansea hostel include East Coast Heritage Museum and Glamorgan War Memorial.

Room 14

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$80 per night

Economy Quadruple Room, Accessible

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Lower Capsule

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Room 12

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Queen + 1 Bunk Beds Rm 1)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Swansea Backpackers ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Swansea Backpackers

Everyone (16) Couples (5) Family (4)
1 out of 5
I arrive early on a rainy afternoon cold from cycling. I'm given a paper pass code and directed to a single room booked in advance. I find my allotted room is not only dark and the bed unmade but it has no heating. I choose not to stay as I need to get warm: there was no heating. I explain and request refund saying it does nnot meet my expectations. I am told no heating is advertised on Wotif, nor are the beds advertised as made in advance. My refund is refused but I leave anyway. Find a lovely room in town with a seaview for only a few dollars more.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 20 Oct 2018

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3 out of 5
Reasonable rates and convenient location. The mattress was stained and pillows were worn out. Clean bedlinen and towels were provided. Shared bathrooms could be cleaner.

Posted by , from Australia on 8 Apr 2018

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3 out of 5

Cheap spot

We arn't backpackers so it was a big difference for us going to a backpackers, but some of the backpackers left the community kitchen in quite a mess with food lying around everywhere. But we enjoyed our room and the price was quite cheap.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 23 Mar 2018

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3 out of 5

It’s a backbackers

It is what it is - a backpackers. Serves its purpose for a quick one night doss nothing more. Bakery next door is its best feature

Posted by , from Auckland NZ on 25 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5

Clean and friendly staff Hotel

Lounge,kitchen,dinning area are spacious and clean. Staff is friendly and easy to talk with. Convenient location right next to the town museum, restaurant and bakery.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 23 Apr 2017

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3 out of 5

Good price/quality

Very big and clean kitchen. A bit weird you have to put coins in the stove though. Perfect location to go to freyciner national park.

Posted by , from Belgium on 16 Apr 2017

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4 out of 5

Friendly backpackers

Friendly helpful staff who went out of there way. Clean comfy rooms and beds.Suitable all ages and families.

Posted by , from Darwin on 8 Jan 2017

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5 out of 5

Very friendly hosts, clean amenities.

I've stayed here on and off for the last 10 years, since it was new in fact, and it is always consistently good. The cleanest hostel I've stayed in, and the managers make sure to chat with every guest, even if it is just to ask where they are going for the day. I will always return here in preference to other accommodation. Good open plan space too. Not too many people staying when I stay, may be the timer of year? Not homey though, if you are searching for that.Recommended.

Posted by , from Sydney on 28 Nov 2016

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Brisbane on 5 Mar 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The hosts bev and hubby, great people! !
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Bargain; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from Australia - SA - Adelaide on 21 Oct 2014

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Property Features

Swansea Backpackers offers its guests a BBQ, an arcade/games room, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Swansea Backpackers also features a fireplace in the lobby, on-site laundry facilities, and camper van/bus/lorry parking. Free self parking is available. This Swansea hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Games room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.) (120.5 km / 74.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Swansea Backpackers offers 13 forms of accommodation.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM until 8:30 PM

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee: AUD 20.00 for check-in between 10 PM and 8:30 PM

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Swansea Backpackers Hostel
  • Swansea Backpackers
  • Swansea Backpackers Tasmania