3.6 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

By a verified traveller on Sun 23 Apr 2017

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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, barbecues, and a fireplace in the lobby. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions in proximity to this Swansea hostel include Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay.

Room 11

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$70 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 14

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room 12

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Swansea Backpackers ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 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 (21) Couples (5) Family (4)
4 out of 5
A new experience for us! It was clean and the beds were very comfortable.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5
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.

Posted by on 16 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5
Has great potential - located in a cluster of services and with an interesting layout and a diversity of room formats. However, it is rundown and dirty. Toilets not working, BBQ not working, fridges struggling to cope, kitchen grubby, stoves out of the ark and not enough toilets. Disappointing - could be so much better, and wouldn't take much to fix it.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2019

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1 out of 5
room was ok, however bathroom and kitchen were super dirty.

Posted by on 24 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Dec. 2018

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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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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, 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

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

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