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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cant complain too much the facilities were great, large common areas, tv, games, laundry, although you have to pay $10 for the washer and dryer and pay to use the cookers (which i didn't) which I thought was a bit pricey being a backpackers, but hey small town gotta make the money somewhere! The lady at reception was friendly and...

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Thank Shannon C
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed in many hostels and must say this is up there with one of the cleanest. It has a large common area and kitchen and overall is well presented. However, it is far too expensive for a basic nights sleep in a boring, little backward town. The woman working there was also a little condescending towards my partner. And...

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1Thank Tom P
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here because I've stayed once before, six weeks after it first opened. A day before I stayed this time I read some of the latest reviews on this site and was a bit concerned as they were mainly negative. I need not have worried. What some previous reviewers need to remember is that this is definitely budget accommodation...

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Thank Ric O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the terrible reviews we have read about this place we had a great stay! The hostel was extremely clean, the chill out area was great- 2 TVs with dvds, and the bed rooms and showers were excellent! The cookers are coin operated (which is a bit strange) but this would be one of my only complaints, the other being...

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Thank Jill T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

So the facilities for a hostel are up there with the best I've stayed in in all of Australia. Kitchen, bathrooms, lounge all tip top But there is a very edgy atmosphere, signs everywhere warning you of this and that, a strict hostel manager, locks everywhere and no music at all. It makes it very unwelcoming. The room is also...

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Thank Tom W
Reviewed 12 June 2016

After a long day of narrowly avoiding bashing cute wildlife, we were exhausted. Seeking cheap accommodation we buzzed the locked front door of Swansea Backpackers. We waited, and eventually a grumpy old woman emerged to tell us the rate. 35... each. Not exactly a bargain, so we mulled it over over a couple pizzas at the joint next door. Around...

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Thank alexander m
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Good stay in general. Easy to find, clean and spacious facilities. Just a couple of issues: there is no heating in rooms! One of the beds in ours had an electric blanket, but the other didn't. My friend and I had to sleep together not to freeze :( And the kitchen and bathroom cleaning takes place from 9-11am, so you...

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Thank Rosa F
Otley West Yorkshire
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night which was ok. The room was a good size but when we arrived we were given some sheets to make our own bed. The place was kept clean and tidy but kept that way by the customers. There are eateries nearby and the town centre is a short walk away.

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London
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This was a strange place. It was clean and comfortable, however $35/night is very expensive for a hostel, and everything costs extra - $4 per night if you want sheets (they'll allow you to use your own sleeping bag, though); $5 to use the washing machine and another $5 for the dryer; $1 per 15 minutes on the stove top!...

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Thank 007cath
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 6 February 2016

The terrible stuff list is too long. First, there is a big sign outside saying Wi Fi. It should say wi impossible. Absolutely impossible to connect and they give you only 1 hour total for 24 hours. I was ,maybe, almost connected when the hour ran out. The person who set it up thinks layer upon layer of security (impossible...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Swansea Backpackers

Address: 96 Tasman Hwy, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Price Range: £45 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Swansea Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Just make sure you get a room with electric blanket if going in winter”
 of 5 bubbles Rosa_QF, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book ahead in the busy season”
 of 5 bubbles 989gh, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The further away from the door to the bathrooms, the better in terms of noise.”
 of 5 bubbles dawlee, 2 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Rooms away from the entry to the bathroom entry may be quieter in the night, but the rooms inside that alley way may get some noise and better still some warmth from the fire in the cooler months.”
 of 5 bubbles normara, 19 Apr 2013 | Read review
“cheaper rate if you take your own towel and sleeping bag...!”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingNessy, 13 Aug 2011 | Read review
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