Free WIFI with every Booking (conditions appy) Check out The Old Swan Barracks for the best accommodation prices in Perth for Backpackers and short term travellers STARTING FROM $28
Meet the friendly staff at Perths Famous Old Swan Barracks Backpackers / Hostel

Perth Backpackers

The Old Swan Barracks is a Budget Hostel with excellent Accommodation. The Old Swan Barracks is situated in the heart of Perth in the Northbridge entertainment area - right next to the Central Business District (CBD). Our Hostel is centrally located in Northbridge and only a couple of minutes away from Perths CBD rail and bus terminals. The Old Swan Barracks backpackers in Perth, offers quality accommodation and fantastic facilities at very affordable prices. The Old Swan Barracks were completely renovated in 2008 and is operating under new management, a stay at our hostel provides you with the best that Perth has to offer for the budget traveller. A wide variety of accommodation is on offer from 12 bed dorms to private rooms.

Enjoy your stay at The Old Swan Barracks

As part of the hostel - We have created the "Barracks Bar" that provides a unique social area for Backpackers and travellers whilst in Perth in our Great Hall and we hope that you will join us for a friendly game of pool or sit around our illuminated whisky barrels and enjoy superb cold draught beer and a wide variety of Australian wines and beverages. A large team of friendly staff are on hand to give advice and help and do everything possible to make your stay enjoyable. Enquiries are most welcome - however we do suggest booking a reservation early to avoid disappointment.

Why Backpackers and travellers stay with us when in Perth

Main Features:


The Old Swan Backpackers - Hostel is situated in the heart of Perth, the Northbridge entertainment area - right next to Perth`s Central Business District (CBD).

The Barracks Bar

The Barracks bar is a fully licensed bar for backpackers and locals alike, its friendly atmosphere, fair pricing and big Screen tvs for live Sports entertainment, showing all premier football games.

Type of Accommodation

We have one of the largest variety of backpackers accommodation in Perth from large dorms to Executive Doubles (Includes TV; Bar Fridge).

Ladies Dorm

We even have a dorm wing catering just for the ladys. Great if you are travelling to Perth for Hen parties, social groups or if you are on your own . 

Group Bookings

We have the capacity to cater for all types of small groups visiting Perth from Hen Nights, Bucks nights, maybe a golfing weekend or a ladies night out.

Tour and Accommodation packages for Perth

Accommodation tour packages are our speciality, We have some great week or Weekend breaks for travellers on a budget.

Please send us an email for any questions you may have about our backpackers in Perth. We are happy to help.

Worked in Australia?

Tax Back Australia Perth Backpackers

If you have worked in Australia then you might be eligable for a Tax refund. get an average of $2500 which is a great way of topping up your travel fund.

The Barracks Bar

The Old Swan Barracks Bar Perth Best Backpackers Night 2012

Enjoy your stay at The Old Swan Barracks in our Barracks Bar in the Grand Hall. Every Thursday night is $3.00 burgers and entertainment.night - Everyone Welcome.


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Barracks Bar

Foxtel which is linked to 2 large flat screens.
Setanta Sport for the enthusiasts on a massive screen.
Most of all enjoy the unique atmosphere in our massive Great Hall.


Getting around WA

Western Australia may be big - but it's very easy to travel within the State.


Places of interest in WA

Pinnacles - Nambung National Park

Rottnest Island

Wave Rock

Munda Biddi Trail

Tree Top Walk - Valley of the Giants

Dolphins of Monkey Mia

Kalbarri National Park

Ningaloo Reef - Exmouth - Coral Bay