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The Old Swan Barracks

Experience heritage and history in the heart of Perth.

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Rest easy with us – winner of the Golden Backpack Award for Western Australia

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Why Stay With Us?


Whether you are looking for more privacy or looking forward to meeting people from all walks of life, budget-conscious or just game for a different hostel experience, our rooms can cater to all your needs

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Privacy room


$60 / night

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$18 / night

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$20 / night

Around Perth

Covering one third of the Australian continent, Western Australia provides a totally different flavour of the Australian culture. With Perth being the only large city of over a million people on the entire West Coast, most of the state’s land area covering over 2.5 million square kilometers, is preserved in it’s pristine and natural form as it was always intended to be.
Nestled next to the Indian, Perth has more than 80 km of stunning coastline lined with sandy white beaches. Whether is it a day trip out to Rottnest Island or riding the waves at Scarborough Beach, you will be sure to find somewhere to lay back and enjoy the stunning sunsets.

Surf, Sun and Sea

Take a trip to the wild side of Western Australia and see the amazing sights Nature has to offer. From the wild flower fields of the outback to the manicured lawns of King’s Park, and the flowing falls in Marrinup, each is a walk to remember.

Trails and Adventure

Less than 30 min away from Perth is the famed Swan Valley, Western Australia’s oldest wine region. Savour the best that the region has to offer when you follow the Food and Wine Trail, or seek out your own gourmet adventure.

Food and Wine

Immerse in the past when you explore the rich history of Perth and the surrounding areas of Freemantle. Also learn about Aboriginal culture and how the past has merged with the present.

History and Heritage

July 2017

Katie Tucker

Really cool place! Great breakfast in the morning and amazing hangout room! But the staff are the best part!! So sweet and fun and always trying to make our stay here better! Love it here!

July 2017

Madisen Moore

Love staying here, the place is located right in the heart of the city. Rooms are great and staff is wonderful!

August 2016

Piotr Sadon

The best hostel in Perth! Very good quality, service on highest level, free breakfast + Wi-Fi, comfortable beds and Heathers in rooms. On reception ask about Vesna, most friendly girl I’ve ever met.

The Old Swan Barracks

Come and experience a stay in one of Perth’s most unique heritage building. The blend of modern facilities within this majestic and imposing building now provide our guests with a sense of history as well as a comfortable stay.


2-8 Francis Street,
Perth, 6000.


+1(08) 9428 0000



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