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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.

Backpacker News

Backpacker Accommodation WA - The Old Swan Barracks

Congratulations on "The Old Swan Barracks " being announced as a finalist in the various accommo..

Golden Backpacker awards

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Backpacker Pub of the Month "The Mustang Bar"

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Backpacker Pub of the month

The Euro This bar is known for its stylish surrounds and party atmosphere. They have..

Golden Backpack Awards 2013.

If you've been travelling in Australia or New Zealand this year, then your votes can count in h..

British Lions in Perth Stay at the Old Swan Barracks

British Lions Tour in Australia coming to Perth Watching the British Lions match in Perth? Nee..

Winter rates come on line at the Old Swan Barracks for budget accommodation in Perth

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Backpackers in Perth Celebrate Australia Day at the Barracks bar

AUSTRALIA DAY SPECIAL! The Perfect serve- By Red Bull 30 mills of Vodka , wedge of lime &..

Perth Backpackers - Hostel TNT Budget Accommodation of the Year 2012

A big pat on the back to all the Management and dedicated staff at the Old Swan Barracks for win..

Halloween Party at the Barracks Bar 2nd November 7.00 PM

Join us in the Barracks Bar on the 2nd November for our Halloween Party, set to include a scary ..

Taxback - Have you worked in Australia durring your travels?

Have you worked Australia or any of the 16 countries that file income tax refunds for? I..

London 2012 Olympics Live at the Barracks Bar

Watch all the Action from the London 2012 Olympics live at the barracks bar on Foxtel. With ..

EURO 2012 Live at the Barracks

Watch Every Match live at the Perths most unique Backpackers in the comfort of the Barracks Bar...

Hillarys Boat Show Perth WA

Hillarys Boat Show Perth WA Hillarys Boat Show 2012 its back!!!!! Following last years..

Live band at the Barracks bar on Francis St Northbridge

Live Band Thursday February 23rd 2012 Free admission.....$3.00 Barbecue hamburger fries and s..

Busselton Jetty Swim 2012 event

The premier ocean swim around the magnificent Busselton Jetty, in the South West of Western A..

Perth Backpackers reconised by TNT Awards

The Old Swan Barracks is pleased to announce that for the 4th year in a row!!!! we have been awa..

TNT Golden Backpacks Awards

Yes it's that time of the Year again! Vote for the Old Swan Barracks in this Years TNT Golden B..

Theme Night

Theme night at the Barracks Bar tonight. $3 Burgers and Salad too!! Come along for a feast and a lau..

Join us for a meal and some fun

3$ Burger and Salad night again at The Old Swan Barracks this Thursday and as a special bonus why no..

Party Night this Thusrday

Party night at the Old Swan Barracks Backpackers this Thursday, DJ, $3 Burgers (including Salad and ..

$3 Burgers This Thursday

$3 Burger Thursdays strike again. Join us in the Barracks Bar Thursday evening for Burgers , Salad a..

The Hoops are comming to town

Celtic take on Perth Glory soon in a friendly fixture, if you are a visiting Celtic Fan why not comb..

Champions League Final Watch it live at the Old Swan Barracks

FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC will descend on Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 28 May eac..

DJ and barbecue night this Thursday

Head Down to the Barracks bar for another night of Entertainment and Dinner. Great choices of drinks..

Whale Sharks have arrived

One of Western Australia most iconic sights and a must do for any traveller are the Whale Sharks of ..

Thursday is DJ and Burger night

This Thursday is DJ and Burger night - $3.00 Burger/Fries/Salad and music! Soak up the atmostph..

Backpackers looking for a Hostel in Perth

Please note: Due to the flooding in Queensland many backpackers and tourists are coming to Perth ins..

Open Mike night at The old swan Barracks backpackers in Perth, Northbridge

Why not come down to The Oldswan Barracks Backpackers night in Perth and join in with the crowd ..

Female only shared dorms

Did you know that the Old Swan Barracks Backpackers Have female only shared dorms available, please ..

$3 burgers, chips and salad on Thursdays Quiz Night

Yes that right!!!! $3.00 Burger special every Thursday night, enjoy your evening meal whilst taking ..

Bingo and 7$ Pizza Nights

Grab your self a feed of our excellent Pizzas for $7.00 every Wednesday and join in with all the fun..

Pool Competition

Swan Barracks Pool competition Every Monday and Tuesday night in the Barracks Bar - Everyone Welcome..

BASE Affiliate Hostel in Perth

Base Hostels Affiliate Backpacker Hostel for Perth is the Old Swan Barracks The Old Swan Barr..

Best backpacker Hostel In Perth WA 2010

Once again the Old Swan Barracks Backpacker hostel has been named as one of the finalist for the Bes..

Rugby League

Rugby League Four Nations Sat 23 Oct New Zealand v England LIVE 3.30pm Sun 24 Oct Australia v..

Watch every ashes game live

Thats Right! Watch every ball of the forthcomming Ashes Tour here at the Old Swan Barracks, enj..

Watch Vodafone Ashes on the big screen all Matches

Come down to the Barracks bar in Northbridge and watch as much Cricket as you wish. Starting 24th No..

Backpacker accommodation and tour packages

The Swan Barracks have put together some accommodation and day tour packages for Backpackers and tra..

Barracks Bar is showing all World Cup Games live

The Swan Barracks will be showing all world cup games live on the big screens in the barracks licens..


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The Barracks Bar

Check out the best Backpacker bar in Perth
Watch all the EPL games on Foxtel
linked to 2 large flat screens.
Most of all enjoy the unique atmosphere in our massive Great Hall.

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