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Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

We stayed in an 18 sleeper hostel with access to the beach. We had traveled from South Africa and were visiting family in Perth. The hostel was suitably comfortable for all of us, comprising of 4 x 2 sleepers rooms, and 2 large rooms sleeping 10. All the couples took the 2 sleeper rooms and the kids occupied the 2... More 

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9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

I booked this acc at the last minute in peak time, so was glad to get this "overflow" accomodation that is available during peak times. Was clean enough, and had decent kitchen facilities. Don't expect any staff to be at the facility itself and expect confusion around conflicting signs about luggage pickup times. Also, make sure you head to the... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

My friend and I paid $50 each per night for a bed in a 10 bed dorm in the Kingstown Barracks Hostel over the Easter Long Weekend. Whilst the prices were increased being a public holiday, the costs were simply ridiculously overpriced. Having backpacked all over Europe, UK and the East and West coasts of Australia i can truly say... More 

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Jonathan M, Manager at Kingstown Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Pricing is constantly under review and your comments will be considered as we seek to be competitive with other destinations. More 

Perth
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41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Very basic but all you need, with a shared kitchen, bbqs and shared bathrooms on each wing. Our room was simple with just 2 single beds and 3 bunk beds, a total of 8 beds. Although the beds are squeaky we all slept comfortably, though the pillows were a bit hard. The rooms were dirty and a little old. It... More 

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Jonathan M, Manager at Kingstown Barracks, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay on Rottnest Island. I will look into your comments on the beds and dusting and appreciate you drawing this to our attention. Please do visit again in the future. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We had a private room which consisted of a double bed, bunk bed, tiny cabinet, mirror and well nothing else. It was fine apart from the extremely noisy door and bed. Literally any movement woke us up. Please oil both asap! It was unbearable. The room was nice and cool bespite the daytime heat. The shared kitchen, bathroom and living... More 

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Jonathan M, Manager at Kingstown Barracks, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and the tip about the squeaky door and bed which we have addressed. Consumption of alcohol is not allowed within the Kingstown Barracks out of consideration to other users. However, there are many places on Rottnest Island for those who want to enjoy a drink! More 

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144 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the barracks for one night. It was a perfect base to explore the island from. We saw lots of quokkas on the grounds while we were there. It's only a short bike ride to the main settlement, and to some beautiful beaches. We stayed in a dorm room, but the other guests were very considerate and quiet,... More 

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Jonathan M, Manager at Kingstown Barracks, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Kingstown Barracks provides a wonderful heritage experience and the Rottnest team is delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Brisbane
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180 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed in a family room at Kingstown Barracks. It was simply a room with a set of bunk beds, a double bed, a bedside table and a mirror, plus clean bed linen and towels. Perfect for what we needed and what we paid. Clean, comfortable and affordable. The shower block was clean and strangely quiet given how busy the... More 

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Jonathan M, Manager at Kingstown Barracks, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Kingstown Barracks. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will visit again soon. More 

Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Our first time staying over on rottnest. Booked two family rooms in the same block. Excellent facilities.....typical hostel kitchen and dinning area...well stocked and clean. Rooms good size...large double bed and bunk. Doors a bit noisy when closed by other guests.....but on the whole very quiet for a school holiday. We took our own bikes....it took just 15-20 mins to... More 

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Address: Settlement, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Cockburn > Rottnest Island
Number of rooms: 17
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“Try to get a room close to the shared kitchen, bbqs and toilet blocks. All the rooms are pretty much the same although rooms further away from the road are generally quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 356benf, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Family rooms....all seemed very good.”
 of 5 bubbles JustineC881, 8 Oct 2013 | Read review
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