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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've camped here a few times but recent visit was worst of all. No longer are the small sheltered tent sites available, tents have been allocated an untidy, exposed dry grassy area away from the building. I was so annoyed I got a refund and a motel for the night. It will be under new management soon, we shall see...

Thank graham H
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The hostel was very nice with excellent facilities and comfortable bedding, far better than expected for a backpackers lodge, and the owners were friendly and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone passing by.

Thank Asama Q
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I arrived at this hostel after one of the worst days of my life and was greeted by the lovely owners of the hostel. I ended up staying there for two nights and they were so kind and helpful and really helped me pick myself up and I left with a smile on my face. The hostel itself is very...

Thank twicear0undthew0rld
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were travelling in Tasmania for a week and Swansea was out overnight stop over as we drove up from Hobart to Launceston. We arrived around 8pm at night, we did text to mention we will be arriving late. The host was kind enough to wait up for us and another traveler that came after us. Bear in mind that...

Thank DalinaSafuan
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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...

Thank Shannon C
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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...

1Thank Tom P
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

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...

Thank Ric O
Reviewed 18 December 2016 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...

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...

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 13 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...

Thank alexander m

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Additional Information about Swansea Backpackers

Address: 96 Tasman Hwy, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Price Range: RM253 - RM306 (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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