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Esperance, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Straight out, if we weren't over the day (we had pushed through the previous hour already) I would NOT have stayed here after the "welcoming". Luckily I was worn out and quite cheerful when the host growled at me for pressing the bell button ("you silly girl you saw me coming!" - glass is tinted, yes I saw movement, no...

1Thank Mellie_St
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Well with the two other caravan parks in Swansea having given up on campers..Backpackers is the only place to set up a tent (legally). However, my experience there was great! Yes, it's $25 for a single person with tent, but the facilities are really top notch. The shower/bathrooms are clean and private units, the common room and kitchen is spacious...

Thank graham H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at Swansea Backpackers for one night while traveling around Tasmanian East coast on the way to Hobart and both are glad we didn't book for any more nights. We paid almost $40 each - price you normally would pay for a private room- for a 6 bed dorm. What we get in return was quite...

1Thank dashoucuore
Reviewed 18 December 2015

We rang the bell which had a sign on it that said "ring bell once and wait 90 seconds." A woman who I'm assuming is Bev came out a couple of minutes later and her general tone was agitated as if we'd done something to annoy her. We got the wifi info and it worked for 5 minutes and then...

2Thank Regina B
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Not an easy review to write due to conflicting thoughts. On the one hand, this is an immaculately kept hostel with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting area, games, books, and cosy rooms with luxurious electric underblankets. On the other hand, we found the atmosphere very oppressive and uncomfortable. On arriving, one of the staff asked us to bring out...

2Thank Tim G
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I can't see how this place passes as a backpackers hostel. Overly expensive, and the owners are not exactly the usual friendly and inviting sort. Quite the opposite. I would say this is a place to stay only if you have to.

3Thank Marc C
Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2015

My husband and I stayed here for one night. We didn't use the cooking facilities and had our own linen, so cannot comment on the additional fees associated with staying here. Our host was friendly enough, but not the usual bubbly youthful receptionist you find at a backpackers. There were very few people staying. The building is large and open...

Thank CestLeVie
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

We all have a very bad night in here, you have to pay for cooking only 20 minutes ,the light will turn off automatically when you taking shower, scary place, everywhere is dark and horrible,never come back again!!

2Thank Sum C
Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I spent a night early December here, and I was the only person in the whole place. I was charged for linens as described elsewhere, but even including that I got a room just for myself at a fraction of the cost for any other place in the area. I can see why it would be considered expensive by backpacker...

2Thank EZQ
Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 30 April 2015

From the outside this quite new and trendy looking hostel was encouraging. Interestingly, this hostel won a HIA design award.However I found (after I checked in) that it totally lacks any form of warmth or cosiness. Theres a lot of dark brown, and bland furnishings.My impression was not helped by the fact there were only a few other people staying...

Thank Philippa P

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Additional Information about Swansea Backpackers

Address: 96 Tasman Hwy, Swansea, Tasmania 7190, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Swansea
Price Range: RM245 - RM294 (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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