The Old Swan Barracks

Backpackers and Hostels

The Old Swan Barracks is called barracks for a reason. It has a history, a heritage and a legacy. Before becoming a backpacker hostel, the Old Swan Barracks was a barracks that was built by the British Army in 1896. It was built to train militia and occupy military presence in Western Australia.

The building was build with limestone that gives it a romantic fortress appearance. Now this beautiful piece of history is available for anyone and everyone. Of course, they offer modern amenities that you may expect at any 21 century hostel. It also house a bar for its guests and most weeks there are events hosted in its drill hall for guests and the public.


24 Hour Reception Bar Business Facilities Carpark Communal Kitchen Communal Lounge Communal Refrigerator Communal Shower Conference/Function Facilities Free Wifi Games or recreation room Laundry Non Smoking Outdoor Dining Area Outdoor Furniture Secure Parking

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Australian Tourism Accreditation


From AU$19.00

AUD60-65 – Price range for a Private Rooms
AUD18-25 – Price range for a Dorm Room
See website for room type, capacity and pricing

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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