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Swansea Backpackers, Swansea

2-star2 stars
98 Tasman HighwaySwanseaTAS7190Australia

No-frills hostel in Swansea
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning
Complaints about WiFi
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From 82 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Swansea Backpackers, Swansea

from $51
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Double + 2 Singles - Rm 9)
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Double + 1 Single - Rm 8)
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Queen + 1 Bunk Beds Rm 1)
  • Room
  • Economy Quadruple Room, Accessible
  • Room
  • Room 11
  • Room 14
  • Upper Capsule
  • Lower Capsule
  • Room 12
  • Twin Room 5

What’s around Swansea Backpackers, Swansea


  • Bark Mill Museum - 1 min walk
  • Jubilee Beach - 5 min walk
  • East Coast Heritage Museum - 8 min walk
  • Glamorgan War Memorial - 8 min walk
  • Waterloo Point - 19 min walk
  • Kates Berry Farm - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Spiky Bridge - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Milton Vineyard - 7.5 mi / 12 km

Getting around

  • Hobart, TAS (HBA-Hobart Intl.) - 98 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Swansea Backpackers, Swansea’s small print

Also known as

  • Swansea Backpackers Hostel
  • Swansea Backpackers
  • Swansea Backpackers Tasmania

Optional extras

Late check-in between 10 PM and 8:30 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20.00

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 32 reviews

Swansea Backpackers, Swansea
Low-life and overpriced!
When we arrived, the staff checked us in, but were never seen again until the next morning, when someone cleaned the kitchen. There were signs posted regarding charges that would be imposed if the staff was contacted after a certain hour, 8:00 I believe. The women's toilet had no toilet paper in one stall and this remained the case until we left at 9:00 the next morning.The kitchen and common area were dirty, but this was due to the clientele more than the staff. Most people did not clean up thoroughly. Two guys slept on the couches in the common area- don't know if this was approved. Our double room was reasonably clean, with fresh sheets and towels. Wifi was only available in the common area. Overpriced, we thought!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Swansea Backpackers, Swansea
Very Good8.0
Lots of setting space
The facility is very spacious. Lots of tables and seating area.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Swansea Backpackers, Swansea
Very Good8.0
I enjoyed my stay, slept in the capsule room, very comfortable, My only suggestion is to make the capsule room a little more sound proof, it sounded like the tv and people in the main room were standing right in front of noise was an issue for me.
Amenity, us1 night trip
Swansea Backpackers, Swansea
Very Good8.0
Convenient and Low -Cost Stay
It is good for a low budget over night stay. The public lobby is newly decorated and nice.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Swansea Backpackers, Swansea
Ageing quickly, but decent stay
It is a new place, age ING rapidly due to not the best upkeep. Yellowed sheets, grubby rugs. On other hand, price was right and good place to stay before Maria Island. Don’t be put off, nothing terribly wrong (or right) about the place.
Robert, au1 night trip

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Swansea Backpackers, Swansea

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