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Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is home to the majority of Western Australia's population. A Perth hostel is not hard to find -- in fact, many can be seen from the major busport/ train station. Perth has a few big street malls which are fun to visit. Internet access, grocery stores, and ATMs are all easily accessible here as well. Conveniently, there is a free city bus route that can get you at least close to wherever you might want to be in the city.
Perth hostels are a good place to stay to check out the healthy music scene based in the city. One sight in Perth that you should not miss is King's Park. It is the largest park in a metropolitan area in Australia and is filled with unique bridges and lots of regional flora and fauna. Concerts are sometimes held in King's Park.
When you come to the end of your Perth hostel stay we recommend checking out the areas south of the city, such as Esperance, and Margaret River, or north of the city like Geraldton, Monkey Mia, or Exmouth. If you are coming into Western Australia by plane, you will have to stop through Perth to get to these areas. Perth has excellent train and bus transport that can take you just about anywhere in WA.
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Ocean Beach Backpackers
"Great backpackers - we stayed one night in the double room, clean, awesome location on cottesloe beach ... great atmosphere. couldn't fault it. will come back when in Perth next. by far the best BP on the beach." … "Would be awesome if they weren't so full on with rules - Some off the workers are pig ignorant, best thing about this place is the beach. Cottesloe itself is very stuck up." … "Huge rooms close to the beach - This...
"All you need - Very well situated -- can walk to almost anywhere or catch the free CAT buses. Friendly guests and staff and decent rooms/dorms. All the essential kitchen appliances are available, and also pay wireless internet. Relaxed living area and very secure." … "Clean, homey, friendly. - i stayed in many hostels through out australia, the coolibah was the best by far. it's not very modern but it makes up for that in every other...
Billabong Backpackers Resort
"This is how all hostels should be run! You can see that they have been travellers in their time as they really have thought of all the things that both annoy and please backpackers and used their experiences to make sure their resort is one of the best around. The double rooms are simple but spacious with an en-suit and small balcony. There's plenty of communal space with a TV lounge, large open eating/TV area and a pool with tables and...
Backpack City & Surf
"The worst hostel i have ever stayed in - Filthy. Everywhere. Avoid. One good thing only, free wifi." … "Welcome to Sh*tty and Surf. We have indoor waterfalls when it's raining (bring your raincoats if you want to sit around indoors), a thick, clear scum that coats the bathrooms, and a complete lack of any staff. Handy hint -- if you want to stay for free, just come in after 6 and crash on the couch. No one will care. Smoke inside if...
"Exclusive Backpackers is in an ideal location if you wish to be away from the heart of the city but still within walking distance. The Location It isn't hard to find as it is situated off Hay Street, which is one of Perth's main streets. If you are a sports lover, the WACA stadium is a ten-minute walk away, which is home to major cricket events all year round. A short walk away, there are lovely parks in which to picnic or enjoy a...
North Lodge Backpackers/Apartments
"Tucked away between office blocks along Beaufort Street, Perth, Western Australia, sits a strange little gem -- North Lodge Backpackers/Apartments describes itself as a quiet, sensible hostel despite its location opposite a major nightclub close to the heart of the Perth CBD. The Location Blink and you miss it; the tiny building is almost buried by the offices beside it and the towering construction site behind it, but if you are on...
Planet Inn Backpackers
"Planet Inn Backpackers (formerly Club Red) is known as the cheapest hostel in Perth. The mattresses are thin and the facilities filthy and it's also a bit outside the city. But if you just want the cheapest accommodation you'll be happy to get a bed in the eighteen-bed dorms. The Location The hostel is about a twenty-minute walk outside the city center and a ten-minute walk to the next supermarket (Coles). But you can access the Free...
The Witch's Hat Backpacker Hostel
"It took us around twenty minutes to walk to Witch's Hat from the train station, but taxis are readily available should you not wish to walk. The hostel lies in the heart of the Northridge district of Perth, which is good for cafes, bars, restaurants, and clubs. The center of Perth is easily walkable and takes around twenty minutes. From the outside, Witch's Hat is probably the best-looking hostel we have stayed at. The inside isn't too bad...
The Shiralee Hostel
"Disappointing - My son and I have stayed at this place for one week in July this year. It was definitely a very disappointing experience. first of all, there was no spa to be seen, albeit advertised on the website. All the amenities were obsolete, very old, insufficient, worn-out and chipped cutlery and crockery, beds and sheets very old, dirty room. The bathroom was reasonable clean though. very basic breakfast with cheapest options of...
Globe Backpackers & City Oasis Resort
"It was fun! - Stayed for a week, great staff, amazing location next to Perth Train and Bus Stations so easy to get everywhere and found easy to met people. Very Happy!!" … "… and City Oasis Resort is the fun, comfortable, clean and safe hostel that will suit your backpacking budget. Our location is unbeatable, right in the city centre. Discover the wild beauty of King's Park, the exciting Northbridge nightlife, the city's vast...
Aberdeen Lodge Hostel
"SHITE BOX - Absolute sh*t camp disgusting, Stinks, bedbugs, please stay clear. ended up sleeping in my car, buy a tent and sleep on beach instead -- you will thank me for that advice." … "BedBugs - Never go there!! A friend and I went there and felt awkward straight away with guys sitting out the front smoking and drinking. Then later we found that one of those people was the manager and that's why we had to wait, because it was closed...
"Beatty Lodge is located not too far from the CBD of Perth; it is about twenty minutes' walk from the train station and fifteen minutes' walk to the bus stop. There is a free bus, No. 15, that goes to and from the Beatty Lodge -- again, it is fifteen minutes' walk to the bus stop. The Location The closest shops and restaurants are located at the train station. There is a small drive-in liquor store on the way to the train station from...
Grand Central Hotel Backpackers
"Fine, fine, fine - A no frills hostel with everything you could hope for with its inexpensive price-point. Bathrooms were a little dodgy, but everything else was fine. Staff were friendly." … "Great Auzzie Hostel! - I stayed here for a week with 2 of my mates in November and had a really good time. We had a late flight and we picked the grand because of it's 24 hour reception. We stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm and for $25 a night i don't...
Hay Street Traveller's Inn
"Rooms were not clean - Dorm type room not clean especially the woman's room. Very poor service by the staff. Will not recommend anyone to stay there." … "I enjoyed much my journey ... - ... maybe because the hospitality was great! From the reception to the kitchen all was very useful. Peoples was so friendly. Beautiful the rooms on the first floor. If I'll be back to Perth, sure I'll reserve a new stay!" … "Clean, quiet,...
One World Backpackers
"The name One World Backpackers sums up this hostel, as everyone comes together to make this place really feel like home. Also, the strong emphasis on recycling and saving the environment is a refreshing change for a hostel. There is even a worm farm in the yard area out the back, which everyone helps out with. Placed right smack in the centre of Northbridge, the hostel is ten minutes' walk to the city and even shorter into all the bars in...
Ozi Inn Backpackers
"Helpful staff - The hostel staff, Nick helped me with my tour booking. He drove me to the tour agency, which is 25 min away and got a 15% disc for my tour. As i have to catch a late flight back, I was given an extension of half day stay without charge. Guests there were very friendly. I feel so much at home there." … "Bugs in every rooms, Herman the receptionist takes drugs - I have stayed quite long at the Ozzi inn Backpackers. the...
"Excellent - i arrived here in feb 2002, meaning to stay a couple of weeks as it was my first visit to oz and i wanted to travel around. i ended up staying for three months and having my thirtieth birthday there! although i only really knew the people who i traveled with, i had the best birthday ever. i recommend this to anyone staying in perth. yeah,a little way out from the centre but still walking distance. BBQs, internet, booze fridge, and...
Western Beach Lodge
"Relaxing stay in scarborough - Location is about 10min walking to beach. Bus stop is close to there. So people are very helpful and nice. Kitchen, table is not really clean but ok. Sometimes bit noisy but fine. I wanna go back there." … "The worst experience of my life - I pray to God and sunny Jesus that you are never exposed to the horror that is western beach lodge. I stayed in this hostel and called it home for 3 and a half...
The Old Swan Barracks
"The Old Swan Barracks could be one of the best hostels that ever existed, but it isn't. It falls short on too many counts, but it certainly has a lot going for it too. The Location The location is great. The hostel is within easy walking distance to the city centre and has lots of local amenities nearby like the train station, library, nightlife, and supermarkets. The hostel itself is also very easy to find -- it is unmissable, in fact....
The Emperor's Crown Backpackers
"Maybe one of the best Hostels in Australia! - This is the place to stay in Perth. I looked at different hostels in Perth and even stayed one night somewhere else. This one is your best choice! Friendly staff, very clean and close to the city. There's no better place and the price is identical to other hostels." … "Clean, friendly, and a great place to spend Christmas Down Under! - This was my first solo trip abroad and I came into it...
Bambu Backpackers Perth
"Bad ... - only good thing about this hostel was that it was located within the city. i stayed in a 8 bedroom dorm. room was dirty and messy. i was on the top bunk and there was no ladder to climb up so i had to use my suitcase to climb up to my bed. there is some kind of dance club right next to the dormitories so it was impossible to sleep cause of the music and drunk retards walking in and out of the room. washrooms are very small. only two...
Britannia on William
"Britannia on Willam is one of the most central hostels in Northbridge. It's just next to the State Library and Art Gallery (Culture) Center and fifty meters away from the central shopping street. It's in an old building, so the rooms make you feel at home. On Tuesday evenings they offer free beer and wine in the garden to guests. We really like the quantity of work places (table and power points), which are perfect if you need to do some work...
Perth City YHA Hostel
"Different vibe to be expected at bigger/city hostels - I arrived early to stay for only one night. Check-in wasn't until 1 but they stored my bag and let me roam around the lounge areas which were pretty nice. But the people didn't have that open and friendly attitude where they want to meet you or have a chat like most other places I've stayed. Maybe it's because it's a big city. It also had way more middle-aged people than I've ever seen at...
Wickham Retreat Backpackers
"Top place - Very good place to stay." … "… from your bedroom, It's perfect for that morning cup of tea or afternoon beer to relax with. Our bathrooms are clean and newly-renovated, while the original wooden floors of our house have been restored and are teamed with the original high ceilings. Our rates also include linen and towels.. We have a great small team of staff who are there to help in anyway they can so you can...
Backpackers International Ladies Hostel
"Bad and good things - The location is great, I spent there 6 days and I was just me in the room so it was good. You can meet nice people. And you have can seat outside and read books, tourist brochures and magazines and you have a lot of room for your food. Bad points -- the milk was expired (be careful!) and there is no wifi!!! You have to pay 1$/10 min. You can't watch tv at night cause there is a night club the other side of the wall. No...
The Hive Hostel
"The Hive Hostel in Perth is located in the former Bad Cat Backpackers, which is two minutes away from the CBD and the State Library and University complex. The Location With the central location, you just need to walk seven minutes to the Woolworth and , comes with a little park in front of it. A bigger and nicer park is about seven minutes' walk eastward. If you prefer the public transport, you can use the Transperth buses for free...
"… and ladies’ bathrooms on each floor, fitted out with luxury fixtures from Grohe, Gustavsberg and Mitsubishi. Kangaroo Inn has multiple common facilities including a massive basement common room, commercial kitchen, outdoor deck, a reading room and lobby/computer areas. WiFi is available throughout the premises ( Fair Use Policy applies for free internet ). There are no parking facilities onsite but the City of Perth operates a...
"Banjos Backpackers is just five minutes from the East Perth Terminal where you arrive if you come by the Indian Pacific train to Perth. It offers (sometimes) fast, free/unlimited internet. The Location The accommodation is a bit out -- about twenty minutes on foot -- of the inner city center, but there is free public transport in Perth with its next bus stop just five minutes away. The next supermarket (Coles) is a ten-minute walk away...
Guildford Rosedale Lodge
"… desk, wardrobe, bedside table). Shared Facility rooms - Single/double/triple/Quad rooms (shared bathroom, dinning room, laundry) All rooms are air-conditioning/heating, LCD TV, Desk, Wardrobe, desk, lamp. Services and activities Common area - Dinning room, Kitchen(microwave cooking only) Free WI-Fi, Laundry, sitting area. Surroundings We are located Swan Valley. A lot of nice winery, Grapes farm, historical places, fine...
"… heart of Northbridge and Perth city doorstep, free transport around Perth, you will find this hostel is convenient to everywhere the city has to offer. Rooms are minimalist, with fully secure key card systems. We have private rooms as well as male, female and mixed dorms available with full secure key card access, an outdoor courtyard, laundry area, common TV room, showers and kitchen facilities. We also provide tours and...
"Dirty, messy - Staff are kind. but when they showed me to the room, there was no empty bed. But they said "should be empty bed in this room. Oh, he checked out this morning. " and made one bed (still supposed being used by someone) empty by taking dirty sheets off. At midnight, a guy woke me up and said "this is my bed. Go away." then I lost my bed. I call the reception and got another bed. Dirty and messy in mixed room." … "Poor...
Perth 178 Backpackers
"Guests will find a communal kitchen on site, where they can prepare tasty meals. The services provided include a shared lounge area and a laundry. There is also a convenience store on site, Non-smoking rooms, Heating, Air conditioning, Designated smoking area and shared bathrooms facilities. The types of rooms available are 8 share, 6 share, 4 share, and a double room. Free WiFi is available in all areas of hostel and is free of...
City Perth Backpackers Hostel
"City Perth Backpackers Hostel is an excellent hostel set on the outskirts of Perth’s Central Business District in the Northbridge District. The Location The hostel is located right in the heart of Perth’s Central Business District (CBD) on Fitzgerald Street. The hostel is only a short walk away from so many of Perth’s famous attractions, including The State Library of Western Australia, Water Labyrinth, and London Court. Located only...
Victoria Park Lodge
"… are single or double/twin. Single rooms come with a comfortable single bed. Double/twin rooms come with a double bed/two single bed Bed sheets and linen are provided and all rooms come with ceiling fan. Victoria Park Lodge is located 3-4 km from the City Centre. You'll find everything in convenient walking distance, 10 to 15 minutes to supermarkets, post office, banks, shops, library, cafes and restaurants. Closed to...
Cheviot International Lodge
"OMFG what have I done - Well, if the potholes in the drive don't wipe you out and the fist-holed sized hole in the front door window don't put you off you probably deserve to stay there. I had no choice but to ring the doorbell and when this crazy lookin old dude turned up I figured Perth must have had good acid in the 60's. Eventually he seemed to remember where reception is and we did the I.D. thing he looked dismayed that I had a Passport...
"Too large for good atmosphere - nearly clean, nice people. unfriendly stuff, large scale, small room, pool unusable (pee and beer in it). expensive wifi." … "Welcome to Ireland!!!!! - Not a backpackers hostel, this is a long term doss house for the irish workers. Clean and comfy, good kitchen and showers fine. Free breakfast tea and coffee. Not bad for a few nights have stayed in far worse places, just dont forget your ear plugs....
"… walk away. And there's a free bus service to Perth city centre. Accommodation Packages start from AUD $630 per week (Minimum 1 week stay only) All apartments are newly decorated right through and fitted with new furniture, carpets, furnishings and equipment - you'll walk into an apartment that's immaculately fresh and clean. Comfort tip! - The beds in every apartment are of the highest quality - equivalent to beds in five star...
Palms Bed & Breakfast
"Palms Bed and Breakfast is located in Warwick, around 11 kms from perth City centre, and offers simple, cosy accommodation with free Wi-Fi and Breakfast. Within walking distance. you will find a large shopping centre and entertaiinment complex, which includes restaurans, fast food outlets, a cinema and bowling alley. Palms Bed and Breakfast is also a short distance from Sunset Coast Drive, which offers easy access to Perth magnificent...
"… less than an hours drive east of Perth. From here you can explore our heritage township with all the history that York has to offer and enjoy its scenic beauty, friendly people and superb gardens. The York Motel is now also able to offer travellers a luxury, self-contained, disability friendly, family apartment as well as the well appointed, uniquely themed single and double rooms. Deluxe, fully appointed, clean rooms serviced...
Murdoch University Village
"… we have smart options that won’t break the bank. We offer a range of stylish, self-contained apartments with access to conference facilities. Our Apartments in the North village were built in 2009 and have a modern style. These are 5 bedroom apartments. Each guest has their own lockable single room, sharing 2 bathrooms, lounge and kitchen area. Our Apartments in the south village contain up to 8 bedrooms. Each guest has their...
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Perth Travel Tips & Suggestions
I and my two children (daughter, fifteen, son, seventeen) took a fantastic seven-week odyssey to Down Under during late in Spring and Summer 2006. Perth is the most fantastic city. The four days total in this great place was diminished only by a tour we had taken to the pinnacles. We absolutely must return, and spend more time going South and to the Northwest section of Australia!
— Juanito Hayburg
I live here, and agree about the beaches -- simply the best.
— Perthboy Paul
Perth is awesome. They have the best hyro buds to smoke! Get high, lie in the sun on the beach -- beats working.
Eleven years ago I was in Perth during a year's backpacking through Oz. I spent three months there and got a job with Perth City Council, with the parks and gardens department. Perth's the best city in Oz in my opinion. Great weather, beaches, nightlife, and it's not too big. I would love to go back to Perth one day.
Make time for a daytrip to Rottnest Island -- take a ferry from Fremantle (cheapest and quickest, about thirty minutes) and find yourself in a beautiful bike-only island with wonderful swimming, snorkeling, and landscapes for a great day-trip. Make sure too that you hit up the Swan Valley for some brilliant vineyards and incredible German and Oz micro-breweries. Nightlife? Your choice of Northbridge, Perth, Mt. Lawley, Fremantle, Leederville, or Subiaco.
I so agree about the beaches! Also many good cafes and restaurants in Subiaco, Leederville, Northbridge and Fremantle. Public transport tips - All travel by bus in the inner central area is covered by the Free Transit Zone (FTZ), bounded roughly by Thomas Street, the Graham Farmer Freeway and the river. Enforcement of fares outside the FTZ is strict and fines are steep, but most attractions can be reached on a $3 for 2 hour ticket ($1.30 on concession). All-day tickets ($7 for after 9am) are often worth considering if you're out and about all day. One small place worthy of checking out at sunrise on a Sunday is Star Swamp, the North Beach village and adjoining beach.
Perth is the best city in Oz. It's so laid back, with loads of decent beaches, pubs, clubs, and decent weather.
My favourite city. More laid back than Sydney, with better weather and better beaches.
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