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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." … "Brilliant, great people, great staff, right on the beach! the best time ever! You have to stay here!!" … "Absolutely briliant - you've got to see this beach!" … "Superb location on the fantastic beach, and...
"I stayed at this hostel for over a month. It was my best experience in Australia... I would recommend to anyone!" … "This is the best hostel I've stayed at in Australia. At first you have to get used to it a bit, but after a couple of days it feels like home. It's a nice walk to the city (but watch out for the crazy guy on Lake Street with all the satanic ritual things in his front yard). I've been to Oz for six months and mostly...
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
"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 you want. Help yourself to the free tea or coffee (but please mind the bugs) and please don't feed the rats that...
North Lodge Backpackers/Apartments
"I think this place was a lovely place dont know what people are on about..I stayed here for 3 months and visited a load of other hostels which were absolutely horrible Frances is the nicest woman you can meet and would bend over backwards for you I reckon the people who wrote the last comments were probably filthy dirty and carried all kinds of diseases the sheets are changed everyday you have a tv in your room and probably a fridge..The...
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
"I had a great time staying here. I enjoyed the friendly service and helpful staff. The outside SPA is definitely a very special feature! The location is excellent, and it's clean and has a very homely atmosphere." … "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...
Globe Backpackers & City Oasis Resort
"I thought this was the best hostel I stayed in during my entire trip around the world! The facilities were great -- bathrooms were totally private -- room with shower toilet and sink -- a welcome change! And I actually felt comfortable using the kitchen as it was cleaned everyday and I was happy to cook in it which I was certainly now happy to do in many other hostels. The rooms were comfy too -- stayed in six dorms (one all female the other...
"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
"Great - i stayed at the grandcentral backpackers in a female dorm. it was neat and clean the bathroom was also clean it was cleaned everday. a nice smelling chemical was used. i met some ok guests. i was very impressed with the old building, the dinning room kitchen was very big. a great walk in fridge coolroom. i enjoyed the 2 weeks i stayed there from 19th april to 3rd of may 2009. all the staff were good and very helpful. i would stay...
Hay Street Backpackers
"I stayed here in 2003 and it was the best. I met loads of good mates and it was so handy to town!! But the night manager is a grumpy guy. Also I shared a room with a psycho. Don't worry though, she is long gone and all hostels have their nutters." … "It was never quiet when I was there. I had a ball. There were parties nearly every night, although the manager was never too keen on this!" … "Clean, quiet, convenient, friendly - I...
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
"This place is dangerous--you might end up staying here too long!! It's that good. It's crazy, and I love it." … "Loved it - I stayed here a while back and loved it, great atmosphere, very friendly and Rod the owner was a great help and all-round nice guy. Will be back." … "I stayed in this hostel and had the time of my life. The boys from Burnly, Ferg and Co., Nicola, Claire, Vicky, Zoe and everyone there was like a best mate. I...
"I stayed in this hostel in 2001 for 2 weeks. It was the best hostel ever, and Spinner the owner is the soundest bloke ever." … "i stayed for 2 weeks in 2004 i had the best time, and felt at home with the rest of the people staying there, thanks to everyone who was there, a very memorable time!" … "I loved it. We had a super time in Spinners, and as everybody says, Spinner is great, and so is Nan. It's one big happy family....
Western Beach Lodge
"A home from home! Decent honest staff. Really enjoyed my stay! - Stayed in Western Beach Lodge for a couple of weeks back in nov 2010, loved it!! Staff so, So friendly! Back-packers excellent, it's a quiet location, but mins from an awesome beach! And for a quiet location the resident lodgers. well they're mad in de head. Krazy times!!! Highly recommend it." … "Just brilliant - its a good hostel, has free tea, coffee and bread, the...
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
"Great location, it's a close walk to pubs and bars. Great facilities, including toilet and plasma TV. Very clean beds, toilet and kitchen. Friendly environment. Private parking with security camera and automatic security lighting. Overall, it's the Best IN Town!!!" … "Nice and very kind - room was clean and all receptionists were very kind!" … "Clean, friendly, and a great place to spend Christmas Down Under! - This was my first...
Hotel Bambu Backpackers
"Great Hostel -- one of my favourite in Oz - fantastic place! the friday night party in the front lounge is amazing with really good djs and a few free drinks, but best part is you can BYO. not a huge hostel so easy to meet new friends and lots of gorgeous girls staying here, no strange locals, and great staff. one of my 5 best places in australia i stayed in." … "Awesome place to hang out! - when you enter Bambu you already feel that...
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...
Wickham Retreat Backpackers
"Top place - Very good place to stay." … "… 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 be sure to feel safe...
Backpackers International Ladies Hostel
"Easily improved - Dirty, advertised air conditioning but reception staff stated they can't turn it on. No toilet paper available for first night. Breakfast advertised but only supplied 1 day out of 3. Location great." … "What you would expect minus the rude front desk reception. - The first stay I was "welcomed" by one of the girls at the front reception necessarily rudely and after a long flight it wasn't the kind of "Welcome to...
Victoria Park Lodge
"A workers lodging - It has all the facilities you require for living. Nothing is extra flash or dull in that matter. The people are really welcoming and help each other with jobs and transport. In other words it is a very chilled spot. People are nice and helpful. I have loved it here. I would give a 5 Star but I feel as if that is meant for a really flash looking place." … "Nice owner but hostel poor in most respects - This hostel was...
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...
"… bathroom facilities; there are dedicated mens' 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. There are no parking facilities onsite but the City of Perth operates...
"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
"… Rosedale Lodge is one of the heritage building. From our lodge only take 10 mins to Perth Airport. 18kms to Perth Center. East Guildford Train Station within walking distance then take sort train ride to Perth CBD. Walk to shops, Pubs, eating places. Short drive to West Swan drive, Whitman Park, Caverham Wildlife Park, Winery, Brewery, Swan Valley Visitor Center. Room Type Private room - single/ double/ twin/ triple/...
"… 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...
"… have a small tourism section where guests can plan their travels throughout Australia. Choose where you wish to go and either a representative will meet you or you can go to their office . It’s highly recommend you visit Rottnest Island on a day or overnight trip where you can cycle around the amazing coastline, snorkel of the sandy beaches and meet the Quakas which are native to Rottnest Island. Alternatively you should go on a day...
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...
"Wow what a place! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff were great. Thanks johnny the pommie :)" … "This is the best hostel I've been to." … "Top class. Excellent kitchen and communal areas. Great bar with lots happening, plus great pool (water) and pool (Balls). Fantastic cinema/TV room with nightly films on request. Also, well within walking distance of city centre." … "This was the first place I went in Oz...
"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...
Perth City YHA Hostel
"This place is wonderful. - The huge renovated sandstone Art deco building takes your breath away and as I walked through the sliding glass entrance doors I felt more like I was entering a 5 star hotel. I was in a 4 share dorm which was beautifully clean and had 24 hour remote controlled air conditioning (very much needed in a Perth summer). Swipe card security, a swimming pool, nice modern laundry and many areas to socialize including large...
"Great place - I think this must be the best place to stay in perth. It is a bit expensive but it is very nice and clean!!" … "This place is the best!!! The pictures on this site don't do it justice. It is efficiently run and very clean. Phillip, the owner, is extremely friendly and nice. He makes it a point to know everyone's name and make sure that you're ok. This place is quiet and when we were there it had guests who were...
Cheviot International Lodge
"I stayed here a couple of times in 2003. It's a nice friendly hostel, with a good kitchen and nice rooms. It's a ten-minute walk from Northbridge, so you don't get kept up all night from the noise of the bars and clubs. It's a good place if you want to stay and work in area." … "I stayed here for just over a week in July 2005. Its a big old house that has a lot of character. The room I had was shared between 2 other friends. It had...
Easy Perth Backpackers
"Meet an Aussie in a Perth Backpackers - This is one of the only backpackers in Perth that lets Aussies and Kiwis stay here. I reckon it's a great exchange between locals and travelers to class the same place home for a while!!" … "… open from 8am until 8pm, Early or Late arrivals can be accepted, but will unfortunately attract a small fee to cover a Staff Member to greet you. EPB utilises a shuttle bus service from both...
"… 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
"… variety of cafes, restaurants, shops, cinema and a host of other amenities. Each air-conditioned guest room has an en-suite bathroom, mini bar, ceiling fan, TV, clock radio, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. A microwave is available on request. Rooms are serviced daily. Breakfast is included in the room rate. For the enjoyment of all guests there is a solar heated pool, sun loungers and a BBQ area. There is a...
"… 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...
Scarborough Observation Resort
"… 'Budget room' accommodation is located on the Sunset Coast at Western Australia's famous Scarborough Beach. Ideal for leisure and sightseeing, Scarborough Observation Resort is a minutes walk to Perth's best swimming and surfing beach, Scarborough's cosmopolitan cafe strip and plenty of night life. A 20 minute drive will take you to places such as Hillarys Boat Harbour for a ferry to Rottnest Island, Fremantle, for museums,...
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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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