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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
"This hostel is fantastic! It's the perfect hostel for Perth; it's in my top three hostels in the world (out of over 50!). The atmosphere is so chilled, you meet so many people, and they always have fun things on, like barbecue nights and the Sunday Session! There's a café, too, selling lovely food, and you're literally on the beach! It's perfect; I can't believe it's closing down!" … "The best place in Australia--top people, clean and...
"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 stayed in the big hostels (Global Palace in Cairns, Wake-Up in Sydney and Chilli's in Darwin) but this is the sh*t! Like I said:...
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...
"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
"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
"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!!" … "… is unbeatable, right in the city centre. Discover the wild beauty of King's Park, the exciting Northbridge nightlife, the city's vast and varied shopping district and the stunning swan river, all only minutes walk away. You will find any of your transport...
Aberdeen Lodge Hostel
"The Aberdeen Lodge is the best hostel in all of Australia!!! You feel like at you're at home. People are friendly; Pinky will be your friend as long as you give him jam on toast for breakfast. KL and Matt (and the kitty cat) are a great team, thanks very much for everything. VIVA LA LODGE!!!" … "Excellent place. - excellent place to stay, good price, friendly people, even KL is Malay has Spanish style "to be". I liked that place. Viva...
"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." … "Clean, quiet, convenient, friendly - I find this place nice, quiet, and clean. I understand that the management has been changed and the Manager in Charge is very friendly! We have now...
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 was the first hostel in Australia I went to. I was meant to be there for five days and stayed for six weeks! I had the time of my life. Such a great atmosphere, it is such fun. Lots of people live there and work- by the time they get to Perth they are out of money. It is one of my favorite backpacking memories. It looks a little shabby, but trust me it is great. I would recommend it to anyone, and I would definitely go back." …...
"I've been travelling since 2001 and Spinners is by far my fav hostel! Best atmosphere - everyone mixes - great hostel nights out in The Post Office, The Dean & The Bog & of course the laughs at the BBQ's! I make sure all I know going to Perth stays here!" … "Priceless. The best hostel I have ever stayed in. The atmosphere is brilliant, and Spinner will crack you up. I was supposed to stay for two weeks and ended up there for three...
Western Beach Lodge
"Just brilliant - its a good hostel, has free tea, coffee and bread, the owners are very helpful and the hostel is clean, if you want to party theres always someone having a drink out the back, but its never to wild, which is a good thing as if you want to relax you can also. really is a home away from home, dont hesitate just book yourself in and enjoy." … "I stayed at Nifty's (the Western Beach Lodge to you) in January-February 2001....
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
"Nice and very kind - room was clean and all receptionists were very kind!" … "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!!!" … "This is a very nice place - more like a hotel than a hostel. Recommended." …...
Hotel Bambu Backpackers
"Awesome place to hang out! - when you enter Bambu you already feel that this is a different place to stay. It's very stylish, all the antiques look fantastic and give the place a special feeling. Especially the kitchen is great, clean, lots of space, same for the front area, where you get to meet everybody. It's very social, you get like a family feeling, makes you feel at home and welcome. Great experience! The staff is very friendly and...
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
"If in Perth, this is the place to stay - I and my two teenage children arrived here after a two-day journey on the Indian Pacific from Adelaide. This hostel was such a welcome relief as we had been in the coach class, truly a moving dorm experience if there ever was one! We found this hostel to be high quality, very clean and cared for, with a good reception. It did seem to be a bit overpopulated, and some hostelers (not us) complained about...
Wickham Retreat Backpackers
"Top place - Very good place to stay." … "… arrival. We offer a range of accommodation to suit your needs, four-person rooms and a six bed dorm. Don't forget this is not a big place and not a party hostel so if your looking for a party place please book into one of the bigger places. Our bathrooms are clean and newly-renovated, while the original wooden floors of our house have been restored and are teamed with the original...
Backpackers International Ladies Hostel
"Awesome!!!!! - its like a share house. Very clean!!!" … "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...
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 ( Fair Use Policy applies for free internet ). There are no parking...
"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
"Just perfect!! - Clean, friendly, new furniture, amazing and comfortable ikea beds, so good showers topped with breakfast. Best hostel I stayed in under my 8 months in Australia!" … "… friendly and cool staff, and a great atmosphere, City Perth Backpackers is the ideal hostel for your stay in the City of Perth. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. We’re here to make sure you have a great stay while you...
Victoria Park Lodge
"… types available - 4 beds and 6 beds. Individual lockers in the dorms. (provide your own lock) The private room types available 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...
Murray Street Backpackers Hostel
"I'm sorry people, but please don't stay here. It's desperate. Yes, it's dead center, but it's one of the most sleazy places I've stayed. You can't even use the electric sockets!!! That's crap. I'm not going to hamper on, but the no mixed dorms is a bit draconian. Times change, maybe the ideas of the managers should go with the times. Sorry, but this is a bad review." … "oh my God! this is the most traumatizing experience of my life!...
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...
"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 is the best hostel I've been to." … "This was the first place I went in Oz (Australia). I just asked the bus driver from the airport to drop us somewhere nice. And was it ever! It's clean,...
"… 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...
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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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