Hostels in Western AustraliaHostels in Western Australia

You are looking for hostels in Western Australia? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Western Australia hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Western Australia.

All Cities in Western Australia

We list every single hostel in Western Australia and the world. In total, we have 30 cities in Western Australia for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Western Australia hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Western Australia. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Western Australia

Western Australia, often the forgotten Australian state, which is usually missed by tourists and backpackers, due to the 4-5 hours flight to the state's capital, Perth. However, Western Australia has a lot to offer! If you are looking for long stretches of sandy white beaches, without the crowds, or if you want to experience some of the best wind surfing in the world, or if quality wines are more your thing, or you just want to get out on the road, for a typical Australian road trip, then Western Australia is definitely for you. It has it all - the only downside is it can take a long time to get from 'a' to 'b', but then it's all about the journey, not the destination.

Perth is by far the biggest (and arguably the only city) in the state, as well as being the most isolated city in the world. In recent years Perth has become more and more touristy. There are loads of restaurants, pubs/ bars, markets, museums and of course beaches to check out. There are a wide selection of hostel in the city centre for tourists and travellers to take their pick. Fremantle (about 30 minutes south of the city centre) is Perth's historic area, and another popular place for backpackers and tourists to stay. There are many hostels located in Fremantle, not far from the harbour and Fremantle prison and markets.

Broome is located in the north of the state, about an hour flight from Perth. Broome has some beautiful beaches and is a bit of an oasis. It’s most famous for the camels on the sandy beaches. Broome also has only two seasons, a wet season and a dry season. The best time to visit Broome is from June to September.

Rottnest Island is located only about a 30 minute ferry ride from Perth. It's a great place to visit for the day, or overnight, but if visiting in the summer months (Dec to Feb), be sure to book in advance, as accommodation and camping books up fast.

Margaret River is best known for all the wineries, distilleries and breweries. It also has great surfing and has some well known surfing competitions. The town is quite touristy, but still has a lot of character. Definitely check out the fudge shop is you pay a visit to the region.

Denmark is on the southern coast, so tends to be a bit cooler than many of the other towns in Western Australia. The beaches are still beautiful, however there is also a stretch of rugged coast. Definitely check out the Elephant Rocks and the beach rock pools on the coast near Denmark, they are stunning.

The Stirling Ranges and the Porongurups, are only an hours drive from Denmark, and is a great place for hiking and camping. Most of the interior of Western Australia is relatively flat, with lots of farmland and sandy red desert. The Stirling ranges is a small mountain range, surrounded by flat farmland. Bluffs Knoll is a highly recommended hike in the Stirling Ranges.

Hostels can be found in the touristy areas in Western Australia, however are very rarely found in smaller rural towns. Camping is definitely the best way to go if exploring the rural areas of Western Australia. If only visiting the touristy towns, then hostels are definitely a good and cheaper option than staying in hotels, motels or guesthouses.

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Handwritten by local expert for Western Australia hostels Kelly Sheldrick

Destination Areas

Travel Tips for Western Australia - from the Community

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Coral Bay is the most beautiful place I've ever been. I recommend the coral veiwing and snorkelling tour. And go and walk with the sharks at the south point of the bay, it's a great experience.

The two bakeries in town both claim to be "The Original Lancelin Bakery." My money goes to the one near the park as it has a shadehouse eatery which is nice to sit in and look at your maps while chowing down. Here's my big tip: buy a big round wholemeal roll (better for you) and stick your pie in it :-) with sauce …

Albany has five National Parks and two Natural Reserves next door. It has a combination of squeaky white, deserted beaches with the bluest water, wild rocky coastlines with massive waves, and whale spotting in winter. Additionally, the oldest mountain range in the world at the Stirling Ranges and Porongurups is set …

I've been in Kalbarri for 5 days and i found hard to leave: it's a very pretty and quiet place. If you go there, don't miss a tour of the area: it's beautiful!

Seriously, don't miss Broome, cancel everything else and go there. It's far better than anywhere on the east coast or west. It rules! I stayed there for a month out of four that I had to do Australia, wish I'd stayed longer!

Perth is the best city in Oz. It's so laid back, with loads of decent beaches, pubs, clubs, and decent weather.

Fremantle is a breath of fresh air. It has a quirky vibe, anything goes! Beautiful climate, beaches, historic buildings... Here's my TOP 10 to-do's for Freo: (in no order) 1. Fremantle Markets, get a beer at the market bar and listen to the buskers. 2. Definitely do the night-time Prison tour, its excellent. 3 …

We spent a great month in Augusta a couple of years ago (as part of a 3 month journey around SW Australia). We started in a caravan (which was great), and we migrated to a rented a house from an estate agency and extended our visit for another three weeks. We were most impressed by the friendly and welcoming attitude …

Bunbury is an amazing city with excellent opportunites to see beautiful dolphins right before your eyes.

I have visited Denmark and I have to say that it is one of the most beautiful places in the world! Nature is stunning and the inhabitants are great!

FAQ on Hostels in Western Australia

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Western Australia?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Western Australia here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Western Australia safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.