Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Penrith, Australia. You can choose from 1 Penrith hostels. In total, there are 1 cheap places to stay in Penrith such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Penrith. To help you make friends with Penrith before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Penrith is also named and spelled Penrith Blue Mountains - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Penrith is on the outskirts of Blue Mountains National Park, but is still considered to be a part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Blue Mountains National Park itself has much to see and explore, such as the Three Sisters rock pillars, Wentworth Falls, an abundance of hiking trails, and some very quaint small towns that have unique boutiques and displays. You can easily kill a couple of days driving around the Blue Mountains National Park area from Penrith.
In the more local Penrith area, you will find an array of different natural, cultural, and historical things to see and do. For the nature lovers, the Bird of Prey Center, Lacy's Caves, and Blue Mountains National Park are for you.
Hostels in Penrith are located fairly centrally. If you ask at your Penrith hostel, the friendly staff should be able to point you in the direction of any grocery or supplies stores that you might need for your travels. They should also be able to point you in the direction of any tour companies that do tours around the area if you do not have a car to easily access some of the attractions yourself, as public transport in this area can be few and far between.
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There is a great shopping centre, great clubs, top quality theatre (up there with inner city venues), great lookout points. The nightclub scene is risky. There is a great live venue for bands, great cycle park. So like everything, it's what you do that makes a place good or bad.
Of course there are no ocean views -- Penrith isn't on the coast.
I always go to EMBO Embassy, I've been a regular for almost two years. It's very multicultural with people from numerous ethnicities and backgrounds showing up every week. They have not only live bands but also great DJs not only on weekends but also during the week. Enjoy Embassy because it's the best place to have fun at and to meet the nicest people.
JOSH THE EMBO REGULAR
Penrith is the best apart from Emu Plains -- there are no ocean views though.
Fantastic bands include Inxsive, Achtung Baby (U2 tribute show), One Hit Wonders and the list goes on at the Embassy Hotel. Inner city venues can also bring unsafe nightlife. Penrith offers lots of variety in entertainment. Just be more open minded and adventurous.
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Don't mock the Embassy -- I travel hours to see great bands in a great intimate venue. It's not full of racist, speed head junkies.
I agree, Embassy is like a church! I go there at least once a week. I haven't seen any stabbings either, come to think of it.
Go Embassy Hotel -- they have mad bands perform.
Visit the tin soldier on High Street as it will allow you to open up and expresss your real concerns about the city.
The Embassy Hotel isn't just a venue for live music. I like to think of it as a kind of modern day church, a church where kids come to marry their culture and praise their gods.
This place is full of redneck speed freaks, needle users, and there are no ocean views, or "beautiful country" views either. Racist bigotry runs rampant, and never ever go the the Embassy hotel, in Penrith. Dangerous and stab-worthy are two ways of describing this sh*tty establishment and surrounding area.
Penrith is a very exciting place to be especially with its beautiful country and ocean views.
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