Backpacker Hostels in Perth, Australia

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Get to know Perth (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Perth. To help you make friends with Perth before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know Perth (no more

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.

FAQ about Perth Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Perth. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Perth. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Perth costs on average $19 for a dorm. A hostel in Perth with private rooms costs on average $56. shows all 30 Hostels in Perth. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Spinners Hostel is the best rated hostel in Perth for female solo travellers. compares prices for 30 hostels in Perth, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Perth such as
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Ozi Inn Backpackers is the best rated hostel for partying in Perth.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Perth

Your Packing List for Perth

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Perth and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Perth Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Perth, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
30 Total number of hostels
$19 Average dorm price
$56 Average private room price
$14 Cheapest hostel in Perth
myOZexp Aberdeen Lodge is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Perth
Ozi Inn Backpackers is the best rated
Most Perth hostels are located in
Northbridge, City Centre, East Perth
6.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Scarborough (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Fremantle (14 Km / 9 mi.)
Warwick (13 Km / 8 mi.)
York (86 Km / 53 mi.)
Lancelin (115 Km / 71 mi.)
Bunbury (154 Km / 96 mi.)

Travel Tips for Perth - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Perth. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Perth. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Perth comments only. Don't discuss the hostels here, post a review on the hostel's page instead.

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