Perth is the capital and the largest city in the state of Western Australia, and it is one of the busiest cities in terms of tourism, in the country behind Sydney and Melbourne. Because of the relative isolation of Perth in comparison to other major Australian cities, the city is known to foster its own style of arts and culture with a relatively large music scene, art scene and festivals. The Perth International Arts Festivals has been going on since 1953 and the Perth International Comedy Festival is held every year, showcasing local and international talent. Tourism is big in Australia and it’s home to a thriving backpacker culture as well. So, if you plan on backpacking through Australia and Perth, here are some of the best backpacker hostels in Perth.
Located in the heart of the central business district, this hostel really feels more like a hotel than a hostel. The hostel offers all guests an outdoor swimming pool as well as a beach volleyball court. The property is surrounded by manicured gardens and it offers free WiFi and breakfast daily. There is an on-site library as well as lounge areas both outside and inside and every room is air-conditioned with a private balcony.
The Emperors Crown is located in the heart of the city and it’s just a five-minute walk away from the Perth Railway station. Local public transport is also nearby, so getting around the city is pretty simple and easy. The hostel comes with free WiFi access all day and it has two courtyard areas where guests can hang out and relax. Guests can prepare a meal in the communal kitchen and all rooms are air-conditioned. Private rooms also feature a TV and a DVD player.
Located in the central business district, this hostel is just a short 10-minute walk away from tons of bars and restaurants as well as lots of local cafes. The Shiralee offers access to laundry facilities and WiFi as well as a simple breakfast every day. There’s also a barbecue area and communal kitchen space as well as the opportunity to rent out a bike for the day.
The Old Swan Barracks were actually former military barracks dating back to 1896, so not only will you have a great place to stay but it is quite literally a part of Australian history. There is a large courtyard to enjoy as well as a shared lounge to relax. The 24-hour front desk is there to help with anything you’ll need and free WiFi is also available. Breakfast is served each morning where you can enjoy your morning coffee and have a game of table tennis.
The Hive Hostel offers lively dormitory-style accommodations and private rooms, and WiFi access is available throughout the property. The hostel offers barbecue facilities as well as a small movie room for communal movie nights. All rooms are non-smoking and they have air-conditioning, with each floor containing its own communal kitchen area as well as lounge space.
Mumma’s Hostel has everything you’ll want in a nice and vibrant hostel. WiFi is available throughout the property and a free continental breakfast is available daily, with free coffee and tea available at all times. On Tuesdays, there’s a sausage sizzle as well as pizza and a pool party on Saturdays. Mumma’s also provides some drink vouchers for some of Perth’s local bars and pubs, so head out and explore. All rooms are air-conditioned and table tennis, foosball and pool tables are available as well.
Hostel G is a brand new hostel that opened up in January 2019, so everything here is brand new. The hostel features a garden and a shared lounge, and it is located right in the heart of the central business district. The hostel has its own restaurant serving Asian and American cuisine and the 24-hour help desk is there for tips about what to see and do around Perth as well as provide assistance with booking activities.
With free unlimited WiFi throughout the hostel, the Planet Inn offers guests free on-site parking if they arrive with a vehicle and even an on-site bar. The hostel is located only a short five minutes away from the city center and the help desk can assist with guests looking for anything from a place to party to helping with looking for work. Rooms come with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen space as well as a communal area for playing video games and table tennis.
Located 15 minutes away from the central business district, this hostel has free WiFi and shared lounge and kitchen spaces. Head to the front desk where they can assist in any activities you want to partake in during your stay in Perth. You’ll be a 5-minute drive from the Perth arena and 13 minutes from the train station. Private and dorm-style rooms are both available.
Perth 5 Backpacker Hostel
Address: 5 Fitzgerald Street
Shared kitchen Shared lounge/TV area Non-smoking throughout Luggage storage Board games/puzzles Air conditioning Non-smoking rooms Free WiFi
Located right in the heart of the city, this hostel is also very hotel-like with its amenities. There are an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center available and the building is a five-minute walk away from the train station, so heading into town is easy. The building itself is a heritage-listed art deco style structure with billiards and evening entertainment also available for guests. The kitchen area, lounge and laundry are all shared spaces and rooms are either private or dorm style with some featuring a TV and a private washroom.
Perth City YHA
Address: 300 Wellington Street
Shared kitchen WiFi available in all areas Cashless payment available Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Sun terrace Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Non-smoking rooms
Budget-friendly and people friendly
There are a lot of great places to stay in Perth and it has one of Australia’s biggest cities that you can expect a large and diverse tourism culture. Hostels are a great way to get to know the city by exploring it with other backpackers and getting tips from locals, not to mention all the new friends you can make just by hanging out in the communal areas and exploring the city.
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