If you’re making your way over to Western Australia to begin or continue your Australian adventure, these hostels in Perth will make the enormous state all that more inviting.
Britannia on William
Within a beautiful building on William Street, Britannia takes pride of place in Northbridge, Perth’s cultural and entertainment hub. Surrounded by cafes, bars, museums and shops, Britannia is a great springboard to the rest of the city, within easy distance of the city centre and transport links to the coast.
Rooms are made to suit the budget traveller, whether you choose a private single or eight-share dorm, with prices starting from just $27 per night. As it’s about the experience as much as it is comfort, there are plenty of facilities to make your stay enjoyable, including a communal kitchen and lounge room, BBQs, lockers and free WIFI in the courtyard. There’ll always be someone on hand on reception should you be arriving in the early hours of the morning, or in case of emergency.
When you stay at Britannia, you’ll also get 24-hour access to the Internet café, so you can print off your CV, burn CDs, send emails and check Facebook to see how everyone’s getting on back home. The Internet café is extremely useful alongside the Work West Job Shop, which helps supply work to travellers looking short or long term employment in a range of industries. They can also refer you to reliable contacts for visa extensions and any other immigration query you may have.
As comfortable and welcoming as it may be, Britannia understands that you don’t want to spend all your time at the hostel, so they’ve also got the addition of a travel desk to offer tours and activities that you may want to do during your time in WA, while considering any of your budget and time restraints.
With years of experience as one of the most trusted hostels in Perth, the services offered are truly remarkable for the price.
253 William Street, Northbridge
Billabong Backpackers Resort
The super fun hostel for the enthusiastic traveller in Perth, Billabong Backpackers Resort offers one of the best experiences with fantastic facilities. A swimming pool is the big seller for this place, especially when you feel the Australian heat in the peak of summer. Because you need plenty of fuel to make the most of your stay, you’ll receive a free breakfast every morning and the use of a kitchen. Rooms include private and dorms, all of which include private bathrooms, a balcony and air-conditioning. Situated on Beaufort Street, Billabong is close to the cafés, pubs and bars that make this area so popular with like-minded travellers.
381 Beaufort Street, Highgate
Ocean Beach Backpackers
The clue’s in the name; Ocean Beach Backpackers is located right on the beach – but not just any beach. Overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean, this hostel resides on Cottesloe Beach, Perth’s most famous and popular stretch of sand. Within walking distance of the city centre, Ocean Beach Backpackers offers the best of both worlds with lounges, a kitchen, XBOX and cinema screenings; bikes to hire and surfboards to borrow; and a mix of dorm rooms and private rooms from $29 per night.
1 Eric Street, Cottesloe