Best Places for Backpackers in Perth, Australia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Perth, Australia.

Top 31 hostels in Perth, Australia.

These are the 31 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Perth, Australia.

1
Spinner

97 /100

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Spinner's Backpackers

Perths favourite hostel re-launched. The new Spinners is now open. With 25 years experience as Perth’s most chilled hostel, we’ve had some time to design the perfect zones for you. Those same chilled vibes are still here. But everything else is new. Like the new design led bedrooms with personali...
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Shannon House

94 /100

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Shannon House

Situated in the trendy suburb of Subiaco, just a few kilometres from Perth's CBD, Shannon House offers you all of the comforts of home, with the added bonus of being an afforable and convenient place to live. It's perfect for anyone looking for long-term accommodation in Perth. The house has shar...
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myOZexp Palmerston Lodge

94 /100

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myOZexp Palmerston Lodge

More fun than a share house, cheaper than a hostel! myOZexp Lodge is a small, friendly, heritage-listed lodge with people from all over the world aged from 18-35. We're located in Northbridge, which is a great zone close to the city with an entertainment precinct and free buses. Perfect for backp...
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Hostel G Perth

86 /100

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Hostel G Perth

Hostel G is a design-driven 2.0 hostel at the crossroads of art, design and community living. Created for a new generation of international travelers. Hostel G Perth is located in the Northbridge district, steps away from Perth's public transports, entertainment and art scene, and stone throw away f...
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Western Beach Lodge

86 /100

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Western Beach Lodge

Western Beach Lodge is a backpacker's hostel intended for international travellers. We are situated in the stunning seaside suburb of Scarborough, with the beach front in short walking distance. The hostel is a cosy environment that truly feels like a home from home. We have a fully equipped kitc...
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The Shiralee Hostel

86 /100

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The Shiralee Hostel

Our fully renovated building now hosts many state of the art facilities including 4 brand new bathrooms, new commercial stainless steel kitchen, new linen, carpet and kitchenware, air conditioning in all rooms and 3 separate outdoor areas. Beds are all made with fresh clean sheets plus a free towel...
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Wickham Retreat Backpackers

85 /100

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Wickham Retreat Backpackers

Heating and Air Con in all bedrooms Unlimited free WiFi 24/7. Free washing machines and powder. Please ensure you have a valid overseas passport. Payment is cash or card We do try and keep everyone who comes together in the same room but sometimes we cant as we are only a small hostel....
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Ocean Beach Backpackers

85 /100

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Ocean Beach Backpackers

Welcome to Ocean Beach Backpackers! We've got a fabulous place for you to stay in Perth. Right on stunning Cottesloe Beach and overlooking the glorious Indian Ocean. Facilities include TV lounges, big screen movie room, XBOX/TV room, internet, kitchen, Free Parking, bike hire, free surfboards...
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Britannia on William

84 /100

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Britannia on William

At Britannia on William we provide beds from $20/night and it’s only 200 metres from Perth City Centre! It’s located in a beautiful old building in the popular inner suburb of Northbridge where you can find many restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and retail shops near by. You can either relax in o...
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10
The Witch

84 /100

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The Witch's Hat

Witch’s hat Winner of the 2014 TNT Golden Backpacks Awards. Witch’s Hat Winner of the Adventure travel awards 2014. Certificate of Excellence on tripadvisor 2014. Built in 1897, The Witch’s Hat is full of charm and character and gets its name from the conical Edwardian turret gracing the front...
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North Lodge/Perth City Apartments

82 /100

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North Lodge/Perth City Apartments

North Lodge offers safe, quality and quiet budget accommodation. We are a small hostel with a quiet, restful atmosphere for travellers. We are not a party hostel. North Lodge is situated about 5 - 10 minutes walk from the center of Perth City and is close to all of the major public transport facilit...
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Hay Street Traveller

79 /100

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Hay Street Traveller's Inn

Hay Street Traveller's Inn is the pick of inner-city hostels. This place has excellent facilities. (Lonely Planet, 2002). It is a short distance to the Hay Street Mall and form there all the amenities and attractions of Perth city. A minute's walk will bring you to restaurants, supermarkets, cafe...
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The Hive Hostel

79 /100

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The Hive Hostel

The Hive Hostel is located on the corner of James and Stirling Street in Perth City. The hostel is within 5mins walk of Central train station, supermarkets, Northbridge precinct and the main city shopping district. The Hive accommodates all travelers from around the world offering free WiFi to al...
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Coolibah Lodge

78 /100

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Coolibah Lodge

Now offering free breakfast! Free WiFi Now available 2 hours daily common area. Coolibah Lodge is Perth’s leading backpacker’s budget accommodation in Western Australia. Situated just 5 minutes from the heart of Northbridge, a historical and exciting area of Perth with lots of restaurants and ba...
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Beatty Lodge

77 /100

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Beatty Lodge

Beatty Lodge is Perth's premier budget accommodation lodge. We are conveniently located approximately 2kms (10 minutes) from Perth's city centre where you can go on great shopping trips or head off to Northbridge for its vibrant nightlife. We are a quality budget accommodation lodge ideally suite...
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Perth City YHA

76 /100

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Perth City YHA

Perth City YHA is an award-winning hostel designed to meet the demands of all travellers. Located in the heart of Perth City, the backpackers hostel offers swimming pool, well-equipped gym, spacious kitchen, movie room, free Wi-Fi all thoughtout the property, group accommodation facilities and tour...
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The Old Swan Barracks

74 /100

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The Old Swan Barracks

Experience Perth's most unique Backpacker Hostel. Situated in the heart of Perth in the Northbridge entertainment area and only several minutes away from the rail and bus terminals. Built in 1896 and a State Listed Heritage Building, The Old Swan Barracks offers quality accommodation and fantas...
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Victoria Park Lodge

72 /100

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Victoria Park Lodge

Welcome to the Victoria Park Lodge, a quality, homely and friendly Budget Accommodation ideally suited to individuals, groups and families. We offer various types of accommodation. We offer Free car parking and free WiFi to our guests Great location, a relaxing, small 14 bedroom lodge. Full...
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Billabong Backpackers Resort

71 /100

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Billabong Backpackers Resort

* $5 Meals Every Night + , Fee Breakfast + Free Parking! At Billabong Backpackers we offer a fully equipped kitchen, balconies in every room, movie screenings, large swimming pool, 24 Hour reception and security, 45 free car parking bays, outdoor terraced area, free breakfast, $5 meals, job searc...
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Mumma

71 /100

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Mumma's Hostel

The team at Mumma’s Hostel Perth, pride ourselves on offering the perfect environment for meeting like-minded travellers with a fun and friendly atmosphere. Mumma's Hostel is located in the heart of northbridge which is a great area for sightseeing, nightlife, close to the CBD and Elizabeth Quay,...
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myOZexp Aberdeen Lodge

71 /100

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myOZexp Aberdeen Lodge

More fun than a share house, cheaper than a hostel! myOZexp Aberdeen Lodge is a small, friendly, heritage-listed lodge with people from all over the world aged from 18-35. We're located in Northbridge, which is a great zone close to the city with an entertainment precinct and free buses. Perfect...
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Backpack City and Surf

71 /100

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Backpack City and Surf

New mattresses! You spoke, and we listened. As of January 2019, the hostel has been refitted with entirely new mattresses, head to toe. Come be one of the first people to check them out! Backpack City and Surf has a family like atmosphere and is ideal for people that like to party hard in the...
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Kangaroo Inn

70 /100

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Kangaroo Inn

***Stop Press*** Due to lift renovation works between Thursday 11th January and Thursday May 31st 2018, the lift will be out of order. Furthermore construction noise on the premises will be unavoidable between the hours of 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday and we will not have lift 7or disabled access...
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Planet Inn Backpackers

69 /100

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Planet Inn Backpackers

Run by backpackers, for backpackers This hostel is known for its sociable atmosphere, fun and games and multi-cultural environment. Free uncapped WiFi, BBQ facilities and a fully equipped shared kitchen open 24 hours. By far the cheapest hostel located only 5 minutes by a free bus from Perth ci...
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Ozi Inn Backpackers

66 /100

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Ozi Inn Backpackers

Ozi Inn is situated in the heart of the night life scene of Northbridge and is only a 10 minute walk to the city centre. This small friendly hostel is a Drug Free zone where you get to meet many travellers from all over the world. A great place to be for long and short term travellers. Many say it's...
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The Emperors Crown Hostel

66 /100

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The Emperors Crown Hostel

Your home in Perth! Sleep in until 11 O'clock! The Emperor’s Crown Hostel is a clean and modern hostel offering high quality, affordable accommodation to backpackers and budget travellers. Conveniently located on the edge of Perth’s cultural precinct and just 600m from Perth’s city centre, we’...
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City Perth Backpackers Hostel

65 /100

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City Perth Backpackers Hostel

All guests at City Perth Backpackers Hostel can enjoy Free WiFi with coverage over the whole building including your rooms. The Hostel layout mainly consists on Private rooms suitable for 2 people which use bunk beds, 4 share dorm rooms and 6 share dorm rooms. All rooms have conditioning control...
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Perth Central Backpackers

63 /100

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Perth Central Backpackers

Welcome to the heart of Perth city! Perth Central Backpackers is on the corner of Lake and Aberdeen streets in Northbridge. We offer dormitory and private accommodation with kitchen facilities, an outdoor sun terrace, huge communal dining and living areas and a chilled out, friendly vibe. Five m...
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Cozzystay Backpackers

54 /100

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Cozzystay Backpackers

This lovingly restored heritage building has been fitted out in style to bring luxury backpacking to Perth city centre. Our Rooms at Cozzystay Backpackers rooms are smaller than your typical hostel (1, 2, 3 or 4 guests per room) and are accessible by secure electronic door locks. With a maximum...
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Sorrento Beach Manor

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Sorrento Beach Manor

Located in Sorrento and only a 5-minute walk from a safe swimming beach, Sorrento Beach Manor Guest House offers incredible luxury within a private setting. Each of our luxurious modern rooms come with premium fit outs and the location also offers incredible convenience with amenities like restauran...
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Haus Accommodation

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Haus Accommodation

Haus Accommodation is located in the heart of Northbridge and Perth city doorstep, free transport around Perth, you will find this hostel is quiet and convenient to everywhere the city has to offer. With walking distance to restaurants that operates 24 hours, entertainment precinct just 2 streets aw...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Perth, Australia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Perth, Australia.

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Perth & the Southwest

  Perth & the Southwest Quokkas: Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth A curious thing about Australia’s west coast is that there are no koalas in the wild. Although, that does not mean that you cannot see cute animals in Western Australia. On Rottnest Island, just off the coast of Perth, you can meet the local quokkas that – judging from the many awesome pictures on Instagram – always seem to be ready for a happy selfie. From Perth you can do day trips to Rottnest Island to see the quokkas and relax on the postcard perfect beaches. It is very popular to explore the small island by bicycle.

Sofie M. Wulff

Fremantle: History Meets Hip

Located some 20km south of Western Australia’s capital Perth, this port city, affectionately known as ‘Freo’, is the epitome of times past meets current trends. While dedicated to preserving it’s past, Fremantle has in recent times, also attracted a mixture of alternatives and go-getters, all seeking the laid-back atmosphere Fremantle offers. If you’ve got a few days to spend in Freo, here are some of the reasons you should take a visit.

Bec Sorby

My WA: Perth suburbs and Fremantle

The first of August 2017 my great adventure started. I took a flight from my home country, The Netherlands, all the way to the other side of the world: Australia. Soon I found a job as a live-in au pair in one of the southern suburbs of Perth: Mosman Park. This gave me the opportunity to enjoy West-Australia for a whole five months. Lots of travellers skip the west coast of Australia. Personally, (excuse my French) I think that’s stupid. Now, let me tell you why.

Leanne Wolfs

2. Geraldton

The largest town North of Perth, Geraldton is situated right on the coast and knocks on the doorstep of Western Australia’s Abrolhos Reef.

Alexis Zahner

When To Visit

Due to the latitude at which the park is located, temperatures at Karijini are a lot warmer than in the southward city of Perth. In Summer, the daytime mercury usually hovers around 40 degrees Celcius, with a drop to the high-20s at night – this is the preferred season for the millions of flies residing in the area. Conversely in Winter, temperatures can be as low as the mid-20s during the day, although the cool and dry nights can get frosty between 0-10 degrees Celcius. Taking into account the semi-tropical climate bringing rainier days from December to March, I would recommend that the most ideal times to visit are during late Autumn and early Winter.

Euling Cheong

The Ningaloo Reef

Not many people I’ve met have heard of the Ningaloo Reef. It is a world heritage site and is located in Western Australia, approximately half way between Perth and Broome. It is way smaller than the well-known Great Barrier Reef but that doesn’t mean it’s less diverse. Apparently it’s home to more than 500 different fish and marine life. It is located very close to the coast line of Western Australia which makes it attractive for snorkelers and divers because they can reach the reef by swimming only a few meters from the beach. The easiest access point is probably Coral Bay. Exmouth is another close-by town from where you can start your snorkeling adventure but it involves a short drive by car through the Cape Range National Park in order to enter a beach with reef access.

PurpleParrotsCanFly

Perth? Where is that and why should I go?

Australia has been a big travel destination for a long time, where people in all ages decide to buy a flight and follow their dreams on their big Aussie adventure! Where people mainly fly straight to the well know east coast with unbelievable places and lots of must see destinations spread out all over the coast. Travelling in all different ways from staying in a luxury spa hotel near the beaches to hiring a camper van doing a campfire in the bushes. All amazing adventures, but does anyone ever think of the west coast? “West coast, I thought it was outback with dessert” People only hear about the west coast by reading the news about the fourth bush fire which reached the Perth area within a week or by the alarming of another shark spotted on one the beaches. But no one ever decides to take a new step and discover what the west coast is really about. They just ask “West coast, isn’t only Perth, and why go all the way for that?”

Henriette Mikaelsen

Fremantle: a city from A to Z

Fremantle is split into four distinct precincts; North Fremantle, South Fremantle, East Fremantle and…. Fremantle. Many have theorised about what happened to ‘West Fremantle’ but for now, we can only assume that Kanye sued for trademark infringement and leave it at that. Geographically speaking, Fremantle is built on the coast. An historical port town with access to the Swan river leading straight to Perth City. Very handy if you’re a pirate of old, or these days, just Hertz expecting a new shipment of rental cars from Japan.

Nea Steele

Back and forth Western australia Part One

  

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West Coast Backpacking

During my time travelling Australia I have somewhat disappointingly found a lack of people who have even thought to venture to Western Australia during their time in Australia. Most opt straight for the East Coast and maybe into the centre to catch a snap of the famed ‘Uluru’ with a few stragglers that may venture elsewhere. This I see as a bit of a shame because Western Australia has a lot to offer that is overlooked by too many travellers. I myself have only spent just over 3 weeks in Western Australia but I intend to return to Perth in the near future and take a road trip along the coast right up until I leave the state and enter into the Northern Territory (and carry on till Cairns but that’s another story).

Lisa Ward

Best beaches around Perth

Perth is a beautiful city in Western Australia, with many tourist places, parks but also beaches if you don’t mind to take the train or the bus.

Claire Bibab

Things to do in Perth

    Things to do in Perth Perth, the largest city in Western Australia. A place where no rush but to relax, to be distressed and not get hassled.

Megan Tan

Perth: An Underrated Oasis in the Middle of the Outback

Perth: An Underrated Oasis in the Middle of the Outback

Ottoline Spearman

My Top Ten Must-Do's in Dunsborough

If you have just been in Perth or other cities this town will seem so tiny to you. The town itself is pretty much just one road, the Dunn Bay Road. You will find everything you need just there, in the town centre. From super markets like Coles and IGA to restaurants and bars. What else do you really need in your holidays? Right, nothing. But now to my top ten of Dunsborough:

Laura Könnicke

Harvey: The Best Day Trip in the South West

When planning a holiday in the southern parts of Western Australia, there are usually one of two places that people tend to visit most often. Either they come from the country to enjoy the shopping, nightlife and the hustle and bustle of Perth CBD and its surrounds, or they travel south to the picturesque South West countryside in Margaret River. Well I would like to add a stopover destination about half way between Perth and Margaret River, the small country town of Harvey. Alternatively, If you are living in either one of these areas or its surrounds, and you are looking for a nice place to head to for a day on the weekend, then Harvey is absolutely the spot for you.

Erica Discombe

Wedge Island : Bush Tracks to Beach Bliss

When visiting Western Australia, one of the most popular day trips tourists embark on is the hour or so commute to Lancelin, a popular beach side town north of Perth in search of an ‘outback Australian adventure’ . Lancelin, with its white sand and blaring sun, does deliver- beautiful beaches for surfing and relaxing, sand dunes for four-wheel-driving, sand boarding and of course, the icon of many small Aussie towns, the local bakery where children and adults alike laze around in chairs out the front, satisfying hunger on endless summer days.

Bec Myers

Queensland: Dolphin feeding on Moreton Island

If you google “dolphin feeding in Australia” or ask people about it, Monkey Mia will be the place you are told about. Now, Monkey Mia is a small place in Western Australia, half way between Perth and Broome – not exactly an area which is easily accessible! [single_map_place] Monkey Mia, Western Australia, Australia [/single_map_place]

Lisa

Perths Local Secrets

Perth: The most isolated capital city in the world. Whilst this fact is interesting, Perth boasts a lot more than its unique identifier. In fact, with its spectacular landscapes, white sand beaches and its reef teeming with exquisite marine life – Perth could be one of the world’s final frontiers.

Steph Baumgartel

Five Fun Things To Do In The Swan Valley

The Swan Valley is a region of Perth that is rich in heritage, history, and Indigenous and European roots. This lush and fertile part of Western Australia is nestled in the upper regions of the Swan River. There are over 14 different suburbs within the Swan Valley. European explorers first explored the region in 1827. The local Aboriginal people are the Whadjuk Noongar people. They have been living along the Swan River for over 40,000 years.

Marisa Quinn-Haisu

Rottnest Island: my first Australian exploration

I was arrived in Perth a couple of days before, full of enthusiasm, curiosity, ready for my first adventure!

Esmeralda

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