Are you a single traveller, an adventurous couple or travelling with a big group of friends? Why not backpack Perth and its surrounding areas and experience hostels in Perth for an amazing vacation and a lifetime of memories? There are so many things to do and see here in the region.
Australia is one of the most popular destinations among backpackers. Perth, the sunniest capital city in Australia, provides all types of accommodation to satisfy different budgets. Besides couchsurfing and camping, staying in hostels is an integral part of a backpacker’s journey.
Best hostels in Perth:
In 2015, Billabong Backpackers Resort won the Golden Backpack Awards as the best backpacker hostel in Western Australia. Located in the CBD, it places you in the best location and gives easy access to all the attractions. The hostel offers an outdoor pool and entertainment facilities, including beach volleyball court, library, and billiards table. Another perk of staying here – free parking, which is hard to find in the CBD. All the rooms have private bathrooms, air-conditioning and a balcony. Sounds much better than just any other regular hostels in Perth!
Stylish and modern hostel Kangaroo Inn will amaze you with magnificent city views and a fabulous location. Just a 4-minute walk to the famous Hay and Murray streets will take you to the best places for food, drinks and shopping. Swan River is just a 15-minute walk away, while the airport is just a 25-minute drive away. At the Kangaroo Inn, you can have fun playing billiards in the games room, have a BBQ, read books at the library, watch TV in the lounge area, or just sit back and sip your favourite drink on the terrace. This one of the few hostels in Perth that are good for couples and families who want to save some money and meet new friends.
One of the most popular hostels in Perth, Wickham Retreat Backpackers, will make you feel right at home. It is a laid back and fun place to be, and the helpful staff will assist you with travel arrangements and any questions you have. This fantastic hostel has many freebies to offer, such as laundry, lockers, Netflix, BBQ/pizza/curry nights and many more. Wickham Retreat Backpackers is a hostel that offers great value in a nice location.
The Witch’s Hat, a gothic-styled hostel, is just a short walk away from the Hyde Park. Located in a residential area of North Perth, it is quiet, but still has a nice restaurant and bar scene. It is a 15-minute walk from the Northbridge district, and the CBD is only an 8-minute drive away from the accommodation. This hostel is great for those who are interested in sightseeing and relaxation. Here you can enjoy a spacious courtyard with a BBQ area, fully equipped kitchen and a lounge with TV/DVD sets.
Situated in the area with the best nightlife in Perth – Northbridge, Coolibah Lodge is a cool place to hang out with friends or as a solo traveller. If you are looking for party-friendly hostels in Perth, this is our favourite. There is also a lounge area with comfortable couches and a TV, where you can relax, read books, watch a movie, or have a drink at the bar. Northbridge is just near the CBD, so all the sightseeing places are within your reach.
Reasons to backpack Perth
There is an endless amount of reasons to backpack Perth. The city has an amazing combination of cosmopolitan features and beautiful nature, which creates a great lifestyle for local people and visitors. It has it all and a little bit for everyone: good weather, white-sand beaches, national parks, authentic wineries and breweries, rivers and deserts.
Among all the activities, here you can go surfing, kayaking, white-water rafting, scuba diving, boating, sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins, wildlife or whale watching, rock climbing, skydiving, and the list goes on. For history and culture lovers, Perth Cultural Centre offers museums, libraries and galleries.
When you backpack Perth, make sure you do not miss these spots: Swan Valley, Fremantle, Margaret River, Rottnest Island. And if possible, go further to South West and the Coral Coast.
If you decided to backpack Perth and Western Australia, do not worry about the accommodation options. There are plenty of hostels in Perth priced starting from $15 a night. Staying at hostels is one of the best ways to meet fellow travellers, exchange stories and get some tips about travelling in the region. Besides basic facilities, some hostels in Perth offer swimming pools, bars and other entertainment.
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