Hostel – In Australia, accommodations
that are categorised under hostel, motels or low budget
hotels do not means that the facilities or the service
is other than of a high standard. Almost all hostels
or budget hotels are comfortable clean and friendly.
You need to do some checking before selecting a Hostel
or Budget Hotel – do you want a private
room with ensuite facilities or a dorm with shared
facilities; what is the location – is transport
to the centre of town easily available; does it have
a curfew or do you have to leave the hostel during
the day; is it a party venue or peaceful and relaxing.
If thorough research is done, you will be able to
find with great value for money Accommodation
and restaurants and on top of that you can see and
do lots without blowing the budget. Even if it is
a family vacation!
There are three major Hostel Networks in
Australia - Youth Hostel Association (YHA);
VIP Backpackers Resorts; and Nomads Backpackers International.
Most Hostels in Western Australia are
independently owned and operated. Some are serious
party places while others are quiet hideaways for
total rest and relaxation. Northbridge is the main
area where budget accommodation is located as well
as in Fremantle.
1) Murray Street Backpackers Hostel
119 Murray Street
Telephone (+61) 08 9325 7627
2) Billabong Backpackers Resort
381 Beaufort Street
Telephone (+61) 08 9328 7720
This hostel has a swimming pool and organises lots of sporting activities for guests. All rooms are ensuite with air conditioning. Breakfast is included. A double room is about 60-70 Australian dollars a room and a 4 or 6 bed dorm is less.
3) Hay Street Backpackers
266-268 Hay Street
Telephone (+61) 08 9221 9880
This hostel has dorm accommodation only. Showers are available on a 24 hour basis there is no curfew and the cost is only about 20 Australian dollars a person a night.
4) Underground Backpackers
268 Newcastle Street
Telephone (+61) 08 9288 3744
This one is right in the hearth of Perth in Northbridge. It is very comfortable and has double rooms with fridge and TV. Dorms and quads have secure lockers for your peace of mind. It has a swimming pool and internet access and double rooms have airconditioning/heating. It is about 60 Australian dollars for a double room down to 25 for a 4-bed dorm. Rates get cheaper the longer you stay.
5) Fremantle Backpackers Home
This hostel offers private rooms from 30 Australian dollars for a double room if you stay for seven
days. It has a very relaxed atmosphere as it has only five rooms and is in a lovely restored