The Top 15 Backpacker Hostels In Perth
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Backpacking Australia usually calls for a few (or several) nights in hostels since they're cheap, easily accessible, and some of them can even help you find jobs. With so may options to choose from, finding the right hostel can sometimes get challenging.

To make it easier for you to choose, this post will go over our 15 favorite hostels in Perth.

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    Best Hostels in Perth For Budget Backpackers

    Brittania on William


    Britannia on William is a great place for you to get social, you can meet new people in the guest lounge or on the multiple activities organized by the property. This hostel is in close proximity to the State Library of Western Australia and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

    Address: 253 William St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9227 6000

    Nearby: 5 minute walk from the Western Australian Museum

    6 minutes from Perth train station

    Perth train station is only a 2 minute walk away.

    Rating: Google Review- 3.7
    Booking-7/10
    Tripadvisor- 3.5/5

    Amenities

    • Housekeeping

    • Free Wifi

    • Hot Showers

    • BBQ

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    The Old Swan Barracks


    This hostel has long been the most unique and antique hostel in Perth. Also located in the entertainment area of Northbridge, this hidden gem never ceases to capture the imagination of backpackers and group travelers alike. The building was built in 1896 and is a State listed heritage building. This hostel was also previously selected as the best hostel in Western Australia.

    Address: 2-8 Francis St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9227 0096

    Nearby:  8 minute walk from Perth train station

    4 km from Optus Stadium

    11 km from City Beach along the Indian Ocean.

    Rating: Google Review- 3.5
    Booking- 7.2/10
    Tripadvisor- 2.5/5 

    Amenities

    • Outdoor Terrace

    • BBQ

    • Self-Catering Facilities

    • Cable TV

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    The Witch’s Hat

    The building that The Witch's Hat resides in was originally a house built in 1897, giving this hostel a very homey feel. It is also very distinct from a lot of the other hostels on this list since it stays clear of parties. You can get a cozy sleep here for nights on end without interruption.

    Address: 148 Palmerston St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9228 4228

    Nearby:1 km from Perth train station

    5 km from Kings Park and Botanic Garden 

    Rating: Google Review- 4.2
    Booking- 8.1
    Tripadvisor- 4/5

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning

    • BBQ

    • Cable TV

    • Hot Showers

    The Emperor’s Crown Hostel


    The Emperor’s Crown Hostel is a good choice for low budget backpackers. The hostel offers big air conditioned rooms, a barbecue area, 2 outdoor courtyard, and free wifi, this conveniently located hostel right in the centre of Perth CBD has long been a favourite amongst backpackers. They offer multiple ocean cruises, winery tours and day trips to Rottnest Island. It's also only a 20 minute drive from the airport. 

    Address: 85 Stirling St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9227 1400

    Nearby: 6 minute walk from Perth train station

    7 minute walk from the Art Gallery of Western Australia

    1 km from panoramic city views from The Bell Tower.

    Rating: Google Review- 4
    Booking.com- 7.9/10
    Trip Advisor- 4/5 

    Amenities

    • BBQ

    • Air conditioning

    • Hot Shower

    • Free Wifi

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    Best Hostels In Perth To Meet Solo Travelers

    myOZexp Aberdeen Lodge


    This funky named hostel has the perfect atmosphere for you to make great friends while you stay here. Located strategically at the city centre, this small, friendly little place accepts travelers only between the age of 18-35. Many come here for a few days but usually end up staying longer after having too much fun.

    Address: 79 Aberdeen St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 6102 5773

    Nearby: 1.2 km from Perth Convention and Exhibition Center

    1.2 km from Perth Concert Hall

    500m from State Theater Centre.

    Rating: Google Review- 4.6
    Booking- 7.7/10
    Trip Advisor- 3/5

    Amenities

    • Common Room

    • Flexible NRR

    • Hot Showers

    • Self-Catering Facilities

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    Wickham Retreat Backpacker

    Located right on Wickham street on the east side of Perth, this cosy little hostel is equipped with air conditioning and heating in all rooms. Wickham Retreat also provides unlimited Wifi and free washing machine use.

    Address: 25-27 Wickham St, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

    Contact: + 61 8 9325 6398

    Nearby: 9 minute walk to Claisebrook railway station

    10 minute walk to Victoria Gardens Park on the Swan River.

    Rating: Google Review- 4.4
    Booking- 8.5/10 
    Tripadvisor- 4.5/5

    Amenities

    • Hot Showers

    • Bicycle Parking

    • Wheelchair Friendly

    • Laundry Facilities

    • Free Wifi

    • Air Conditioning & Heating

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    The Hive Hostel


    This hostel offers a large outdoor area for backpackers to mingle and some great amenities. The Hive Hostel is located on the corner of James and Stirling Street in Perth City and is within a 5 min walk of the central train station, supermarkets, Northbridge precinct and the main city shopping district.

    Address: 55/63 Stirling St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9227 7557

    Nearby: 4 minute walk from Perth Train Station

    3 km from Kings Park and Botanic Garden

    6 km from the Crown Perth entertainment complex.

    Rating: Google Review- 7.5
    Booking-6.8/10
    Trip Advisor- 3/5

    Amenities:

    • Vending Machines

    • Common Room

    • Outdoor Terrace

    • Housekeeping Free Wifi

    • Foxtel TV

    • Pool Table

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    Best Hostels In Perth For Partying

    Billabong Backpackers Resort


    Surrounded by manicured gardens, this property offers free WiFi in common areas, free on-site parking and free breakfast daily. Along with all these features, you can also enjoy an amazing outdoor swimming pool and beach volleyball court.

    Address: 381 Beaufort St, Highgate WA 6003, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9328 7720

    Nearby: 15 minute walk from Western Australian Museum

    1.5km from East Perth train station

    15 minute drive from Perth Airport

    Rating: Google Review- 3.8
    Booking.com- 7.3/10
    Tripadvisor- 3/5

    Amenities

    • Free Breakfast

    • Outdoor swimming pool

    • Free Wifi

    • Air Conditioning

    • Housekeeping

    • Free Parking

    • Volleyball Court

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    Western Beach Backpackers Lodge

    Comfortably situated on the shore of the stunning seaside suburb of Scarborough away from all the hustle and bustle from the city centre lies this magnificent little hostel. Targeted directly towards international travelers, this gorgeous little place is fully equipped with a kitchen, multiple clean bathrooms, laundry facilities and a free car park. This hostel has the rare feel of a home away from home.

    Address: 6 Westborough St, Scarborough WA 6019, Australia

    Contact:  +61 8 9245 1624  

    Nearby: 10 minute walk from Scarborough Beach

    10 km from Hillarys' Boat Harbour

    14km from Perth City Centre

    Rating: Google Review- 6.2
    Booking.com- 6.5/10
    Trip Advisor- 2.5/5

    Amenities

    • BBQ

    • Self Catering Facilities

    • Games Room

    • Air Conditioning

    • Laundry Facilities

    Best Hostels In Perth For Quiet Backpackers

    Beatty Lodge


    Beatty Lodge West Perth is a 2 minute drive from City West Station and a 7 minute drive from both Murray Street and Hay Street shopping centers. Scarborough Beach is just 15 minutes away by car. Visitors of this hostel will have a shared restroom, laundry facilities, a kitchen, and a communal lounge with a TV. Most rooms have a TV and a DVD player as well. This hostel also has an amazing outdoor pool, barbecue facilities and free Wifi.

    Address: 235 Vincent St, West Perth WA 6005, Australia

    Contact:  +61 8 9235 6065

    Nearby: 7 minute walk from the lively shops and cafes of Leederville

    12-minute walk from Leederville train station

    3 km from Perth City Centre.

    Rating: Google Review- 3.9
    Booking.com- 8/10
    Tripadvisor- 3.5/5

    Amenities:

    • Vending Machine

    • Free Wifi

    • Outdoor Terrace

    • BBQ

    • Outdoor Pool

    • Laundry Facilities

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    Hay Street Traveller’s Inn


    Just a 10 minute walk from Perth’s City Centre is where you’ll find this quaint little place. Guests have a large communal kitchen with 24 hour access and central air conditioned rooms all around the hostel. Hay Street Traveller’s Inn is also equipped with modern day lockers and some private rooms have washing machines and dryers. 

    Address: 266-268 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9221 9880

    Nearby: Bus stop just outside

    6 minutes' walk from the riverfront Langley Park

    10 minute walk from the city centre.

    Rating: Google Review- 4.1
    Booking- 8/10
    Trip Advisor- 3/5 

    Amenities

    • Smoking Area

    • Air Conditioning

    • Bagging Storage

    • Laundry Facilities

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    Overall Best Hostels In Perth

    The Shiralee Hostel


    This hostel is another gem in the long line of hostels in Northbridge precinct. It is strategically located within a 10 minute walk from Perth City Centre and 5 minutes away from the surrounding supermarkets. With free wifi, locker usage, towels and also a very large outdoor area where travelers can drink, chat and listen to music, this hostel has a tendency to keep its travelers more than they initially tend to stay for.

    Address: 107 Brisbane St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9227 7448  

    Nearby:  1 km from both the Western Australian Museum and Perth train station

    5 km from Kings Park.

    Rating: Google Review- 4.2
    Booking- 8.3/10
    Trip Advisor- 3/5

    Amenities

    • Outdoor Terrace

    • BBQ

    • Cable TV

    • Air Conditioning 

    • Netflix 

    • Free Wifi 

    • Locker Usage 

    • Free Towels

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    Spinner’s Backpackers

    Spinner’s Backpackers has been on the fringe of Northbridge Perth for about 25 years. There is a true rustic feel to this hostel, but it still comes with all the new amenities. Spinner’s is conveniently surrounded by local cafes, bars, shops, nightclubs, and markets just a couple of blocks away.

    Address: 342 Newcastle St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 9328 9468  

    Nearby: 3 minute walk from nearest bus stop, 

    4 km from Kings Park

    12 km from Perth Airport

    Rating: Google Rating- 4.7
    Booking.com- 9.4/10
    Trip Advisor- 3.2/5

    Amenities

    • Air Conditioning

    • BBQ

    • Outdoor Terrace

    • Self Catering Facilities

    • Pool Table

    Koala’s Perth Backpackers Hostel


    Koala’s Perth Backpackers Hostel is situated less than 1 km away from the Hay Street Shopping Mall and next to the famous Perth Mint. This hostel is equipped with private rooms, twin rooms, 4 and 6 bed dorms with shared bathrooms or you can go for the most affordable 28 bed dorm with double en-suite bathroom.

    Address: 286 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

    Contact:-+61 8 6507 3660

    Nearby: 1 km from Claisebrook train station

    2 km from lively Elizabeth Quay waterfront complex

    3 km from Kings Park and Botanic Garden

    Rating: Google Rating- 4.2
    Booking.com- 8.1/10
    Trip Advisor-3/5

    Amenities

    • Pool Table

    • Air Conditioning

    • Vending Machines

    • Common Rooms

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    Hostel G Perth


    This brand new hostel is ultra-modern, with top-notch amenities which are considered to be one the best hostels in Perth. Featuring 290 beds across 5 distinct room types to cater to families, solo travelers, and groups of all sizes. This hostel is located right in the middle of Northbridge District, only steps away from Perth’s amazing public transport, entertainment and art scenes. 

    Address: 80 Stirling St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Contact: +61 8 6559 3899

    Nearby

    5 minute walk from McIver train station

    7 minute walk from the Art Gallery of WA

    1 km from the Elizabeth Quay entertainment complex.

    Rating: Google Review- 4.1
    Booking.com- 8.6/10
    Tripadvisor- 4.5/5

    Amenities

    • Hot shower

    • Wheelchair friendly

    • Restaurant and Bar

    • Air conditioning

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      By now, you should have found the ideal hostel for your trip to Perth.

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      If you think we’ve missed any hostels or if you have any other thoughts or feedback about our picks, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us in the comments. 

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