This place was a welcome site when we first arrived as we had come from a nearby competitor whereby we had checked in and then checked straight out because it was so disgusting.
GR looked the part when we arrived, very clean and tidy and with fantastic old furniture and high ceilings - it reminded us very much of the fantastic backpackers you find almost everywhere in New Zealand.
The problems arose when we discovered how small the dorms were. They really really pack them in like sardines and 6 bed dorms really ought to be 4 bed dorms. Couple this with the fact that they really scrimp on air conditioning and ration the temperature and time that you can have it on, it really can be very uncomfortable.
The place is nice but has no TV. This doesn't sound too bad, but it does get incredibly boring here without it! It is a very quiet hostel and if you're looking for a party, look elsewhere. I would even say that it is more for the older traveller and by old I mean the 45 - 65 bracket.
The owner of the hostel can be a nice guy but can be extemely unhelpful in certain circumstances. For instance, the last few days many travellers have been turned away simply because bookings cannot be honored that were made via a popular backpackers website. This is no ones fault but his for not informing them that he is full.
All in all, i would probably not stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Governor Robinsons Backpackers Hotel
- Governor Robinsons Backpackers Hotel Perth