So this is how it is; You get there and very pretty backpackers are working the reception desk. So far so normal. The conversation about your booking and how to do it on their computer system all occurs in German including figuring out how you were to pay for your room (despite the fact I'd already paid). Then you get to your room and find there is no aircon (fair enough, it wasn't advertised as such) but you find your room for four people has a single 'one plug' powerpoint. Luckily someone - heck, perhaps even the hostel - has attached a four powerpoint powerboard into this. Which is great. Alas one runs a fan to try to cool the room and the other three have been appopriated by one Irish bloke to run all the electrical devices with which the modern backpacker can't do without. Oh, and as this hostel is obviously aimed at those wanting to party, it turns out that even though you arrived mid afternoon the room is still kept in darkness so your nocturnal room mates can sleep. So then you go to the facilities.... there is apparently a toilet in the main building but I never found it. Instead I discovered that the gents is situated so that as you avail yourself of the facilities several people are sitting right outside. Oh rapture. Then you wander over to the male showers only to find that there are only two for the whole hostel but hey, everyone is still sleeping off last nights binge so you can at least get one. Though remember to close the door behind you as the lattice work won't necessarily spare your dignity if you - gasp - get undressed/dressed outside of the wet shower well. Reception hours start at 8am on weekdays. So if like me you are outta there but fast on your departure date you'll have the joy of just tossing your keys in the general direction of the reception desk through the barred door that closes it off after hours. Of course doing so blows your $20 key deposit. I was beyond caring at that point. I could continue but you get the vibe by now...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently renovated heritage building situated in the heart of vibrant Fremantle. Backpackers Inn offers quality basic budget accommodation with a friendly relaxed clean atmosphere. We take pride in being a hostel that offers peace and relaxation for travelers that need time to relax and recharge. We cater for the lone traveler to groups. So come on make a booking come join our family. “You won’t want to leave us.” ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Backpackers Inn Freo Hotel Fremantle