Location: It's in the residential part of Northbridge so it's quiet and not rowdy (people usually say Northbridge is a rough area, but we didn't encounter anything untoward). Not too far, about 10-15 minutes from Perth CBD and city shopping. Someone else has mentioned a great little cafe nearby (Le Papillon), and a park (Hyde Park, further up the road past the cafe).
Amenities: The rooms are small and smelled a little strange...my friend and I had a twin room. As far as I can tell, no room had an ensuite. There was a women's bathroom (2 toilets, 2 showers) and presumably the men's bathroom was the same. There were also 2 shared bathrooms. Very basic amenities.
Noise: They do try and limit the noise, by locking up after 10.30 pm, limiting access to the kitchen area, and requesting residents to keep the noise down. However, the carpeting can only do so much to absorb footsteps...and they really need to oil all their door hinges!
Service: No complaints about the service. The office staff was always very friendly, and when we needed a taxi, they called one for us.
Overall, we thought this was an okay place to stay as it did manage to cater for all the basic needs. (However, we did wonder: if this is one of the best backpackers in Perth, what are the other hostels like?!?).
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