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Planet Inn Backpackers
Ranked #45 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Perth
Reviewed March 3, 2009

We got to Perth without having a reservation anywhere, and struggled to find a place to stay because it was the International Perth Arts Festival.
This place was incredibly sketchy. We arrived at the hostel around midday, but there was no one at the reception, so we had to wait until someone came back.
They put us in a private room called "The Snug" - if you can call it a room. Our room consisted of 2 of the house's exterior walls (one which used to have a window to one of the dorm rooms which had been boarded up) and 2 sheets of plywall. We had a window with no curtains or blinds, and there was a bright light right ouside the window at night.
We had to go outside and through the bar area to get to the bathroom.
The bathrooms were disgusting! It loked like they were very rarely cleaned.

There was a free bus that took you into the city, which stopped almost at the front door. It was only a few minutes on the bus, so not very far.

After our night there, we moved to their "Penthouse apartment" a minute away from the hostel. This was 75$ a night, and we had a private room in a 2 bed apartment. We had to share the bathroom with only one other couple. They had talked up the apartment, but when we got there it was a glorified dump. The other couple had bed bugs, but we did not see any in our room. The furniture in the living room was disguting, as was the carpet. The kitchen floors were incredibly sticky, but there was a washing machine at no cost. There was also a pool and a nice view from the balcony.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2008

An awful place. The staff are miserable and only have time to bemoan everything and everyone.

It's damp, smelly and very very noisy. And dirty, unclean and unloved.

The free bus service was not available when we asked.

  • Stayed: November 2008
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Thank JtotheC
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Reviewed March 26, 2017
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2016
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Reviewed December 29, 2015
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  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled solo
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Thank simone n
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Reviewed November 16, 2015
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  • Stayed: January 2015, traveled solo
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Thank Elisabetta T
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Additional Information about Planet Inn Backpackers

Address: 496 Newcastle St | West Perth, Perth, Western Australia 6005, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #45 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Perth
Price Range: $10 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Planet Inn where you ''won't be lonely!''Our goal is to help you to "Dare to be Different" as you explore new experiences in our wonderful part of the world that we Australians call "The Lucky Country".We first began trading in 1996 with a backpackers hostel then called Redbackpackers, which in 2000 evolved into Club Red Backpackers. The evolution continued in 2004 as the hostel enjoyed a makeover and become Planet Inn Backpackers.This accommodation business can also arrange your employment, sightseeing and your activities and entertainment program.We pride ourselves on our staff's commitment to friendly and professional service, coupled with experience and local knowledge to help you make your visit "Down Under" a truly memorable experienceThe beauty of Planet Inn Backpackers is that we are an International Backpacker which mean that the people that are staying here are all overseas travellers who want to explore Oz just like yourself. We offer a 24 hour airport pickup service with any booking of seven days or more! ... more   less 
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