I stayed at this hostel for a couple of nights.
Before anything I must say that I did a fair bit of research before booking there. I was looking for a quiet place (i.e. not a party hostel) with small 3-4 bed dorms and cheap. I have the impression that Perth is an expensive city in terms of accommodation and apart from party hostels in Freementle there are not many budget options.
I booked well in advance because of a colleague's indication and asked for a bed in a 3 female dorm. When I got to the hostel I was put in a dorm with 2 men. Many men live there - they work in mining as fly in-fly out. These 2 were no exception and I felt vey uncomfortable. As it was during the weekend I could not find other accommodation and in the second night I asked to change. There were no more beds in dorms but the manager was helpful finding me a double bedroom - which costs A$80/night.
The structure is run-down - a big old house with very poor maintenance of both the bedrooms (old furniture) and common facilities. The staff is okay but I totally see where the complaints of other reviewers come from. Location is okay, a 10min walk from the city centre.
I woudn't stay there again and would not recommend to a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusive Backpackers Hostel is located in the city center of Perth, Western Australia, a beautiful city that’s been in the top 10 list of most livable cities in the world many times according to the Global Livability Report. Our city hostel has been operating since 1995. Its Mediterranean style interior is warm, homely and full of character. Our hostel’s rooms are quiet, clean, affordable and suitable for backpacker travelers, business travelers, interstate tourists, working holiday tourists, budget travelers and students from all around the world. The MAIN reasons to stay at Exclusive Backpackers Hostel: · Free 24 hours Wi-Fi in common areas & selected rooms · Free bus zone city location · Free buses to the City and East Perth train stations · Walking distance to city shopping malls, Swan River, many other sight-seeing places · 24 hours supermarket across the road · Many restaurants & cafes in walking distance · Public buses & shuttles to the International & Domestic airports ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Exclusive Backpackers Hotel Perth