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“Worst hostel ever! Don't go here!”

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Backpackers International
Ranked #44 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Perth
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Worst hostel ever! Don't go here!”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I stayed at the female dorms of this hostel: Not very helpfull/friendly staff. The rooms (bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen) were not clean at all. Also the kitchen is very small and has not enough cooking supplies and a lot off them don't work very well at all and there are no (clean) towels. A lot of sites say that there is air conditioning, and there is... but its just not working. In the summer it is way to hot! I would definitely NOT recommend this hostel. DON'T GO HERE!

Room Tip: Just don't go here at all.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed in 5 different hostels in Perth and this was, by far, the worst! Dirty smelly rooms with no windows, messy reception and yes, the kitchen seems huge, but in return it was terribly disgusting (and the fridge broke). The manager would allow guests to work in the reception, but the pay was 50 dollars for 12 hours work - and the "receptionists" had no idea what they were doing..
Wouldn't even recommend this place to a fly

  • Stayed September 2012
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I stayed several months at International, and i really enjoyed my stay there. I recommand this place for backpackers who want to meet people and party. The hostel is located in Northbridge where all the pubs and clubs are, so it's noisy on the Weekend. The hostel is cleaned everyday but lots of workers are staying in the hostel and when they re back from work they messed the showers and the rooms. The kitchen is big but there is a lack of investments, so very few pans and cups. The TV lounge is Ok, with Sky sport so you can follow the English premier league. There is a balcony where you can have some drinks with people which is quite nice but always very dirty with always broken bottles on the floor. Be also aware that there is no refund!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed here in march for 4 nights it was absolutely disgusting. Me and a friend stayed in the mixed hostel whilst my sister and cousin stayed in the girls - the girls hostel isn't as bad but it is still very cramped and quite dirty.
The mixed hostel is horrendous. It looks like a university house, there is no regular cleaning so everything is filthy the outside area is covered in cigarette butts and bottle tops. The rooms were so hot (I was in a 10 bed dorm but they managed to squeeze 12 in somehow!) so everyone put bins in the doorways to let air circulate - the bins then got confiscated :/ they also say that they provide free breakfast, which basically means that if the owner can be bothered to get up and come to the hostel she brings a box of cereal and a carton of milk - for over 60 people. The owner is the worst person I've ever met for customer service, she is rude, obnoxious, patronising, antagonising and extremely intimidating - she thinks she's doing you a favour by letting you stay there!
Also they have a system whereby if you don't pay for your bed before check out time that's it it's gone to some one else - but be prepared its like that I'm almost every hostel in Perth.
Northbridge is a cool place to be as all backpackers stay here but don't stay at this hostel it'll ruin your stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Cheaper than other backpackers in the area, and better than other hostels with the same price/night. However there are just 3 toilets, always very dirty and you have often to wait for... This backpackers is definitely unclean and the staff not kind

  • Stayed June 2012
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Thank ilfog
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed in the ladies section of the hostel (it was just up the street from the mixed hostel). It was lovely and was cleaned daily. The only down fall is that it is joined onto a nightclub so weekends can be noisy but hostels in general will be noisy. Met some really cool people there and will deff return. Its ideally located and close to all the pubs and nightclubs as well as shops etc and the buses run right past the door. I would deff recommend for anyone to stay here- was the best hostel experience since we arrived in Perth!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank sonya c
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

the hostel is always DIRTY, there are NO PANS.POTS,CUTLERY..the stove doesn't work weel, the hot mug also...the only thing they have are plates...THAT'S IT!!!
the blond manager is always frowny and doesn't eaven look at you in the eys when you talk with her!!
the balcony is always full of broken glasses, I got a piece stuck under my foot!!!!
The hostel is right on top of a club so from thursday to monday you can't sleep!!!
beds are unconfortable and veery wobbly!!

DO NOT GO THERE!!!!

Room Tip: The billabong backpacker is clean, with swimming pool and friendly staff but it's 32$ per night...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Ottavia88
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Property: Backpackers International
Address: 110 Aberdeen Street at Lake Street | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
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Ranked #44 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Perth
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Number of rooms: 10
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