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“Not what i was expecting” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Western Beach Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Scarborough B&B and Inns
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Not what i was expecting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

I stayed here in October 2011 for a week in the double en-suite room.
The hostel itself is a bit mis-match / student house-ish but many of the residents have been there for quite a while and seem to keep coming back - everyone seems to know everyone else and enjoy being there.

My room was situated off of the entrance hall area and the walls were pretty thin which meant it was difficult to get to sleep at night as you could hear the TV really well!! There were signs up asking for people to keep the noise down after 11pm - but it was pretty much ignored! Suggestion: take some earplugs.

The bed was comfy though. Tea, coffee and sugar were provided.
There was also a TV in the room with limited channels, but it stopped working half was through the week.

The hostel was situated in a residential area and about a 15 min walk to the beach and supermarket. Bus to Perth went from the other side of the main road and took about 40 mins.

Internet usage was a good price with two communal computers available and wi-fi.

They don't take credit/debit cards so you'll need to pay cash up front for your stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2010

i went to this hostel for a weekend and stayed for a long time, its amazing close to the beach everyone is riendly alwalys things to do make sure and call here while in perth.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2010

I only passed through WBL for a day but even in such a short time was given careful attention by the staff when I needed directions or anything else. It's a converted house so definitely feels more like a private home than a hostel. The beach location makes it super chill and laidback and they even provide surfboards that you can take out for free for the day. You're also just across the street from a bus stop that takes you into central Perth or connects to the train system. Wish I could've stayed longer!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2010

checking in and the often daunting walk to your room through the common room or kitchen was made immeasurably better by a warm welcome off the staff and everyone waving or saying hello as we entered! off to a good start! we had a double room which was a good size with a fan and a fridge, the linen was clean and the quilt was warm (for those chilly nights)
The shared showers and toilets were cleaned at least once a day and were always sparkling, the kitchen was small but fully stocked and there was none of the 'renting your plates and pans rubbish' . The staff kept the kitchen really clean and everything worked!

the place itself it quite small but this meant you get to know everyone and we were made very welcome. The kitchen and tv room are open plan and you feel more like you're in a house than a hostel, its all quiet at 12 in most areas so its great if you're not up for wild parties every night, most of the boys were up before dawn for a surf so early nights all round!

5minutes to the beach down a straight road, supermarket on your way back from the beach in the afternoon and in the meantime the superb WA sea to swim in and a golden sand to sizzle on!

best thing= feeling at home (also super cheap internet!)
worst thing = already having an onward flight booked.

thanks to everyone at WBL:-) tom

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Western Beach Lodge
Address: 6 Westborough St, Scarborough, Stirling, Western Australia 6019, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Stirling > Scarborough
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
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Number of rooms: 8
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