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Ocean Beach Backpackers Reviews

2 Eric street, Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Australia

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270 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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For room assigned to us, room no.4, the door entrance lock is damage, we faced difficulty to enter the room with several tried by using room key. This issue been highlighted to counter but the staff respone was poor and problem is not solve until we check out.

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Great place to be if you want to be next to the water but it's very far away from the city and the train stop is 15 minutes away to walk.


We didn't feel welcome at all. Everywhere were signs with warnings what you can not dare to do and that you are watched by video all time, but nothing like "we are glad to have you here" or "we hope you enjoy your stay". It's okay that people act like assholes, drink and take drugs all the time but it's not okay to keep your food in a plastic bag (our entire bag with food was thrown out). Roommates were very messy, it was not much fun.


Overall it's good..except for some noise.

  • 2nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


This Hostel is a GREAT location!!! If you are going to see Perth, Freemantle, Rottnest… this location provides access to a supermarket, transportation, beach and bars/restaurants. The staff were very friendly, and the place was kept up. The only issue was the noise… We stayed Fri/Sat nights and from checkin at 2pm fri to checkout at 9am Sun, it was a constant party with lots of drinking, singing, banging on doors, running up and down the halls all night. Resulted in two nights of poor sleep.


The people here make this place great. Thank you for taking care of me and the arrangement. I love the roommates here and I will definitely come back again.

  • 29th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Noisy at night, but a brilliant location and a lovely beach on your doorstep.

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Due to stay one week but stayed on for two. Awesome hostel, most guests are living/working so real family atmosphere! Good rooms, comfy beds, hot showers, right on the beach. Bottle shop out back - perfect!


Although there are a lot of long timers here they are all great people and are willing to give you all the help you need. Lee in the cafe down stairs is a great guy and makes a mean burger and chips.no bottles only cans which means you can't have a decent beer but you can sit on the beech instead if you want.the weekends are like a blur when you go PARTY TIME! Wednesdays sizzler night is a great free food night too


Amazing hostel, I would definitely recommend and stay here again! Staff are lovely and helpful, they offer cheap discounted rates for longer stays and are right on the beach which is beautiful! It's very easy to meet people as everyone hangs around in the courtyard in the evening! Definitely stay here if you come to Perth!

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