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Spinner's Backpackers Reviews

342 Newcastle Street, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia, Perth, Australia

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93 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Guy at the reception was very unfriendly, rooms are pretty shabby, no free WiFi. Worst hostel I've ever been!

Owner Comment (Hide)
I,m extremely disappointed with your comments We do have free WiFi On check inn you should receive a 2 hour voucher We pride ourselves on our customer service and our cleanliness I,m sorry you were disappointed Please feel free to discuss your issues with me personally Thank you Spinner


A chilled, comfortable hostel with everyone working, so empty in the day and relaxed and peaceful in the evenings. Stick a movie on and lounge around on the sofas and chat. Upstairs is for sleep only so it's silent. Some of the best nights' sleeps I got in Australia. Spinner is a top bloke, friendly and interested, and wants to help you find work / enjoy Perth. Free pool, decent kitchen. Criticisms: bit of a walk out of town so plan your groceries, and not really enough toilets. Still great.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is a great place to stay if you are on a working visa. Almost everyone there is working and have been there for a long time. The only downside is that most people have already formed their own cliques so it can be hard to meet people. They have a great tv area with a bunch of comfy futons to lounge on, and the kitchen is a great place to cook your own meals. You have to pay for internet and it sometimes had trouble connecting. All in all, I felt comfortable and enjoyed staying here!

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Thanks Kara It was a pleasure having you stay Cheers Spinner


Cleanest hostel in existence! Two minutes from the blue cat ten minutes from Perth cbd! Right beside all the nightlife in Northbridge so don't have to get taxis anywhere! Good hostel if you're working in perth everyone works during the week and parties the weekend so a nice balance!

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff are all friendly and helpful. They have good knowledge of the area and what jobs are available. The people staying at the hostel are fun and easy to get on with. The hostel it self is very clean and in a very good location for access to the city and nightlife, beaches. Will definitely will be staying again when I come back to perth.

  • 7th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostel is a relaxinb hostel, most people here work too and its very clique but it just depends when your there. It isnt a party hlstel, you can get a good night sleep, its got a good enoug location, and good facilities. No one on reception constantly though you did not know who was working as they could often be on the sofa watching tv. For $30 a night though I did not find it value for moneh especially when there were no windows in the room.

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Thanks mate for your comments There are 2 rooms without windows These rooms have sky lights which let in natural light We do appreciate your feedback Cheers Spinner


The place Is good, clean and the people are very nice. Except one of staff is not very hosting


Awesome hostel. Would definitely recommend. Very tidy and kitchen/bathrooms always clean. Was supposed to stay for 4 nights but still here 2 weeks later. Most people work during the week and enjoy a few drinks in the evening and the weekends. Hostel is a short walk to all the restaurants, bars and CBD but not so close so can sleep at night. Will definitely come back next year when I'm back in Perth.

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