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In the past, Perth has been seen as the little sibling to its well-known bigger family on the east coast; Sydney and Melbourne. But forget those past perceptions, Perth is evolving and has undergone big developments in recent years.
In terms of your Perth hostel options, expect a mixture between budget and modern chic hostels. You’ll find a mixture of private and dorm room options, perfect for any sort of trip. Properties include a modern conversion of a 19th-century prison - the only hostel in WA on a world heritage site. Look for one with fantastic facilities like an outdoor pool or a buzzing on-site bar where you can really live your best backpacker life. Most hostels in Perth have free Wi-Fi for guests, and a free breakfast is common too. No matter what type of holiday you’re after, we’re sure that your hostel in Perth will be a memorable and exciting experience, especially if you stay in one of the best hostels in Perth.
Perth offers centralized youth hostels with options in the city itself, and for those looking to hit the nightlife scene, there are hostels on the doorstep of the action in Northbridge. On the other hand, for a more cultural experience opt for a hostel in Fremantle – don’t worry you’ll also find a decent amount of nightlife activity here too! If you’re after a true Aussie beach getaway stay at one of the beachside hostels in Perth.
Chances are if you’re a traditional backpacker, you’re keen to find cheap, yet interesting things to do in the places you visit. Lucky for you there is a variety of free things to do in Perth. Take a trip up to Kings Park to explore the botanical gardens and panoramic view over the city. Explore the historical Fremantle and its markets, bar hop city rooftop bars or visit the kangaroos on Heirisson Island (walkable distance from the city centre!).
The cheapest way to explore Fremantle and Joondalup is to hop on one of the free CAT buses. For travel on the bus and trains, you can either purchase a Smartrider (travel card) which you can top up or buy single tickets for each journey. The city of Perth also has free city walking tours every Monday – Friday which are a great option to get your bearings when you first arrive, plus it’s free so you might as well! To get from Perth airport to the city centre, just catch the Transperth bus from any of the domestic terminals to reach the heart of the city for $4. If you’re landing at the international terminal, you’ll need to catch the shuttle to the nearest domestic one first.