Today I was aiming for something in the southern hemisphere, something a little closer to home. I know Australia’s east coast like the back of my hand, so I was aiming south-west…..and again, the finger stopped in the middle of nowhere! But that’s not too hard to do given the enormity of Western Australia and I was glad to end up not too far from Perth.
You see, if you want to escape the rain, then head to Perth. Everytime I see the weather report and it’s raining from Melbourne to Cairns, I see Perth basking in full sun, somewhere between 20 and 30 degrees (c). It’s also full of job opportunities and as the months roll by, more and more of my friends are talking about moving over and starting a new life. For travellers, well, if you’re looking for longer term work, just get there now!
There’s 35 budget properties available to book online in Perth, 27 of which are hostels. Obviously Hostelzoo has all 27, but here’s a breakdown of available hostels from our booking partners:
- Hostelworld = 24
- Hostelbookers = 19
- Hostelsclub = 8
- Gomio = 4
The cheapest hostel at the moment is Planet Inn Backpackers @ 23pn for an 8 bed mixed dorm.
The top 3 rated hostels in Perth are:
89% Wickham Retreat Backpackers
“Best hostel in Perth, Charlie is amazing could not have asked for a better place to stay.”
81% Townsend Lodge
“Very nice, quiet, and located near the center of everything that Perth has to offer.”
81% Ocean Beach Backpackers
“Amazing location and diverse group of people. Never noisy at night ensuring a great nights sleep.”
Perth dorms are priced from $23 - $38pn and private rooms start from $55pn. A nice example of the Hostelzoo price comparison was @ The Witchs Hat Backpacker Hostel which displayed a saving of $2pn between booking engines.
Researched and published by Scott Ryan