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1. Posted by emylou101 (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

......stayed in the Ocean Beach Backpackers Hostel at Cottesloe or Scarborough Beach Backpackers - both in Perth, on the beach, both seem to get good reviews, however on the one hand i'm edging towards Scarborough as it has more facilities, on the other hand Ocean Beach is more accesible from the airport and to get to and from Perth central

i don't know which one to jump for as i'm booking from the UK! Any advice is hugely appreciated!!

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 9y

I haven't stayed at any of the backbackers but at a friends place in Scarborough and it really is a bit of a hassle getting there from the city center or Freemantle (especially at night). Also, I prefered the beach in Cottesloe, sorry can't give you any advice concerning the hostels.

3. Posted by snowplain (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y

I haven't stayed at OBH but I used to stay down the street from it and I'd definitely recommend it over Scarborough in terms of location. I'm kind of surprised they haven't just sold up bearing in mind what the place must be worth nowadays post-boom - it's like finding a good hostel in Beverly Hills. The beachfront is a big party spot on Fri/Sat nights whilst being really relaxed and scenic the rest of the time, and the beach itself is immaculate. You're within walking distance of the train and there's a cheap bottle shop attached ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 29, 2008, at 3:50 PM by snowplain ]

4. Posted by emylou101 (Budding Member 16 posts) 9y

Steff and snowplain!

Thankyou very much for your advice!! Cottesloe it is!!!