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Question about Perth/Freo

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Question about Perth/Freo

1. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y

Hey...quick question for everyone out there. My two mates and I will be traveling through Perth in early June. We were planning on staying in Perth (specially Northbridge) for 2 nights and Fremantle for 2 nights. We will be in the Perth area Friday to Tuesday. Would you suggest staying in Fremantle for the Friday/Sat night and Perth for Sun/Mon night. We are 23 and looking for a fun social scene.

I've been looking at staying at the Emperor's Crown in Northbridge for our stay, but do not know where to stay in Fremantle. Every sight seems to give the few hostels a poor review, saying they are mostly for "long term stays". Any recommendations for travelers looking for a 2 night stay...? Thanks!

2. Posted by gnangarra (Full Member 59 posts) 8y

I'd recommend you stay in one place, Perth and Freo are about a 30 minute train ride(1 every 15 minutes) to/from costs about $7 or a $40-$50 taxi ride, night time has higher rates for taxi

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3749 posts) 8y

I would agree - you are probably best basing yourself in Perth as there is more going on there. i stayed at the emperor's crown when it had just opened nearly 4 years ago and it was really nice.

don't miss Fremantle prison as its really interesting.

4. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y

Thanks this is helpful. Although I'm still thinking 2 in Perth and 2 in Freo for the sake of not having to shuttle back and forth. We were planning a trip to Rottnest Island and much easier to depart directly from Freo. In terms of nightlife, would it be better to be in Freo on Friday and Saturday and Perth on Sunday and Monday or other way around....thanks!


5. Posted by gnangarra (Full Member 59 posts) 8y

Fri / Sat in Perth,
Sun/ Mon in Freo sunday avro in freo is awesome, and then do rotto on the monday