1. Posted by jazzbrit (Full Member 98 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Callig on your experiences again.. has any backpacker visited perth and did you enjoy it? can you recommended any good hostels?
wheres the best place to stay?
Also is it nicer than sydney? Don't get me wrong.. I love sydney just want to head to a new city..


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3932 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I stayed here when I was in Perth: http://www.emperorscrown.com.au/

It had just opened when i was there - it was clean and had good facilities. It's a short walk from the centre of the city.

I liked Perth but not nearly as much as sydney. :) Perth is smaller and more laid back. Kings Park is lovely, also Freemantle and Rottnest island nearby are worth visiting.

3. Posted by jaxstar (Full Member 74 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

depends what youre into!

i havent stayed at billabong backpackers but i know some ppl that did and they said it was good, its on beaufort st in mt lawley (i think) and its close to northbridge which is where all the bars n clubs are, and its big...

perth is more laid back but alot of ppl who come here love it, its not as busy and full on a the east coast, WAY less touristy, you wont ind high rises clotting the beaches here... going up the coast is cool,. theres alot of gorgeous places all the way up, and down.;..

its def worth the trip!!

4. Posted by rborzillo (Budding Member 84 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Would you recommend 3 days in Perth? I was thinking about devoting a day to Perth CBD and King Park, one day for Fremantle, and one day for Rottnest Island. Sound ok? Should I skip the time in the CBD?

5. Posted by robbo_gsi (Full Member 81 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

rborzillo 3 days to do what you're planning should be fine. I did those 3 things in 3 days and had no problems


6. Posted by claire541 (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hey guys, I've just got from my backpacking trip in oz. I stayed in Perth for nearly 5 months, I loved it its laid back, people are friendly. the beaches are just beautiful!!! Check out the Coolibah backpackers in northbridge.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 2, 2007, at 1:20 PM by claire541 ]

7. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1116 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

how much is a traveller's lodge in Perth? Do such accomodations exist down under?
like the hostels in Thailand and Malaysia?