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Travelling on a budget? We’ve put together a list of the best 8 backpackers in Perth WA!

Central Perth Hostels

Choose Perth City for a more culturally-centred trip for sightseeing, galleries, museums, entertainment, and bars.

Fremantle Hostels

Choose Fremantle for the seaside, arty culture and laid-back atmosphere with a ton of character.

Choose between ultra-budget, no-frills attached accommodation, or spend a little more for a few more creature comforts.

Party atmosphere or chill vibes? Pool, outdoor area, free wifi? This list of the top Perth hostels makes your choice super easy.

Spinner’s Hostel

Northbridge
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Book early to get a spot in this top-rated, extremely popular backpackers.

Comfortable, clean beds, a great atmosphere, and ample social areas make this one of the best Perth hostels you’ll find.

Spinner’s Hostel has undergone recent renovations with absolute guest comfort and enjoyment in mind. Enjoy the chill vibes with the courtyard BBQ and free Netflix in the common area.

Spiral Hostel

Northbridge
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Spiral is a great option for a budget-friendly, centrally located accommodation option.

What this Perth hostel lacks in outdoor space, it makes up for in a friendly atmosphere and great social areas with free activities, including a pool table, PlayStation, Netflix, soccer table and table tennis!

Billabong Backpackers

Mount Lawley
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A large hostel with plenty of outside areas to relax and soak up the sun next to the pool.

Billabong Backpackers has a party atmosphere inside the hostel, and plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes nearby, so it’s an easy option for a lively, fun-filled stay.

Fuel up on the free breakfast, and make your way into the city with a short, 10-minute walk.

Don’t expect luxury accommodation, but enjoy the social atmosphere in one of the best-known Perth hostels around.

Kangaroo Inn

Perth City
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A well-liked, popular Perth hostel right in the city centre, so you’ll never be stuck for things to do.

There are several communal areas with games, TV, a pool table, and a library, including an outdoor courtyard with plenty of comfy seating.

Wi-fi is available, but not in the dorms, so consider an alternative if this is important to you.

Kangaroo Inn is a great budget option if booking in advance, however, if you book close to the stay date then the price increases considerably!

Make sure you don’t miss out on the best things to do in Fremantle – save this guide for when you get there!

YHA Fremantle Prison

Fremantle
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Choose to sleep in the purpose-built hostel, OR… if you’re feeling adventurous sleep in one of the old prison cells!

Relax in the outdoor area with volleyball or table tennis before using the BBQ. Or use the indoor games room to unwind and meet fellow travellers.

Expect to pay a little more per night here than the average hostel price, but the experience is unique and unforgettable. Check for deals on the Fremantle Prison YHA website to save some $$.

Pirates Backpackers

Fremantle
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Pirates is a small hostel with a friendly, lively atmosphere, right in the heart of Fremantle!

There’s a real community vibe, with regular activities organised by staff such as surfing, paddle boarding and volleyball. Bather’s beach is a short walk away, making this an easy option for anyone keen to get some Perth sun.

If you’re looking to spend some chill time in the hostel you’ll have use of the library, BBQ, pool table and TV.

Pirates is a highly rated and popular backpackers and it’s easy to see why; with reasonable rates, a comfortable and cosy atmosphere, and a ton of things to do you won’t want to leave.

Old Fire Station Backpackers

Fremantle
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Another Fremantle hostel with a ton of character (think original paintings on the walls by previous guests), a great vibe, and glowing reviews!

Old Firestation is a large hostel so expect a lively atmosphere, perfect for meeting like-minded backpackers.

With clean, comfortable beds, plenty of communal spaces both inside and out, and a central location, this Perth hostel has it all.

Get geared up for a fun stay, with events like the open mic night, communal BBQ nights and an outdoor cinema. Inside you’ll have PlayStation, Wii, movies and a pool table to keep you busy.

Sundancer Backpackers Hostel

Fremantle
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Renowned for its laid-back, social atmosphere, Sundowner is one to consider for your trip to Freo. Budget-friendly, clean, and a great list of amenities – what more could you want?

Sundowner Backpackers is one of the few hostels around with a (seasonal) pool and an on-site bar with well-priced drinks.

Spend time at the hostel in the huge common area, complete with pool table, football table, ping pong and more, or get yourself out into Fremantle. This hostel is centrally located so you’re never far from the Freo action.

Perth Hostels – Our TOP PICK

You can’t beat the Fremantle atmosphere, so of course our top pick is Freo-based.

With its intimate vibes, awesome activities, and an owner who genuinely seems to care for their guests, the top spot goes to Pirates Backpackers!

Small guest numbers mean you’ll get to know your fellow backpackers – a place to make friends for life.

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