Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and experiences around 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, making it the perfect place for a getaway. The friendly locals and many attractions are ready to welcome you to their city and there is plenty of things to discover in Perth, from world class alfresco dining to historic landmarks and natural wonders. Sightseers can begin their vacation with a visit to Kings Park or go see nearly 1,500 animal species at the Perth Zoo. Night owls will enjoy the vibrant nightlife with many bars and clubs to discover.
Another way to have fun is to stay in some cheap hostels in Perth which are always buzzing with excited travelers looking to make new friends. Another bonus of staying in hostels is that they are much more affordable than hotels or Airbnbs, and the extra cash that you save can help you to do more during your trip.
While you're staying in hostels you'll want to consider using a Perth luggage storage locker to keep your bags safe when you're out and about seeing the sights. Bounce is your most trustworthy option and in fact, we partner with some hostels in Perth to give you access to safe baggage storage right where you're staying.
Fremantle Prison YHA
This is one of the best hostels in Perth and is great for solo travelers, couples and groups since shared and individual accommodations are available. The dorms are either mixed or gendered for men and women giving that extra bit of security for female solo travelers. Most rooms have access to a shared bathroom although some are ensuite, and air conditioning is present in all the rooms except for a few exceptions. All guests can enjoy free wifi and linen, and other amenities include laundry facilities, a kitchen and BBQ, a tour desk, and reading lights by the beds.
The location in Fremantle is outside of Perth CBD which means that it will be quieter and less touristy. You can walk into a town in 5 minutes to explore all of the cute markets located nearby. As a Bounce luggage storage partner, booking this hostel in Perth means you'll never have to search for somewhere safe to keep your bags.
What makes Fremantle Prison YHA unique
This Perth hostel is located in a very unique building; a former prison that dates back to the 1850s! It was used until 1991 and is listed with UNESCO World Heritage status, the only hostel of its kind in Western Australia. It even gives you the opportunity to sleep in real prison cells if you don't mind not having air conditioning. When you want a breath of fresh air, hang out in the outdoor common space or see what's happening in the lounge, cinema and games rooms.
Fremantle Prison YHA pricing
If you don't mind staying in a shared dorm at Fremantle Prison YHA, you can get a bed for about A$42.50 per night. Guests who prefer private rooms can get a twin or double ensuite in the range of A$171.00 per night.
Hostel G Perth
With a central location and great facilities, Hostel G Perth has it all. They have different sized dorm rooms as well as private spaces, and you can even rent out entire dormitories to yourself which is convenient for families and groups. Female only dorms are also offered, and the family rooms come with extra books and toys for the kiddos. The trendy hostel features air conditioning in each room, which is necessary for beating the Aussie heat, as well as high speed internet, a shared kitchenette, laundry facilities and a co-working area.
Looking for an easy way to see Perth? Hostel G Perth has a bike hire for city tours and trips around town. Bike to nearby Hyde Park, the Scitech Museum, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Perth Zoo located just across the water.
What makes Hostel G Perth unique
When we said that this hostel has it all we meant it. Take advantage of an on site eatery, games area, and movie screening room during your stay. There is always something going on, with in-house events and activities happening regularly.
Hostel G Perth pricing
Reserve a spot in a shared room for the low price of approximately A$54.00 per night, or if you're traveling as a group and want your own room you can get the same 8 bed dorm to yourself for about A$375.00.
Billabong Backpackers Resort
Billabong Backpackers Resort is known as one of the top party hostels in Perth, so keep it in mind if you're someone who likes to mingle and celebrate. It's also situated in a nice area in Highgate just steps away from Swan River and Hyde Park, and within close proximity to the Wembley Golf Course, Beatty Park Leisure Centre, Scitech Museum and Kings Park.
Staying in any room, whether private or shared, gives you access to an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and a balcony. The dormitories are available in different sizes so you can choose how many people you want to be with, and female only rooms are offered, too. Dorm beds also have a place to keep your things and everyone staying with Billabong Backpackers can enjoy free wifi and cheap parking.
What makes Billabong Backpackers Resort unique
Still not convinced that this is the best hostel in the city? Here, they have their own swimming pool and deck where you can go to cool off from the sun and chat with other travelers staying at the hostel. Each morning, wake up and be treated to a simple but tasty free breakfast before heading outside to enjoy all that the area has to offer.
Billabong Backpackers Resort pricing
This cheap hostel has shared and private rooms all available for an affordable price. A spot in a 6 bed dorm will average A$38.00 per night, and a standard private room is priced near A$110.00.
Koalas City Perth Backpackers Hostel
This is a great choice to keep in mind when booking hostels in Perth. They have free wifi available throughout the property, a laundry room, and a shared kitchen that can also be used as a working space for any digital nomads. They have accommodations to suit any traveler, including both shared and private rooms.
Use the hostel parking area for an extra fee although the nearby public transit can help you get around with ease. Must-see attractions include the Hay Street Shopping Mall and the Perth Mint which is right next door. The CAT bus stops right in front of the hostel, is free to use and can take you around the area.
What makes Koalas City Perth Backpackers Hostel unique
Included in your stay at this backpacker hostel is a free breakfast every morning. The staff likes to encourage a fun and social environment so join in on some of the nightly community events during your stay. We think the location near Wellington Square and Government House Gardens is a bonus.
Koalas City Perth Backpackers Hostel pricing
Any dorm bed at this hostel in Perth will cost you in the ballpark of A$50.00 per night. You can also get your own space, like a private room with 3 beds, for about A$198.00.
The Emperors Crown Hostel
This hostel is conveniently located in the heart of Perth City Centre and is a good choice for those who are going to be out a lot but want a clean and comfortable place to crash at night. With close proximity to the bars and clubs in Northbridge, it's suitable for anyone who wants to experience the vibrant nightlife, and there are plenty of options for late night fun within walking distance. You can also ride on the nearby CAT bus at no added charge and will be just around the corner from the Perth train station, giving you access to cheap public transit that can bring you around Perth CBD or even to places like Fremantle and Cottesloe Beach.
They have very affordable dorms and also private rooms with air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. Free wifi, washing machines, a laundry room, as well as BBQ facilities and a microwave are available to all guests.
What makes The Emperors Crown Hostel unique
The Emperors Crown Perth has plenty of things to keep you entertained like a book exchange, board games, DVDs and TV, a pool table and a nice outdoor terrace where you can mingle with other travelers.
The Emperors Crown Hostel pricing
This popular and affordable hostel has dorm beds starting at just A$40.25 providing backpackers with cheap accommodation in Perth.
Spinners is your perfect hostel to explore Perth and it's situated on the upper edge of Northbridge, putting you within short walking distance to the city centre but far enough away to enjoy a quiet atmosphere. Take your pick between private and shared rooms, each coming fully equipped with power sockets to charge your devices and air conditioning to keep you cool and refreshed. You'll have access to shared bathrooms, a kitchen, BBQ facilities and a laundry room. Free wifi is great for those who need to work remotely or just want to stay connected, and the free bus outside can bring you to all of the city's main attractions.
Nearby, you'll find Hyde Park, Crown Casino Perth, Scitech Museum, the WA Museum Boola Bardip and the Watertown Bran Outlet Centre for shopping.
What makes Spinners Hostel unique
When it comes time to relax you'll have lots of places to go with a shared lounge that has a TV and Netflix as well as a nice alfresco dining and chilling area in the garden.
Spinners Hostel pricing
The garden courtyard is a big attraction drawing guests to Spinners and it's one of the most popular Perth hostel options. This hostel prices their shared rooms starting at A$47.00 per bed, and a private room costs about A$125.00.
Western Beach Lodge
If you'd rather take it slow and relax on the sandy beach of Australia's West coast during your trip then this is the best hostel for you. It's located in a beautiful suburb of Scarborough and is a short walk from Scarborough Beach, right next to the Deanmore Square Reserve and Abbett Park.
It's a cozy little hostel in Perth that will make you feel at home and the free, fast wifi makes it a nice place for digital nomads. Buy your own groceries and make use of a fully functional kitchen, and enjoy shared bathrooms, laundry facilities, and even free parking. They have dormitories of varying sizes that are very affordable, making it a top contender for budget travelers.
What makes Western Beach Lodge unique
If you still want to spend some time outside after being at the beach all day you can relax in the lovely outdoor common areas at Western Beach Lodge. Want a break from the sun? The indoor lounges are equipped with games, a pool table, book share and comfy seats where you can hang out.
Western Beach Lodge pricing
You'll have a comfortable stay in their private rooms with an average price of about A$28.00 for a bed each night. This is the cheapest hostel on our list.
Save money by booking hostels in Perth
There are so many good Perth hostels to choose from, and narrowing down your choice can be challenging. The first step in choosing where to stay is deciding what you want to do during your trip. Do you want to visit an art gallery, go see a show at the Perth Concert Hall, explore exhibits at the Western Australian Museum or be close to the Perth railway station so you can do it all?
To get started on your hostel bookings, get a bit more familiar with Perth city sights and everything that you can do here. Our guide on 3 Days in Perth: Everything You Should Know can help you get started on an itinerary, and The Best Time to Visit Perth: The Ultimate Guide can introduce you to all of the fun things happening here year round.