"Great hostel, right by the beach!" Ocean Beach Backpackers Tip by sunshinejo
Ocean Beach Backpackers, Perth: 77 reviews and 1 photos
I loved it here, as far as I'm concerned, this hostel has got it spot on! Located in Cottesloe, about 15 mins west of Perth, it's a bit out of the way if you like to be right in the city. However, it is literally right by the beach, and there's a great atmosphere here. The staff are really friendly and cheerful here, and the hostel itself is also very sociable. You'll definitly make some new friends! The dorms are nice, and have fridges and lockers and are ensuite. Facilities include: good kitchen (and café if you can?t be bothered to cook!) TV room, games room with pool table and table tennis, internet access, bottle store, bars, laundrette, shuttle bus and 24 hour reception. The hostel also lends out beach balls, frisbees, boogie boards etc if you're going to the beach.
Unique Qualities: For me, the best thing about this place is the atmosphere, I spent 3 weeks here, and was so sad when I eventually had to leave! The location is also outstanding, literally right next to the beach, and some of the dorms have Ocean views! Oh, they also have a deal where if you pay for a week's accomodation in advance, then you get the 7th night free!
Address: 1 Eric Street, Cottesloe
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: From Perth, catch the train to Fremantle and get off at Cottesloe. If you give them a call when you get there, they'll try and come down and pick you up from the station. If they're unable to, they'll be able to give you further directions from there.
Phone: 08 9384 5111
Price: less than US$20
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