Perth is really coming along as a backpacker destination, and when you think about it, it’s not hard to see why. With Travel Money Oz Perth doing its bit to help international travellers easily convert their currency and the laidback Perth vibe doing its bit to keep everyone relaxed, all that’s left to do is pick from this list of the top five hostels in Perth to choose where you’ll stay.

The Witch’s Hat

The Witch’s Hat is a Perth treasure, steeped in history and possessing “an air of class”. They say the best way to a backpacker’s heart is through their stomach, so The Witch’s Hat has it covered with free BBQ dinners in addition to the usual tea and coffee. Take advantage of free wifi and TV/internet lounge or head to Wild Wednesday nights out, bar tab included.

Britannia on William

Priding itself on being “the best located backpackers in Perth”, it’s easy to see why Britannia on William is so popular. Situated in Northbridge, just minutes from the city, this hostel is modernising the Perth backpacking experience with its fancy cooking facilities and brand new bathrooms. It looks like a beautiful old boarding house but inside you’ll find a well equipped rec room and lounge and clean and sparkly rooms for rent.

Underground Backpackers

Care for a dip? Underground Backpackers is very proud of its swimming pool, and rightly so. Swim a few laps and then head to the licensed bar for a brew. There’s complimentary breakfast every day here and air-conditioning and heating in every room so you’ll always be comfortable. There’s also Foxtel and Setanta Sports showing on the large screen TV so travellers from overseas can make sure they don’t miss their team.

Spinners Backpackers

Located in the entertainment epicentre of Perth, Spinners Backpackers is a small and pretty backpackers offering only 50 beds, so it’s perfect for people looking to head out for a night on the town but get a good night’s sleep when they return, without hundreds of co-inhabitants thundering past the door. Head to The Shed, the local bar, for $4 pints on Sundays and enjoy free parking if you’ve decided to rent a car. Take the 15 minutes bus ride to the beach or stay in and enjoy the Theatre Room with its Foxtel and movie nights.

Ozi Inn Backpackers

Calling itself “The friendliest backpackers in Perth”, Ozi Inn is a great place to meet new people. They’re so friendly there, they’ll even pick you up from the airport for free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There’s also unlimited free tea and coffee and free all you can eat breakfast. Take advantage of cheap pizza nights on Tuesdays and join in the regular outings to the beach and the races.

Perth is such a great place to visit and you have some fantastic options in this list to choose from. What are you waiting for? Book your trip to Perth today.

Author Bio: Maree is a student fresh out of university and has decided to travel the world. She has been travelling for the past 8 months and in her spare time writes all the tips and tricks she can think of to share with other beginner travellers.