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Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

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Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

…yahoo.com/thewest/…

If you're planning a trip to Perth, please book your accommodation as early as possible. Due to the mining boom, hotel and other accommodation is in even shorter supply than it was when Perth was judged to be one of the cities with the shortest supply of hotel rooms in the world.

And hotels are getting ridiculously expensive:

…yahoo.com/thewest/…

Edited: 27 March 2012, 02:49
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1. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

Yes indeed. I spoke to several backpackers on the way to work this morning who were quite frantic. Had rocked up to Britannia assuming they didn't need a reservation and were sadly mistaken.

One thing re the miners - there is some legislation (not sure if it's state, federal, or shire) that most backpackers hostels have printed out and stuck to the wall - that prevents them from letting a room to a local.

Friend was shown this legislation when they were having a wasp invasion removed from their home and needed a bed for the night.

They were told that a passport and evidence of a non WA address was required for booking.

I gather it's how they get out of being used by junkies and homeless.

So if miners are taking up beds it must be the NZ and east coast FIFOs.

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2. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

Possibly so, but apparently rules are being bent- there's also a story of a local reporter who wanted to see how hostels were coping, and ended up (illegally) being given a couch in the common room with no bedclothes as the bed he had booked (and arrived late to claim) had been given away.

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3. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

Time for me to cash in on those 2 spare bedrooms since the kids moved out.

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4. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

Tell me about it! For my next trip OS I will be parking my car at the airport for 2 weeks - works out cheaper than taking the bus up to Perth and staying in a hotel pre/post flight.

For the trip after that (4 weeks duration) I managed to find a reasonable city hotel room for less than $200 via Octopus.

AJ - do you do airport transfers?

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5. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

I could go a 2 week vacation in Nannup. Maybe we can do a deal.

airport transfer < > free accom.

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6. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

Agree Yorkfoodie ; Absolutely terrible at the moment we were in Perth a few weeks ago & we had to pay a ridiculous price for a room.. we have been doing business in Perth for numerous years & its always been difficult to get accommodation at certain times of the year but lately unless you want to pay top $$$ it's almost impossible.

I'd love to have an investment property in a WA mining town !!!!

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7. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

Numbat I have a vacant car bay - email me.

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8. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

Mmmmm.... my spare bed, bathroom and car bay is looking good to make a coupla dollars...!

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9. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

I know this as I have had lots of couchsurfing requests many saying htey can;t find any accomodation. You can always list your spare roooms on aribnb.com and make some money out of it.

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10. Re: Even backpacker stays are in short supply in Perth

I think you will find we were joking :)

It's enough that I live in Northbridge surrounded by backpackers - not a chance in nellies I want them in my home !

And as with all apartment complexes in this area it's actually illegal and not in accordance with strata and council by laws !!

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