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“Nice location, noisy, not really nice staff” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Townsend Lodge
Ranked #26 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Perth
The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice location, noisy, not really nice staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

I guess I have a different opinion about this lodge than most people do. Maybe I was lucky with the places I slept before. This is definately not the best one. There is a 24 hours check-in, if the reception is open though. The reception closes between 12 en 2 pm. I don't think the staff is that nice at all. If you ask them to help you out with something, they start sighing and moaning and looking at you like you're a pain in the a.. The hostel needs to be tuned up a bit. It is quite noisy with slamming doors, the bathrooms need a fix, the shower is low pitched (difficult to wash your hair)etc...I have been in better hostels than that. But the location is good and you have your own foodshelf, also in the fridge.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jocine
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Erlangen, Germany
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235 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Townsend Lodge is in walking distance of CBD (one can even walk to the station). The rooms are small and simple but very clean and well kept. The staff are very friendly and most helpful. It is possible to check in 24 hours - an advantge with international flights to Perth arriving in the middle of the night.
The communal rooms are spacious, the kitchen area is very clean and very well organized.
(It is important, however, not to eat or drink in one of the two TV rooms.)
The guests are a good mix of ages and interests. I very much enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

AU$42 for a single room on edge of CBD - great value. Pleasant staff, good facilities (kitchen/dining area is huge), clean and comfortable. Pleasant atmoshpere. Good location - easy walk to CBD and Swan River front. 15 mins walk from Train station. On many bus routes - including bus from Domestic Airport. Well recomended.

Room Tip: B block is quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dean A
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2011

nice hostel and good value for money. The place is clean and i felt safe. good location 10 min walk from city centre would stay again

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Cfcfcf
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Leeds, UK
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2011

At $40 for a single room this place is great. Small but comfortable single rooms - a great kitchen with good fridges and storage.

The down sides are not quite enough showers - and smoking was allowed in both outdoor areas. But for the price ....excellent

That said a great place to stay - met some good people

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank deano-leeds
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Midlands
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2010

With regards to the review before this one, I completely disagree!

I went with the company Travellers Worldwide to take part in voluntary work and was placed at Townsend and loved it!

The people there were so friendly and they are not 'middle-aged' travellers. I went to Perth when I was 18 and there were so many other people around my age staying there.

When I first arrived I wasn't convinced that I liked the place, but that was soon changed after a few days when I got used to sharing bathrooms etc.

The atmosphere was great, the staff lovely and I met so many amazing people!

I'm planning my trip back to Oz as I speak and I will definately be staying in Townsend!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ACBxx
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Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2010

This place is just plain awful.

As a backpacker, I've stayed in many hostels of all shapes and sizes and this place is the pits. I think its a converted Health Centre or something as it doesn't feel like any kind of accommodation establishment.

The kitchen is dirty and poorly appointed. The internet is expensive and virtually doesn't ever work. Just slows to a stop. The 'TV Room' is an uncomfortable waste of space where people 'reserve' programmes they want to watch by themselves, making the whole place soulless. In addition, despite having 'Satelite' TV, you don't even get the main 7,9,Ten networks!

The whole place is terribly unfriendly and seems to be populated by some dodgy middle-aged 'travellers'. The bathrooms are particularly nasty and each room feels very old and tired. a FIFTY dollar key deposit is required on check-in. Way over the top. The location, although 'CBD' is near virtually nothing. For those that don't know, Perth's lively spots after 5pm and at weekends are not in the CBD area.

Believe me, I don't stay in posh hotels or the like. I am a backpacker and nearly always stay in hostels. Try one of Perth's more cosy and friendly establishments. This one is not worthwhile.

  • Stayed April 2010
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank whatwhat2
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Property: Townsend Lodge
Address: 240 Adelaide Tce, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > East Perth
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Ranked #26 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Townsend Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
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