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The Shiralee Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #31 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

we stayed here one night in a private room. the hostel is hard to find. its smells digusting of rotting food and general lack of hygiene. everywhere was dirt and filth. our room had old bed sheets and stained pillow cases. the floor laminate was ripped and coming apart from floor. there was a cat that walked around too in the kitchen, on the site they had a picture of a spa, the spa had dust and leaves all over it, it had not been used for a long time. they advertised free parking, which there was none.we were very glad to leave.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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English first
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

DO. NOT. STAY. HERE.

Unhelpful staff and an unfriendly/rude manager. Rooms look unkept and falling apart and sheets look like they're 20 years old (they're almost worn through..), not to mention the disgusting pillows covered with stains, had to cover them with a t-shirt. Kitchen a complete mess (and this is by student standards!). Rooms were also freezing during the night. All bookings are completely non-refundable. The hostel also seems to attract some of the weirdest people I have come across in Perth. This place is a disgrace to the Perth backpacking scene. Only one night into a week long stay (wouldn't be surprised if I get bed bugs), biggest mistake in years not to check the reviews and book here last minute. Never again! Not even worth half of what you have to pay!

Room Tip: Keep walking through the building until you leave though the back entrance.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 June 2012

A grimy dirty smelly place,Rats, Cockroaches,Mice,and Bed Bugs have made this hostel their home because of the lack of hygiene in this place. The kitchen is a joke nothing works.outside the hostel is Filthy with rubbish everywhere. This Place should have been shut down long ago. There is a Bus Stop outside the hostel and i would spend the night there rather than spend another night in that place.............

Room Tip: All rooms are crap with no air con
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Very dirty place, we found cockroaches in the kitchen. The free breakfast is just a joke...
The bed sheets didn't look really clean.
The receptionists are not really pleasant and helpful.
You have to pay extra for the Internet.
Really expensive for what it is. AVOID !!!!!

Room Tip: If you want to have a good quality for your money go to the Sullivan Hotel, it's 20$ more but yo...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2011

This place shocked us seriously!!! We stayed in 4 mixed dorm and we all got BED BUGS! Everything was so dirty and there was party 24/7. Hostel manager Markus was very arrogant person. You should stay far away from this place.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2011

Bed bugs!! Disgusting noisy drunken backpackers that frighten other hostel guests which managers ignore. Police called in and they still bring in alcohol, mess the place up..not safe!! Dirty surroundings, no spa, kitchen a mess an bedding needs renewing. Avoid it at all costs.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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4 Thank sarahborder
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perth
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

Arrived at hostel to find it wasn't a 24 hour reception like advertised. Instead key is left on selotaped onto front door with your name on it. When entering the hostel there is no spa or safe deposit like advertised. Door to room didn't lock properly. Was evident door had been broken before and the lock had simply been attatched back on with some 'no more nails' paste. Stayed for 3 nights and noticed cockroaches in the kitchen, in the hallway and then finally in the bedroom. Tried to inform the manager but he refused to speak to me over the phone about the matter and refused to compensate me in any way shape or form. This was rather annoying as we had payed for 7 nights in advance already and did not wish to stay any longer. He did however get the receptionist to offer me a can of insect repellant. Kitchen was pretty grotty with pots rarely washed unless staff did it themselves hence the cockroaches. Staff totally unaware of surrounding areas such as what buses came to the bus stop directly outside the hostel. All in all the experience was appalling. Only thing that was good was the location.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank blindanimal
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tim b, Owner at The Shiralee Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
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Additional Information about The Shiralee Backpackers Hostel

Property: The Shiralee Backpackers Hostel
Address: 107 Brisbane St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Shiralee Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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