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Britannia on William
Ranked #29 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“loved it”
Reviewed 11 June 2008

This hostel has been one of the best i have stayed in. The staff are friendly, its in an excellent location and its a place that is easy to make friends, especially when your travelling alone. Although the cleanliness of the place is not to a high standard, it is a comfortable, budget accomodation for any traveller. I dont understand when people say the hostel isnt good enough?! If you want a 5 star resort book into a hotel! Its a typical backpacker place. The building is abit run down, but it adds to the personality of the place, afterall it is over a 100 years old. The kitchen is well equiped and the staff are constantly buying new things to make it better. It is one of the few hostel ive been to which has an oven and a freezer. The eating area is comfortable and offers the opportunity to sit in big groups or as individuals to watch tv. Overall the hostel is what it is. Its comfortable and the location is fabulous. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who is looking for a good time whilst travelling in perth.

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  • Stayed April 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 December 2005

This is the worst hostel in which I have ever stayed. There were tampon wrappers on the floor of our room when we arrived, and the bathrooms were gross. Of 5-6 stalls containing bathtubs/showers, only 4 were operational. Of those 4, 3 had functioning locks. One was clogged with a huge hairball, and remained that way for days despite complaints to the desk. Two shower stalls share one drain - the floor is slanted so that the water from one flows into the other when it hits the ground. This means that if you are in the stall on the end, you are standing in the runoff water (and soap scum, menstrual blood, etc.) of the woman showering beside you. Since the drains barely work, you end up standing in a few inches of this water.
Breakfast is provided, but the cereal bins, PB jars etc. in the kitchen were left wide open overnight and given the general lack of cleanliness in the rest of the hostel I'd be surprised if there weren't mice/insects crawling through them.
After 5 runs through the dryer, our clothes were still wet.
It's a great location, though, and the staff was generally friendly.

  • Stayed October 2005
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J_Fex, Marketing, YHA Australia at Britannia on William, responded to this review, 17 May 2007
Hi,

Thanks for your feedback.

This hostel is no longer a part of the YHA Network.

Next time you come to Perth, we'd love to see you at the Perth City YHA - 300 Wellington St Perth.

Regards,
Julie
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Property: Britannia on William
Address: 253 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia (Formerly YHA)
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
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Ranked #29 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Britannia on William 2*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Britannia on William is a budget backpacker style accommodation, it does have a number of private rooms and bunk rooms. These are very basic private rooms that offer a great rate for the budget traveller, we are not a hotel. Share facilities, bathrooms, kitchen and TV rooms. We have a spacious courtyard and are open 24 hours a day. Please call if you have any further questions. ... more   less 
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