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Backpack City and Surf
Ranked #35 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Our lovely stay at City and surf backpack”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We stayed several time at City and surf backpacker. It´s a lovely place were you can meet a lot of lovely people ! The staff is very helpful and nice, the internet connection is unlimited and work very well.
We recommend this backpack if you want to stay in perth and have à good time!!!

Pauline and Mya

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Good hostel! Staff is very friendly and the hostel is clean. It's not the most modern hostel but for me it's much more important that it's clean and the atmosphere is nice! I see a lot of negative story's been written and most of them are about the way other people behave in the hostel, you can't blame the hostel for this guys, they can't be around for 24/7 and unfortunately some people make a lot of noise and mess but that's the same in every hostel! It's great to have free wifi as well!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Definitely a nice place to stay. Close to the nightlife but located in a quiet neighborhood. Friendly staff and great atmosphere is how I got to know this place. Stayed there for a few month and can tell you it's consistently a clean and tidy place except when the reception is closed and the staying guests can't be bothered to clean after themselves.
All the double rooms, 4 bed and 6 bed dorms received an overhaul recently and the walls were touched up and painted including the ceiling and the damaged flight screens were replaced.
Convenient stores, restaurants with affordable takeaway food and supermarkets are within 2 minutes walking distance and the train station/city centre is about 10-15 minutes walk away but if you can't be bothered to walk you can jump on any bus and get there for free from the bus stop that's just two corners away.
The staff usually is very helpful unless you give them a hard time ignoring the rules that are not different from most other hostels.
The free WiFi is a big plus, it's fairly fast, it works and is available everywhere on the premises 24/7. If you'd have to pay for it you'd loose a fortune.
This is not a party hostel although some people try to change this but usually the management reacts fast and gets rid of these people quickly.
I've stayed in and have seen quite a few hostel in Northbridge and this one is honestly a quite good one in comparison. Don't expect the Ritz but good value for your money!

Room Tip: The eight bed dorms are next to the backyard and you should expect more noise. If you don't mind...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a few months, good memories, nice stay, reception not open at all times but there is always someone around to help you. Did really enjoy the small garden and the mood. Good Wi-Fi... Supermarket (5mins) CBD (10mins)

  • Stayed September 2012
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

The staff are so nice and friendly and the location is pretty good,small shops, convenient stores and a super market are just around the corner!
The kitchen and shower room are tidy,they clean every morning,even have room service everyday.by the way ,free internet is very helpful.
They provide many information about looking for job.
And I meet a lot of friends from different counrty.
My friend and I had very time there.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

This is like the hell hole of hell holes. Imagine being in a skanky mental hospital, this is it!!
The place is untidy. Not just untidy but dirty. It was advertised as being a quiet family run hostel. There was so much noise I couldn't sleep Til 3am and some psychotic man kept coming in my room to shout obscenities at his girlfriend. Lovely. He also says he will soon be the general manager, so best to leave before that happened in case I end up in a bin liner.
Don't come here. Ever. Even if there is a gun to your head. Let them kill you first.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Do yourself a favor and never book this hostel.
Disorganized and extremely dirty.
We booked the hostel online, and told them that we were supposed to arrive at 1 am. When we arrived there, surprise surprise, the hostel was closed. So we had to drive around with the taxi to find a hotel around for the night. We ended up paying 400 AUD just for the 6 hours sleep.
Since there was no other hostels or hotels available for an affordable price, we had to go back to the City and Surf hostel, and all the manager said was that it wasn´t his fault that we arrived late at night and they were closed.
Anyways, worst experience EVER.
Do not stay at this backpackers

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Backpack City and Surf
Address: 41 Money St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
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Ranked #35 of 51 Speciality Lodging in Perth
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Number of rooms: 18
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