It's a great little hostel, does feel very homely as it's quite small. Although it doesn't really seem to be aimed at backpackers as there are a lot of older people living here- possibly permenantly..
For $26 a night I would definitely expect more- as it's very basic. Online it says "linen provided" although you're only given a sheet for the mattress and then have to pay for pillows and more linen if you want it- which is very tight considering $26 is not that cheap in Perth! Also it does mean that you question the cleanliness of the beds when everyone's being forced to use sleeping bags!
The beds are horribly uncomfortable, if you're lucky enough to get one of the few newer beds you're fine, but the older ones creak and sag terribly!
The one thing that bothered me most during my stay here is the lack of privacy- firstly a lot of the rooms don't have locks on the door which is really strange as anyone can walk in! Weirdly, the staff seem to think it's okay to walk into your room any hour of the day and night to do things like, check the bathroom, check the room- one morning whilst people were sleeping they actually came in and opened the curtains and turned on the lights! Almost in the same way your parents would do whilst you were living at home... very strange! They are very sweet people though- so it's not intimidating at all, just a little bizarre!!
On the plus side if you do want somewhere nice and quiet I would reccommend this place- it's very easy going and isn't by any means a party hostel- in fact it's almost discouraged. There are lots of long termers but I never had any trouble meeting people as everyone's very friendly.
So to sum up, I would have no problems staying here again, but I would definitely choose the other nicers hostel in Perth first for the same price!
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