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Exclusive Backpackers
Ranked #33 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Quirky- to say the least!”
Reviewed 2 October 2011

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!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

We booked a room with ensuite and were quite disapointed by the quality of the room, curtains cannot be fully closed etc. Go elsewhere if you need to have a double room as this is certainly not too value for money.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2011

Very Good Backpacker, I totally recomended, I nice, quiet and friendly. My short term was good. Bedroom, toilets and kitchen almost always was clean!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2011

Lovely, value or money in perth, large room with tv, cool refuge out of the sun, reasonable kitchen, plenty of seating, staff always cleaning! 3 dollars an hour for Internet.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

great spot. even had a few free parking places. friendly, greek family owned and run. they were renovating and painting while we were there. okay kitchen. perfect location with east perth free bus shuttles right outside.
this is not the wild kind of backpacker hangout though. not a meet and party place. which is exactly why we slept well. and the room was huge (dbl with big tv even)
big grocery about 20 min walk but it's so nice to walk there that car was left parked. stores close early though. 5pm and the gates seem to slam shut!
perth is a bit more costly for backpackers rooms than cairns. but this is a boom town.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Venray
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Reviewed 1 December 2007

It's a quite boring place! There is an old guy who can't speak English, who came into our private bedroom in the morning!!! The room we booked was occupied and we had to stay in another room for more money! Impossible!!!The people who stayed in the hostel were very boring too! The young Greek Lady.....no words. I would like to write her down. She made it a little bit pleasant to stay. Cheers, I would recommend to stay in another hostel.

Stayed October 2007
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A quaint little backpackers on the fringe of the city centre. Management tries hard to please and the rooms are clean and tidy. The single rooms have to be the best value in town. When I stayed they were $30 for a room to yourself, with a TV. Free bus leaves from near the hostel to whisk you into town or to Northbridge, where the party action is. I jogged along the Swan River most mornings as the hostel was only two streets away from the river. Recommended for a cheaper solo stay with no frills.

Stayed March 2004
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Property: Exclusive Backpackers
Address: 156 Adelaide Tce, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
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Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > East Perth
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