A Home Away from Home | Fremantle, Western Australia

A Home Away from Home | Fremantle, Western Australia, Fremantle, Australia (B)

My transition from Cairns to Perth was a bit, awkward. Upon arriving in Perth City, I was exhausted and wanted to collapse in my hostel before reassembling my life in a new place. Travel days are always stressful days. Not only do I need to get to my new spot, but I have to figure out where the local staples like grocery stores are, and I also get work-related things done.

Before getting to Perth, I hadn’t heard of Fremantle. It’s a nearby city that is apparently “the place” to stay if you’re in these parts, but due to ignorance, I had booked a hostel in Perth City. It had good ratings, was centrally located and was cheap, so I thought, what could go wrong?

Once I got there, I was shell-shocked and hit with a blast of reality. I never write bad reviews or trash talk businesses, but travelers need to be warned about this place. It was disgusting. There were piles of garbage everywhere, horrific mattresses, and dark rooms just to start the list of problems. I like to think of myself as a low-maintenance person, but merely entering this hostel made me feel sick to my stomach. If you’re ever traveling to Perth, do not waste your time booking a bed at Perth Backpackers City & Surf. It’s not a nice place. Spending more money to have clean, comfortable conditions, is worth every penny. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Home Away from Home | Fremantle, Western Australia
Guide Location: Australia » Fremantle
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valerie Streif
Read it on Author's Website: https://valthebackpacker.com/2018/07/24/a-home-away-from-home-fremantle-western-australia/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fremantle Hostel
  • South Beach
  • Fremantle Markets
  • Newport Hotel
  • Hush
  • Sail and Anchor Bar
  • Bathers Beach