Britannia on William
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Britannia on William

253 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6003 Australia
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#24 of 33 hostels in Perth
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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2.6 of 5 bubbles
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2.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
2.7 of 5 bubbles
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Britannia on William is a budget backpacker style accommodation, it does have a number of private rooms and shared rooms. These are very basic rooms that offer a great rate for the budget traveller. We are a backpacker's hostel, not a hotel. Shared 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. Please note: Only passports will be accepted as a valid form of identification upon check-in.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Restaurant
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Bottled water
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, German and 1 more

Location

253 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6003 Australia
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Perth Airport
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skatesandkicks wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia117 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Although I’ve not stayed over night here, the Britannia on William Street in Northbridge has computer, internet, printing and scanning facilities.
Not long ago the scanner broke at work and I walked down to the state library, which quite incredibly did not have a scanning service available to the public. They informed me that these guys were in possession of one. Cheap and reliable. That’s all I have to say.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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travelduo900 wrote a review Mar 2016
Perth, Australia1 contribution4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Considering i had been in the country for a matter of hours and this was my first interaction with Australian culture/life. The staff (Male and female) on the reception couldn't of given me a worst impression, they were AWFUL. By this i mean they were rude to not only myself, by giving me short answers to all my questions, laughing/smiling at the fact i couldn't have an early check in and had to wait 3 hours until i could get in my room, after a full day of travelling. This was not what i wanted to hear when my room wasn't even occupied! Along with this, I also over heard the gentleman be rude to at least 2 other guests and even questioned why one was checking out for another hotel like he was telling them off for leaving? Unbelievable. I have to admit though that the cleaning staff in the hotel were really friendly and approachable, the buildings location is perfect for anyone new to Perth city. However, the next time i return to Perth i will 100% be staying at a different place and luckily enough not all Australians are like these two!
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Date of stay: February 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: book somewhere else.
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EvelynT1982 wrote a review Feb 2016
19 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and my partner only stayed here for one night, before going to the airport. We booked a double private room, the room was very clean, but basic. There was a double bed, but also a small table with a chair and also a bedside table. There was only a double socket, which had a fan and a lamp, so if both of us wanted to charge our phones at the same time, we would have to be in the room without the fan. The room was quite warm however it was just what was needed. I would book this hostel again, however I would recommend it to people who aren't going to be spending a lot of time in their room. Another great aspect is the garden out the back, it is a great place to meet people so excellent for solo travellers or dual travellers who like to socialise. I have visited this hostel previously to enquire about it and all staff I have met on both visits are very helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Georgie wrote a review Nov 2022
98 contributions22 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
BE WARNED!!! Front desk staff rude, unfriendly and inflexible.
Though it was not listed as a requirement when booking, was told I would not be allowed to stay without sending a copy of my passport (no other forms of ID accepted) to the reception. This needs to be clearly stated on the listing before booking otherwise it is false advertising and will cause many people to be stranded without a place to stay.
Corridors smell like smelly feet, room was dusty and tiny. Bathrooms need a serious clean. Elevators all out of order. No towel provided - need to bring own. You get what you pay for.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Annalouloulou wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Receptionist was extremely rude. I came during check in hours but wasnt allowed to check in, I waited 2 hours until I asked (again) to access the room.If it wasn't already booked and paid for I would have walked out of there. Awful place in general, not clean.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Allard K wrote a review Oct 2020
Girona, Spain56 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Been here a few times and always feels like coming home! Great crew, they try to help everywhere they can. Clean hostel and perfect location. Definitely recommend this please. Shoutout to Huey and Ron!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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gemmalor wrote a review Mar 2013
London, United Kingdom8 contributions17 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Britannia for just under 3 weeks, the only thing that kept me there was a group of friends I made whilst there!! For the first 10 days I was moved to different rooms constantly due to a lack of organisation. The first BAD thing happened was when they moved me into a room that they knew was infested with BED BUGS, information that was not shared with me. I was in there for 2 nights and was covered in bites (35bites on my left foot alone). This meant that I had to clean all my stuff and be moved to another room. The next room I could stay in permanently for as long as I wanted to stay at the backpackers. Now I'm thinking things are getting better, not a bad room although there was no mossy net up at the window, my room mates were permanent and so hopefully no bed bugs would return, however after a few days I found that I had BED BUGS again, I was covered in bites, they are itchy and uncomfortable - it's not nice. Now both times I was given $6 so that I could wash and dry my clothes. I let that slide the first time but the second time I wanted more money, to wash and dry all my clothes is 2 loads and again in the dryer which costs $12, they were incredibly reluctant to give me any extra. Had they closed the infested room straight away, having known about it for over a week, then they would not have to pay for people to wash their clothes! They also put me into a 8bed dorm for one night while they sprayed our 3bed dorm, when it came to paying for my rooms the following week they refused to give me any kind of discount including the difference for one night in a bigger dorm.
Another thing that you should know is when you check out of a room the bedding you take down to be washed is 2 sheets and your pillow case, the blankets that are on the bed NEVER get taken down to be washed, this will not help with spreading the bed bugs, also I think my pillow was the only one to be thrown out because it had no protector on it and I stated I would not use it when I knew that bed bugs would be living in it and so I threw it in the bin!!
One good thing about this place is the court yard, you are aloud to bring your own drink and party out back with other Britannia guests, you can even have guests round as long as they leave before 8pm - no exceptions! However having said this the women who runs this place gets very annoyed about the drinking and the noise that comes with the partying, one Friday she came out at 8.30pm turning the music right down and telling us we have to be quiet, on a Friday night in a hostel???!!! No need to say that people were getting strikes against their names for having too much fun, including myself. The woman that runs this place and one of the other female workers do not approve of the drinking and partying of the backpackers in fact it seems that fun is not an option for them!
Privacy is also not much of an option here, one night while in my room with a guy, the guy on reception decided it would be funny having seen us go up together to come up and let him self in the room firstly to throw Vaseline at us which I can see to be funnyish but then began to film us on his mobile phone, this is not funny and totally unprofessional, he even told me he was going to put it on facebook - I'm glad to say he hasn't after seeing how upset I was getting. Unfortunately my stay did get worse, the 2 females working here had definitely taken a dislike to me and told me they would make sure i wouldn't be there much longer. On my what we now know to be my last night we had a big party at the hostel for 2 of the guests leaving dos'. This had been a great day and was looking to be an amazing night. Then the manger came and told me that she would not be extending my stay as I was no longer welcome, i shrugged this off and thought well at least I get to enjoy tonight and then I'm happy to leave. But she was watching me constantly and waiting for something. I went up to the guys room that I mentioned earlier and was given enough time for us both to strip and start having fun when the manger walks straight into the room, no warning of her entrance shouting that I have 15mins to pack my bags and leave the hostel. Within 1 minute she was back in the room with another member of staff. This guy had been drinking in the court yard with all of us and so was just as drunk as us! At this point obviously I'm really angry and naked with people in the room that should not be there and I certainly don't want there. So I started shouting, they screamed and hollered and then the guy started throwing things. He threw a fan at me and then picked up the closest backpack and threw that at me. (I now have a lovely big bump just above my eye and a bruise on my left arm and a swollen bruise on my right leg.) At this point the other guy from reception comes in and them 2 leave. He then leaves to give us a couple minutes to find our clothes and dress! In this time I phone the police to report assault and refuse to pack until they get there. When the police arrive the staff obviously deny all of this and as the manger is the only one sober the police decide we are just drunk backpackers causing trouble i am not believed and am fobbed off. I had already paid for the accommodation for the week, that's from this awful night and for the next 6 nights - $190, they only refunded me $120 saying that I had to be charged for this night (which I'm not worried about) but then I was charged an extra $40 on top just because they can, this does not make sense and they refuse to give it back and are unable to explain it to me!! Because they did not give me enough time to pack and all of my stuff was unpacked it meant that I left stuff there which I wasn't allowed to collect, fortunately my friends found everything they could and gave back to me, unfortunately my hair dryer is lost to the hostel and this cant be found!
I cant understand why people are able to treat other people like this or get away with being so unprofessional. A lot of the staff at this hostel should not be allowed to work at hostels, they don't understand the concept of hostels or backpackers themselves!
Aside from all of this the Britannia is just not a clean hostel, they have a luggage room that is infested with cockroaches, the fridge downstairs is also full of cockroaches. A lot of the rooms have bed bugs. The kitchen is very small for a hostel this size and the oven does not work and has not worked for over a year. The showers and toilets are clean however one of the toilets upstairs hardly ever works. When in the courtyard in the evening another thing to know is that the guests in the restaurant next door use the hostel toilets, so you are not allowed friends in after 8pm but complete strangers can be found walking around trying to find the toilets, so keep valuables locked away. The whole building needs a paint job at the very least and they need fans in the eating area because it is to hot in there, very uncomfortable to eat when you are sweating so much.
Bed Bugs, Dirty, Unprofessional, Violent, stay somewhere else for your own health and safety!!
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Date of stay: February 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ipalita wrote a review Feb 2016
23 contributions48 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
So I live 3 hours from Perth, but seeing as I had a Perth license I couldn't stay. I asked if having a picture of an international passport would suffice, and they assured me it would. After showing my international passport the owner said she would speak to me outside then locked me out? I was terribly confused considering they (at least the manager at the time) said a picture would suffice. Apparently not. I had to find another place to sleep, absolute WORST hostel I have EVER dealt with.
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Date of stay: February 2016
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Andy A, Manager at Britannia on William
Responded 7 Sept 2016
Thanks for your comments, but you can not really comment of our facility as you did not make it past our reception. We credit our hostel to be a safe, clean and comfortable environment. We have rights that protect our in house guest. People can only stay here when they are guests. If people are not accepted due to not meeting requirements, we are not obliged to check them in.
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Simon P wrote a review Aug 2015
Perth, Australia1 contribution5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff is friendly and competent. Good place for meeting new person. The rooms are relatively comfortable. Well located near the train station and the center about 5 minutes by foot. Very pleased to find an accomodation to this type for the price
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Date of stay: August 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Nveronica27 wrote a review Jan 2013
6 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an experience from hell! We only lasted 5 mins in this poor excuse for a hostel room. My mates & I pooled our $$ together to get a room at the novatel which ended up costing the same for us all to stay at that hostel ($100). The owner was cranky & rude and refused a refund even only after 5 mins. I would strongly recommend that you book somewhere else!!!!!! DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
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Date of stay: December 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Browntitan wrote a tip Nov 2019
Jacksonville, Florida1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only citizen with passports can stay here."
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Martin C wrote a tip Feb 2018
Sydney, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Read the reviews first!"
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save192 wrote a tip Nov 2017
Adelaide, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Private rooms are not too expensive here."
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Alfyman wrote a tip Nov 2016
Cameron Park, California15 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms in the Back are quieter."
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travelduo900 wrote a tip Mar 2016
Perth, Australia1 contribution4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"book somewhere else."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$51 - AU$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
britannia on william backpackers hotel perth
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
YHA
LOCATION
AustraliaWestern AustraliaGreater PerthPerthPerth CBD
NUMBER OF ROOMS
79
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Which popular attractions are close to Britannia on William?
Nearby attractions include Oh Hey WA (0.5 km), The Nostalgia Box Museum (0.2 km), and ESCAPE THIS Northbridge (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Britannia on William?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, laundry service, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Britannia on William?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Britannia on William?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Britannia on William?
Conveniently located restaurants include My Bayon, Sauma, and Outback Jacks Bar & Grill Northbridge.
Is Britannia on William located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Perth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Britannia on William?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Britannia on William?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Britannia on William?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Bell Tower (1.2 km), The Perth Mint (1.3 km), and DFES Education and Heritage Centre (0.9 km).
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