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Britannia on William
Ranked #32 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Location is really great. You are right in the heart of Northbridge. There are many eateries and shops nearby plus Perth train station, and the CBD is just 15mins away on foot. But that's the only good thing about this hostel.
Single room was very small and noisy, with noise coming from the main street. You had to have your window opened to get some air. Bed was very old and uncomfortable and the pillow was paper thin and completely useless. I had to put lots of my clothes under the pillow to make it higher. Room carpet was completely stained and the whole place wasn't too clean. It is an old house but overall not kept very nice.
Free wifi was "working" only in the reception area. I said "working" because most of the time it was so slow that you couldn't even download an e-mail. Arriving from places like Indonesia and Vietnam where you have fast free wifi in every place, I couldn't believe that this was happening in Australia!
Staff was so-so. Just ok. Nothing beyond ok.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Andy A, Manager at Britannia on William, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Hi, Sorry to hear about your experience, yes Britannia is an old building, But we keep her as tidy as possible. These private single rooms are correctly priced at $43. We have a great location and our staff are excellent. Internet is slow in Perth and Australia. It is frustrating to most people, good news is its free to use in our reception area and our courtyard.
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Britannia on William Team

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

There are many options from dorms style rooms to private double bed rooms, I chose the single bed room for $44 a night, the room is tiny about 2 x 4 metres with a fan and table included , the bed is comfortable and location was quiet, the share use bathroom and laundry are good and free Wi-Fi is available but only at the outdoor area.
This building is old, so don't expect a modern hotel, 5 minute walk to bus and train.
Located here.. -31.947658, 115.860081

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Thank sja74
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Unbelieveable that there is such a cheap, cosy and a wonderful enviroment to stay. Front desk personnels are very helpful to answer all my queries as this is my first time in Perth. Will recommend my backpacker buddies for our next year trip.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled solo
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Thank ericchua1979
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Thank you for the pleasant stay here. Great experience despite is my first daring try as backpacker. Nice enviorment and convenient location. Chinese lady staff is very helpful and approachable despite my non-stop questionings.
Thanks for the wonderful experience and see you really soon.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Been there with my family and the staff there are very friendly and guide us to where we want to go. The hostel is so near to city and so convenient. I would strongly recommend this hostel and will visit them again! Well done, guys!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Britannia on William

Address: 253 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6003, Australia (Formerly YHA)
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 55 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Price Range: ₹ 912 - ₹ 2,540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Britannia on William 2*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Britannia on William is a budget backpacker style accommodation, it does have a number of private rooms and bunk rooms. These are very basic private rooms that offer a great rate for the budget traveller, we are not a hotel. Share 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. ... more   less 
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