Best Surfing Hostels in Perth

The capital city of Western Australia, Perth is a popular destination for travelers looking for endless sunshine and water sports on the stunning, clean beaches along the Sunset Coast. Upon arrival it may be an idea for backpackers to obtain a Perth hostels map to ensure they are staying as close to the white sand as possible.

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Best Surfing Hostels in Perth

Author: Paul Scottyn. Before settling down and becoming a copywriter for Hostelbookers. Paul Scottyn did a backpacking tour of Australia, he checked out a variety of the country’s budget accommodation, including a number of most Perth hostels.
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Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach has some of the most developed facilities for surfing and is one of the busiest beaches on the strip. Located just a 20-minute drive from the center of town, this stretch of sand hosts impromptu beach volleyball matches and is ideal for surfing and windsurfing.

The cafes, bars and clubs make Scarborough Beach a popular nightlife spot once the sun has set and the partying begins.

Trigg Beach

Trigg Beach is a favorite among surfers and body boarders who flock to the laid-back beach to take advantage of impressive waves off the coast.

It also has a thriving cafe culture and is usually spared the overcrowding sometimes experienced at larger beaches during the summer months. Travelers may wish to spend their evenings relaxing at one of the many cafes and watching people go by before returning to their Perth hostels.

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach offers a range of watersports and sunbathing for the backpacker on a budget. Perth hostels located close to the water enable travelers to roll out of bed and onto their surf board.

Kitesurfing is a great activity that individuals can try on Brighton Beach. Kitesurfing or kiteboarding sees riders negotiating the waves on a small board.


After a busy morning riding the surf, travelers can check out the many cultural attractions in the fourth largest Australian city.

Museums filled with aboriginal artifacts, such as the Western Australian Museum, are a fascinating way to spend an afternoon. The Western Australian Maritime Museum showcases snatches of maritime history including a disused submarine.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia, part of the Perth Cultural Center, will delight art-lovers.

Before returning to their Perth hostels, backpackers may wish to dine out at one of the many restaurants in the city. The cosmopolitan city culture means cuisine from all over the world is available, with Asian, Italian and traditional Australian dishes dominating.

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The review "Best Surfing Hostels in Perth" was last updated on 20/04/2015.