If you are planning to stay at a backpackers in Perth, let me give a few recommendations. I have visited most fo the backpackers in Perth and two stand out. One World Backpackers in Aberdeen St and YHA on Wellington St.
One World Backpackers was a breathe of fresh air after visiting all the other places in Northbridge. An extra couple of minutes walk were well worth it, as the place was clean, had the feeling of a house rather than a dingey fortress, friendly reception staff, and even a garden out the front. I was so impressed that I went and looked up their website and discovered that they are a family business. Well, it really shows. If I was going to stay at a backpackers in Perth I would choose them.
Have you stayed at a backpackers in Perth? I would love to hear your feedback on any of the local places.