The largest city in Western Australia, Perth holds the distinction of being the most remote capital city on earth. It is a major Austrlian city, and contains the vast majority of the people who live in Western Australia – but because it is so far from the more popular tourist destinations of Melbourne and Sydney, it gets far fewer visitors than those Eastern cities. The people who do visit tend to be backpackers making the rounds of the country, but in addition to all the hostels there are also plenty of cheap hotels in Perth.
While you may find that the room rates for the cheap hotels in Perth are less than you would pay in those more popular cities in Eastern Australia, this is still a busy city of business and some tourism. It is also a great base from which to explore more of Western Australia. So you should not breeze into the city expecting it to be a backwater with rock bottom hotel rates!
Perth is full of both cultural attractions and outdoors activities to keep just about anyone entertained. The big Kings Park is a great place to go hiking or biking, or just to escape the city. Perth’s zoo dates to the late 1800s, and there are free guided tours. Many of the city’s cultural sights are grouped together (conveniently) in what is appropriately called the Perth Cultural Center. In that center you will find the Perth museum and a couple of art galleries. And for those with a sense of adventure and whimsy, the finals of the Red Bull Air Race are held in Perth each November.
A few of the cheap hotels in Perth worth your consideration are Kings Perth Hotel (in the city center, 119 rooms, car parking available, on-site restaurant/cafe & bar, rooftop swimming pool, laundry facilities, internet access available), Mercure Perth (in the city center, 239 rooms, on-site restaurant/cafe & bar, rooftop swimming pool, sauna, spa, fitness center, indoor parking available, WiFi access available), The Marque Hotel (in the city center, 103 rooms, on-site restaurant, car parking available, fitness center, laundry facilities, internet access available), Rydges Perth Hotel (in the city center, 245 rooms, some rooms with river view, laundry service, internet access available, car parking available), and Duxton Hotel Perth (in the city center, 306 rooms, some rooms with river view, internet & WiFi access available, outdoor pool, fitness center, on-site restaurant & bar).