Best Areas to Stay in Perth, Australia

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Where to Stay in Perth – A guide to the capital of West Australia

Perth is the capital of West Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia (with more than 1,600,000 inhabitants) and, although it is located quite far from other Australian cities such as Sydney and Melbourne, it’s a place that’s still worth knowing.

Due to its location next to the mouth of the Swan River and west of the Indian Ocean, this city has a Mediterranean climate and has more sunny days a year than any other city in Australia. During the summer, the temperatures can reach 31ºC and, in winter, the rains are frequent and the temperature oscillates between 18 and 21ºC in the day, which is why it is advisable to visit Perth during the winter to avoid the suffocating heat waves.

As far as attractions are concerned, Perth offers beautiful beaches such as Cottesloe, Leighton, Scarborough and Swanbourne that are ideal to enjoy the sand, sun and sea. In addition, this city stands out for its green spaces such as Kings Park and the Botanical Garden or historical venues such as the Western Australian Museum and the Port of Fremantle, home of the Maritime Museum.

The transport in Perth includes a rail system that crosses the majority of the districts. However, it is important to know which are the best areas to stay in Perth to make the most out of your stay, depending on your interests when visiting this city in Western Australia.

If you want to be close to important attractions and have a central location, the Central Business District of Perth is the ideal accommodation option for you(See accommodation in CBD). On the other hand, Northbridge, the hipster neighbourhood of Perth, is a good area to stay if you want to enjoy the lively nightlife of the city(See hotels in Northbridge).

Here is a guide with the areas places to stay in Perth.

The Best Areas to Stay in Perth

1. Our Favourite Area: Perth CBD

The Central Business District (CBD) of Perth is, as the name implies, the financial and commercial epicentre of the city. Walking through its streets, you will find different office complex and important tourist attractions.

Located west of Kings Park (a 400-hectare park offering incredible views) and southeast of the Swan River, this district is considered the heart of the so-called city of lights.

Mandatory stops within the perimeter of the Perth CBD are the St. Mary Cathedral, with its Gothic-style architecture, and the Bell Tower.

Because of its relevance to Perth’s economy, the CBD is also the best connected area of ​​the city, with rail stations such as Perth just a few steps away.

The CBD is one of the best areas to stay in Perth for shopping, with streets like King Street that put at your disposal designer shops and boutiques of all kinds. However, accommodation in the CBD is not exactly the cheapest in the city.

CBD - Best areas to stay in Perth

CBD – Best areas to stay in Perth. Courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Accommodation in CBD - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in CBD – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Perth:

  • Central location
  • Shopping area
  • Kings Park

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Mercure Perth

Located in the heart of CBD (Central Business District), the Mercure Hotel Perth is perfectly located to enjoy all the shopping, nightlife and entertainment that Perth has to offer.

from AU$184
Budget

ibis Perth

Located in the heart of Perth CBD (Central Business District), the Ibis Hotel offers a modern bar with live music and modern rooms with flat-screen cable TV.

from AU$159
Luxurious

Parmelia Hilton Perth

The Parmelia Hilton offers a pool, a restaurant and a well-equipped gym with 24-hour access. All rooms have air conditioning, flat screen TV with 10 cable channels and in-room movies.

from AU$249

 

 

 

2. Northbridge

Northbridge is located north of the CBD in Perth and is one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in the city thanks to its wide cultural offer, its alternative entertainment options and, especially, its vibrant nightlife.

In addition, Northbridge is also considered the hipster district of Perth par excellence, as it features William Street, where a large number of vintage stores are located.

Northbridge is also home to the Perth Cultural Centre, where art galleries, theaters and museums coexist. In the same way, in the cultural center there are live presentations that will show you the artistic movement of Perth.

This neighbourhood connects with the rest of the Western Australian city through rail and bus. On the other hand, it is a pedestrian-friendly area and, due to its central location, it is easy to move to other attractions and districts.

Northbridge is one of the best areas to stay in Perth, Australia, if you want to know the alternative facet of the city without sacrificing a good location and transport connections.

Northbridge - Where to stay in Perth

Northbridge – Where to stay in Perth. Photo Credit: Christian Schmitt/CC BY 2.0

Accommodation in Northbridge - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Northbridge – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Perth:

  • Great food
  • Nightlife
  • Perth Cultural Centre
  • Pedestrian-friendly
  • Hipster area
  • Vintage shops

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Doubletree By Hilton Perth Northbridge

Doubletree By Hilton Perth Northbridge is located in the heart of the cultural, gastronomic and nightlife district of Perth city and offers modern rooms. The hotel has several facilities that include a swimming pool, a gym, a restaurant and a bar.

from AU$139
Budget

City Perth Backpackers Hostel

City Perth Backpackers Hostel is a 15-minute walk from the Perth Financial District and offers free Wi-Fi. It also has shared living and kitchen areas and a tour desk with an activity reservation service.

from AU$89
Luxurious

Attika Hotel

Located in the heart of Northbridge, Attika Hotel offers a boutique accommodation experience. All the luxury apartments are independent, have all services and include free Wi-Fi.

from AU$169

 

 

 

3. Subiaco & West Perth

Subiaco (called “subi” by the Perth people) and West Perth are located, as its name suggests, west of the CBD. It is a quiet, mostly residential area, but it has a privileged location, just minutes from the main attractions of the city.

This district stands out for its great gastronomic and cultural offer that includes the Regal Theatre, an impressive building of Art Deco architecture that is the venue for comedies, musicals and all kinds of plays.

All of western Perth (especially Subiaco) stands out as one of the greenest districts in the city, as it has different parks and gardens that contribute to the peaceful vibe that is perceived in this area.

As far as transportation is concerned, Subiaco has its own rail station, from which you can move to other suburbs. Other West Perth stations are Daglish and City West.

Subiaco and West Perth are among the best areas to stay in Perth if you want peace of mind during your stay, but without getting too far away from the most popular points of interest.

Stay in West Perth - Australia

Stay in West Perth – Australia

Accommodation in Subiaco & West Perth - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Subiaco & West Perth – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Perth:

  • Peaceful
  • Great food
  • Regal Theatre

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

The Sebel West Perth

The Sebel West Perth offers an outdoor pool, a gym and air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free Wi-Fi. A terrace is available for guests of The Sebel West Perth for their use.

from AU$119
Budget

Rita’s Retreat

Rita’s Retreat in Perth offers accommodation with free Wi-Fi. This property offers access to a balcony. The apartment has air conditioning, consists of 1 bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Flat screen TV.

from AU$99
Luxurious

Tribe Perth

Tribe Perth features free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy a drink in the hotel bar. Private parking available on site.

from AU$159

 

 

 

4. East Perth

East Perth is located, as its name suggests, east of the Central Business District of Perth and has become one of the favorite areas of tourists, thanks to attractions as important as Perth Mint, where you can witness the whole production process of gold coins.

In East Perth you will also find the Cathedral of St. Mary of Perth, a Neo-Gothic building located within the Victoria Square. In addition, this district hosts Queens Gardens, an English-style park containing a replica of the famous Peter Pan statue of Kensington Gardens in London.

The leisure options in eastern Perth include a wide range of bars and restaurants that make it one of the best areass to stay in Perth for nightlife.

The closest rail stations are East Perth and Claisebrook. However, the central location of the area and its pedestrian-friendly streets makes it possible to walk to other points of interest.

East Perth - Where to stay in Perth, Australia

East Perth – Where to stay in Perth, Australia

Accommodation in West Perth - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in West Perth – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Perth:

  • Perth Mint
  • Connected through rail
  • Cathedral of St. Mary of Perth
  • Great nightlife
  • Queens Gardens
  • Pedestrian-friendly

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Pan Pacific Perth

Pan Pacific Perth overlooks the Swan River and greenery from the shore, and features a state-of-the-art fitness center and a choice of 2 restaurants.

from AU$189
Budget

Baileys Motel

Baileys Motel Perth offers a seasonal outdoor pool. All non-smoking rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, seating area, desk, free Wi-Fi for 1 device, microwave, fridge and toaster.

from AU$89
Luxurious

Hyatt Regency Perth

This 5-star luxury hotel offers a 19-meter heated pool and views of the Swan River and is located in the heart of East Perth, just minutes from Perth’s financial district. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and public areas.

from AU$299

 

 

 

5. South Perth

Technically, South Perth is considered an independent city in Perth, called City of South Perth. However, it is a district that gathers the southern suburbs of the city and is only 4 kilometers from the CBD.

In this district you will find the Perth Zoo, with more than 1000 species of animals from different corners of the world, including Asian elephants, lions and giraffes, among others.

On the street Angelo Street of South Perth are restaurants and shops that make this area a good accommodation choice if you are aiming for shopping or leisure.

Although this district does not have a central location, it has several bus stops that make moving to other suburbs not a complicated task.

South Perth is among the best areas to stay in Perth, as it has incredible views of the Swan River and the CBD.

Stay in South Perth - Perth, West Australia

Stay in South Perth – Perth, West Australia. Photo credit: robcl75/CC BY 2.0

Accommodation in South Perth - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in South Perth – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Perth:

  • Perth Zoo
  • Great views of the city
  • Connected through bus

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Assured Waterside Apartments

With the best Perth attractions at your doorstep, Assured Waterside Apartments looks across the beautiful Swan River. It offers self-catering apartments with a private balcony and free movies. Parking on the site is free.

from AU$159
Budget

Metro Hotel Perth

The Metro Hotel Perth offers spacious and elegant rooms, most with panoramic views of the Swan River and the city of Perth. It also has an outdoor pool, restaurant and bar.

from AU$119
Luxurious

Quest South Perth

Quest South Perth offers fully equipped apartments in a garden with an outdoor pool and a leisure area with a barbecue. There is free parking for cars on the premises.

from AU$229

 

 

 

6. Scarborough

Scarborough is one of the best areas to stay in Perth for those who want to visit the beaches of the capital of Western Australia. It is known as the favorite district of surfers and anyone visiting the city to enjoy the sun, the sea and the sand.

In Scarborough you will also find some of the most important nightclubs and pubs in Perth, making the area a good accommodation option if you want to enjoy the nightlife of the city. Similarly, the district is ideal for shopping, with shops with all kinds of clothing and beach items.

This area is located northwest of the CBD and, although it is a little away from the rest of the city, has many bus stops that keep it connected to the main attractions of Perth.

Scarborough is also one of the best areas to stay in Perth to discover the cuisine of the city since it has a large number of restaurants of all kinds.

The cost of accommodation in Scarborough suits your budget and includes hotels in international chains, cheap hotels and apartments.

Best areas to stay in Perth - Scarborough

Best areas to stay in Perth – Scarborough. Courtesy of Tourism Western Australia

Accommodation in Scarborough - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Scarborough – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Perth:

  • Beach area
  • Great nightlife
  • Amazing food

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Overlooking the beautiful white sand beach of Scarborough, The Rendezvous Perth features an outdoor pool, 2 bars and a restaurant. Free limited WiFi is available.

from AU$169
Budget

Indian Ocean Hotel

The Indian Ocean Hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk from Scarborough Beach. This 3.5-star hotel offers accommodation in the heart of the Sunset Coast. The property offers a free continental breakfast.

from AU$94
Luxurious

Ramada VetroBlu Scarborough Beach

The Ramada VetroBlu is located in the center of the Scarborough Beach leisure district and offers sweeping views of the beaches of Western Australia. Guests have access to free and secure Wi-Fi at the parking place.

from AU$229

 

 

 

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