Budget Accommodation in Perth, Western Australia
Call Us: +61 401 034 429

Guide to Cheap Accommodation in Perth 2017

10 Things to Consider When Selecting Cheap Accommodation in Perth

Research has now proven that not traveling when you had the chance is a major regret among adults across the globe.

But if you’re wondering how you can afford to travel – and travel safely – you’re not alone.

That’s why in this post, we’re telling you everything you need to know about finding cheap accommodation in Perth.

Some of these tips can also be applied to your travels throughout the globe. When you’re shopping by price for accommodation, you need to know what to look for and what to avoid.

This post is here to help.

Elizabeth Quay Perth CBD

1. Make sure your accommodation is centrally located

It never fails. You think you’ve found the perfect cheap accommodation in Perth – until you realise that you’re going to spend all your time and money traveling to and from your apartment or hotel.

When you’re booking your place, make sure you’ve asked your host that the “great deal” isn’t because you’re staying at the ends of the earth.

2. Ask about nightlife

There are tons of awesome things to do in Perth. But, if you don’t ask a local about them, you’ll likely end up overpaying.

When deciding where you want to stay, ask if your accommodation will have some concierge service or someone you can call if you get lost or need last-minute advice about what to do in the evenings.

We’re a friendly bunch – your hosts will likely be happy to tell you where to go, or even show you around themselves!

3. Check out their social media

One thing that will give you a genuine look at how guests are enjoying their stay? Do a little research by going through the accommodation’s social media accounts.

See how guests have tagged their photos at the hotel or home you want to rent. Comb through the hashtags relating to the hotel, so you get a feel for the kinds of people who like to stay there.

4. Create a travel budget ahead of time

One thing we see a lot of when it comes to finding the right place to stay? People who are already willing to stretch their budgets before they even arrive, over spending on accommodation.

Instead, create a clear travel budget for yourself, and stick to it. Tell your hotels or homestays that you can’t go higher than a number – and ask if they have anything available in your price range.

5. Make sure they know about any extra guests

Often, budget hotels may have somewhat stricter policies about additional or overnight guests. Even if the extra guest is a young member of your family, be sure to be upfront with your hotel or hosts to avoid getting hit with an upcharge because you neglected to mention them.

6. Ask about accommodation parking

If you’re renting a car in Perth, make sure you’ve spoken to your place of stay about the rules and costs surrounding parking. Again, this is one of those things that can quickly become a “hidden cost” that adds up fast.

So, if you’re planning on driving instead of taking public transit, make sure you’ve cleared the costs with your hotel before you book.

7. Consider home rentals as well as hotels

Hotels are great – if you have the option to eat your meals out all the time, don’t mind people coming in and out of your room, and don’t mind feeling a little stir crazy from time to time.

If you’re staying in Perth for more than a few days, renting a furnished home won’t just make you feel more comfortable, it might end up being a more cost-effective option.

8. Look for great reviews

Let’s get real: when you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Perth, the price point alone shouldn’t be the thing that makes you say “yes” to a particular spot.

In fact, electing a place without verified guests and reviews just because it’s cheap isn’t just a bad idea, it’s outright dangerous.

Though Perth is a safe city, always look for hotels and homes with a reputable website that’s frequently updated – and that has lots of helpful comments and reviews from guests.

Perth WA Beach

9. It’s far away from it all

Perth is one of the most isolated cities in the world. In fact, the nearest city, Adelaide, is over 2,500 kilometres away!

This distance means that Perth is the perfect place to leave your past behind, whether you want to stay here for a few days, a few weeks, or even more permanently.

Regarding accommodation here, it’s geographic isolation means it sees lots of tourists, and that the city and those who live here are eager for the company.

This means there are lots of affordable options when it comes to finding a place to stay, and that families themselves run many of them.

Staying with a family or a family-owned hotel is an excellent way to connect with local life – and they’ll be happy to chat with visitors!

10. It’s a student-friendly city

If you’re looking for cheap accommodation in Perth, the fact that there are so many students living here certainly makes finding them easier.

Not only are there lots of options with wonderful group rates, but many travel sites and hosts will cater to those who want both long and short term stays in Perth.

This means that if you’re looking for a spring break option on a budget, and one that will have plenty of others your age, Perth is an awesome opportunity!

You’re an expert on finding cheap accommodation in Perth

Now that you’ve officially run out of excuses for why you can’t travel, we’re eager to help you secure your dream cheap accommodation in Perth!

For more information about things to do and the best affordable places to stay in Perth, we invite you to take a look at our blog and website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. And of course, we’re always eager to see your travel pictures – send them our way!

Leave a Reply

Budget Apartments

74 Preston St
Como, WA, 6153
Australia
Phone: 0401 034 429
Email: bookings@budgetapartments.com.au
follow Budget Apartments on facebook