Separated from the rest of the world by desert and ocean, Perth is one of the world's most isolated cities. With a thriving cultural scene, friendly locals, great beaches and so much to see and do, it's also a top spot to spend a holiday. However, with the mining boom that is currently driving Western Australia's economy, accommodation in Perth can be a little expensive. In your opinion what are the best places to stay in Perth for budget travellers, and why? What would be most suitable for families, and for single independent travellers?
Perth YHA in the old St. John Ambulance building in Wellington Street, just down from Royal Perth Hospital. It is walking distance to the CBD, or take the free CAT bus. A variety of accommodation is available, to suit singles through to groups.