HotelsDubbed ‘hostel 2.0’, rooms here all come with en-suite bathrooms and plenty of free amenities.

GCP Hospitality reinvents hostel concept in Perth

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Hostel G opens just a five minutes’ walk away from Perth Train Station.
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Instead of the conventional sharing of shower spaces, en-suite bathrooms are found in every room – even the smallest ‘Great Room’ at 17sqm, and the ‘Good Shared 4’ bunkbeds room. Free amenities include Wi-Fi, air condition and heater, individual reading lights, individual USB and power points, bed locker and bed sheets.

Travellers seeking private, quality accommodation without the big price tags in the heart of Perth can now include Hostel G into their search, where the idea is to provide a hotel experience at an affordable price. 

Dubbed ‘hostel 2.0’, “our aim is to rival the service standards and amenity offerings found in most hotels,” says chief marketing officer Marc Bichet.

Instead of the conventional sharing of shower spaces, en-suite bathrooms are found in every room – even the smallest ‘Great Room’ at 17sqm, and the ‘Good Shared 4’ bunkbeds room. Free amenities include Wi-Fi, air condition and heater, individual reading lights, individual USB and power points, bed locker and bed sheets.

Replacing a typical hotel bar or reading room is a co-working space, peppered with communal tables, electrical sockets, USB ports and the all-important high-speed Wi-Fi for those who need to work. A lazy day here would involve the theatre-style seating screening night, Playstation time, pool table or board games. 

Forget about cup noodle meals in the kitchen; their full-fledged diner Lazy Lee Urban Eatery will open soon in February 2019, available daily till late at 11pm, serving up local brews, cocktails, burgers and bites at wallet-friendly prices.

Designed by the award-winning global architectural and consulting practice, Woods Bagot, the 296 guestrooms are split into two types – shared and private. Unique to Hostel G is the ‘Glam Shared’ offering: four bunk-style rooms catering exclusively to female travellers, with added complimentary items such as hair dryers.

In particular, groups of friends or families with children will no longer need to book multiple rooms but instead simply pick the ‘Greatest Rooms’, designed to comfortably sleep four guests in queen or twin beds and bunk beds.

Already marked as the official accommodation partner of Perth’s 2019 Fringe World Festival, and its central location – five minutes’ walk to Perth Train Station – Hostel G is all set to live out its goal of “developing spaces where visitors to a city can gather, with a buzzing events calendar and community-led activities,” says Bichet. 

Many popular attractions are also reachable on foot, including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum, Perth Concert Hall, Perth Zoo, Swan River, and the Supreme Court Gardens. 


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