11 May 2016

New lease of life for Perth Hostel building

  • Perth Cultural Centre

The historic Perth Hostel building has re-opened its doors as short stay accommodation for international students and overseas visitors, following comprehensive restoration and refurbishment works.

Australian-based accommodation provider 2Stay, was announced as the preferred proponent for the lease of Perth Hostel in August 2015 and since that time has undertaken the planning, construction and fit-out required to resurrect the heritage-listed building at 196 William Street.

Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority Chief Executive Officer, Kieran Kinsella said this was a welcome addition to the revitalisation of the William Street precinct.

“The revamped Perth Hostel provides international students and visitors with a modern, comfortable and secure accommodation option in one of the city’s most popular creative and cultural hubs.”

The hostel will primarily provide accommodation for international students, however non-student guests with a minimum visa of six months are permitted, with a minimum stay of four weeks.

It offers a caretaker room and 28 guest rooms, over three levels, with a variety of single, twin and triple bed configurations. It also boasts two kitchens and a number of break-out areas.

“The $500,000 refurbishment works delivered by 2Stay has given the historic building a new lease of life”

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, has restored 16 properties on William Street since 2009, upgraded public areas and created a vibrant urban quarter now occupied by creative industries, restaurants and galleries.

Mr Kinsella said the Government’s investment of $6million had attracted private investors with new industries, restaurants and businesses opening in the area.