Frequently Asked Questions
Below are our frequently asked questions, designed to help you during your stay at Britannia on William and your time in Perth. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Please don’t hesitate to send us an email or ask us directly
Can I book tours at your hostel?
Unfortunately we no longer operate a tour booking service, however our experienced and knowledgeable staff are more than happy to offer advice and help you plan your adventure in Australia.
Can I store some luggage at your hostel?
We offer on-site luggage storage facilities perfect for when you want to travel light, just leave your bags with us! Daytime storage is free for guests while overnight storage costs $1 per day when you have a return booking with us.
How can I get there from the airport?
There are a few options for getting to and from the airport to Britannia on William:
The public bus, route 380, departs from the Domestic terminal
The shuttle bus from both Domestic and International terminals drop off at Britannia on William prices are $15 from Domestic and $18 from International per person
Taxis are the cheapest transport for two or more people, prices range from $35-$45 from both terminals
The shuttle buses and taxis can be found just outside the airport, contact information below:
Taxi 131330 (within Australia) or visit their website www.swantaxis.com.au
Airport Shuttle Phone +61 9277 7958 or visit their website, www.perthshuttle.com.au
How can I get to Fremantle?
Fremantle is south of Perth city, you can either catch a train or ferry to Freo. The train costs less than $5 each way and the ferry less than $20 and offers a scenic trip down the Swan River.
How do I get from Britannia to Curtin University?
How do I get to the beach from Britannia?
The Fremantle train departs every 10-15 mins and you can hop off at Cottesloe or North Fremantle to get to the beach. A bus regularly departs to Scarborough beach so the choice is yours. Both the bus and train station are a short, 2 minute walk from the hostel.
How far is Perth city from Britannia on William?
Perth City Centre is short, 5 minute walk from the hostel.
How long is the Internet Cafe open for?
Our internet cafe is open 24 hours for guest use and between 7am – 11pm for the public. We have card readers on all machines, CD and DVD burners, as well as headphones for Skype and other VOIP programs.
Is King’s Park worth a visit?
Yes, definitely. Kings Park is a must for every backpacker and tourist visiting Perth. The beautiful panoramic views of the Swan River and the city are worth the trip. Stroll through the botanic gardens, enjoy a coffee and soak up the view! At night the gum trees are lit up and create a very romantic ambience while the city lights glitter in the background.
Is Rottnest Island worth a visit?
Yes, definitely. There are regular ferries departing from Barrack St Jetty to Rottnest Island. The best way to move around the island is to either rent a bicycle or hop on the Sunseeker bus. There are plenty of activities on the island, we highly recommend snorkelling and visiting the many gorgeous beaches for a swim. The native marsupials, the quokka, are very friendly, welcoming and cute!
What time is Check in and Check out?
You can check in at anytime, however rooms are available from 12pm onwards the day of your booking. To ensure enough turn around time, check out is 10am.
Can you help me with my Tax refund
Yes we can, for more information click here