Perth, Australia

Tribe Perth

Rates per night from$91.29

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (AUD126.36), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

High-tech hideaway

Setting

Corner of Kings Park

Tribe Perth is a budget-friendly boutique hotel in Western Australia’s sun-soaked capital. The stylish, compact rooms swap size for good sense, with handy, high-tech additions making your stay stress-free: beds have helpfully suitcase-shaped holes to stow luggage, the smart TVs have a built-in library of films (and can stream straight from your Samsung phone) and USB ports provide adapter-free charging potential. The adventurous design in the lively, laid-back communal spaces features a bright, bold mix of Moroso chairs, Australian artwork, colourful Chesterfield sofas, exposed concrete and hanging lights. This is a clever hotel for style-conscious, time-poor, tech-savvy travellers.

Smith Extra

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A cocktail each on arrival and, subject to availability, early check-in and late check-out

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

123.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm, also flexible.

Rates

Double rooms from $91.29 (AU$126), excluding tax at 10 per cent.

More details

Rates don’t usually include breakfast (from AU$18 a person if booked in advance, otherwise it’s AU$21).

Also

If you think the modular black exterior looks a little different to the surrounding buildings, you’re on to something: the Lego-like hotel was built in China and shipped to Perth.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, car park, bicycles to borrow, built-in film library. In rooms: flatscreen smart TV, free bottled water, air-conditioning, minibar, tea-making kit, Nespresso coffee machine and Kevin Murphy bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are cosily compact, but go for one facing Perth’s famous Kings Park: you’ll get city views (read: offices) on the other side of the building.

Packing tips

Perth is an outdoorsy kind of city (this is the sunniest place in Australia, people) and you’ve got 990 acres of park on your doorstep: fill your suitcase with activewear.

Also

Some of the Tribe Comfort Rooms have been adapted for wheelchair users and the main communal space is accessible.

Children

All ages are welcome, but over-fours will be charged as adults and there are no extra or twin beds, or connecting rooms available. Little Smiths are welcome in the restaurant but there’s no special menu.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Make new friends on the communal tables, or head outside if it’s sunny (it probably is).

Dress Code

Colourful and contemporary to complement the daring design.

Hotel restaurant

The output of the chef tending to the Tribe ovens varies from usefully ‘grab and go’ items and light sharing plates to more substantial dishes. The modern Australian menu keeps an eye on seasonality and sustainability. Late-sleepers will appreciate the system if they miss their alarm (there’s always some sustenance laid out). As well as the usual Continental suspects at breakfast, expect the super-healthy (chia seeds, caveman-approved muesli).

Hotel bar

There’s a bar that’s part of the open-plan communal space and an honesty bar set up in the lobby, where you can top up on protein balls and chia puddings as well as the slightly more calorific muffins.

Last orders

The restaurant serves food all day from 6am until 12.30am, with breakfast service finishing at 10.30am.

Room service

In-room dining (mostly of the sandwich-style variety: wagyu-beef burgers, cheese toasties) is available between 4pm and 9pm.

Location

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Address
Tribe Perth
4 Walker Ave
West Perth
6005
Australia

Planes

Perth’s airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel; transfers can be arranged on request. Qantas now flies direct from the UK to the Western Australia capital (www.qantas.com).

Trains

The nearest Transperth rail station is City West, an 18-minute walk away on the appropriately named Railway Street.

Automobiles

Perth is easy to get around on foot, but if you have arrived by car you can park on-site for AU$30 a day. There’s additional parking on the surrounding streets.

Other

The 935 bus handily links the airport directly with the hotel, but allow an hour for the ride.

Worth getting out of bed for

Max out the movies-on-demand function of your room’s TV, meet your (temporary) neighbours in the hotel’s lively lobby bar or order in a coffee from local roasters Dukes, who Tribe has helpfully partnered with. For beaches, boutiques and the buzziest restaurants and cafés, head to the Claremont quarter, a 10-minute drive west of Tribe. For a culture fix, visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia, or check out the chief astronomer’s residence at the Old Observatory on Havelock Street, which survived the 1960s wrecking ball that felled its fellow 1896 construction (the dome itself). View-toting Kings Park is on your doorstep, as is its botanic garden; the city’s CBD is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Local restaurants

For all of your cold-brewed and cold-pressed liquid needs, head to the nearest outpost of Mary Street Bakery on Saint George’s Terrace. Have lunch overlooking the ocean at Odyssea, a 15-minute drive west of the CBD in City Beach; the varied menu covers everything from Korean fried chicken tortillas to Brussels sprouts actually made enticing with a creamy tonnato dressing, roasted anchovy salt and chervil. On the Elizabeth Quay’s Eastern Promenade, The Reveley offers fresh oysters and Tasmanian salmon on the rooftop, and a modern Australian menu everywhere else. Enjoy an elaborate combination of sushi and sake at Sushia Izakaya, where the authentic Japanese food even comes with a cherry-blossom installation as its backdrop.

Local bars

As the typeface-referencing name suggests, things get trendy at Helvetica on Howard Street; expect jam jars.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this urban hotel in Western Australia and unpacked their surfboards and Swan Valley wines, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Tribe Perth

The Lego-like pods that make up Tribe were formed in China, then shipped to Perth to form the hotel. If that sounds unfeasibly straightforward, it is – and that’s exactly the ethos behind this budget-boutique stay. Tribe is a fuss-free retreat for modern travellers, skipping the unnecessary extras and focusing instead on design and functionality. Rooms are small, with suitcase-ready spaces carved into the comfortable bed and a capsule bathroom – but also with helpful, high-tech additions like USB charging ports and smart TVs. It’s the ideal Perth base if you want somewhere stylish to stay, without a hefty price tag. The colourful communal spaces attract the neighbours as much as guests, flocking for great coffee from the nearby roastery, a craft beer or creative cocktail. Ready to join the tribe?

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