Pinnacles Beach Backpackers

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Seville street 91, Cervantes, Australia

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Pinnacles Beach Backpackers Cervantes Reviews

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Pinnacles Backpackers Nov 10, 2013
There are not a lot of budget places to stay in Cervantes - but if you need you may very well end up staying and Cervantes Pinnacles Backpackers. There are not a lot of things to see in Cervantes - except the nearby Pinnacles in Nambung Nationalpark. Many people go there on a day tour from Perth - but if you want to go on your own this hostel is a decent place to stay.

The hostel is fairly small and located very close to the beach - I went in winter time so I didn’t even think of going into the water - but it is possible it could be nice to go in there during the summer time when Western Australia temperature reach scorching levels.

I got there with the greyhound bus which runs on the highway far far away from Cervantes - but they do drop off and pick up at the hostel and a tour of the Pinnacles National park was included in my ticket. So I decided just to stay for one night and have a look around at national park the next day. there really wasn’t much to see around Cervantes so I just went down and have a look at the scrub down at the beach to see what it was like down there.

Cervantes is a tiny town in Western Australia - so there really isn’t much when it comes to attractions. Nobody would go here if it wasn’t were for the national park next door - and most people even decide to go on an organized tours - either a daytrip which will go back to Perth the same night or on a longer tour going further to the north of Western Australia - and these tours tend to spend the night further north at Kalbarri to have a look at the next door national park up there. Hence the tours will only visit the national park during the daytime and not result in any life in the small village during the night time.

There are not much in the village when it comes to services either - there are a small shop and a couple of small fast food restaurants and not much else.

The hostel was pretty quite - probably because most people just bypass the village and go here on day tours. But there were a few other guests who somehow had ended up in this village so there was actually a bit of life in the hostel. One funny thing about travelling Western Australia is there are few people going on their own -so you tend to meet the same people over and over again along the few stop where everybody stops. This happened with the people I met at this hostel - I saw most of them later on during my trip north. So if you stay here make sure to be friendly with the other guest - you probably end up seeing them again a later stage of your trip.
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tj1777 says:
there are not much traffic when you get out of Perth - so it will be pretty easy to drive - just always always always remember to stay on the wrong side of the road when driving.
Posted on: Nov 11, 2013
cimtech says:
Mickey - thank you for sharing this info, perfect timing for me. did you drive there, i am wondering how difficult it would be (for the first few hours/days) to drive on the other side of the road !
Posted on: Nov 11, 2013
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