GCP Hospitality will debut Hostel G in January 2019 in Perth, an “urban, lifestyle and community-led” breed of hostel designed with a similar philosophy to its existing Hotel G and Residence G brands.
Located in Northbridge precinct and the heart of Perth’s CBD, Hostel G will be situated at the centre of the city’s arts, heritage, culture, architectural and food scenes.
Hostel G will offer 296 guestrooms in two basic types – Shared Rooms and Private Rooms. Shared Rooms are available in configurations of four, six and eight bunk beds. All shared accommodations include individual lockable drawers for enhanced security as well as bedsheets.
Also available are four Glam Shared rooms, which are exclusive for female guests and come with carefully-selected extras such as hairdryers and bathroom amenities.
The Greatest Suite rooms include queen-sized beds and bunk beds, while Private Rooms come with double, twin, four or six beds and offer a suite of amenities such as a working desk, reading lights and toiletries.
Fresh linens will be changed mid-week for stays of seven nights or more, and there is also a self-service laundry area.
In addition, Hostel G will offer bicycle storage facilities, car sharing, as well as electric scooters and pedal-assisted electric bicycle rental services.
The on-site eatery Lazy Lee Urban Eatery is managed by R&B Lab – a dining group whose pedigree in Asia’s F&B industry includes Scarlett, Ginett & Babett restaurants in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore and Yangon as well as 25 Degrees Burger & Liquor Bars in Bangkok and Singapore.
There will also be a co-working area featuring long communal tables, power sockets stationary and reading materials.
Another highlight is the Screening Room, equipped with its theatre-style seating, large projection screen and surround-sound system. The venue will play host to curated events, including screening sessions by local up-and-coming producers, mini concerts, advanced film screenings and creative discussions by expert speakers.
Finally, Hostel G will have a games area with pool and foosball tables, as well as group-oriented board games.
“Todays’ modern travellers, millennials and Gen Z are prioritising social interactions and shared adventures with newfound friends versus the more traditional travel experience,” said Marc Bichet, chief marketing officer of GCP Hospitality.
“As a brand, Hostel G is reimagining this trend, empowering these travellers by offering a balance of privacy, cool amenities that cater to their lifestyle, and social spaces that allow them to connect to the city like a local.”