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Backpack City and Surf Hostel
1 Bed in 3-Bed Dormitory, Backpack City and Surf Hostel in Perth
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7.1

Very good

93 reviews

93 reviews

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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Muir Books

130 m

Perth Mosque

160 m

The Nostalgia Box Museum

270 m

Weld Square

310 m

Keith & Lottie Shop

320 m

Popular landmarks
Art Gallery of Western Australia

640 m

RAC Arena

1.1 km

Elizabeth Quay

1.4 km

The Perth Mint

1.5 km

Scitech

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
State Library of Western Australia

460 m

Mechanics Institute Bar

500 m

Grapeskin Lounge Bar & Cafe

500 m

Mainly Books Secondhand Bookshop, Perth

510 m

Monkey - 1st level balcony

520 m

Backpack City and Surf Hostel

41-43 Money Street, Northbridge, Perth, Australia, 6003 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Northbridge, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Kings Park War Memorial. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Located in heart of Perth

Check-in [24-hour]

730 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

640 meters to Art Gallery of Western Australia

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Contactless check-in/out

Restaurants

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Perth every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.5
Distance to city center1.1 km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportPerth Airport (PER)
Distance to airport9.9 km

Rooms available at Backpack City and Surf Hostel

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Bed in 3-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Single Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Single Room
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  • Room size: 6 m²/65 ft²
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Room Selected at Check In
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Double Bed room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Backpack City and Surf Hostel?

Check-in is from 12:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Backpack City and Surf Hostel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Backpack City and Surf Hostel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Backpack City and Surf Hostel?

Backpack City and Surf Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Backpack City and Surf Hostel?

Restaurants including Good Fortune Roast Duck House, Brika and La Cholita are popular in Backpack City and Surf Hostel’s neighborhood which is known as Northbridge.

What popular shopping places are close to Backpack City and Surf Hostel?

Shopping options in Backpack City and Surf Hostel’s Northbridge neighborhood include Muir Books and Mainly Books Secondhand Bookshop, Perth.

What are popular attractions near Backpack City and Surf Hostel?

Guests at Backpack City and Surf Hostel can easily visit Art Gallery of Western Australia, Western Australian Museum - Perth and Perth Mosque located in the Northbridge area.

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Property ranking|Compared to 607 Perth properties
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Room comfort score
4.5/10
Location score
8/10
Value for money score
7.5/10
Service score
7.4/10
Better than
82
%
of Perth properties
Better than
75
%
of Perth properties
Better than
74
%
of Perth properties
Better than
73
%
of Perth properties
Overall rating:

7.1

Very good
93 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Facilities
7.0
Location
8.0
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More about Backpack City and Surf Hostel

More about Backpack City and Surf Hostel

Backpack City and Surf Hostel

See the best of Perth with a stay at Backpack City and Surf Hostel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Looking for lots of choices? Backpack City and Surf Hostel spoils you for choices in activities, with its convenient location just 2.3 km from the Kings Park War Memorial.
The range of services provided by Backpack City and Surf Hostel ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is always available, provided by the hostel for their driving guests. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including luggage storage.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.


Dining and things to do

Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Light snacking is available day or night with the hostel's vending machines. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
Backpack City and Surf Hostel promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Perth has to offer. Pose in front of State War Memorial located 2.4 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Perth. The most well-known nearby local attraction is Elizabeth Quay which is located just about 1.3 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 92% of accommodations in the city.
This hostel's food and dining score higher than 83% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 82% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Good
Facilities

7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Car Park

2 mentions

Beach

1 mention

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

41-43 Money Street, Northbridge, Perth, Australia, 6003
Excellent
Location

8

Airports
  • Perth Airport (PER)
    9.9 km
  • Jandakot Airport (JAD)
    16.4 km
Public transportation
  • Perth Railway Station
    710 m
  • Transperth
    780 m
Hospital or clinic
  • Busy Bee Pharmacy
    560 m
Shopping
  • Watertown Brand Outlet Centre
    1.4 km
Convenience store
  • Lucky 7
    500 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    440 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia
    640 m
  • RAC Arena
    1.1 km
  • Elizabeth Quay
    1.4 km
  • The Perth Mint
    1.5 km
  • Scitech
    1.5 km
  • The Bell Tower
    1.6 km
  • Kings Park War Memorial
    2.3 km
  • State War Memorial
    2.4 km
  • Crown Perth
    3.5 km
  • Perth Zoo
    3.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Muir Books
    130 m
  • Perth Mosque
    160 m
  • The Nostalgia Box Museum
    270 m
  • Weld Square
    310 m
  • Keith & Lottie Shop
    320 m
  • Birdwood Square
    380 m
  • Stuart Street Reserve
    450 m
  • State Library of Western Australia
    460 m
  • Mechanics Institute Bar
    500 m
  • Grapeskin Lounge Bar & Cafe
    500 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from00:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until19:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 AUD
The property
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors0
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Year property opened0000
  • Most recent renovation0000
Parking
  • Daily parking fee3 AUD

Reviews of Backpack City and Surf Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.1
/
10
Cleanliness6.6
Facilities7.0
Location8.0
Room comfort and quality4.5
Service7.4
Value for money7.5
High score for Perth
Rating
9+ Exceptional (8)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (4)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (26)
Time of the year
Mar - May (13)
Jun - Aug (14)
Sep - Nov (9)
Dec - Feb (15)
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9.2
Exceptional
Megan from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Great hostel very friendly”

I was very happy with this hostel. It is close to northbridge and the nightlife and restaurants of perth. The staff were very helpful even pumping up our flat car tire for us. They hostel is clean and facilities are excellent although the dryer was not working at the time. I would visit again and would recommend to friends.

Reviewed June 20, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Sean from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Cheap, fun and dirty”

I spent a week here but be warned it's a bit grim. Kitchen is dirty, dorm rooms are occupied by a lot of long term guests, which means they have their crap everywhere. It is however the cheapest hostel in Perth and I found the guests really cool, mostly burnouts, mostly french, with a great chill atmosphere and outdoor common area.

Reviewed March 22, 2018

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7.6
Very good
khumaira from Malaysia
Group
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 5 nights in November 2016

Good location & value for money but lack of cleanliness”

The backpacker located in Asian area where you can find various Asian eateries from Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Vietnamese etc. The staff is friendly & helpful and they clean the place maybe 2-3 times a day BUT the place is still dirty, especially the kitchen. I think it's due to the people who stay there. And I think the management must be more stricter on how the residents use the kitchen. There were kitchen utensils that were not cleaned after being used & the table near the cooking gas is very dirty and was not wiped clean enough. The table for eating is dirty too but not as dirty as the one near the cooking gas. There's good news for Muslim travelers like my friend & I. The Perth Mosque is just 3-min walk from this backpacker. So if you get roommates who are dirty & messy (like what we got), then you can always go to the mosque to pray.

Reviewed November 30, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Grant from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Great hostel friendly people great location and value for money”

Great little hostel with friendly staff. I stayed 2 months in total. Small quieter hostel but close to pubs and nightlife in northbridge.

Reviewed October 03, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
David from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in January 2018

Top value”

This hostel is alot more then wath you pay for. It is very clean, cheap, have a great atmosphere. Facilities are good and it is uncomplicated to use the kitchen. It have even free coffee. You can make your laundry for only 4 AU$. In my month staying they took me and other guests to the beach for free. The staff cares alot and doing a great job. Highly recommended.

Reviewed February 19, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Katie from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Great hostel with atmosphere ”

I enjoyed staying here the staff were friendly and it was reasonably quiet.Special mention to Terry and Myrthe for making my stay enjoyable. It was great getting free wifi. Grate location near the pubs and niteclubs of perth. Place was clean. I would come back again.

Reviewed April 04, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
josh from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

Management and staff were excellent”

Would highly recommend, great backpacker experience

Reviewed January 23, 2018

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6.0
Lorenzo from Italy
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in July 2017

35$ a week for car park?!”

After 4 month living in 4 room bad (it's not the expensive one but even the chip one) I tried to ask a deal between me(and my car...)and the manager of the hostel for pay at least 15/20$ a week for the car park. He doesn't care,I must to pay every day 5$ for the car park,that's mean 35$ every week plus the amount of my permanence,ridiculous.

Reviewed August 12, 2017

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Lorenzo further to my response to your first post. I understand your frustration at having to pay for parking however the cost of $5 per day for car parking in Northbridge is extremely cheap. To park on the street it cost $2.60 per hour ($42 per day) with a restriction of only being allowed to park for 1 hour at a time with the added inconvenience of having to move your car every 60 minutes.

Responded August 14, 2017
Backpack City and Surf Hostel
9.6
Exceptional
Cai from Australia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Good”

Good staff. Good atmosphere. Good location. Good price!

Reviewed April 18, 2017

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6.3
Good
tang from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Private Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

enjoyable”

staff friendly, good comunication...good location

if i comeback perth for holiday,,i will comeback this hotel agaibn..

Reviewed February 26, 2015

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6.0
Teu from Malaysia
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Basic double room with ceiling fan”

Reasonable price and basic accomodation. Overall sastified staying with this hostel.

Reviewed April 22, 2016

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2.8
Jihyun from South Korea
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 6 nights in January 2017

If you want to be bitten by bed bugs, It's a perfect place ”

Dirty, dirty , dirty! There are so many bedbugs and I was bitten everywhere. I complained about this , they said backpackers can bring the bed bugs so It's not 100% hostel's fault. They get money from the backpackers and they blame us when we command any problem. They don't pay for washing machine for laundry and medicine too ( but they said "wash all your clothes ".(I was bitten because of this hostel, I have to wash all my cloths paying 4$ per once ) It's cheap but you want to pay for bed bugs bed ? Wanna get hurt and stress ? Then It's the perfect choice. It you want to make your travel the worst then chose this ^^ you will get terrible experience with this choice. They should know If they run the hostel like this, they will lose the custmers and shut down the door. They treat the travelers as money. * there are so many mice, cockroaches. 여기 원래 한국인들 한명도 없지만 오시려고 생각하셨던 분들. 베드버그 온 몸에 물린 다음에 따지면 니가 베드버그 데려왔을수도있지않냐 라고 말하는 곳입니다. 옭넑가 완전 쓹렉기입니다 돈밝엙 몰흠ㅎ 백팩코들 때무네 먹꼬 살묜소 ㅎ;ㅎ 조심하세요.

Reviewed January 28, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Cecilia from Taiwan
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

Location. Staff”

Staff is helpful and friendly Easily to make friends here

Reviewed April 18, 2017

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5.6
Choi from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

Fine, if looking for cheap hostel”

bed sheet was a bit smelly 15 mins walk to Perth city centre

Reviewed April 02, 2017

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2.4
Jihyun from South Korea
Couple
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

The worst place ever! If you want to get hurt and stress and terrible experience, choose this place ”

Bedbugs, mice , cockroaches If you want to get hurt and stress, It's the best choice ^^ I was bitten by bed bugs everywhere so I complained about it, they said I had to clean and put my all stuff outside. Why do I have to pay for medichen and washing machine because of their fault. You guys think It makes sense? But hostel manager and boss they blamed us. It's possible the backpackers can bring here bed bugs. We didn't ask about who brought here bedbugs. We stayed here and was bitten and got streess and pain. It's the point. Who will compensate all of things. They are arrogant and treat us as only money It's cheap but that doesn't mean the hostel doesn't need to be cleaned. The hostel management should know if they run the hostel like this ( want to get only money and don't care of the customers ) nobody comes here and the hostel has to be shut down the door. If the hostel management has a brain , and can think They should be ashamed. Shame on you.

Reviewed January 28, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Matthew from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

good”

Had 1 problem with staff been slightly unprofessional. but not enough to stop me staying again

Reviewed November 28, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Matthew from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

good”

Would and did stay again

Reviewed November 28, 2017

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2.8
Greg from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

Acceptable”

It's cold in the rooms and when we ask to put a heater in the bed the manager told us I don't care, if you're not happy move. The car park is 5$ per day and for the price of the room + the price of the car park you can have a better hostel with free parking. And the best, I saw a mouse in the kitchen.

Reviewed August 18, 2017

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6.0
Stefano from Italy
Solo traveler
Private Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015

Nothing”

The location the parking and the staff

If you wanna Find a clean place you need to respect the other customer and thrust than the other customer thinks the same. !!!

Reviewed June 14, 2015

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6.0
Lorenzo from Italy
Business traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in August 2017

Above average”

5$ every day for the car park?! What hell! Plus if you don't pay every day extra 2.50$ dollar penalty...it's insane. Also the gate in the parking is always open,no video camera that makes sure is safe ecc...

Reviewed August 12, 2017

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Lorenzo I have noted your comments and appreciate the fact that you have been at the Hostel for close to 3 months. However you were aware at the start and throughout out various conversations while you have been staying at the Hostel that parking was $5 per day which for Northbridge is extremely cheap considering it is like $3 per hour to park on the street. As for the extra $2.50 late fee this was introduced (as I explained at the time) because you were not paying for parking when it fell due. At one stage despite our staff continually chasing you to pay you had failed to pay for the parking for close to 2 weeks. Of all the customers we have park at our Hostel you are the only one who (prior to the introduction of the late fee) was consistently late with paying for parking.

Responded August 14, 2017
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