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Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #2 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 September 2011

My travel guide read "something out of a fairytale". If so, then the owners must be ogres. There is a sign boldly posted on the wall of the common room that promises a $10 reward for every positive review posted on Trip Advisor- something to bear in mind when you see favourable reviews. Appalling.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

The hostel doesn't look nice from the inside at all. The rooms are blunt, not welcoming and TINY, the furniture was shabby, partly broken, very dusty and sticky from old juice (looked like hasn't been cleaned for at least two month). Shower and toilets OK, but not great as mentioned in other comments here. Bed & sheets were clean, location is good. For backpackers expecting the basic (sleep&go) it's OK, but for this standard it's way too expensive (and definitely NOT worth the double/twin price).

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

This hostel has loads of character, a really warm welcome and does feel like you've found a place to call home. It's located about 7 mins walk from central Northbridge, one of the most prominent nightlife spots in Perth and has its own security gate with code, and a code on the front door. I've stayed at the Witch's Hat both times I've made it to Perth and will be going back there on my next trip.

The place has been recently updated with new fittings in the kitchen and has always been clean and airy. The rooms themselves are a good size and have shelves and lockers, as well have all having their own locks to the doors.

It may be a little pricier than some of the other hostels around Northbridge or Perth, but I've stayed in a couple of those and spoken to people who have stayed in others and Witch's Hat is definitely the one to be in.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

It was quite difficult locating this hostel initially. However, its bungalow building exterior is pretty striking, so once you're near, you shouldn't miss it.

They didn't have many rooms. The one we had was quite small and unfortunately with no view. Nevertheless, all in all, the hostel was very clean, very well organized management and helpful staffs!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

In comparison to other hostels I have stayed in Australia and overseas this hostel is well and truly a great stay. I continually come back every 3 weeks for my week off work as I find my greeting by the manager Adil and all other staff very welcoming. The rooms and bathroom/toilets are always clean and the cleaner does a great job and is a very nice lady. There is a really comfy and homey lounge area and an excellent undercover outdoor BBQ area with ample space to sit about and get to know other travellers or just to laze and read in the sunshine. There is a noise curphew due to being in a residential area which suits me. Location is also great, with the hostel being a very short walk to a few lovely parks, cafes and restaurants and just a 10min walk to the city. I recommend this hostel to many people.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel

Address: 148 Palmerston St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Price Range: ₹ 1,426 - ₹ 3,768 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel is a beautifully restored 4-star, backpacker accommodation and travellers hostel located close to Perth's shopping, dining and entertainment areas. ... more   less 
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