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“Sadly the best in Perth”

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Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #3 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Perth
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Apparently the best hostel in Perth - which is a bit like saying Chlamydia is the best sexually-transmitted disease. The property is attractive and the staff polite and helpful. But it's still overpriced and full of ex-pat brickies and pissed-up Brit gap-year students. Woken up at 3am by the gap-yahs coming in from the pub and then again at 6am by the construction workers getting up to go to the building sites. If you have to stay in Perth this is worth a look. But you don't have to stay in Perth.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Unfortunately the negatives outway to possitives.
Although this is probably one of the better hostels as most hostels in Perth are rubbish this hostel is really noisy and the layout of the hostel adds to this, the social area where people drink are get really loud is right in the center of the rooms so you find yourself having to turn the TV on high volume to drown this out but it just gets louder and louder and you get woken up by people coming in through the night as the noise just echos through the corridors. On the bright side I found the staff nice and everything clean but at the end of the day the whole point of any hostel is to sleep.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mike s
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

I stayed in a twin room, I must say the rooms are a very descent size being a hostel. The staff are very nice and friendly ( and good looking) ha ha. The witch's hat is well set out and in terms of location it's not far from anywhere which is very handy. I got talking to a couple who had stayed at the hostel previously and from what I'm told it has had a considerable facelift which has made a huge difference to the feel of the place. Value for money also gets a big tick of approval.

Sky is the manager of the witch's hat and is very nice and extremely easy to deal with. She goes out of her way to ensure that your stay at the hostel is a happy and memorable one. Thanks guys :)

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank 928JohnnyG
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

It was my first experience in a hostel and it was really good. All the people inside was friendly and i had good time in the backyard. Anthia, the manager was really frendly and helpfull as well and i like also the place that was clean and tidy.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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2  Thank dennywolf
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

This was the first hostel that i stayed in when coming to Oz and it was actually recommend to me by a friend who now lives Perth and i'm so glad that i chose this hostel to stay in. Firstly value for money defiantly!! $33, I've stay in a lot of hostels for roughly the same money and this one is so clean, rooms clean, lockers, bathrooms best that I've used in oz, great common rooms. Secondly the feel of the place chilled, relaxed and very homely also such a great vibe it just makes you wanna get up and enjoy every day!!!! and last but not least the staff again amazing!! makes you feel so welcomed, as helpful as anyone can be to whoever you are and such a great laugh and when the staff are that good it always makes the hostel that much better as well. I've made some amazing new friends since I've stay here and also friends for life!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

This is one of the better hostels I've stayed in anywhere in Australia... and I've stayed in a few! I booked this at the last minute, and was not disappointed. Clean, tidy and with a really good vibe and a great location, can't really ask for more! The rooms were comfortable and quiet. The manager Sky was nice, friendly and helpful and the coffee shop up the road is nice. The hostel offers a range of social events and their BBQ night are well worth it! It's a shame they shut the common room at 10pm, because I was having a great time! But all in all, well worth a visit!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

You can get to this place taking the airport shuttle bus.

We arrived late, but informed the owners in advance, so no issues there.

There was a curfew, but we were awaken by some people stomping around in the corridor.

Overall, a great experience if not for some inconsiderate guests.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel

Address: 148 Palmerston St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #3 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Perth
Price Range: $20 - $53 (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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