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Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #3 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 May 2011

Over the past months there have elements that point towards the owners of the hostel not wanting to spend money. Things have recently taken a turn for the better and i hope the owners see the benefitsw and continue to invest money and bring the hostel back to its decent past.

I have stayed here alot of the passed months and still feel there are less good places to saty in Perth. The residential location sets it from the rest and the ability to behave like a human without being signed in and out like some of the other hostels available to backpackers in Perth.

In review i like it and it will be my first choice for a place to stay and recommend to others.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

Great hostel with friendly staff only a short walk to the CBD. The hostel has a relaxed friendly atmosphere and I was made to feel at home straight away.

Highly recommend this hostel and will stay here again when in Perth .

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

Many things wrong with this hostel, not many right. First off, thye messed up our booking, so we had to upgrade to a twin CELL. The manager did give us a cheaper rate so we didnt have to change rooms, but even still, it was over priced for the accomodation.

The 'Cleaner' was useless. She was always around giving people dirty looks and smoking, but the toilets and showers were never cleaned the whole time we were there.

The kitchen was very good, but if you didnt clean up straight away, a staff member would be on your case telling you to clean up your mess. Also, you can't drink at this hostel after 10pm, you can't drink INSIDE the hostel and you can't eat inside the hostel.

The air conditioning comes on at 10pm every night (if the member of staff remembers to turn it on) and is barely worth it.

All in all it is an ok hostel run badly. You cant tell who the staff are, the cleaner doesnt clean, and you cant relax inside, and you cant make noise anywhere.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2011

I sent four emails prior to my arrival asking the same two questions. None of them were answered. That should have told me something- but I decided to go ahead with my booking. Unfortunately that was only the start of a horrible stay. Air conditioning is only turned on at 10:00pm every night and turned off by 6:00am. Not enough time to make my room cool, let alone have a good nights rest. Also contrary to their posting, we could not get wireless internet in our room. While a couple staff were friendly, the majority (including manager) were stand offish and rude. I would not recommend staying here if you want a good nights sleep and friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

I had intentions of staying in this hostel long term but the owners quickly changed my mind with there strick rules and ignorance. The toilets where not cleaned the whole time i stayed and even when i complained about the smell and filth caked to the bowl no action was taken.Maybe if the cleaner spent as much time cleaning as she did smoking and drinking cofee the hostel wouldnt be so dirty. The air con was only turned on at nite because the owners dont want u in the hostel during the day and never before have i been spoken to in such a rude way by both owners at seperate times for no reason other than there lack of communicating with there customers. If anything breaks it didnt look like they would try to fix or replace even the most essential items eg. washing machine, cooker, dinning table.There are so many other cheaper hostels with better facilities, cleaner but most of all friendly and helpful owners. But on a plus side the hostel as such great people and supervisors that stay there it has so much potential just lack of respect for the customers that in fact pay theese owners wages.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 January 2011

The manager Adil will help you out with any question you ask. Very laid back, friendly people, very clean and lots of AC

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 January 2011

I Enjoyed my stay at the Witchs Hat but it is expensive with no free tea or coffee. There is no A/C during the day I am sat here inside and it is 34C. Generally don`t come to W.A if you want good service or anything for free. Everything here is expensive.

The guys toilets are crusty and the showers are grimey too. They are in the same state even after cleaning. I worked at a remote roadhouse which was cleaner! Laziness is no excuse. The cookers don`t light and the matches taken by smokers. Most external areas are taken over by drunken slobs by 10am on the weekends.

The people here are the best thing, there is a mix of nationalities but mainly English and Irish. The long termers are pretty friendly and I was included of things they were doing on the weekend.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Thank se99ma
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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 #3 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Price Range: £15 - £40 (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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