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Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #3 of 56 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

On a 37 degree day in the height of summer you have to ask to have the air conditioner on in the TV room, which I thought was a bit rude and penny pinching in the like. One very rude staff member by the name of Kim who has very poor customer service skills and makes you feel very unwelcome. Perhaps a smile from her would be nice. Otherwise the rest of the staff are lovely! It's in a residential area so it's quiet at night and you are able to get to sleep. Plus rowdy guests are asked to be quiet which is good. Overall fairly good.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed for 6 nights in this lovely hostel. Thank you to Andrea, Valarie and Nia for making our stay so successful - all members of staff in this well-run, very clean hostel. We had room 13 which was a twin bedded small room with shared bathroom. Kitchen area well equipped and kept clean and tidy. The BBQ area in the large courtyard is a great meeting place to share experiences with fellow travellers and as the hostel is situated in a very residential area, there is a 10pm curfew on outside space, so hostel very quiet at night. Close to lovely coffee shop Le Papillon for breakfast and 10 mins walk into town for lots of bistros and entertainment.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

the friendly staff took good care of us travelling with a baby; nice courtyard and quiet location 10 min per pedes away from northbridge bar/restaurant area and a bit further to the cbd; clean facilities; aircon in the small but acceptable rooms only at night time but all day long in the big community room - and the courtyard offers shade and a fan. a spot you can enjoy life in, a well run hostel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Not a bad stay, there is clean and comfortable accommodation. No free wifi includrd, the rooms are basic and staff not too friendly. But there are nice communal areas with outside space and decent location.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank JohnnyGarethPhillips
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

This is really a brilliant hostel, me an my brother (20 and 21) are out from Liverpool and had stayed in a few hostels before this, this is by far the best.. The staff are fantastic, because they don't feel like staff, there more friends than anything (Gemma, nia) and management was also great (anthea), we made some really good friends here an though we've moved on we both miss it. I've read other reviews and a couple mention about it being like a family feel and it's a good way to describe it, it feels more like a big house share with good friends rather than a hostel with strangers. Great location, clean, lots of space, great atmosphere, couldn't ask much more from a hostel.. I've read quite a few reviews on here an people have been complaining about staff here even while I was staying here, this is a hostel not a hotel if you respect the staff they will respect you and do the utmost to help as we found while we were there.. Would go back to stay in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

I spent most of my time in Perth at the Witch's Hat. A fantastic hostel, clean, quiet, it seems to live in within little family. Particularly kitchen was always clean and tidy. Staff always ready to help for anything regarding the hostel and more. The Weekend Manager, Valeria was available and welcoming, always smiling and careful to the customer's needs. Really competent the rest of the staff. Also a big thank you Anthea, Nia, Gemma and the cleanings girls. The only downside is the two weeks maximum stay policy.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

This is a very nice place, here u can talk with everybody and meet new people. The supervisors are horribles, 2 of them are not kind and they don't respect the customers, if there won't be Nia and Gemma it would be the best backpackers of Perth.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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WitchsHat, Manager at Witch's Hat Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review for our property.
We appreciate your comments about our customer service.
Our night supervisors take their roles in the hostel very seriously and try, every day to provide the best quality customer service.
They are very friendly, sociable and helpful and everyone gets along very well in the hostel that is why you can meet so many people in our hostel.
There is a warm and friendly feeling in the hostel.After a couple of hours they all become a big company. They all go out for drinks, have bbqs, socialize in the courtyard and play games.
Over 50% of our guests are return guests which means they are very happy with our staff and customer service and they keep coming back after their travels around australia or overseas.
However sometimes some guests get very comfortable and forget a few simple rules that we have to follow due to the fact that the hostel is located in a residential area.
This means that the courtyard closes at 10 pm ,no visitors are allowed after this time and any noise level or behaviour out of the normal (eg drinking, or shouting) is not tolerated.
If visitors or our guests wish to a have a big night after that time they have the option to go out at a park or at the nearest pub.
We respect the fact that our guests have paid their accommodation so they can get a good sleep.
We also try to keep happy our neighbours that have a life and are working the next day.
I hope this is of help and thanks again for the feedback.

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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 - £47 (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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