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“Ok stay, but quite expensive for the price.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Governor Robinsons Backpackers Hostel

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Governor Robinsons Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #34 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Candolim, India
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18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ok stay, but quite expensive for the price.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2011

Stayed here for about 4 nights in January.

The place was quite clean and well maintained and it was easy enough to meet other travellers.

Unfortunately it was a bit of a walk from anything, and the kitchen facilities were a bit sparse. There was one fridge for the entire hostel that was always over-full and never cool. The price included air conditioning that didn't seen to work at all in my room (other rooms seemed to be air conditioned).

OK stay, but not great value.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FuzzyHatJono
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Hyderabad
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2011

we stayed 4 nights at Governor Robinson's. The staff we friendly, the place was clean apart from the kitchen but we didnt use it anyway.
We thought the location was good for what we needed. I liked the area, plenty of reasonable priced restaurants and backpacker bars not too far a walk away. And being in a multi-cultural area there was plenty to choose from, korean,vietnamese,chinese etc.
The only let down for us was that we were in a room next to the kitchen and even though there were signs everywhere saying 'no noise after 11pm' we didnt have a a decent nights sleep due to all the chattering and giggling coming from the kitchen area.
This obviously isnt the hostels fault, they have tried, but maybe a door that had sound proofing or even one that shut between the corridor and the kitchen may have helped keep some noise out.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rachirach
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Perth, Australia
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2011

The owners seemed to have their own list of rules that you were only told about when you broke one. The showers are a serious health hazard with water pooling in the whole bathroom and I myself have nearly fallen over slipping on stagnant water.

While the peaceful nature of the hostel was nice, the owners discouraged anyone from making friends and "getting comfortable" there, which led to several people being told to leave simply "just because".

I would recommend any other hostel to this one.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sweetlips1989
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2010

Originally booked 3 nights,stayed nearly 3 weeks.....what more can i say. Staff,especially the ownerss are warm friendly and helpful, rooms are clean and tidy, what more cn u ask for in a udget accomodation...more like a guesthouse than hostel, would defo stay again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ofla2010
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2010

situated at the northbridge area which is quiet and within walking distance to downtown [about 10 mins walk]. my dormitory consist of 6 beds ~i prefer female dorm and they have co-ed also~ and have wooden floor, made in from jarrah, a local wood that can be found many places in australia. it's an old house that turn into low-key backpackers' hostel. there's a big kitchen that can be used by guests for cooking. a big dining room and veranda on the back for reading book. a sofa and living room.

  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ukirsari
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2009

Initially the stay was good. The rooms were very stuffy at night as they refused to turn on the airconditioning. They later were very rude and expected us to turn in the keys even before check out because we made a cancellation 24 hours before. They were very rude and charged our friends' credit cards without our authorisation. Place was okay. Hostile hosts.

Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank RajashreeS
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UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2009

When I phoned to book the girl on the phone was really friendly but when I got there the guy at the desk was the rudest person I've ever met. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone I went and stayed somewhere else

Stayed April 2008
Helpful?
2 Thank fairygirlUk
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Property: Governor Robinsons Backpackers Hostel
Address: 7 Robinson Ave | Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > Perth CBD
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Ranked #34 of 61 Speciality Lodging in Perth
Number of rooms: 7
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