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“A little place in a beautiful area!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Margaret River Backpackers YHA

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Margaret River Backpackers YHA
Oosthuizen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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8 reviews
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“A little place in a beautiful area!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

Margereth River YHA on town view tce just got a new manager (april 2013). It's a nice place to stay. Its not that big, but that is what I like to meet other backpackers and have a bit of contact with everyone.
The manager is really nice and always able to help you!
It's close to the towncentre and there is a hostelshuttle that will bring you to the beach and back, different times a day.
It's a bit difficult to go around the area without a car, but a good place for a bit relaxing. There are a few tours you can book.
I enjoyed my time here. Was here for about a week in the beginning of Dec.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Quebec City, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

Service - it's depend on situation, maybe. be careful of the owner, could be rude to u. the staffs are not bad though

Facilities - kitchen, bathroom were not too bad. dorm beds are not too dirty but we need thicker linen for the freezing condition at nights.

i met cool, friendly people in this hostel.it was like a big family, people mixed & blended from all around the world. i enjoyed my stay very much b'coz of the travellers here despite of the ill-mannered owner.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank indcpps7777
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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

I have travelled across Australia staying in many hostels (many excellent, some so-so) but this is by far the worst!!

It wasn't the lodge I stayed in but the city centre branch on town view terrace, couldn't find it separately on here but it is managed by the same people as the Margaret river lodge.

If you are planning to stay here and look for work and you want to stay up late every night drinking and listening to the long term residents boast about how many girls they have ****** then this place may be an option for you. However if you are merely visiting Margaret river for a wineries tour etc and want to actually enjoy your stay, then I would recommend paying that bit more for a hotel. Wish we had!!

My friend and I stayed here in January 2013 for 3 nights and this place really put a dampener on our whole trip to Margaret river which is such a shame as the region has a lot to offer and a winery day trip should not be missed.

The only good thing was the reasonably clean bathrooms, everything else about the place was awful. Staff were helpful but it's not the staff that are the problem here, it's the residents!!

We stayed in the female dorm which was occupied by mostly seasonal workers rather than tourists. This meant that they are rising at 4am to go and work in the vineyards or working late in restaurants until the early hours. Because of this there is never really a 'quiet time' at the hostel and you are woken at all hours by people coming and going. Basically the residents stay up till about 2am most nights drinking and making a lot of noise, then you get a rush of people leaving for work at 4am switching the light on and off and making lots of racket and banging around in the dorm getting ready, here they don't give a damn if they wake you up or not, of course I expect a little noise when staying in hostels but we should also expect some consideration towards each other but here there was none. I had the worst 3 nights sleep of my life here!!

And because the guests are seasonal workers and here long-term they seem to think its ok to leave their entire suitcases and dirty clothes strewn all over the floor so the room stunk and was like an obstacle course trying to get to our beds. Brilliant. The whole atmosphere of the place is dominated by the mostly
British men who stomp around the place like neanderthals burping, drinking nonstop and watching football. Think they must have had about 3 brain cells between them in total.

The air conditioning was non existent during the day so the room was sweltering and then at night time got progressively colder so by about 3am you were absolutely freezing feeling like you were in the North Pole! And we weren't even able to control the air conditioning ourselves (like in any other hostel) as the controls are not inside the room so you are at the mercy of the hostel management. Seriously anyone with half a brain would not want to stay here!

Along with the worlds most lumpy pillow that consisted of 5 balls of material shoved into a pillowcase, I was so excited to leave and get away from that place.

A low point for me was one horrible little specimen (resident) boasting to another about how he had ****** a girl outside on the porch the previous night.... this hostel attracts scum!!

I really feel sorry for the Aussie locals who live on the same street and have to put up with the horrors that come and go from this place. We couldn't wait to get away. Normal and decent ppl please dont consider this dump of a hostel, you won't regret it!!

Room Tip: Dont stay here!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Margaret River Backpackers YHA

Property: Margaret River Backpackers YHA
Address: 66 Town View Tce, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Margaret River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Margaret River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a modern and comfortable travelers hostel, with shared accommodation consisting of dorms of 10,8,6 and 4 bunk bed configurations. We have one female only 8 bed dorm. Other facilities include a large fully equipped communal kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry and a large outdoor decking area with BBQ. We provide free internet/WIFI for our guests and a secure car park for cars. Our location is right in the centre of Margaret River, close to all shops and amenities, and just a 5 minute walk from the bus stop. Margaret River is a world class travel destination with beautiful beaches, surf breaks, hiking, excellent wineries, caves and activities for all ages. ... more   less 
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