The Witchs Hat Backpacker Hostel

148 Palmerston StreetPerth6000Australia
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About The Witchs Hat Backpacker Hostel

Housed in an eclectic and restored Federation-style architecture in Northbridge, The Witchs Hat Backpacker Hostel features a garden courtyard with barbecue area and table tennis. This award-winning hostel is just a seven-minute walk to Perth’s lush Hyde Park Lake and Gardens.

The mixed-gender or female-only dormitories and private rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities. All dorm quarters have lockers and free linens, while private rooms add free towels. Air-conditioning is available in the evenings.

The Witchs Hat Backpacker Hostel boasts a fully equipped shared kitchen, a TV Lounge with Foxtel and DVD player, a tour desk, and coin-operated laundry facilities. Wi-Fi access in the common areas and off-street parking are complimentary. Printing, scanning, faxing, and photocopying services are also offered.

Free breakfast and all-day coffee and tea are served daily. Wide selections of dining options are just within a five-minute walk away, such as Tarts Restaurant and Sayers Sister.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden and Perth Zoo are approximately three miles from the hostel.


148 Palmerston Street, Perth, 6000, Australia
Telephone: +61(8)92284228 | Fax: +61(8)92284229 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Great Hostel Facilities

The facilities of this hostel are superb and highly reviewed by guests. A communal kitchen, with complete utensils and plenty of equipment, is available in the property for a round the clock food service. Moreover, the rooms are very clean and furnished with comfortable amenities, and there are lots of storage space for guests’ food and drinks.

Lovely and Helpful Staff

Guests loved the pleasant personnel of this hostel. The receptionists are warm and friendly throughout the travellers’ stay. Besides, the staffs are very helpful in giving directions and providing bookings for restaurants and attractions.

Lots of Parking Spaces

Guests are provided with lots of parking spaces, both on-site and off-site. On-site parking services are limited and paid but very secure, while the off-site parking facilities are free of charge. This is a great convenience for guests who bring their vehicles with them.

Negative Reviews

Quite Distant Location from the Centre

The property is situated in a not well-lit street, causing guests to have extra safety measures, especially at night. In addition, its distance to the centre is worth almost 20 minutes of walk, which guests find to be tiring and long.

No Wi-Fi in Some Areas

Free Wi-Fi is offered on-site. However, the Internet is not available in all areas of the hostel. The Internet signals do not reach some rooms, prompting guests to move to the common rooms for better Internet access.

Issues with the Breakfast

Guests speak poorly about the free breakfast. The food options are quite limited to very basic breakfast choices, with nothing special at all. Moreover, the availability of the morning food is quite late and very short.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 279 reviews across the web
8 /10
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    8.1 /10
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    8.0 /10
8 out of 10 based on 279 reviews