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9.1
Superb 792 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.3
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 8.5
  • Staff 9.7
  • Atmosphere 9.4
  • Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 9.0
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9.1
Superb 792 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 9.3
  • Security 9.1
  • Location 8.5
  • Staff 9.7
  • Atmosphere 9.4
  • Cleanliness 8.8
  • Facilities 9.0

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  • Anonymous
  • Norway, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
8th Jul 2017
4.3

Very dirty and quite outdated hostel, would not stay again. The hostel is small and relaxed with friendly staff, however this does not outweigh that it is too dirty for comfort. Eg: I saw a rat in the kitchen area at night, not a pleasant experience. Complimentary (simple bread/cereal) breakfast and free laundry makes it an affordable option. Surrounding area is very dark and feels a bit deserted at night.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
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Sorry you didn’t fully enjoy your stay here. A more modern hostel I think would be to some guests suiting. Wickham is an old federation style building with numerous restorations throughout the years and thats what gives it its character and atmosphere as its like a big sharehouse where everyone interacts (USUALLY). We do have a cleaning schedule but I cant guarantee the last guy to use the bathroom has cleaned up his shaved bristles 30 seconds before you walk in. I cant guarantee after cleaning the kitchen that a girl hasnt wiped up the jam and butter she spilled on the worktop just before you go butter your toast. As far as the mouse goes, yes its a fat mouse due to some guests not cleaning up after themselves. We are pretty strict on cleaning rules here so we dont get unwelcome visitors but with the rain and some guests not cleaning after a midnight snack, of course the odd hungry fella is going to get nosey. Also, were not really expecting the queen to pop in for a cup of tea now are we. But we are on top of the problem, now that I know about it. If someone tells me asap about a problem, I can address it. Its no good finding out about it days later in a review. The simple breakfast as you put it, is eat as much as you want cornflakes, weetbix, rice bubbles, toast, strawberry, apricot, marmalade jams, tea, coffee, sugar and milk. Free, unlimited, eat as much to your hearts content. And thats right, the streets are quiet and darker at night as we are not a party hostel in the middle of the city and guarrantee our guests a good nights sleep. Outside is definitely not a scene out of the walking dead like in the city, no police or ambulance flashing lights, no one reciting lines from “ one who flew over the cuckoos nest “ …..alone. No parties in the rooms, no waking up choking on weed smoke feeling like ur an extra in a new cheech and chong movie, but sorry about the Italian who snored, I know he wasn’t on the list, but without smothering him or hitting him on the head, theres not much I can do about him hhhhhhh So please, all future guests, I would prefer you to come talk to me about any concerns before crucifying a great Perth hostel on here.

  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
29th Jun 2017
8.6

100% would recommend for solo travellers (as the majority of people staying there are)!! It's a young persons place so I wouldn't recommend for anyone over the age of 35! I had such a blast and made so many amazing friends, so much so that I extended my stay multiple times!! The things which make Wickham standout from other hostels: Netflix, free wifi, free breakfast as well as free pasta and rice, and free food dominos pizza night! Only one criticism; not enough bathrooms, otherwise it's fab!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
29th Jun 2017
8.3

The hostel had a lot of nice perks like the free breakfast, free rice and pasta, free towel and laundry. Wifi didn't work sometimes, but that was alright. Bed not the most comfy (could feel Springs). I had some of my food stolen (first time that's ever happened to me in a hostel) The place is great, but the other people staying there are kinda shitty and steal food.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
24th Jun 2017
9.1

Free rice and pasta! Chris is a great manager and really cares about the hostel

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark, Male, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
17th Jun 2017
6.6

Cozy small hostel with a great host. Rooms does not have own bathrooms so you never know when available. Extended my stay online with confirmation but was told afterwards the hostel was full and I had to move - the fee I paid online was never cancelled as promised from the host.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • USA, Couple, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
17th Jun 2017
7.4

The hostel is actually pretty hidden, which is both good and bad. Main concern was walking back alone, as the nearby area is sketchy. The hostel's outdoor area, main lobby and kitchen are nice and spacious. The free laundry, towels, breakfast and pastas were great considering being on a budget. It's a small hostel, so many people were long-termers and a bit exclusive, but they were still friendly. Everything seemed kind of run-down, but it wasn't horrible. Better for long-term than short-stay.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
6th Jun 2017
9.4

Lots of freebies: breakfast, pasta, rice, tea, coffee and netflix available on the two TVs. Staff were great and very helpful and welcoming. Not a party hostel but had a great atmosphere. Hostel is cleaned every day and I never had a problem finding clean pots etc to use. The only downside is that it only has 3 toilets and 3 showers, which could probably do with an update. The lack of facilities never proved to be much of a problem though.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
6th Jun 2017
10.0

Such a sweet hostel -- the staff were so kind and accommodating, the place is covered in handprints and other paintings, just overall cozy and comfy vibe. Free toast/jam & cereal for breakfast + pasta & rice later in the day + coffee/tea. There are signs all over with the house rules but they aren't aggressive like other posters have said.. They're just rules. Would reccomend!!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
26th May 2017
8.3

Nice people and events going on such as wine tour to Margaret river. Nice kitchen facilities. Could do with another bathroom.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
19th May 2017
9.7

Great management, clean rooms, good showers, friendly guests, and free breakfast! It is a little out of town, but it's well worth it for what you get.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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