Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Witch’s hat Winner of the 2014 TNT Golden Backpacks Awards.
Witch’s Hat Winner of the Adventure travel awards 2014.
Certificate of Excellence on tripadvisor 2014.

Built in 1897, The Witch’s Hat is full of charm and character and gets its name from the conical Edwardian turret gracing the front of the building. The building itself could almost be mistaken for a gingerbread house, beckoning the curious to step inside where they will be greeted by warm wooden floors and a friendly atmosphere.

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are only too happy to help anytime you need – Whether you have questions, need directions, advice or just want a chat!

The Witch’s Hat is not a party hostel – we know our guests value a good night’s sleep, but we do know how to have fun! We also regularly organize barbecues and events for our guests.

We are not just any accommodation. We take pride in what we do and aim to give you a unique experience.

We have taken special care to think about our guests needs so you will find a well catered for environment to make your stay hassle free. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2019
    Thankyou i highly recommend very freindly i felt at home honest and safe thanks guys ill be staying again
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    13 Jun 2019
    Coolest hostel i have ever been!! so clean and nicest people ever
    Estonia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Mar 2019
    In two words: spacious & clean. most guests respected rules about tidying up thanks to a positive reinforcement known as 'Taco Sunday', which is cancelled if people don't clean up after themselves. Rec room, kitchen, dining area , bedroom are large. Free breakfast is a great bonus. And the price is great value for everything provided. Properly helpful and updated noticeboard with relevant ads for 2nd hand cars, tours, services, etc. Best hostel in Australia I've been in so far.
    Singapore, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Aug 2019
    The witch’s hat is an awesome hostel. Located 10 minutes walking to the city, it still is in a quite area. There rooms are big with lot of space, and clean. Good bathrooms, and living room! So many free stuff like food and very good atmosphere.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Apr 2019
    Overall amazing Hostel!! Would definitely stay again
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 Sep 2019
    I really liked this hostel, lots to do like cook, watch films, play games or socialize. Lovely staff, lovely atmosphere and cleanliness was up to a good standard. Overall, good experience.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    11 Jul 2019
    + Nice building Good atmosphere Friendly staff Good value for money Pretty quiet (in a residential are so no noise allowed at night) Nice and spacious common areas (outdoor and indoor) Globally clean but ... - Could be cleaner ;) A bit further than other hostels
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Sep 2019
    Nice place to stay, I was only there a couple of days and out most of the time, but it was very chilled and relaxed. About 20-30 minutes from the CBD, but with lots of small coffee shops nearer by. Pretty quiet at night time, I never had an issue sleeping. Would stay again!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Mar 2019
    Did not enjoy my stay at this hostel. The staff clean the shared bathrooms at 8:30am, which I think is a bit of an inconvenient time. There was a private bathroom but it was pretty dirty (hair, dirt, blood spots on the floor). The rooms were fairly clean. My room was farther down from the office and I couldn't get the wifi. There's a cutlery deposit and the plate I got was melted and had a huge crack on it. This was the first hostel that I had someone take food out of my bag in the fridge :(
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    04 Oct 2019
    Dirty bathroom (hair trimmings on sink), noise travels from common areas to rooms.
    USA, Female, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's