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Margaret River Backpackers YHA

66 Town View Tce, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285 Australia
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#2 of 4 hostels in Margaret River
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
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Non-smoking hotel
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Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Self-serve laundry
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Saskia T wrote a review Aug 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands655 contributions199 helpful votes
The hostel was a nice base to explore the region. On check in you get cutlery and plates. However in the kitchen everything is sticky. The bedrooms and bathrooms are clean. A recommendation for the hostel would be to provide a tea towel to dry your own kitchen ware. Overall good stay and friendly staff
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Beauchamp91 wrote a review July 2019
19 contributions10 helpful votes
Picked YHA as usually they are clean, reliable and pretty quiet. If you want to be able to sleep... probs wouldn't stay here. Pretty much everyone is using it as a working hostel... so expect to be woken up at 6am to people talking (shouting). There doesn’t seem to be any noise restrictions in place.. so ignore the posters. Over cleanliness.. again pretty shocking. I know it’s a hostel but does let the YHA name down.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Bayjb wrote a review July 2019
Milwaukee, Wisconsin336 contributions185 helpful votes
This is more of a 3.5 star review but alas that's not an option. The main hostel staff was really nice and accommodating for my foot injury, which was really kind of them. I had good interactions with them and found them to be very helpful and responsive. The wifi at the hostel is great and the kitchen has good storage. My main issues with my stay were big ones though, which is noise and temperature. There is very little insulation in the hostel so it gets VERY cold inside. Rooms have central heat though, which is huge and great at night. But bathrooms are cold as well. The volume of noise that reverberates in this hostel was really surprising and the worst I've had on any hostel stay so far. You hear literally everything, from someone pooping in the bathroom next door to any step taken in the hostel area. Main guests are young WHV kids and they are incredibly loud until 12am or even post-bars around 2-3 am and then 6am during weekdays. I did talk to the main hostel staff about this and they were very apologetic (as they know the kids are an issue) and they talked to them but alas, it was still an ongoing issue. Yes, I know this is a hostel but the volume of noise they made at those hours with zero regard for others was just too much. Bed are comfortable, rooms are basic. There is only one working dryer (which was not working well while I was there, but staff refunded me) and two washing machines. All straightforward. Great on-site parking too. Location is also fantastic, right near the heart of the main town and within walking distance to two grocery stores. While I'm so appreciative of the main hostel staff's help while I was there, I don't know if I would stay again due to the noise level. That was a major, major issue even with ear plugs in. It is a solid, basic hostel option but really be aware of the noise before booking.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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paulademarco wrote a review Apr 2019
Perth, Australia20 contributions4 helpful votes
I only stayed one night but enjoyed it. Sheets were clean - people friendly. I didn’t use the kitchen but it looked alright. Lots of residents. The hostel is in the city and all the shops are in walking distance. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a cheap and good vibe accommodation!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Penny H wrote a review Dec 2018
Sydney, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
My immediate misgivings about this place, when we entered the front door through a haze of cigarette smoke, proved well-founded. The kitchen was filthy, the bathrooms weren’t much better, and our quad room was cramped and freezing after 2am. You are issued with a bag of crockery and cutlery of dubious cleanliness. The deck would be great if it weren’t permanently populated by smokers. And worst of all, it’s extremely noisy. You are kept awake till all hours by guests who ignore signs requesting quiet after 10pm. You hear every footstep and every door slam - until 4am in our case. Definitely not up to YHA standards.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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zuluwarriors1879 wrote a review Dec 2018
Singapore73 contributions43 helpful votes
My family stays regularly in YHAs when we travel to Australia. This rates as our most disappointing experience. I think the key issue was the general cleanliness especially of the toilets and kitchens. The kitchens could be more well equipped and kept in good order. The toilets were often wet and at times dirty. There were even cracked sinks. It did not help that the showers did not have consistent temperatures. The beds were also very uncomfortable and the family room cramped. There was no cupboard to store stuff in.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Denis C wrote a review Dec 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands16 contributions8 helpful votes
The facilities are OK, but it was impossible to have any comfort due to the extremely cold temperatures of the kitchen area (15 degrees) and the extremely hot (33 degrees) of the dorm where we stayed in. The heating system clearly didn't work and the hosts weren't willing to adjust it. The manager was kind but totally cahotic (yes, he messed up our reservation), while the receptionist was busy hassling girls and totally rude to guests. We moved to the yha hostel in Dunsborough which was much better (exactly as you'd expect from a yha hostel!).
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Margaret S wrote a review Nov 2017
Singapore, Singapore72 contributions62 helpful votes
If you are looking for a cheap place to sleep and no frills, then, this is your place. Do not expect a clean kitchen or bathroom or reliable air-conditioning (sometimes it is too cold or hot & stuffy).The only thing great about this place is the free Wi-Fi, its central location to places of interest and clean bedsheets. Would not call it cheap and cheery.
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Julia K wrote a review Nov 2017
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice 6-bed dorm room, okay bathroom facilities, cozy terrace. Kitchen seemed a bit dirty but I only stayed for one night and didn't have to use it. 24-hour access, free parking, lovely people. Got lost a few times before I learned how to navigate inside the building as it had many doors and entrances... Would recommend,
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Date of stay: November 2017
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Valewie wrote a review June 2017
Angers, France32 contributions4 helpful votes
Located 5min walking from the TransWA stop, just 2min from the main street with all the shops, cafés and restaurants. The hostel is clean, with a beautiful common area, indoor and outdoor dining room, a lounge room with TV, dvds, books, comfy couches. The kitchen is big, with many stoves spots and sinks. Quite nice for every guest to have our own shelf with our own kitchen bag, so each guest is responsible for his own plates, cutlery etc. Stayed in a 8-bed dorm, clean rooms, large enough for everyone to have a space. Bathrooms are ok, generally clean, hot water available. I visited during the Easter Weekend, the opening hours of the reception weren't the best given the arrival times of the bus, but the staff is very friendly and efficient. The one thing making me feel a bit bitter was the MANY messages in the kitchen about the importance of cleaning and drying and packing. Of course, I understand the staff wants the guest to be clean and responsibl (thats what we all want!), it is simply a shame it had to be done with "threatening" messages saying "we can see on the recording videos who washes his dishes or not, and we can ask you to leave if you don't ".
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Margaret River Backpackers YHA
Which popular attractions are close to Margaret River Backpackers YHA?
Nearby attractions include Margaret River Sweet Shop (0.07 km), Lloyds of Margaret River (0.2 km), and Yonder Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Margaret River Backpackers YHA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Margaret River Backpackers YHA?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Margaret River Backpackers YHA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Margaret River Backpackers YHA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mikis Open Kitchen, Drift Cafe MR, and Teddis Big Spoon.
Is Margaret River Backpackers YHA located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Margaret River.
Are any cleaning services offered at Margaret River Backpackers YHA?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Margaret River Backpackers YHA?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ellensbrook at Mokidup (9.5 km).