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By a verified traveller on Mon 12 Aug 2019

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Hotel Description

Dolphin Retreat Bunbury places you steps from Bunbury Regional Art Galleries and within a short 5-minute stroll of Back Beach. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

All 13 rooms feature 4 bathrooms, WiFi, and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops make in-room dining convenient. Bathrooms are shared.

This hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a game room, and a garden. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free use of bicycles, and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this Bunbury hostel include Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre and Bunbury CentrePoint.

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$77* Per night/room 31 Jul. - 1 Aug.

Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

1 Bed in a 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

1 Bed in a 6 Bed Female Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Family Room (2 Adults & 2 Kids Only)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Dolphin Retreat Bunbury ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

Everyone (3) Students (1) Family (3)
2 out of 5
Very noisy, hard to sleep due to guests coming and going late into the night and deliberating on the front veranda, right outside guest rooms, on what the door code was. Very broad mix of clientele.

Posted by , from East Fremantle on 14 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Oct. 2019 by Dolphin Retreat Team Member

Hi Greg, We regret you did not have a great nights sleep. We are not sure why you heard some noise. Most other guests that evening were families or couples just like yourself. We did not receive any other complaints about noise but will look into the matter further for you. Thank you again for your feedback.

4 out of 5
Night guy was average morning lady was good. Overall satisfactory

Posted by on 12 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5
Everything OK - But I would have appreciated a heater that actually worked in my room. It got down to 4 degrees C that night. Otherwise all ok

Posted by on 18 May 2019

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3 out of 5

Nice hostel good location

Had a one night stay at Dolphin Retreat which was quite enjoyable. Staff were excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable and helpful. Facilities were all clean and tidy as was our room. The bed was not the most comfortable but for one night was completely fine. The complimentary extras included in our stay were very generous although we didn't have time to take advantage of any!! Would stay again in the future.

Posted by , from perth on 6 Mar. 2017

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4 out of 5

Convenient to beach, city

Pros: Pleasant staff, secure parking, convenient to beach and city centre. Clean facilities, non-smoking.
Cons: Better organised for continental breakfast.
Location: Convenient short walking distance to beach, city centre, tourist attractions include Boulters Heights, Mariston Tower.
Stayed for one night. Staff very pleasant. Non smoking but guests can smoke in area at back of property away from accommodation area. Parking in secured area is a good feature. Good short walking distance to beach and city centre. Clean room, comfortable bed, clean showers, toilets. Games - e.g. billiards - available. Continental breakfast though could have been better organised - kitchen and fridges largely reserved for guests which is a good thing for self-caterers. Ideal for backpackers, single travellers but not aware of double beds, etc for couples. Less suited for families (with children on the journey)

Posted by , from Fremantle Western Australia on 22 Jan. 2017

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1 out of 5

Didnt stay . Went and stsyed domewhere rlse

Yuk yuk yuk . Staff horrible . Nasty . Wasnt very polite

Posted by , from perth on 15 Jun. 2016

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2 out of 5

backpackers Hostel

Pros: Great if you're backpacker but we are a family with young children and so it was not suitable at all
Cons: Make website visitors fully aware of the shared facilities and noise restraints which were impossible to meet with early rising young children
Location: This hostel is in the heart of Bunbury which is probably its best feature
Maybe we didn't pay enough attention to the website but we were under the impression that this was a hotel/motel not a backpackers hostel with shared facilities. Not suitable for families with young children.

Posted by , from Mandurah on 25 Aug. 2015

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About the Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

Location 14 Wellington Street, Bunbury, WA 6230

Property Features

As a guest of Dolphin Retreat Bunbury, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room. WiFi is free in public spaces. Dolphin Retreat Bunbury also features a garden, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Bunbury hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dolphin Retreat Bunbury offers 13 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and shared/communal kitchens. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves are provided. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. This Bunbury hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer available
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

All guests, including children, are required to present a valid government-issued ID card or a valid passport at check-in.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 5 (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 19 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dolphin Retreat Bunbury Hostel
  • Dolphin Retreat Hostel
  • Dolphin Retreat Bunbury
  • Dolphin Retreat
  • Dolphin Retreat Bunbury Bunbury
  • Dolphin Retreat Bunbury Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Dolphin Retreat Bunbury Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Bunbury
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.