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Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

14 Wellington St, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
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Dolphin Retreat Bunbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I stayed here for 3 months whilst working in Bunbury! Loved the staff, met some great people. Good location, not far from the beach. They have a great socialising area for all back packers, with an outdoor area and a games room. Great bars close by.

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Margaret River, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I found the hostel very good, clean and great place to stay, also try very hard to help out with requests, if they can. they also have outdoor areas as well as indoor space. they have an out door washing line so you can have nice fresh smelling clothes instead of wasting electricity, also the showers are really great with... More 

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Swan Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Tip #1 Don't be put off by the outside when you arrive. I thought good grief as it is not your usual YHA, instead it is a little converted house which is surprisingly big inside. Apprehensively walked inside and was given a key (not card) for the room and paid deposits on individual cutlery packs and towels. Yes, rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I loved this hostel the staff and other back packers were incredible, the best location from shops and bars and also the beach. I wish I could of stayed longer but I'll most certainly be back here, it really is a incredible hostel :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

I could be bias on this as I had just been to a dreadful hostel in Margaret River but this was a little Oasis. I had originally booked a dorm room but after having 2 sleepiness nights due to noisy drunken guests at other hostel I asked if I could have a single room instead. They didn't have one BUT... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The location of the hostel is the best bit, small walk from both town and beach, good parking facility's aswel. The hostel itself however is well overdue an upgrade, everything just seemed worn or old, the beds were made of multiple pieces, shelving was pretty dirty and taken from someone's garage. The showers seemed ok, until I noticed the windowsill... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is a place for people with young souls no matter the age. The staff was very kind and helpful. It was easy to make friends there. Also, they provide information about outside activities and job offers. Besides, it has the best location: Close to the bus station, close to the CBD and close to the beach. Great!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

the yha-hostel in bunbury was one of the worst i've ever stayed in in australia. we had a double room, which was facing the courtyard. even though the rules sayed, that the guests should be quiet out there after midnight, it was really noise (singing & drinking) every night till 4 am. most of the guests where working in the... More 

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Margaret River, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

the location of hostel is in a great place, i felt was generally good. it was clean and tidy, be prepared to pay a deposit for key, cultuarly and plate and cup.They have great parking for your car. people were friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stayed in the dolphin retreat for close to 12 weeks. I was down in Bunbury doing my regional work to get my second year visa. The staff were very helpful, in giving you details as to where to go for a job. The hostel is pretty much a perfect size, not too big nor too small. There are quite... More 

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