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Olten, Switzerland
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398 reviews
181 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located close to the centre (5' walk to the centre) this hostel offers clean rooms, spacious dorms, a kitchen with free breakfast (toast, bread, jam and butter) and lots of lounge-space. Staff is friendly and helpful. As almost in all hostels in western Australia, most guests seem to be long-term residents. Downsides: no lockers, wifi slow, only few bathrooms, no... More 

Thank Dryanta
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We only stayed one night because of an event in Bunbury. The room was clean but a bit smelly, might have been the carpet or the beds. Clean shared toilets. Friendly staff. Easy to find and easy to park.

Thank Lisa P
Hamilton, Canada
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2 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Hostel is in a good location, has free wifi and is cheap. Staff are friendly, but the common areas and rooms are fairly crowded and seem to be occupied by long-term residents who have set up camp, a few are fairly noisy and obnoxious, lots of gay bum jokes in the common area and a condom in the guys dorm... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff, clean rooms. Excellent for backpackers etc. Location is great for beach and cafe culture. We weren't able to take advantage, but lots of activities available and the common areas were good. Would stay here again on a budget.

Thank Renae_F19
Lincoln, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 weeks; very cramped conditions in a bedroom with too many beds & not enough storage facilities. Staff are helpful. Long term residents have taken over in "their" bedrooms. Kitchen dirty most of the time, guests need to help keep it clean.

Thank anniet86
Katanning, Australia
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

A basic but clean hostel. I booked at the last minute, and ended up with one of the last beds in the place. Near the front door. If you get a chance avoid that room, as everyone has to walk past top go out the door and some people are better at closing a door quietly than others. Even when... More 

Thank Mark S
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99 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here ahead of a trip to the dolphin discovery centre. It is very centrally located and has good catering facilities. The staff are friendly and it is a sociable place. The accommodation is a little basic but you'd expect that and the central lounge can be a noisy place late at night.

Thank Saintstatto
Albany, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I had a good time in this hostel , it's clean not as in Perth ! The shower, toilets and the kitchen are good ! The staff are very nice and guests to !! It was absolutely perfect ! It's bad to not know the password of wifi .... It's free but I have never find the password to wifi...... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I have booked here for a month, while I am traveling and working, and so far I love it. it's a little nice hostel, 2 mins walk from the beach and from the town centre. The prices are quite convenient compared to the hotels and motels, and the quality of the place is extremely good, so I highly recommend it.

Thank Sarasadventures
Lesbos, Greece
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2015

We had a good time at Dolphin Retreat in Bunbury. This place is great for young travellers on a budget and also for travellers who want to stay in one place for a couple of weeks. The common room creates a nice opportunity to meet people. Friendly staff was very helpful. Clean rooms and bathrooms.

Thank anonymousC8292SJ

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Additional Information about Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

Address: 14 Wellington St, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Bunbury
Price Range: $70 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphin Retreat Bunbury 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Not near the front door.”
 of 5 bubbles marksR9455GK, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Speak to the staff to get tips for places to visit and eat and also upcoming activities in the area.”
 of 5 bubbles 784brendaw, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in a dorm and it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles Lidia548, 20 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Room downstairs towards back had 2 sets of double bunks and air conditioner and was handy to toilets and showers. Was a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles timetotravelh, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in a room with my wife and it was beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 694romanm, 12 Nov 2014 | Read review
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