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Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

14 Wellington St, Bunbury, Western Australia 6230 Australia
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#7 of 11 Speciality lodging in Bunbury
Dolphin Retreat is a very friendly, clean and safe hostel and is close to everything. Prices are great value and include all linen, free toast & jam breakfast daily, free use of games room, boogie boards, theme nights, genuine help, smiles and lots more so all our guests can really enjoy their time in Bunbury! Everything is so close for your convenience. It is only 5 minutes walk to the beach, cafe strip, bus station, visitor information centre, shopping centre, night life and main street. Dolphin Retreat has the best value beds and facilities! Guests enjoy a free toast and jam breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free use pool table, table tennis, BBQ, boogie boards, tea and coffee, movie nights, parking, unique visitor guide and help, smiles, helping you have a great time in Bunbury. We have all the information you need to be able to see, swim and work with the famous Bunbury Dolphins, finding work as well as all the other things to do in and around Dolphin City. See You Soon :)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Car park
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Electric kettle
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ayo wrote a review Mar 2021
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I am in Bunbury for business and took a private room with Dolphin. The staffs are great, no stress, and enjoying my stay. I leave the backpacker as early as 5am and come back in the evening. The location is in the city. It is affordable, especially at the weekly rate.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Private room
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Swaglilymac wrote a review Feb 2021
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It it’s a very violent environment barely any of the resources provided work and the free breakfast is just old bread and jam, there was vomit all over toilets, drunk people and people smoking inside, yes it’s cheap but I wouldn’t even pay for a really bad experience Do not recommend visiting try Lord Forest instead.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Elsie freeman wrote a review Feb 2021
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Agressive environment, false advertisement all photos were taken when new, pool table broken, breakfast is just old bread and jam half of the recourses didn't work. Would not recommend unless u want to leave back home in at 1:00 in the morning to red spew.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Caitlin wrote a review Dec 2020
New York City, New York8 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff were great. I would like to see the linen updated as well as the doona and pillow. It was worn thin and was pointless. The problem I had was there was a large family staying in the hostel who was having a large domestic when I walked in also having a 3 yr old who was running up and down at 7am. More hooks in the room for towels and clothes would be ideal to. I’ve stayed in quite a few YHA in WA now and all are a bit dilapidated and could do with some updating compared to hostels across the globe.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Andy T wrote a review Nov 2020
Latrobe, Australia8 contributions3 helpful votes
As an older couple we were looking for a quieter style hostel to book a double room for 5 days. This place exceeded our expectations. The lady (sorry I forgot your name) who checked us in was wonderful and made sure the place was spotless every morning. Daniella also did a great job of assisting us where needed, kept the place very tidy, safe and was she really friendly. There were a few people who have been staying for a longer period than most and they were all very friendly and made the place feel more like a home than a backpackers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will likely stay again without hesitation.
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Date of stay: November 2020
US$41 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolphin Retreat Bunbury
Which popular attractions are close to Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Nearby attractions include Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (0.2 km), Bunbury Lighthouse (0.3 km), and Wyalup-Rocky Point (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Conveniently located restaurants include Benesse Bunbury, nicolas ristorante, and Mojo's Kitchen Bar & Bottle Shop.
Is Dolphin Retreat Bunbury located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Bunbury.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Mark's Anglican Church (3.8 km).