Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

2.0 star property
Located steps from Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

6.4/10 Good

25 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Child-friendly activities
14 Wellington Street, Bunbury, WA, 6230
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Arcade/game room
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Arcade/game room
  • Barbecue grill(s)

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About this area

Getting around

  • Busselton, WA (BQB-Margaret River) - 41 min drive
  • Brunswick Junction Station - 23 min drive

About this property

Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

Hostel near a metro station
Take advantage of a garden, an arcade/game room, and a library at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury. Free in-room WiFi and laundry facilities are available to all guests.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Free bicycle rentals, luggage storage, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a TV in the lobby, and a billiards/pool table
Room features
All guestrooms at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury feature comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • 4 bathrooms with showers
  • Communal kitchens, full-sized refrigerators/freezers, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • All guests, including children, are required to present a valid government-issued ID card or a valid passport at check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bicycle rentals


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/game room


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 5
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 19 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Dolphin Retreat Bunbury offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dolphin Retreat Bunbury does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of AUD 19 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy amenities like an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Dolphin Retreat Bunbury?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Drooleys Pizza (4-min walk), Everest Inn (5-min walk), and Benesse (5-min walk).
What's the area around Dolphin Retreat Bunbury like?
Dolphin Retreat Bunbury is located near Back Beach, just a short 10-minute walk from Bunbury Lighthouse and 5 minutes' walk from Benesse.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Did not like not having our own bathroom!! Difficult managing stairs during the night!
David, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

The property was OK! And the fact of solitude was a good thing!
1-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

2/10 Poor

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Sandra, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

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.
Greg, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

Very small hostel, most rooms are directly onto lounge or shower areas due to this you do get general noise eg TV, talking, doors slamming. This is between 8am -10pm outside these hours is hostel quiet time. So although good quiet time policy at hostel if you want to read or get away from noise in room, earplugs are needed. Great location to beach few minutes walk. Easy 10 min walk from or to bus station to get back to main Terminal for buses and trains. 10 mins walk to Coles or Aldi. Bunbury very easy to walk around. If using google for directions halve how long it says takes to walk places in general all closer then looks on map. Overall great place if you want to be near beach and walk everywhere. Just a warning only 3 showers, not a problem while I stayed but in busier time would be interesting! Pleasant stay.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Night guy was average morning lady was good. Overall satisfactory
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

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
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very Good

Excellent stay lady told us we all we needed to know, and that we had to be quite after 10pm and if we wanted to watch tv we had to go to the back TV room down stairs Well she went to bed ?? And the rest of the guests ladies only, turned up the tv and talked very loudly until midnight it was very frustrating as our room (10) was a couple of feet away from the TV and we had just got off a train after working all day. we start work at 5am, & had to get up very early to get back on the road again the next morning, And when we got into bed myself and my hubby was attacked by bugs we itched all night, omg and in the shower the drain cover was full of black hair 😱 thank you
Chrissy, 1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

6/10 Good

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.
Verified Wotif guest review