AUD 28 per night
AUD 28 per night
Dolphin Retreat Bunbury, Bunbury, Australia

Dolphin Retreat Bunbury

Bunbury, Australia - 14 Wellington Street
3.9   

27 Total reviews

  • Excellent staff
  • Ideal location
  • Very clean accommodation
Write a review

Most recent review

Allok ... All ok

Description - Hostel

About Dolphin Retreat 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 free toast & jam breakfast, free use pool table, table tennis, BBQ, 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.

. The things to do in Bunbury include swimming at the sandy beaches, snorkeling, watching the friendly dolphins, bush & forest walks, learn to surf, fly a plane, swim or kayak with the dolphins, feed kangaroos and more at the wildlife park, fishing, sky diving, diving on the ship wrecked Lena, visit Gnomesville and leave a gnome. Find out about these attractions and much more from the unique Bunbury visitor guide we give to all our guests.

The covered BBQ area with large gas barbecue, outdoor seating and tables is a great area for relaxing, talking and making new friends.

Accommodation Information

Dolphin Retreat offers accommodation for singles, couples and groups. Bedrooms are arranged in a variety of combinations including dormitory style, single, twin, triple, family and group rooms. Included free you will get all bed linen, pillows and doonas/blankets so you can get comfortable nights sleep.

All bathroom and toilet facilities are conveniently located in the hostel and in close proximity to the bedrooms.

A well equipped kitchen (stoves, ovens, microwave, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery) is available for guests use. Coin operated laundry facilities and outside clothesline is also available for guests use.

Drink and food vending machines are available for use 24hrs. The Lounge Room offers comfortable seating, TV and books to read. Coin operated high speed internet kiosks are available 24 hours a day.

Location Information

Bunbury is the gateway to the South West of Australia and is surrounded by wineries and nature and is only 90 minutes away from Perth! Dolphin Retreat is located 5 minutes walk to the beach, cafe strip, bus station, visitor information centre, shopping centre, night life and main street.

  • Dolphin Retreat Bunbury, Bunbury, Australia, Australia hostels and hotels
  • Dolphin Retreat Bunbury, Bunbury, Australia, top ranked destinations in Bunbury
The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 14
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: AUD 28 (Australian Dollar)

4 Person Family Room 5 Person Family Room Double Female Dormitory Mixed Dormitory Single Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 4:00pm
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

Bedrooms are arranged in a variety of combinations from dormitory style rooms, family rooms, twin rooms and double rooms with shared facilities.

All beds are made with bed linen, pillows and doonas/blankets. Extra blankets are available on request. Bath towels are not automatically included, however are available to hire at a cost of $1 per towel if required.

There are separate male and female bathroom facilities.

A very well equipped kitchen (stoves, ovens, microwave, pots & pans, crockery and cutlery) is available for guests use. Guests are responsible for cleaning up of their cooking area and own dishes on completion of cooking and eating, leaving the area ready for use by other guests.

The dinning room is conveniently in the kitchen area. The Lounge Room offers comfortable seating, TV and Video and books to read. Internet terminals & Wi-Fi are Free.

Coin operated laundry facilities (washing machine & dryer) and outside clothesline is also available for guests use.

Conveniently located in the outdoor area is a covered BBQ area with large gas barbecue, outdoor seating and tables. A Pool Table and Table Tennis Table are located adjacent to the outdoor area and are free to use.

Dolphin Retreat also has bicycle and boogie boards available for our guests to use.

Off Street parking is Free and available at the rear of the building.
The entire building is a NON SMOKING ZONE

BBQ area Breakfast included Children permitted Gameroom Parking (free) Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (free)

Room amenities

ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION Dolphin Retreat Bunbury YHA is a 13 bedroom self-catering lodge suitable for individuals, doubles, twins, families & small or large groups. Dolphin Retreat is conveniently located in the heart of Bunbury. The Beach, City Centre and other attractions are all within two minutes walk. Bedrooms are arranged in a variety of combinations from dormitory style rooms, family rooms, twin rooms and double rooms with shared facilities. All beds are made with bed linen, pillows and doonas/blankets. Extra blankets are available on request. There are separate male and female bathroom facilities. A very well equipped kitchen (stoves, ovens, microwave, pots & pans, crockery and cutlery) is available for guests use. Guests are responsible for cleaning up of their cooking area and own dishes on completion of cooking and eating, leaving the area ready for use by other guests. The dinning room is conveniently in the kitchen area. The Lounge Room offers comfortable seating, TV and Video and books to read. Free Internet terminals & Free Wi-Fi are available. Coin operated laundry facilities and outside clothesline is also available for guests use. Conveniently located in the outdoor area is a covered BBQ area with large gas barbecue, outdoor seating and tables. A Pool Table and Table Tennis Table are located adjacent to the outdoor area and are free to use. Dolphin Retreat also has bicycle and boogie boards available for our guests to use. Off Street parking is available at the rear of the building.

Check-In Time - Important Information 2PM to 4PM - Please inform us by email at least 3 days prior to your arrival and we will organise an early check-in for you. 4PM to 9PM - Reception will be open in the beginning to check you in. Later in the shift the Reception will close and the Night Manager will check you in. If the office is closed, please follow the simple directions at Reception to locate the Night Manager. 9PM to 10PM - Please inform us by email at least 3 days prior to your arrival and we will organise a late check-in for you. You may contact us within 3 days of arrival and request an early or late check-in but this will be subject to availability. You will receive the following for FREE   Toast & Jam, Tea & Coffee Breakfast between 8am and 10am daily   Use of well-equipped communal kitchen   Clean communal Bathrooms   Unlimited Wi-Fi   Off street parking (subject to availability)   Tea and Coffee all day   Pool table and air hockey use   Use of board games & sporting equipment   BBQ use   Bunbury Visitor Map   Staff Smiles, friendliness & answers to most questions Check-in Requirements Provide photo ID of all adult guests Pay balance of your reservation at check-in. If your booking is a non-refundable booking, it cannot be modified or cancelled. Once your booking in confirmed and the date is not within the penalty free period for cancellation, you must pay for, prior to or at check-in, the total number of guests that you have booked for, even if some participants of the booking do not arrive or have cancelled. It is your responsibility to seek reimbursement from the absent booking participant if you wish to do so. Private Rooms - $50 refundable security deposit per room Dormitory Rooms - $20 refundable security deposit per person Security deposits for early or late check-outs can be accepted as a pre-authorisation on your credit card or Security deposits paid in cash will be refunded to your credit card on the same day as your check-out after the room is inspected by staff. Night Time Entry The front door and gates to the car park are locked 9PM to 8AM. If you require early or late access to the premises or car park, please request entry instructions. Check-Out Time - Important Information 5AM to 8AM - Please inform us at least 3 days prior to your arrival or when you check-in and we will organise an early check-out for you. 8AM to 10AM - Except on weekends & Public Holidays Reception will be open for check-outs. If the office is closed, please follow the simple directions at Reception to locate the weekend staff. 10AM to 11AM – You may request a later check-out when you check-in but this is subject to availability. Security deposits for early or late check-outs can be accepted as a pre-authorisation on your credit card or Security deposits paid in cash will be refunded to your credit card on the same day as your check-out after the room is inspected by staff. What is in Your Room Private Rooms Room Key All bed linen Crockery/Cutlery Set to use. Please wash & return to your room after use Towels & soaps Items missing from room at check-out will be replaced using Security Deposit. Dormitory Rooms Room Key All bed linen Crockery & Cutlery to use. Please wash & return to your room after use. Items missing from room at check-out will be replaced using Security Deposit. Kitchen-Laundry-Bathroom Facilities Kitchen The communal kitchen is fully equipped to prepare your own meals. Please wash all pots & pans and your own Crockery/Cutlery Set immediately after use. Store your Crockery/Cutlery Set in your room. Store your food in kitchen fridges and identify them with food tags provided. Do not consume any food belongings to others. Laundry The laundry is open 24/7 and coin operated. Washing machines, clothes dryers and an iron is available. Bathrooms The communal bathrooms are open 24/7 and very clean. Our Location and Things To Do We are only 2 minutes’ walk to the lovely Bunbury Beach. Main street, restaurants and shops. Work & Weekly Rates Work - Please ask about work when you check in or send us an email now Weekly Prices - Please ask about Weekly Prices when you check in or send us an email now Do You Require More Information? For further information please see our FAQ page of our website. Non-Refundable Bookings (e. g. Groovin the Moo) Non-Refundable Bookings are offered during events and busy times of the year If your booking is non-refundable then these conditions apply to you. CONDITIONS OF BOOKING We expect our guests to respect the premises and follow a few basic rules & conditions: 1. No Smoking in the building or under any roofline at any time. Smoking is permitted in designated area only 2. Keep the building neat and tidy, especially on departure. 3. Beds and furniture to remain as is and not to be changed unless management is consulted prior to doing so. 4. Guests are responsible for the cost of any breakage or damage to property of Dolphin Retreat Bunbury and will be invoiced accordingly. 5. No Running, boisterous behaviour or excessive noise in the building at any time. 6. Food & Drinks to be consumed in kitchen/dinning/outdoor areas only. 7. Consideration to be given to other guests at all times. 8. Checkout by 10am unless alternatively organised with management. 9. No noise after 10pm. Take the party somewhere else! Be quiet if returning to the hostel after 11pm. 10. Alcohol is NOT permitted to be consumed at the hostel between the hours of 10pm - 11am. 11. Food & drink is not permitted in the bedrooms. 12. Any mess that is created by your group will be tidied by your group. 13. Any damages to be reported immediately. 14. Any unruly behaviour may result in the expulsion of one or more members regardless of payments received. 15. Any instructions given by the managers with regard to the hostel will be complied with. 16. Managers are only to be contacted for emergencies, out of hours. 17. By accepting accommodation at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury, your group accepts the terms and conditions. 18. Comply with Dolphin Retreat Bunbury standard Conditions of Entry policy. Failure to comply with these rules may result in your group being ejected from the premises with no money refunded. The entire building is a NON SMOKING ZONE. Designated smoking areas are provided. CANCELLATION POLICY By paying the required amount you are confirming your bookings and no refunds will be given. Security Deposit Retention We require a $50 deposit per person, payable on arrival, to be used as "security deposit" for your booking. The credit card or money may be used for the following: 1. Damage to the hostel and its environs or other guest's property by any member/s of your group. 2. Any staff time consumed by inappropriate, unsocial or unreasonable behaviour from any member/s of your group. This includes but is not limited to viewing of CCTV recordings, room cleaning, cleaning required due to smoking, littering, or other soiling in the room, late check-outs & obtaining quotes & organising contractors to complete remedial work. Staff time will be charged at the rate of $40 per hour, timed to the nearest 15 minutes & a minimum time charged of 15 minutes for each occasion. 3. Cancelled bookings from members of your group. 4. Cancelled bookings due to behaviour from your group. 5. Attendance to business premises by the business manager due to unsociable/unacceptable behaviour caused by any of the group will incur a $100 charge per occasion. 6. Each phone call by staff or business owner to the group representative due to unsociable/unacceptable behaviour caused by any of the group will be $25 per occasion. 7. Smoking in room will incur a charge of $100 for each room 8. $10 per room key or towel 9. $2 per missing item from dish pack 10. Check-out time is 10am unless otherwise organised. Late check-outs will be charged at the rate of $40 per hour, timed to the nearest 15 minutes & a minimum time charged of 15 minutes for each occasion. 11. The security deposit will be used at the sole discretion of Dolphin Retreat Bunbury. Group Representative If you are checking in as a group, we recommend that you nominate a group representative, and they be contactable by mobile phone at all times. Dolphin Retreat Bunbury staff will firstly contact the Group Representative about any concerns we may have about activities of any member/s of your group. This is preferable as you may be able to resolve these issues immediately. No Refunds for Ejected Guests Any group member/s that are requested to leave Dolphin Retreat Bunbury because of inappropriate, unsocial or unreasonable behaviour will not receive a refund for any accommodation they have already paid for. Check-in Reception Opens at 4pm and will close 6pm for checking in. You may request an early or late check-in and we will provide this depending on availability. If you are arriving in Bunbury before the office opens, we welcome you to come to Dolphin Retreat Bunbury and enjoy the free tea & coffee in the kitchen or relax in the lounge or in the outdoor area. We are only 1 minutes walk from the city centre and the beach if you wish to take a stroll. See You Soon!

Backpacker facilities Coffee/tea maker Fax service Hairdryer Iron/ironing board Lockers Microwave Non-smoking rooms Shared bathroom Showers without bath Telephone Television VCR/DVD WIFI


Neighborhood

Dolphin Retreat is conveniently located in the heart of Bunbury. The Beach, City Centre and other attractions are all within two minutes walk.

Points of interest
  • Famour Bunbury Dolphins (1. 5km)
  • Margaret River Wine Region (100km)
  • Beautiful Swimming Beaches (300m)
  • City Centre & Award Winning Retaurants (150m)
  • Big Swamp Wildlife Park & Big Swamp (1km)
  • Fishing from the 150 million year old Basaltic Rocks (400m)
  • View Bunbury from the Marlston look out and Boulters Heights (300m)
  • Nude sunbathing at Mindalong Heights (3km)
  • Walk through Tuart Forest at Maidens Reserve (4km)

Policies
Price details

AUD 28 - 139 per night (Australian Dollar)

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCardAmerican ExpressJCB

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to cancel or change your booking, you must notify us at least 48 hours prior to the day of your booking. If you fail to provide 48 hours notice prior to cancellation, you will be charged for the first night of accommodation you had originally booked. By confirming your reservation at Dolphin Retreat Bunbury YHA with credit card details, you agree to the above terms of the booking. Once accommodation has been paid for in full on arrival at the hostel it is non refundable. The acceptance of changes to bookings is solely at the discretion of management.

Photo Identification & Refusal of Entry
Photo Identification to the satisfaction of Management must be provided at check-in. We reserve the right to refuse entry.

Location - Hostel

14 Wellington Street
Bunbury
Western Australia (State of Western Australia)
Australia  6230

Latitude: -33.32409, Longitude: 115.63348

How to get there

Location Information

Bunbury is the gateway to the South West of Australia and is surrounded by wineries and nature and is only 90 minutes away from Perth! Dolphin Retreat is located 5 minutes walk to the beach, cafe strip, bus station, visitor information centre, shopping centre, night life and main street.

Location Information

Bunbury is the gateway to the South West of Australia and is surrounded by wineries and nature and is only 90 minutes away from Perth! Dolphin Retreat is lcoated 5 minutes walk to the beach, cafe strip, bus station, visitor information centre, shopping centre, night life and main street.

Nearest airport: Perth Domestic and International Airports are 185km from Bunbury.