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Dolphin Retreat Bunbury YHA

14 Wellington Street, 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, bikes, 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.

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.

Off street parking is available at the rear of the hostel.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Ironing board
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Microwave
  • Pool Table
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews


Rating: 4 Reviewed on March 21, 2021

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...

“Don’t go here”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on February 27, 2021

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...


Rating: 1 Reviewed on February 27, 2021

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...


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.

To travel from Bunbury from the capital city, Perth, you may catch the train or bus. Please email us for the latest transport details.

Perth Airport to Central Train Station Perth
Book a bus from the Airport to the Wellington Street Train Station (this is the train stop in the city centre of Perth). The company is Airport Connect.

If you travel on the Train - catch the morning train to Bunbury and there will be a free bus on Mon' to Sat' to take you to the city centre bus station (next to the Visitor Information Centre). There is a train on Sunday but there is no free bus on Sunday.

The hostel is 10 minutes walk from the Bunbury city centre bus station. If you catch the afternoon train you will have to catch a taxi to the hostel. (The train station is 4km away from the city centre).
If you travel on the Bus - You need to ensure that the bus takes you to the city centre bus station and not the train station. South West Coach Lines drops passengers off at the city centre bus station. Only some TRANSWA buses will take you to the city centre bus station so we recommend you check that if you take this bus line, that they will drop you at the city centre station.


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.

GROUP BOOKINGS - Bookings for more than 6 people will be considered a group booking. The accommodation must be paid in full at least 28 days prior to check-in or your reservation will be cancelled. You must agree to all Group Booking terms and conditions that can be forwarded to you for acceptance by contacting us.