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Dunsborough Inn Backpackers

Dunsborough Inn 50 Dunn Bay Rd, Busselton, Western Australia 6281 Australia
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3.0
#2 of 2 hostels in Dunsborough
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.2 of 5 bubbles
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Dunsborough Inn Backpackers offers a range of superior hostel accommodation right in the heart of one of the states most favourite seaside towns of Dunsborough.Dunsborough Inn provides a variety of accommodation from self contained units with reverse cycle air con, fully equipped kitchenette and your own private ensuite, to non dormitory hostel style rooms.Onsite facilities include communal male/female bathrooms, a large communal kitchen/dining room fully equipped with all your cooking needs, a spacious recreation area with table tennis, pool table, dart board, computer for Wi-Fi access (vouchers available for purchase) and a digital flat screen TV. A coin operated laundry and BBQ area are also available to all guests.The Dunsborough Inn Backpackers is located within walking distance to all shops, restaurants and wine bars or a short drive to the many attractions that the South West has to offer and staff are more than happy to assist with tour information and bookings.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Game room
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Billiards
Darts
Table tennis
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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English

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Dunsborough Inn 50 Dunn Bay Rd, Busselton, Western Australia 6281 Australia
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Katie G wrote a review Feb 2015
Cowra, Australia15 contributions31 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
If all you're after is a roof over your head in a great location then this place is for you. The service was awful. The owner has quite clearly been burnt by backpackers in the past as he was impolite and dealing with us as though we were an inconvenience. We booked a 4 person dorm room and only had two people in there as it was all we could get. We would have much preferred one of the motel rooms.. But as a result we were firmly told that we couldn't use the front car park - 'backpackers have to park in the back street'. We were also told that if we were caught taking cups from the kitchen or making a noise at night he would not hesitate to evict us.
There were rough people staying in the hostel rooms next to us. Sitting out the front smoking and drinking from 2pm until at least 4am. It was noisy, people were swearing and partying till all hours.
Pluses of this place are the location. Right in the town centre, across from Coles and other shops. Linen was fresh and clean and the bathrooms were well kept too.
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Date of stay: February 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Gill M wrote a review Feb 2019
York, Australia170 contributions50 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and a friend stayed at the Dunsborough Backpackers Inn for three nights to attend a local event.

This backpackers is located literally smack bang in the middle of the town Centre and is a brilliant location for walking to all amenities, shops, food and the beach.

On arrival at the establishment we checked in fine, the office staff were lovely and we were given our key. We drove to the car park at the back - there is ample parking on site, and proceeded to our room. We opened the door and were taken aback by what we saw. A bed in the room with one table and chairs and two shelves. Very very stark. Now, I know it’s a backpackers, and I can accept that this is very low budget accommodation for this region. We paid $80 a night for four walls and a bed, and in Dunsborough I guess we should be thankful. Budget friendly accommodation is rare and booked out mostly a year in advance.
When I say four walls and a bed that’s literally what I mean. No lamp, only a fluro ceiling light, no fan, a small window, and a filthy rubbish bin. And that’s just the start of the filth.

The room was so dirty. I guarantee the floors haven’t been washed recently let alone swept or vacuumed. There was hair on the floor and as you will see in the pictures the floor and the walls are filthy.

The bedding seemed very clean, I was scared to look initially but it was clean, although poor quality mattress and the base was torn.

The amenities were the same. The bathroom was filthy, and very obviously had not been cleaned at all while we visited. There is mud in the shower stalls and weird brown marks up walls and doors. The toilets were dirty and there was any number of dripping taps and shower heads.

The communal kitchen is disgusting. There is food scraps, dirty dishes and rubbish everywhere. Even the cutlery trays and the draws were filthy with remnants of food crusted in everything. The pots and pans were all out on a rack under the bench top and I can only imagine what had been crawling all over them. There is a fridge... with all sorts of abandoned food on its shelves... one chicken nugget, an open tray of burger patties and and number of out of date condiments. There is also a set of pigeon holes with the room numbers on them with as a place to store food. One had a bag of green potatoes in it, another a half used jar of beef stroganoff sauce and a stick of butter. The whole room has a funky odour and I can’t imagine anyone wanting to cook in that kitchen. There is a lounge suite that has ripped cushions and dirty foam hanging out of it and the floor looks completely unwashed all the time.

There is a common room which for two of the three days we were there had a bowl of noodles, a mug and half a bottle of Powerade sitting on it.... congealing away, making the room smell.

There was a concert on the night of our second day and the accommodation was filled to capacity. The next day when housekeeping went through they may have cleaned the rooms but left all the empty cans and bottles and cigarette butts lying on the pathway that leads from the rooms to the carpark. This stretch too seemed to have no lights working at night which made it feel unsafe.

The staff were lovely. Having said that though how could they not see the state of their accommodation. I believe that because they charge so much and they are still booked out during peak season that they just don’t care. They are going to make the money either way. Sad really. Dunsborough is already known to be expensive. I just think this accommodation is a dead set rip off. Just because it’s a backpackers doe not mean it shouldn’t have higher standards than it has. I’ve seen backpackers before and they take pride in their establishments, something that is absolutely lacking here.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ChampersSunset wrote a review July 2015
Cottesloe, Australia15 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A cousin & I went to Dunsborough from Perth to see a band, so we just wanted somewhere cheap & cheerful for the night.

I was very dubious about staying here with the comments to date on TA, but after a couple of phone calls to them before leaving Perth, I was happily confident about us spending the night. We wanted a bed for the night, shower & it had to be clean & safe. All of those boxes were ticked!!!! (and on check in they had a sign behind reception with a rating of 8.2 on booking.com)

Being right in the centre of town the location is perfect & in the same complex is the Dunsborough Motel. Vic on reception (who had taken my earlier calls) was very helpful, courteous & chatty. He showed us on a map where our room was, the bathrooms, kitchen & advised the best place to park the car for the closest access to the room.

We were in a two bunk room (four beds) for the two of us, which was perfect as we had our own space, which is what we wanted. No towels are provided, but bedding is (sheets, pillows & a duvet). All beds were made & there was a wee round table & chair in the room. We got another chair. The room was on the small side, but clean, comfy & cosy (thank goodness as it was VERY cold down there) enough for our stay!

No ensute rooms at the backpackers, but the bathrooms were clean & quite big. 5/6 showers, six toilets & a big mirror wtih 3/4 wash basins. Showers had good water pressure & the water was hot! :) A hook on the shower door & a wee shelf.

The kitchen/lounge area was very big!! Long benches & chairs, wee lounge area with couches & a TV, shelves to put your dry food in & then a big fridge for cold food. The kitchen had alot of bench space, couple of sinks, hot plate. We were only in here for wine glasses (which we found) & a hot drink in the morning. It was always clean with dishes, cutlery & tea towels easy to find.

Outside there is a BBQ & a couple of wooden outdoor settings with a wee patch of lawn. We didn't see the pool/spa area.

Noticed there was a laundry & a recreation room which we saw a pool table in when we walked passed.

As mentioned, it's right in the middle of town. Shops, supermarket, liquor store, restaurants, cafes, pubs & the famous bakery all at your fingertips. The beach is an easy stroll away as well.

For the night & what we wanted Dunsborough Inn Backpackers served us perfectly & when we drive south for a band again, we'll be checking in!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mika S wrote a review Feb 2020
Port Douglas, Australia8 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My sister and I stayed here in early January for a short 2-night holiday. Room was very basic, only one outlet, and my sister and I joked how the room “smelled like throw up.” All that aside, the location is very good and it fulfilled its purpose. We went to pay for our stay on the second night as we were leaving very early the next morning. We went to reception and spoke with the owner saying we needed to pay. He said “how much?” - we were very confused as he should have our booking info in the system to tell us how much, not the other way around. We told him our room number. He told us if we paid in cash he would give us a discount. I’ve lived and worked in Australia long enough to know that lots of businesses ask for cash so they don’t have to claim it on taxes. I didn’t think anything of it, we paid in cash, and left the next day.

Two weeks later I notice that my credit card has been charged for the full stay. This is the credit card I only use to HOLD bookings, not to pay for anything. I’ve called the establishment multiple times, even spoken with the owner, and he told me he “doesn’t know how to refund.” He said he would bring me the refund in person, never did. He said he would bank transfer me the refund, never has. I spoke with booking.com and they said he claimed he “doesn’t remember” us paying in cash. I’ve been staying in hostels for 10 years all over the world and have never experienced something like this before. I didn’t even think to ask for a receipt because I’ve never been duped like this. It’s been really stressful and time-consuming to try to get my money back. As of now I have still received no part of the refund, after 5 days of waiting for this mystery bank transfer. I will never stay here again and recommend everyone else to get a receipt. Very very shady.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ben H wrote a review Apr 2014
Perth, Australia8 contributions12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived to be told that our two night booking had been incorrectly processed at their end, and room was only available for a night. Indian guy who served us was terribly rude, and was happy to "compensate" us by allowing us to use our paid night as credit to get into a full priced spa room in the motel, which would have cost four times as much. Also wouldn't refund the second night.

Our one night there was hell, thanks to the group who checked in late, only to sit out directly in front of our room until 2am, with other long term residents drinking, swearing and partying with absolutely no regard for any of the people who may have been wanting to sleep at such an hour. Woke up the next morning after a couple of hours shut eye, to open the door and trip over a kindly placed half full beer bottle at the doorstep.

Rooms were reminiscent of jail cells, with nothing more than a couple of bunk beds and a table/chair.

All up, unless you are looking for a cheap, no-frills room, and you don't mind rude staff and being kept up all night, with not an ounce of control from the so called care-taker, then I would highly recommend giving this one a miss. Even for a backpackers, this place was well below par.
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Date of stay: April 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tes W wrote a review Nov 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom45 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Choice of dorms and single rooms, I chose a single room which was clean and comfortable. Good central location, wi fi available. Just what you would expect from a backpackers. Helpful staff and met some nice people.
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: A good safe choice if you want budget accommodation
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Claire M wrote a review June 2016
Bangkok, Thailand99 contributions35 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Cheap and cheerful but comfy and lived up to it's expectations. Close to the wineries and they provided towels, microwave, kettle and a toaster. Worked out at £70 a night per couple-worth it if on a budget and close to restaurants and shops etc.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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J L wrote a review Jan 2016
381 contributions209 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A nice place to stay, with a friendly and helpful owner. A little expensive because I was travelling alone, but good value for two people as the price would then be shared. Basically got my own private room - simple but pleasantly cosy. A lovely surprise in fact. Shared bathroom and kitchen facilities - both spotless and well equipped. A good location near shops, coach stop, beach etc. Really enjoyed staying here. A good choice. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Gerd M wrote a review Aug 2014
249 contributions169 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
For over two years I am now travlling around the world by bicycle and I stayed in many guesthouses hostels and hotels. I had a double room, which was clean but small. only 3 hooks to hang clothes. rooms need some maintenance. clean washroom, friendly staff. big kitchen.
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Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tes W wrote a tip Nov 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom45 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"A good safe choice if you want budget accommodation"
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Which popular attractions are close to Dunsborough Inn Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Christian Fletcher Gallery (0.3 km), Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company (0.2 km), and Occy's 2 (0.1 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
What food & drink options are available at Dunsborough Inn Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Dunsborough Inn Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Manna Bistro, Yarri, and Occy's Dunsborough.
Is Dunsborough Inn Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Dunsborough.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dunsborough Inn Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
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