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Wickham Retreat Backpackers Reviews

25-27 Wickham st East Perth, Perth, Australia

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85%

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437 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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89%

Only nice people and staff. Amazing atmosphere.


66%

Not impressed about being in a room outside and having to walk through rain and dark to get to main building for bathrooms/toilets. There's not enough lighting to see keypad to unlock main door. Sign at front to point to main entrance at side would have been handy. My doona cover was still damp and towels were not in room. For the type of room we had i don't think we had value for money.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Hi there, Sorry about all that and we do like to have feed back on all our stuff but for $35 per night The Hilton hotel is a 10 min walk $350 per night

86%

Very very nice Hostel with a great atmosphere and cool people!! It's a small hostel, but this fact makes it so nice. Rooms will clean every day. There are sandwich and barbecue evenings. I would stay there again!!

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Very nice hostel, well located and the staff was really helpful. We arrived very late, no one was attending the reception so Virginie left a note for us with all the details about our room, and where to find the key. She had sent me an email with the door codes to get in. Very nice and helpful. Thank you again :)


100%

A really great hostel. It is quite small but I met a lot of new people and it never got boring there. The staff is great and the hostel is very clean and you get some free food. If you're looking for a relaxed place to stay in Perth, you should go to the Wickham Retreat.


86%

Perfect place with great atmosphere. All in one hostel, no add on like towel and laundry. Even free food with a lot of options.


69%

The staff was great, the hostel casual and friendly. Almost everything about it was sufficient apart from one extremely significant problem. The air con unit in our room either didn't work properly or could not keep up with heat from day time temps. We had no way overnight circulate cool outside air into the room. All three nights, the temp in our room was above 30 (celsius). I felt like I was suffocating from the heat on the top bunk and slept horribly, if at all. Don't stay here when it's hot.

  • 15th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Spent a weekend of which one lovely Sunday evening hanging out with the others and the staff. Easy to reach from downtown, good atmosphere and loads of free food (in the morning leftovers and some days of the week in the evening).


80%

Really nice and quiet place. Nearest bus station is about 10min walk from hostel. Good free breakfast. Staff was really friendly.


91%

Lovely place, didn't want to leave! great that so many extras are free. Had a great time and would recommend to anyone.


89%

Wickham Retreat is such a great place. I was even sad that I had to leave. Everybody was so nice - the staff, the backpackers and the owner. It felt like home from the begining. I will definitely come back.

  • 20th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

An excellent place to stay. Great atmosphere and staff. Would definitely recommend and would return.

  • 15th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Good stay, nice people around. Easy to get in touch with people. A tiny bit to expensive. Would stay there again!

  • 15th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The atmosphere was great, very welcoming and there was plenty going on. There's an excellent vibe about the place and I would certainly stay here again.


80%

Very friendly place

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

No complains, no compliments! It was just an average hostel!


77%

Whickham Retreat is an overall good hostel. People and staff are nice and respectful and one can definitely enjoy staying there. It's a bit expensive though, but still pays out if you're completely new to Perth, because you can benefit from free bread, milk, cereals, laundry, sandwich and barbecue day and so on. They have lockers too and you can take the free CAT bus line from there to travel around in Perth's CBD.


91%

The Toilette I used had no paper in the morning. And there was no one at the reception when I had to leave at 7.30am. I fortunately found a person who took my key for the locker and handed the deposit to me.

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Not the best hostel I've stayed in, but certainly not the worst. Friendly staff and lots of delicious free food. Many people I met staying there were people looking for jobs. Rooms are hot with no air-con, leaving them smelly when packed with people. Not bad overall, but it would be nice to have lockers.


91%

Really great hostel, setup like an inner city home !!! Beats all other Australian hostels. Definitely worth a few extra dollars. Friendly and welcoming place, unlike the city of Perth itself !!


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