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Wickham Retreat Backpackers Reviews

25-27 Wickham st East Perth, Perth, Australia

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519 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Extremely responsive and helpful staff A very convenient location to the city in a quiet and safe area. Wonderful food available.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Wickham Retreat just feels like home! If you are looking for a place to stay in Perth, that's definitely the best one you can hope to find. It is really good value for money as you get a lot of free food (Sandwiches and pastries night twice a week and curry night) and you get to meet really nice people.

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a great place where everything is made to make you feel home instantly. The staff is just perfect and the boss Charlie, is a great guy always ready to help, even if he is always busy, he'll find time to help you out! There are several nights in the week with free food, cooked by Charlie and the team, curry, sandwiches, barbecue, all of which are delicious and contribute to create a place you can call home. And you'll also find a lot of practical info on Perth, what more can you ask for?


good points: free food wifi and laundry. you get a locker for your valuable items. a pool table. a shared living room with some fireplace for cold days. a big front yard which is cool to enjoy in the morning. bad points: cleanliness of the toilets. staff is not available for help in the reception most of the time. i lost a towel and a nutella jar but this might happen anywhere. boundaries and spaces are not enough even for a hostel (i understand that this is not a hotel but still its too much


The hostel is definetly highly recommended. Although it is not located in the central CBD, it just takes about 10-15 minutes walk to get there (or the free Yellow CAT bus). The atmosphere is really great because it is a smaller hostel for about 30 persons. Therefore it is like a big family. In case someone needs to rest, there are several options, e.g. movie room, free pool table, free wifi and several couches. The staff is friendly and always helpful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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


Nice hostel. Staff were helpful and always available, the rooms were good with plenty of space for your stuff, decent wifi, a lot of free food in the kitchen. The best part is the free laundry, never seen this service offered. Good enough location and the facility was very clean.


A really chill hostel if that's what you're looking for. Everyone was really friendly, and the common area was great to socialize and meet others. Really fast wifi & outlets right next to your bed were also a nice plus.


Del has been very nice and warm, so is many others staying there. There isn't anything more to say than what has been said by the other reviewers.

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


If you want a relaxed stay, this is the place.

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

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