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Wickham Retreat Backpackers Reviews

25-27 Wickham st East Perth, Perth, Australia

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364 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Great place for single female

  • 18th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Although WRB might not be the cheapest, after all it is well worth the money. There are many travellers and also Working Holiday Makers, so you will find people to socialize easily. The staff was very nice and helped with finding the hostel from airport. The free food is great and the location is good enough, because you can walk to city centre in about 15 - 20 minutes. The hostel has a very nice and respectful atmosphere. My sleep was excellent. I felt comfortable and recommend this hostel.


Very comfortable, quiet, very serene like environment. Well organized and always well prepared to help if any was needed. Money very well balanced, it is certainly more expensive than other hostels but offers a lot more of them. According to me the best hostel in Perth. Thank you and goodbye.


Nice place, although pretty expensive. Breakfast is provided and it's unlimited in time, so you can eat even at noon :-) Free WiFi, laundry (no dryer), lockers are outside the room. In evenings often there is movie on. Most people seem to be kind of long-termers. Location is fine, walking distance from CBD and in quiet area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Magdalena, glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have dryers which are available to use free when clothes wont dry outside ie night time and rainy/cloudy days. They are next to the washing machines. The long termers are backpackers who like the place so much they just keep extending their stay here. Meanwhile I hope you are having a great time on your road trip. Chris


located on the out skirts of the CBD this place is a converted house with dorms and a private room. We arrived around 10:30 pm and the staff was there to meet us. They were very nice, provided a big free breakfast, kept the place very clean. We paid $90 (US) for two people in a private room, which was a converted garage. We felt the price was a bit steep as we had to walk across the yard to the main house to use the toilet. This was not disclosed upon booking, only stated "shared bathroom."

Owner Comment (Hide)
It also states that the private room is separate from the main building. Yes it is a converted house as it gives the majority of our guests a homely feeling and in our description it does say that we are away from the city centre about a 20 minute walk. This ensures our guests do get a good nights sleep.


Everything was good and peaceful during our stay. Except that there is one night a drunk guest scare us during our stay. Overall it's a good hostel.

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel with very friendly and helpfull staff. It has a good atmosphere (like a home atmosphere, it is not a party hostel), as it is small so you get to meet a lot of people. It is not that close to the city centre but there are free buses to get there. It is a bit pricey but there is free breakfast/food and no extra charge, plus Perth itself is very expensive.


Perfect place, everything is good, free food, free laundry, wifi works perfectly, you can use computers and print free, don't hesitate!


Great facilities and atmosphere. I wish I could have spent a bit more time here. I will recommend to friends and family.


This is exactly what each and every hostel should be: awesome staff, facilities and atmosphere (and free food!!!). The perfect place to make new friends, relax, have fun and enjoy a great night sleep. Home away from home, can't recommend it enough. Thanks again Chris, Serhat and Erika!


Amazing hostel and amazing staff:) They try their best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Everyone was so friendly. If you need any help just ask!:D


Very rare that you'll find a hostel that provides you with unlimited Bread, Pasta, Jam, Butter and a whole slew of other cooking nice to have's. It's a little far from the city center/nightlife but that's just fine, as it seems as though most people here are more long term tenants. I booked one night unsure of the location but ended up staying 3 more. The wifi connection here is great, and they have a few tv's with satellite cable. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat, for a more chill stay.


Air con and free food what more could you want? Great place to stay not huge so book ahead .good kitchen great rooms not the cheepest but well worth it


By far the best hostel iv stayed in Australia and I've been traveling nearly 2 years, might be a tad more expensive than some others but it certainly makes up for it by pizza night, BBQ night, sandwich an pastry night as well as FREE wifi. Free shelfs . . . Bread, milk, jam, butter ect an when your skint it really helps a lot ! An free laundry :) the staff are great also an like to involve everyone, definitely a great hostel to meet new folk an generally hangout play pool an drink! PATRICK !!!!

  • 4th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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