Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Will be charged the whole amount

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Wickham Retreat Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Wickham Retreat Backpackers provides the following : Heating and Air Con in all bedrooms, unlimited free WiFi 24/7 and free washing machines and powder.

Please ensure you have a valid overseas passport.
Payment is cash or card.
There is no surcharge for card payment.

We do try and keep everyone who comes together in the same room but sometimes we cant as we are only a small hostel.

We might not be flash but we try are best.

If you are going to arrive after 11pm at night then please email us your arrival time and we will make sure you know in which room you are in because we won't check you in until 10am in the next morning. Please check your email and check your junk mail.

We cater for genuine backpackers only with valid overseas passports and do not accept local or interstate workers or people in need of emergency accommodation.

Wickham Retreat is the best place to stay in town offering constant friendly atmosphere. We are more like a large friendly, relaxed sharehouse. Plus everyone talks to each other here, there's no having to sit on your own or separate groups whispering to each other, everyone who walks through the door is made to feel welcome by us and the other guests.

Your bed is made up prior to your arrival with freshly cleaned sheets, quilt cover and pillow cases.
There are two fully equipped kitchens with everything in there you need to cook and eat from.
We recommend our guests visit Heirisson Island on the Swan river where you can snap a beautiful selfie with one of the tame, friendly kangaroos.
See Kings Park and its famous Botanical Gardens with a tree top walk, then take some great pics of the city skyline high above the river from Perths best lookout.
Go into Northbridge for a choice of many cuisines from around the world and shop at some of Perth's finest Asian supermarkets.
Take a nice train ride to Fremantle, Western Australia's first trading port, still housing many original colonial buildings and modern colonial architecture and some fantastic museums including the shipwreck museum which houses the most famous of them all.....The Batavia.
Take a super fast ferry across to Rottnest Island and be amazed by the abundant population of our little WA marsupial....the Quokka. While you are there for the day, why not take a bike ride around this most picturesque little island, dive or snorkel at many different reefs encompassing Rottnest. Ask us when you check in about the cheap day trip deals to Rottnest Island.

We provide other food items including tea, coffee, sugar and milk powder.
Clean and fresh rooms with your bed made up prior to your arrival. We offer a range of accommodation to suit your needs, a four bed standard mixed dorm, 6 bed standard female only dorm and a six bed standard mixed dorm.
Don't forget this is not a big place and not a party hostel.

Lockers are available for each guest at no extra cost, but please bring your own padlock.

Free buses close by which run often around the city centre.

Our reception hours are:
Mon - Sun 8am -12 pm and 5 pm-9pm.
Please note we do not have 24 hour reception.
You are welcome to come at anytime if you have a booking but we don't check people in until 10am. Your room will be available from 12pm on. If you are coming after 9 pm You can text the hostel for info about getting in late. Please say which hostel you are staying.

Please note!!! We are only a small hostel and someone we don't have staff on site but we always are around in the mornings and the evenings.
If you get to the hostel and have a booking you will get a email with the door codes and someone can help you out from 8 am -12 and 5-9 pm
Please call us or email us if you come after that time
Don't worry if you are coming after 9 pm as we send you the door codes is to get in. If you book after 8 pm for the same night please call us for the codes
For guests wishing to extend their stay here with us, a full non-refundable payment must be paid to secure your bed for the extended period.
We do not refund after you have checked in and paid.
Please note this is not a party hostel.
You may not bring non guests onto the premises at any time during your stay.

We only accept international guests at our Hostel and a international passport will need to be provided upon check in.
We do not accept government welfare recipients.
This is not a workers hostel. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jan 2020
    This place is a little gem. Small hostel with mainly longtermers, all of whom are friendly, open, and fun. Very laid back hostel that’s happy and social. Whether you’re relocating to Perth or just passing through, I would highly recommend staying here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    Fantastic hostel with great staff and crowd, they organise lots of activities such as free food nights and nights out. Without a doubt one of the best hostels in Australia. Special shout-out to Josie, Miri and Charlie (staff) made me feel very welcome and will be returning very soon.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Feb 2020
    Good place to stay. Nice little details and colourful. -You have to have in mind that there a a lot of young people and it can be loud in the evening/night. -The kitchen was often dirty and it was hard to catch someone who is working there. -You have to know the stuff if you want something. + free laundry + nice rooms with a eye for detail what is feel confi. + good outside area to hang out + not too big / not too many people In general I've had a good time and would come back.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Sep 2019
    It’s the hostel with the best atmosphere I’ve been on my travels so far. It really doesn’t feel like I’m staying in a normal hostel it’s more like a shared flat with guest who become good friends during your stay. It’s such a good overall vibe although it’s not the newest hostel with the newest stuff but that is what made it so special for me. The staff are some of the nicest people I’ve met so far and they always take care that everybody is happy with their stay. Great hostel overall!!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Aug 2019
    Its a bit scruffy and the rooms have posters everywhere like a 14 year old's bedroom lol. But I had a very pleasant stay here, lots of good times
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 Mar 2020
    Instructions to the hostel were really easy. Staff weren't overly friendly and the place was okay.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    11 Feb 2020
    Close nit community. They are very welcoming and fun but lack professionalism. Most of them have been staying longterm, so things are pretty spread out. Great vibe and all, it's a shame they aren't at their full potential.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    03 Aug 2019
    농장 쉐어할 때 그 정취를 느낍니다.ㅎㅎ 온갖 외국인들이 한데 튀엉킬 수 있는 곳, 2층 침대 구성. 농장 있을 때 향수를 일으키네요. 그나마 하룻밤도 아니고 새벽 비행기라 잠깐 눈만 붙이고 나왔는데, 정말 다행이었어요ㅎㅎ 사람 뒤섞여 왁자지껄한 걸 못 견디는 분이 오시기엔 감당하기가 힘드실 거에요. 딱 보이는 사람들이 대체로 유케이, 유럽피언, 남미 출신 친구들만 보였어요. 점수는 이유가 있답니다.ㅎㅎ
    South Korea, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    10 Oct 2019
    The people were pleasant, but the level of cleanliness and order was unacceptable. Signs in the kitchen admonished the residents to clean their dishes, but dirty dishes remained on the counter top and in the sink. No drying rack was provided, nor adequate dish towels. Some of the shower stalls needed cleaning. My dorm room was chaotic, with the residents' personal possessions scattered on the floor and hanging from open cabinets. The lockers nearby were not large enough for my luggage.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 2.6


    03 Jan 2021
    It is a dirty, messy and disorganized place.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table


  • 2013

    3rd, New to Hostelworld

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