This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bunbury.
Bunbury is a coastal town located approximately two hours south of Perth, in the South West of Western Australia. There are several cycling and walking trails in and around Bunbury; the most popular is the coastal path, which passes through several coastal dune systems with native coastal bush land and wildlife, and along a beautiful stretch of white, sandy beaches and blue waters. Many walking trails can also be found in one of the many surrounding reserves and parks. Dolphin sightings are also not uncommon in this area; the summer months are the best time to visit Bunbury for bottlenose dolphin sightings. There is also a Dolphin Discovery Center located at Koombana Bay, which provides information about the local marine life. There are also many good restaurants; shops; cafes; and a harbor area, which usually has some evening entertainment as well as bars and more restaurants.
There are many accommodation options in Bunbury; the most popular options for budget travelers are either Bunbury hostel accommodation or camping. Hostels in Bunbury provide a friendly social atmosphere, usually with large communal areas. Some also have barbecue facilities and hammocks to relax in and read a book, or take a nap. Bunbury hostel staff can usually help arrange adventure trips, such as horseback riding or diving trips, as well as cruises and sailing trips. Most hostels in Bunbury also offer laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi or internet, a communal kitchen with communal fridge, and free tourist information and sometimes free region maps and book exchanges. The best Bunbury hostel location in general is near the beaches.
Written by local enthusiast for Bunbury hostelsKelly Sheldrick