The kitchen and the bathroom was dirty. There was a dog in the kitchen and there are a lot of noise late in the evenning. The privateroom was ok. The accommodation are really close from the beach and the city.
First off we were greeted by Cam, the owner, as we booked in. He was instantly easy to get along with, made you feel welcome and was happy to help throughout my stay with anything he could. His attitude encourages and spreads the right type of atmosphere in the hostel. Newcomers are always quick to make friends with the whole hostel and form part of the group as everyone gets along. The setup of the place is great. Is will suit any mood your in on any given night; You can cook and socialise in the kitchen, if you fancy more of a chilled quiet night you can go upstairs in the tv/xbox room or for something a little more livley like a few drinks, game of pool or ping pong.,you can go in another.
The DBL is a 1 minute walk to the awesome Pour House Bar/restaurant, 2 min walk to the Dunsborough shoreline, 3 mins to the best coffee in town, and 5 to get to Coles and all other shops you might need! It really feels like you are staying in a house when you're staying at the DBL- the owners are very welcoming and the guests are super social and easy to make friends with. It's a perfect place for either a weekend away from Perth or for a longer term backpacker doing farmwork or just enjoying the stunning SW! Large balcony and outdoor area to chill in, nice spot for watching movies, comfy rooms, and clean bathrooms
Close to town and the beach. We had a double room with a bathroom and direct balcony access. Can’t complain for the price. Great kitchen facilities with heaps of room. I’d stay again if I was in the area.
Avoid this place if you want a place to actually sleep. There is no curfew, so you will be able to sleep only from 3 AM to 7 AM, and over the night there is no one to deal with the noisy cohabitants. If you are in to make friends or you are in party mode, this place might be for you. Spent one night in Apr 2018, at 10PM the others guests were kicked out of the pub (as it was closing) and continue to party in the lodge premises until 3 AM, banging doors, playing music, cracking up jokes, trying to open the door of our private room, etc. Not the best experience, but it seems that unlike us, they were having fun, that's why the two stars.