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Dolphins Beach House Reviews

14 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Australia

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329 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Funky hostel with a good vibe, best showers in Australia! Rooms are a little cramped if they are full. Compared to other hostels they are pricey for what you get - however it is average in Noosa


no alcohol after 7 pm? sorrry, this is not a real backpacker place!


It is a very nice hostel but a little bit far away from the main beach. You have to get a local bus or a shuttle bus from the hostel to go there. The hostel has many rules as well. Never saw that many rules in a hostel. But all in all the hostel has a very nice atmosphere, is clean and the staff is friendly.


Small smelly rooms, far away from main beach and Noosa Junction, dirty toilets, no lockers, rooms never locked


A nice looking hostel but staff didn't seem to want to be there and long stay (working) residents watched movies in the dorm without headphones til 2am and then again at 7am before work, along with shouting at each other to get up etc. Also had free surfboard hire when we booked, but changed this policy before we arrived and wouldn't honour it. Annoying as that was why we booked this hostel over others!


Very clean hostel with lots of kitchen space! Unfortunately the hostel was very far out and as the free shuttle caters for the incoming greyhound service, the last shuttle is at 4-5ish in the afternoon. In addition, there are signs everywhere telling you what you can't do (including what times you can hang out washing!) I felt unwelcome and although I didn't pay it, signs remind you to pay $5 if you want to use the facilities after check-out. Staff were blunt (Apart from Ben. He was awesome)

  • 27th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The aircon kept the rooms sooo cold at nights that it would wake u up, the room was tiny, nowhere to put your bags, the locks on the doors were a joke. The staff were alright, one girl came across pretty rude though. The british surfer guy, so hot, keep him!


Stayed only one night, nice enough hostel. Only downside was the aircon. Was there on a pretty cool day already and no way to manually change the settings. The room was like a fridge all night long, ended up sleeping on the couch in the lounge. Overall quite good though, not a party place, but a friendly atmosphere

  • 17th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Unfortunately this is the only hostel I have not enjoyed my stay. staff were unwelcomming. nobody said hello at the shuttle and when I asked for info where to go to go kayaking I was told she doesnt know and to look at google maps.staff didnt seem bothered about being friendly with anyone else. items were stolen stolen. I thought it was bad that u have to leave the premises when u check out. All other hostels let u stay until your bus for free.


The double room was very basic. It had 2 plug sockets, a tv that was at an awkward angle to watch and had terrible signal and air conditioning that we made good use of and was excellent! The wifi was very good here however the private double rooms are just out of range, which was annoying so you had to go to the common area. The bathroom we shared has a clear glass window that looks onto a wall which was a bit unnerving, but was fine. All in all a good stay :)


I didnt like this hostel. You cant have hot showers during the day, and the rooms are way too small so they get smelly and dirty. not to mention that all people leave the doors to the rooms open so there is absolute lack of security. In the morning the music wakes you up at 08.00 and it get noisy. I was glad to leave this hostel.


This hostel is a little outside town but they run a shuttle bus about once every hour to the transit centre. Most people in this hostel didn't lock their rooms and reception don't have a luggage room to store your luggage if you have a later bus, however I didn't personally feel it was unsafe. Overall the hostel was nice, clean and the staff very friendly.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Overall nice hostel, but if you wanna buy food or go to the main beach (which I think is better) you are depended on the free shuttle, otherwise you need to walk a lot to get anywhere. Atmosphere can be good if you're lucky to have nice people in dorm like I diddid. The staff are very nice and helpful, the home made muffin was my favorite! ;)


Lovely hostel, lovely staff and free WiFi!!! I really liked the laid-back atmosphere here and the fact that every two rooms have a kitchen and a common area. The hostel is not very close to the centre of Noosa (the hostel offers a courtesy bus though), but 2 min away from the beach and from the National Park!


This hostel is amazing!! It's very close to the sunshine beach and a little bit out of town. But the sunshine beach is soooo much nicer than the main beach. There is also a shuttle bus going to town every 1 1/12 hour. It's very cozy and the atmosphere is fantastic!! Free surfboard and bodyboard hire. Thanks so much, this is one of my favourit hostels!!


Great stay here! Loved the apartment style layout. Great having a kitchen to 8 guests, which was always clean and tidy... Staff were great, super friendly and excellent at making a single traveller feel part if a group! Loved the outside, felt like a Balinese resort... Just a lovely place. Big shout out to Anna, Katelyn, Kelly and Paul!


Wifi was rubbish, had food stolen out of fridge, people walking into my dorm at 2am and climbing through windows both mornings when they weren't even in my room, 9.30am check out any need? All in all just useless


This hostel is very pretty on the outside but not on the inside. There was only 1 bathroom between 2 rooms and it wasn't clean. There was never enough toilet paper; I went in the middle of the night with no paper. You could see into my room from the social area; we wanted to open the window being that there wasn't any AC but it was so loud.People were having a good time which was fine but if the design is how it is, at least put in AC.They made me pay $5 to stay a few extra hours after Check out


Bathrooms and kitchen were dirty, dorm window was facing the area were everyone got drunk so it was impossible to sleep without earplugs. lots of long termers and staff who were very clicky so it was hard to meet people. you have to leave the property at 9.30am if you don't pay $5.


What a great place. Awesome people, awesome play lists and over all great stay. Thank you!

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