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Dolphins Beach House Reviews

14 Duke Street, Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Australia

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568 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Loved everything about this place! Such a chilled & laid back vibe. Staff were awesome too. Literally a 3 min walk to Sunshine Beach and close to a few shops (convenience store, bakery, coffee shop etc) or a 5 min drive from Noosa Heads.I hired surfboard from Bernie's board co. (Flyers located around the hostel). He's the nicest guy I've ever met so make sure you get in touch if you need a board, there's also a few in the hostel which I think are free to hire. Would definitely stay here again!


Staff was not extremely helpful when we missed the last shuttle to the hostel. The shop for food near the hostel is real expensive. Although there is a Coles at Junction, a bus drive away. Nice laid back atmosphere. Close to national park and beach. Kitchen was basic and h d only one pot and pan.


Clean hostel with good facilities. Location not the best too far from main part of noosa. No atmosphere and not great for meeting people. Too many rules.....no alcohol after 7 no drinking games and no goon.


The staff were friendly, the room was clean and there was a free shuttle bus to the bus station. But security was very poor, our room didn't lock very well and the outside doors from which you could come in and get straight into the rooms didn't seem to be locked at all during the night. There were no lockers etc. This hostel isn't actually in Noosa like I thought but a bus ride away in Sunshine Beach. Sunshine Beach is a nice area and a lovely beach but I was expecting to stay actually in Noosa


This beautiful hostel is in a good location, a few minutes from Sunshine Beach and Natural Park. Staff was very relaxed but didn't offer their help. Wifi works very well and we loved the hammocks but the facilities aren't too good and only one bathroom for 10 people. There are a lot of rules on the wall (alcohol, silence etc) but even the staff doesn't care about them. People (and staff) are making a lot of noise and drinking even until 2am so you can only dream of good night's sleep.


Very nice and cozy hostel, new, very well designed and decorated, with a nice atmosphere, ideal if you wanna meet people and stay in a quiet area of Noosa.


Unfriendly staff upon check in. Rules plastered EVERYWEHERE you turn throughout the hostel. Considering this is an international backpackers, the place was clearly geared to make money and benefit the owner rather than the typical backpacker. Two different families were also staying at the hostel which is completely inappropriate. I also thought this was quite expensive given the location.


Nice chilled out hostel with a relaxing atmosphere. However there was only one toilet and shower to be used by 10 people which inevitably led to long waiting times. however, useful bus services to and from the station and the beach and friendly staff.


Really nice & clean hostel! Comfy beds, relaxed atmosphere. Wifi got turned off at 7pm, cause they wanted everyone to socialise... Turned it back on later though when a lot of people were complaining.


Had such a good stay here. Such a relaxed atmosphere, loved chilling in the hammocks. Shuttle bus was very useful but it would have been great if there was a later shuttle bus back from main beach.


No idea why this is rated so highly, it's so far from the town and the buses don't run regularly at all! Every half a meter there is an aggressive note with a ridiculous rule! The staff seem to clean but the place is really grubby! It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great!


Firstly, the staff were rude and secondly the private room is very overpriced! The sheets were stained and the cover looked like it hadn't been washed in awhile. Additionally, the curtins did not close properly so there was no privacy . Within half an hour we decided to check out and find a different hostel or hotel but again the staff were defensive and rude and offered no refund or anything. They did not take on board what we were saying or to go and look at room.

  • 3rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We stayed in a double room, which was brilliant. Cosy bed, tv and porch outside, plus the kitchen was always clean. One of the nicest hostel rooms we've stayed in. Staff are VERY laid back compared to other hostels we've stayed in, the no smoking signs around reception are ignored and we noticed a couple of them smoke weed, even just before manning the reception desk. It is close to the beach though, there was a definite stoner vibe here but it's worth a stay just because the rooms are so great!


Loads of signs saying everything you can't do yet the staff sit there and do it, they say no noise after 10 yet when we stayed a large group including staff were very noisy until at least 10:30pm. Keys didn't work in our door someone had to climb through our window to let us in. Bus timetable isn't that great compared to other hostels so you can't go out late unless to sunshine beach. The girl on reception said she'd let us know when our room was ready and never did we had to ask someone else.


Loved this hostel! Because the unit's had their own kitchens and bathrooms it had more of a 'houseshare' sort of feel to it so was great for meeting people and socialising. The drinking rules are a little bit rubbish but nobody really sticks to them. Great location - a 2 minute walk to the beach where you can do an awesome coastal walk. A little bit far away from the main shops but the free shuttle bus that the hostel provides means they are easily accessible.


Very basic hostel. No lockers & poor kitchen.


Nice and close to sunshine beach, they have tried to create a certain vibe but we didnt spend too m7ch time there. Employees were friendly and informative


Stayed here last month for 4 nights. The shuttle was really good as it picked up from noosa junction and took you to the hostel. Good faceted in the hostel, however bed linen was awful, dirty and full of holes. The atmosphere was quite uneasy especially at night and if you were not a member of staff there. Staff seemed to take over the outdoor area at night and it was hard to socialise/meet others.

  • 7th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really nice, chilled out hostel. Nice place to stay for a few nights. Good location close to Sunshine Beach and nice shops and cafes. Free wifi.


Hostel is okay but not the best. Too many rules plastered all over the walls made us feel like we were at school. Also very bad that you have to leave the premises as soon as you check out, every other hostel has let us hang around until our bus etc.

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