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Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach Reviews

22 Spectrum Street, PO Box 317, Rainbow Beach, Australia

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427 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Location is fab but then again all the hostels in Rainbow are in the same area. The staff are all really friendly and happy to help. It's mainly used as a stop off before and after the Fraser tours and can get pretty noisy with people partying until really late and not sticking to the curfew time. Overall a nice stay everything was clean and enough kitchen equipment to go round!


Close to everything going on in Rainbow Beach! The 2 day 1 night Fraser tour booked through bookme was the best value for money trip I've ever done. Amazing staff, great atmosphere and vibe. Loved it!


The kitchen is a big mess!


Good location but staff not really friendly and nice... Room was dirty and There was only One bathroom for 5 rooms! The atmosphere was not fun at all...


Great location and free breakfast. Rooms need updating and could do with wifi in rooms


Having read previous reviews we went with low expectations but came out with them slightly above what we thought. We stayed one night either side of a Cool Dingos 3 day tour of Fraser Island (highly recommend). The positives - location; free wifi (although only in communal area); friendly permanent staff. The negatives - temporary staff (staying in tents for 1 hour's work a day) partying when we were trying to sleep and had to get up for Fraser Island; stained bedsheets and tired room


After being assigned a room and walking in the heat with large bags and cases away from the hostel to get there, we were told upon reaching the accommodation that a group of lads had booked it an hour ago. We had booked this days before? The cleaner was rude and the staff in general showed very little knowledge of customer service. The bathroom was dirty - the floor, shower and sides. The bed broke and we had to spend time fixing it. There was no consideration for others with regard to noise.


Staff are helpful. No lockers. Kitchen can get a mess, as some guests are lazy. When I left my bag in storage including my laptop I came at night to find the secure baggage room with the doors wide open. Anybody could of taken it.


Good hostel, near the Greyhound busstop which is a nig bonus! Rooms were clean, bathrooms were okay but I only used the ones closest to the kitchen because the locks on the other ones got a bit stuck sometimes. Clean kitchen, it has everything you need. Free luggage room but not secure. Wash and dry machines are really good. Free bodyboards. I loved the cat hanging around there! And I loved the open fire.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Spacious and well equipped

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The staff wasn't really happy to see us. It is more like a chilling spot for staff. The beds are confortable and the location is good. The shower are correct too. The kitchen is big but not really clean. It is ok to stay one or two nights. :)


Lack of kitchen equipment and small kitchen space. Rooms next to kitchen were very noisy. Very good location.


A rather cramped, dirty hostel. Couldn't tell who was a guest and who was staff. Would not recommend


Kitchen had cats and birds running through and across food, whilst hobs required you to have your own lighter to use (annoying as a non smoker). And the rest of the place wasn't particularly clean. Dingo's next door looks the cleanest of the three in Rainbow Beach.


The stay was ok. Only stayed there to go to fraser, as do 90% of the people that stay there. It was quite dirty kitchen but that goes for most of the hostels in aus. We had a bathroom right next to our room which was clean. Poor wifi. The good thing about the place was free breakfast, good quality bread & got free rolls that we used for our lunch. It was just ok.


Give your guests a doona/duvet in the autumn/winter, it was freezing in the room!


Great atmosphere, wish I could've stayed longer!


Good hostel - free WiFi, clean and good atmosphere. I stayed at Frasers in Rainbow beach as well and Pippies is definitely better.


Pippies has a very relaxed atmosphere and is a comfortable, affordable place to stay. If you want to party you can buy some drinks and sing karaoke next door. The wifi does get overloaded so don't depend on it too much! The beach and shops are just a short walk away. The tour of Fraser Island was brilliant and Brett, our guide, was so helpful and knowledgeable. I had so much fun, would definitely recommend their Fraser Island 4WD trip!

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