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

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347 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Only stayed one night but that was enough. Shower knobs fell off, one bathroom had blood on floor and up the wall. Bedrooms were standard, kitchen was cleaned in the morning whilst we helped ourself to the toast. The entry is surrounded by trees so you may get bitten


Great location near the bus stop. Facilities poor, paid for air con room but it didn't work. Wifi slow.


The bathrooms were disgusting, looked like they hadn't been cleaned for days. I had to wear flip flops into the shower and there was no air con in the room there was a fan that covered 2 of the bottom bunk beds but if you didn't get those two beds you would be boiling all night


Best shower on east coast! Did fraser island trip with pippies and it was amazin!! Definatly reccommend it!!

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Thanks for the review Samantha, so glad you enjoyed your trip and stay with us.


I stayed there for only 1 night, but it was cool.


Beds were terrible.. Like lying on the steel base of the bed. Wifi was only possible in a different area than the communual area and the kitchen was very small and crowded. I would go to one of the other hostels the next time.

  • 18th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


too little kitchen if the hostel is full. everything else good.


Lovely chilled out stay here! Had a 4 bed dorm to myself! Staff were really friendly and up for a chat! Unlike some hostels where they are over backpackers, here people working loved their jobs! Not a party hostel, but still with a big atmosphere! Clean linen, comfy bed!


It was very nice - staff was very nice and helpful and the value very good. I enjoyed the stay and if i come back, i will stay with you again.

  • 17th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you so much for the review we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you returning.


Got upgraded to a smaller dorm room free of charge when we arrived, free tea/coffee 24/7 is a nice touch, although 'real' milk, not powdered would be nicer. OOverall, a nice hostel.

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So pleased that enjoyed the hostel your comments are much appreciated.


I'm afraid I didn't much enjoy my stay at Pippies. The place was run down and not very clean - the room I stayed in absolutely stank. Lockers were provided but I was unaware you had to pay for them until I arrived (should be on website!) The lady on the desk, although nice, wasn't helpful. She didn't show us to our room and instead gave us a very complicated set of instructions and when asked about why the 'free wifi' wasn't working she just said 'tell me something I don't know'. Not impressed.


Really nice host to stay in. Only downside is that the wifi is a two hour code so was annoying having to constantly log in. Comfy beds nice shower. Could probably do with more bathrooms. But overall great! Would definitely stay there again.


It's not a party hostel which suited me as I needed some chill out time. Dingos next door is the party hostel! Everything was nice and clean here. Really soft mattresses which was odd, could do with new harder ones. Could do with creating more atmosphere, there is a nice pool, bbq and common areas but don't really do any activities. Anyway, I liked it and would stay again.

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