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Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach Reviews

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

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327 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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


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)


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.


Good location opposite greyhound bus stop, free toast for breakfast and free wifi, but couldn't get a hot shower, in need of new mattresses and funky smelling kitchen. Basic accommodation, but did the job before heading to Fraser Island.


Everything that was needed was there but I wouldn't have liked to have been in a room attached to the kitchen


Nice people and Nice campfire but the hostel itself was very average: room was small and pretty dirty, nowhere to put your stuff, only a few kinda dirty bathrooms. Took a shower and had warm water for about 5 minutes. Kitchen was filthy and not well equipped. Wifi was weird: needed to login over and over again. But i dont think the other hostels in rainbow are much better. Might as well skip the place altogether since theres nothing to do.


Really liked this place, we were also able to refund a night which a lot of places dont do. We were able to take a sandboard to the dunes and watch the sunset. The kitchen was small but very clean as were the rooms. Only issue was the lack of plugs in the rooms. The staff were very friendly, especially Wayne who was so lovely! Would stay here again :)


Small hostel for quiet Rainbow Beach. Basic kitchen and facilities. Good TV room with a lot of DVDs to watch. Good for 1 or 2 night stay before/after Fraser Island.


lovely place. It will be my first choice for my next trip.

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


My room appeared to still be being built when I arrived, with the beds moved to one side and a bloke hammering the wall with no explanation from staff. No bar or fgoid available and the room door was left open all day. I moved to Frasers to get a place that serves food and drink.


There was something in the walls making noise all night, probably a cockroach or something. Rooms filthy and spiders all over the place. Only decent for the night stopover before Fraser. The staff were the redeeming factor. Very very friendly and would go out of their way for you. Check out is far too early but it didn't matter for us since we were heading to Fraser anyway


Dorm room was tiny, not much space for luggage. Not much of an inside area to sit. We stayed 2 nights and coped but not a great stay. Wi-fi is free but doesn't work very well if at all sometimes.

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