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Pippies Beach House Rainbow Beach Reviews

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

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361 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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No point advertised free wifi, when it doesn't work! Great location tho


A small hostel and with average facilities. Only stay there if you're heading to Fraser Island because there is nothing else to do and you'll get disturbed every morning by other people going. Alright but not great and the place constantly smells of weed.


Such a nice chilled out hostel. Kitchen and bathrooms very nice, amazing showers, love the hammocks. Rooms are small but clean with comfy bunks. You HAVE to walk the 20 minutes to the sandblow and watch the sunset..absolutely stunning. Not a party place but loved it anyway


As always WiFi is free but doesn't work properly. There is an awesome pool. Free tea and cafe 24/7 which is nice. Free breakfast (toast, butter, jam


Good stay, nice kitchen. beds make a lot of noise.


A great place to stay. We have no complaints. Wifi is fast in the main courtyard. Hammocks nice to chill on and the free breakfast is a bonus. Location is good as it is right opposite the bus stop. We hired sand boards for free & walked 20 minutes to the blowhole.


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. We have since replaced numerous knobs throughout the bathrooms. Unfortunately some guests leave the bathrooms not as they found them. We don't seem to have many mosquitos or sandflies at the hostel really at any time of the year. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels :)


They asked me about my arrival time (20:00) and i did arrive 10mins late. When I arrived, the reception is closed and phone number written on the door was not answered by anyone. It took us more than 1 hour to find the staff. And the room has no lock at all and no locker provided. Though, I glad that the wifi is working.


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!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

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