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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

We require 7 days notice for cancellation, so all bookings that cancel within this time will recieve only 50% back, and within 48 hours they will recieve no refund at all.

Additional Terms and Conditions

We Specialize in Fraser Island 4wd Camping Safari's, there is a discount with accomodation if a Fraser Island Trip is booked.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

We are Backpackers accomodation, so guests should be aware of this, dorm stylerooms.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Freedom Hostels Rainbow Beach

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our sprawling resort style hostel, has everything you need to relax, enjoy Rainbow Beach and make new friends. Enjoy the 2 outdoor pools, large common areas and onsite restaurant and bar. Our bar hosts nightly entertainment along with free pool table and free ping pong to name a few. Get FREE breakfast, FREE WiFi and a FREE guided walking tour to Carlo Sandbow daily.

Freedom Rainbow Beach is the top destination for travellers going to and from Fraser Island. With all tour companies picking up from right outside our door, you couldn’t get a better location.

All bus companies; Greyhound, Premier and Oz Experience, stop right outside the door of our Rainbow Beach hostel, making us the best base for Fraser Island tours with only a 6-minute walk to the beach.

•FREE Breakfast
•FREE table tennis and pool tables
•FREE Luggage storage
•FREE guided bushwalk to the Carlo Sand Blow daily (weather permitting)
•Fully equipped communal kitchen and dining area
•BBQ area
•24 hour laundry facilities
•Licensed bar with nightly drink specials
•Nightly entertainment with live music, games and karaoke
•Large $10 Belly Buster meals
•Large screen TV/Video
•Double/Twin en-suite rooms all have Tea and coffee making facilities and balconies along with kitchenette units

Our private and dorm rooms are more than just a place to rest your head. They’re your home away from home and our rooms have everything you need to chill out after a long day, hang out with friends, or plan your next adventure! So if you love sand, sun and sea, then Rainbow Beach Freedom Hostels is the place for you!


* Check-in is available from 12:30 pm. Guests must check-out by 9.30am on their day of departure. Luggage storage is available.

* Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to stay at Freedom Rainbow without their parent or guardian.

* Guests staying in dormitory rooms must be aged 18+.

* Accommodation must be paid in full at or prior to check-in. Bookings taken over the telephone will require payment of a deposit equal to one night’s accommodation for the booking.

* 24-hour cancellation policy: There is no cancellation fee for bookings cancelled at least 24 hours prior to check-in. Bookings cancelled less than 24 hours prior to check-in will be charged a cancellation fee equivalent to the cost of the first night’s accommodation.

* If you have made a reservation for more than one person in a dormitory room and you want to be allocated beds in the same room, then please make this request at the time of booking. If you do not make a request at time of your booking then we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate the entire group in one room.

* All guests are required to present valid photo identification when checking-in. Freedom Rainbow will only accept a valid international Passport for international guests. Guests without valid photo ID will not be permitted to check-in.

* Freedom accepts cash, EFTPOS, VISA and MasterCard. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 7.2

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    31 May 2019
    I am not that used to staying at backpackers, so was a bit surprised that minimal bedding was provided. Only sheets and pillowslip. Since this was winter, it could have been a cold sleep for me! But I had been hiking, so I had my hiking bedding, so no issues. It would have been good if this lack of bedding was made more visible. Other than that, good stay and can highly recommend.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    13 May 2019
    Pretty much a hostel for people going to/from Fraser Island. Rainbow beach is dead, nothing going on and everything closes really early so don’t bother staying more than the night before/after Fraser!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 May 2019
    Pleasant stay! I wasn't part of the Fraser Island tour there, but I did't feel any different! great walk for the sunset and nice facility. The only problem was with tableware as there almost was nothing in the kitchen to put my food on- I assume most of guests were given metal tableware that they were taking to Fraser Island camp. Everything else was good- the bed was a bit squeaky though.
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    05 May 2019
    The hostel was exactly what you’d get for your money. Layout was poorly designed. The cleaners started cleaning the room before the checkout time of 9:30 so when we were packing, it was really awkward as they were trying to sort out the rooms before we’d even had a chance to leave. Really good location - right next to the bus stop.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 May 2019
    I stayed here the night before going on a Fraser island excursion tour and a night after the tour finished. its pretty average, you get what you pay for. the facilities are pretty basic. if you're looking for somewhere cheap to stay before Fraser island then this is your place.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Jul 2019
    No lockers in the room
    Luxembourg, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    22 May 2019
    Security is almost nonexistent and there were only a couple outlets to share amongst everyone in the room. A fun place to stay though when tours aren’t leaving the next morning.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    29 Apr 2019
    Okay for a short stay but we've stayed at better places for a similar price. The staff wasn't very friendly. The kitchen is poorly equipped (barely any bowls & pots) and quite messy - maybe one could label shelves to keep things organized. The thing we disliked the most was that the door of the dorm room did not lock automatically when closed, meaning that you have to rely on your roommates to lock the door behind them when they leave. This was especially annoying since there are no lockers.
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    28 May 2019
    Hostel is dirty and outdated without much going on. Also saw cockroaches while there. The outdoor areas are nice and the location is good but other than that, it doesn't have much going for it.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    17 May 2019
    Unwelcoming staff, felt judgy. No lockers in rooms. Crappy wifi, only worked in common areas. The kitchen was very gross. Good location. Decent enough for stop over for Fraser Island. Wouldn’t recommend to friends.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi