Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 ???? 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.

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

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

With a views of beautiful surf beaches at Snapper Rocks and the Tweed River, Rainbow Bay Backpackers provides great accommodation at an amazing location.

Our newly refurbished, top of the line backpacker rooms include a bathroom in each room, bunk beds, single beds, communal kitchen, free Wi-Fi and much more!

It would be wrong for you not to stay with us!

Settled on the headland between the wonderful Snapper Rocks and Coolangatta beaches, Rainbow Bay Backpackers is positioned in the right spot for the fun surfer or for those who just want to swim and relax at one of Australia’s most well known beaches.

Rainbow Bay Backpackers Policies and Conditions

- Cancellation policy: 48 hrs before arrival. In the case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
- Check in from 15:00 to 22:00 .
- Check out from 07:00 to 11:00 .
- Payment with booking by credit card, debit card or cash.
- Taxes included.
- Breakfast not included - 20 AUD per person per day.


- Reception: 06:30 to 22:30.
- No curfew.
- We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Nov 2019
    It was my second time staying at rainbow bay. It is a fairly new hostel and it is good to see that they’re still adding things in and making improvements. I love that they haven’t squeezed loads of beds into each room. Great touches like a clothes rail, shelves and hooks to put your things and having a balcony. Kitchen isn’t huge so it can get a bit busy and untidy when the hostel is full, and a towel rail in the bathroom for the bathmat and a hand soap dispenser would be useful.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    I wanted a relaxing chill out hostel and this was exactly what I got. Hostel is based inside a hotel and I really thought I was in the wrong place when I got to the reception as it was so nice. The kitchen is lovely and has an oven, dishwasher and a freezer. In the room you could hear the sea and it was bright and spacious, with a really modern bathroom! Very close to the beach and the danger point walk. Large balcony to chill out on or by the pool. Loved it here, felt like I was flashpacking!!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Great place to stay , very clean and big rooms. The bathroom is in the room which is very comfortable. The staff was great to assist us. I would absolutely recommend
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    Most definitely stay here when you are in the Gold Coast area of Australia 🇦🇺!! Highly recommend! Best location ever-Rainbow Bay is directly across from your balcony and the waves lull you to sleep or just relax. Staff is outstanding and extremely helpful! Cannot say enough, just book your stay here! ❤️
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    10 Dec 2019
    We had some problems finding the hostel but other than that it was great! :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Oct 2019
    Fabulous place to relax and stay an extra day or two.. as I did. Great value, unbeatable location, friendly reception staff. Hostel on separate floor from hotel rooms. Spacious dorms with all the comforts - fat new mattresses, bed lamps, ensuite bathrooms, lockers and a sparkling clean, well-equipped kitchen. One suggestion would be to introduce some recycling bins and create a free food shelf in the kitchen to reduce food waste.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    25 Nov 2019
    had a great time here and met some great people! definitely recommend.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Nov 2019
    Nice location, right in the beach There is not social atmosphere because 90% of the building is a HOTEL There is only half of a floor dedicated to the hostel people If you want to stay in Coolangata is your best option tho... I tried the other and are worse Kitchen is really good and cozy and swimming pool is amazing
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    26 Oct 2019
    Great hostel - excellent location, private parking excellent en suite facilities. I got there later and maybe missed the opportunity, but this hostel feels very much like a hotel. Socially not the best but the facilities are there! Great stay :)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Oct 2019
    The place is beautiful. Really nice kitchen and spacious rooms! A very short walk to all the beaches. The staff wasn't the best. I booked 2 nights in a female dorm. I got in the room and 2 guys walked in shortly after. I'm okay with that and I wasn't upset BUT I am upset that the staff didn't tell me first. Other women may not have been comfortable with that. The only common area is the kitchen.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi