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Dolphins Beach House
Ranked #108 of 140 Specialty Lodging in Noosa
Reviewed September 11, 2011

When I arrived at Dolphins Beach House I feld like coming home! It is a verry good place with a nice atmosphere!

Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

Really liked the hostel. My best hostel in Australia, meet loads of good people. the atmosphere was superb, had such a good laugh! great staff aswell. the free surfboard are in good condition. and the beach is JUST round the corner. the rooms are clean, but a bit small. but its well worth the price. enjoy the sun round the corner or hang around in the comfortable moon-chairs in the hostel and sook up the great atmosphere!

Definetly coming back!

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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Thank bao_vuong
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

I stayed here for 2 weeks after planning just one night! loved the atmosphere around the hostel and the fact that everyone got to know everyone! the staff were so friendly and got everyone to go out as a group so that noone was alone. The location was great only about 200 metres from the beach and shops and only a short trip to the center of town! Would deffinately recommend this to anyone who wants to have a good time and stopping in Noosa!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Thank dan_carrig
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

A beutiful little place, met loads of great friendly people. The staff were a good laugh as well and incredibly helpful. Free surf boards came in handy as its really close to a beach with great surf. The place feels really homly with kitchens and bathrooms shared between only two rooms of 4 people. As well as the party vibe the place has a really relaxed and spiritual feel with nice little gardens, courtyards,decks and places to chill out. The beds are decent and bathrooms, kithchens and rooms are cleaned every morning. It also has a ping pong table and a swimming pool ( which is the only negative as it might aswell be a paddling pool) and you cant miss the place as its painted hot pink! The place made me falll in love with noosa....

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank harry239
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Drawbacks – very far from the town, the free shuttle bus finishes very early in the evenings so if you want to go out taxi’s will be needed. Positives – if you have your own laptop there is free internet (not WiFi though). The rooms are a bit on the small side but for the price not too bad. Cable TV and each little apartment has it’s own kitchen and toilet. Nice common area outside to sit and read. Also the apartments have little balconies where you can sit outside.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Voilareally
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

This was the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. It was dirty. The mattresses had bed bugs in them. There was cockroaches everywhere. The staff were ok, but a member of staff was extremely rude and unhelpful.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank wingnut86
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Reviewed March 13, 2011

We came for one night at the hostel. We instantly loved it. Good location, friendly staff and cute hostel rooms. It wasn't until I woke up in the middle of the night due to pain in foot and arm. I was bitten several times and was already swelling. I thought it mustve been a mozzie. I woke up my boyfriend and we searched for it. We couldnt find any and my boyfriedn decided to check for bedbugs.

And there were crawling everywhere inside the bed. I called the night manager, but he could not help as he was not nearby. I told us to get some tissues and kill them. He did not have any other room availible either. We did kill as many as we could (prob around 50) and tried to sleep. Still we woke up and got stund even more.

We told the reception the day after they need to professional clan the room and not just spray the room. The entire bed is infested. The agreed to do so. But we saw them after with just a Mortein spray to spary the room.

A real shame for a cute place. We will not return to the hostel. We did get our moeny back, but the hostel is not taking its health issue very seriously.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank IME10
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Additional Information about Dolphins Beach House

Address: 14 Duke Street | Sunshine Beach, Noosa, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Sunshine Coast > Noosa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 140 Specialty Lodging in Noosa
Price Range: $20 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dolphins Beach House 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chill out and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Dolphins Beach House at beautiful Sunshine Beach, Noosa.This secluded, hippy-style haven is the closest hostel to the beach in Noosa, situated next to Noosa National Park with a boutique shopping village just one minute away.The ambience of this family-run hostel is quirky and unique - definitely not part of a franchise backpackers business. The owners are experienced travelers themselves, and Dolphins Beach House reflects their love of travel, with many exotic artifacts from India to Burma and Thailand. Once you slip past the gardens, the trees, the funky pink walls and the Guatemalan architecture, you'll realize that you have found a restful retreat.It's no wonder that Dolphins Beach House is Lonely Planet's best pick for Noosa for 2010 / 2011. Relax, unwind, enjoy.Our friendly staff are always happy to recommend where to go and what to see next. Office hours are 8:00 am to 7:00 pm ... more   less 
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