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Pippies Beachhouse
Reviewed February 5, 2013

One of the best hostels on my Australia trip. They have everything from friendly staff to an awesome beach. Decided after 2 days to stay for 10 days and enjoyed all activities like painting my own boomerang or the walk to the sand dune. The Fraser Island tour was def my best tour in Oz with a lovely tour guide who did everything that we enjoyed our time. I'm happy that I did not do it with the other tour operators. The rooms, kitchen and bathroom have been very clean.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Sab S
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We loved Pippies, the staff there are amazing so nice and friendly, they really make you feel at home. The double room we stayed in was lovely air conditioned with a fan and a little balcony. We also stayed in a dorm and found both rooms very spacious and really clean! The facilities are basic but perfect for a backpacker. The staff will do anything to help!

Would Recommend this to everybody best hotel in Rainbow beach by far

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I stayed at pippies for a night before and after my fraser island trip. This was one of the first hostels that i ever stayed at, so at the time didnt have much to compare to. The staff were friendly. the place was quirky and a bit artsy. It was fine for 2 nights. in all honesty it could have been a little cleaner however that seemed to have been a bit of a common factor among aussie back packer accommodation. Having said that its not really a complaint and more an observation. Had a wonderful time there. It seems to attract some of the nicer of the other travelers iv met. Nice young and fun crowd. and the Manager was lovely. She was very alternative but so wonderful and caring and fun:)

Shot for a great time!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank RacheLouiseB
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Pippies has some amazing staff who absolutely bent over backwards to help us out. We only stayed one night but we couldnt have asked for any more. Our Fraser Island trip was made possible by the staff here who did their upmost to make sure we didnt miss it. Great Atmosphere, great trip, great hostel. Big thanks x x

Room Tip: we stayed in a four bed dorm - was lovely. ensure you ring if you cant be there by 7pm.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank rebecca s
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed at Pippies two nights, before and after our trip to Fraser Island. We had a really pleasant stay, the rooms are pretty clean, the staff is very friendly and you also get breakfast for free which is not common for a backpacker. There is a very juvenile ambience, we met many nice people and we also enjoyed a barbecue for 10 dollars each on wednesday night which also included a vegetarian option!!
The trip to Fraser Island which is organized by pippies was great and I really recommend it. Our guide was amazing, he knows everything about Fraser and he took us in so many nice places. The camping ground was good as well and there are also shower with hot water. We spent there our new years eve and it was definitely a great start for the new year!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Lovely little hostel, thought the rooms were fine and the facilities. Great location especially if you travelling via Greyhound. We got ourselves into a bit of a pickle and the owner bent over backwards to help us, her and the staff went above and beyond and we were so grateful to them. Sometimes it isn't just about a room, if you want a hostel with a heart then Pippies is for you.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

I stayed at Pippies not long ago and although most staff were lovely, there was one lady that was terribly RUDE. I don't know why she is working in a job that requires her to interact with people as she clearly has no social skills. She not only spoke to me like an idiot she was rude to other guests who did not speak English. Lets just say I wasn't very impressed! The kitchen was good but our room smelt and the air con didn't work.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Willow W
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Additional Information about Pippies Beachhouse

Address: 22 Spectrum Ave, Rainbow Beach, Queensland 4581, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Fraser Coast > Gympie Region > Rainbow Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Rainbow Beach
Price Range: $54 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pippies Beachhouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pippies Beachhouse Backpackers is centrally located in the Heart of Rainbow beach just 200m walk to the beach, opposite the bus stop. We are the smallest hostel in Rainbow Beach with no bar, so have a relaxed atmosphere where you can swim in the pool, or relax in a hammock with your own glass of wine if you like. We have a variety of adventure activities for you in Rainbow Beach as well as our Famous 3 Day 2 Night Guided Tag-Along Tour to Fraser Island where you can drive your own 4wd or hop in with one of our experienced guides to show you a camping adventure of a life-time!! We have our base camp at Cathedrals with hot showers & toilet facilities, camp fire each night and best of all a permanent camping area, so it is ready for you when you arrive!! No setting up and packing up! Now with FREE WIFI & Breakfast for every guest! We also offer boomerang workshops, with lessons :) ... more   less 
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