Frasers on Rainbow Beach is a hostel located in the small beach town of Rainbow Beach, with the majority of guests staying here at the beginning and end of trips to Fraser Island. Tours to the island are run from Dingo Backpackers which is thirty seconds' walk down the road from Frasers and are a must-do for anyone traveling the east coast.
Frasers is on the same street as the bus services drop off in Rainbow Beach, so no long walks or transfers are required. The beach is less than five minutes' walk from the hostel and is generally much quieter than others on the coast -- Rainbow Beach is a very small town. The hostel also offers free walks to the local sand-dunes (great to see!) to watch the sunset and try boomerang throwing. Rainbow Beach itself has no large supermarkets, however a shop that sells everything food-wise is located around ten minutes' walk away. This is more expensive than the supermarkets, but the bar area in the hostel itself has a large selection of cheap meals that can be purchased between 6 and 8 p.m.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms at the hostel are very basic, and all have ensuite (which means if one person is using the bathroom, the seven others have to wait). We stayed in an eight-share and a nine-share while we were here. The beds are comfy and the rooms are clean, although they could do with a bit of upkeep -- there are a few holes and the windows didn't close in one of the rooms.
The hostel bar has a great atmosphere and sells quite cheap meals and drinks (for Australia, that is!). There is generally something going on each night such as a live band or games. The kitchen is quite good and there is enough space for everyone staying here but you do need a lighter for the cookers. There is a free ping-pong table and pool table for guest to use (the quality isn't great, however) as well as a swimming pool, although no one used this at all while we were staying. There is also twenty-four-hour internet access, which is run by Global Gossip.
Overall, this is a good place to stay if you want see Rainbow Beach and a good place to get to Fraser Island. We would happily stay here again if visiting the area, as there is a really good atmosphere.