Backpacker Hostels in Rainbow Beach, Australia

3 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $11 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Rainbow Beach

#1 Top Rated
$ Cheapest

Pippies Beachhouse


Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…I was alone in my four-bed room, which was perfect for 20$ a night! Even more, there was a free BBQ at night (like every wednesday), and I had another free breakfast the next morning. There was a … More

Freedom Hostels


Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…This is a quality hostel. I stayed here in March. I enjoyed it so much I got some work here building the new rooms down at the bottom. You could not ask for nicer people to work with. Everyone had … More
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I was at this hostel in September, on the week that England won the Ashes. There was some celebration to say the least. Great hostel tho, good value for money and great staff, always there to help … More

Backpacker Hostels in Rainbow Beach, Australia

3 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $11 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Rainbow Beach (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rainbow Beach.

Rainbow Beach is a small town in the coastal area of Queensland, Australia. Situated near the old gold mining town of Gympie, Rainbow Beach is home to about a 1,000 people and is a popular stop for travelers (especially backpackers) through the East Coast of Australia, so there are some good hostels to choose from. The city derives its name from the sand dunes which surround the main town. Although there is a legend explaining why the sand dunes are colored this way, the "real" reason, if you will, are the minerals found in the soil.

Rainbow Beach is best reached by bus. Most bus passes that you can purchase to use on the Australian East Coast will allow you to choose Rainbow Beach as a stopover. If you've got a car, the town is about 75 km off the famous Bruce Highway, which goes through the east coast. The hostels in Rainbow Beach are of good value and the price range is approximately the same as other places in east coast Australia: you'll be paying about 20-25 AUD for a dorm bed and a bit more for double / twin rooms.

Things you'll want to do when you stay at a Rainbow Beach hostel depend on your interests. Four wheel drives are a big thing around here, and there are also some walking trails you might find interesting. There are also opportunities to swim with dolphins, sky dive, and hang glide. Rainbow Beach is also one of the points where the ferries to Fraser Island (a great nature destination) leave from (more accurately Inskip Point, which is a bit north from town proper). For details you can check the tour operators' websites for pricing and timetables for Fraser Island tours.

Written by local enthusiast for Rainbow Beach hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Rainbow Beach hostels Miika

Rainbow Beach Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Rainbow Beach, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 3
Average dorm price $25
Average private room price $99
Cheapest Hostel in Rainbow Beach Pippies Beachhouse with $22.5
Party hostels in Rainbow Beach Freedom Hostels (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.6

FAQ about Rainbow Beach Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Rainbow Beach. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Travel Tips for Rainbow Beach - from the Community

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