About Us

Happy Beginnings

Dolphins Beach House opened its doors at Sunshine Beach, Noosa in 1998.

Since then, the hostel has matured and grown into a backpackers like no other in Australia. The style is bohemian and the vibes are chill.

The atmosphere that has developed over the years, proves to be one that travelers find homey; and the walls tend to be filled with people that can be likened to a family, rather than a bunch of people staying under one roof.

We continue to make changes and renovations each year, but hope to never disrupt the rustic touch that makes this home so charming and relaxed.

The Owners

Phil Staley & Linda Staley

Phil began his travels in the 1970s in Asia, doing the famous overland hippy trail from Istanbul to Nepal, selling his bus, and spending a year in India. Meanwhile, Linda was discovering Indonesia and the Islands of Sumatra.

Their travels have taken them to many countries throughout Asia. Their favourite being Myanmar/ Burma. Dolphins Beach House reflects Phil and Linda’s love for travel, with many exotic artifacts from India to Burma and Thailand.

The ambiance of this family-run hostel is quirky and unique – definitely not part of a franchise backpackers business. Once you slip pass the gardens, the trees and pinks walls, you realise that you have found a restful heaven.

Shanti, shanti

Phil & Linda