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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed at Dreamtime for 2 nights with 2 friends. By hostel standards, this had a relaxed vibe, clean rooms and adequate facilities. Prior to my arrival, Erin, one of the employees was very helpful, as when we were there. She helped to organize our diving trip to The Great Barrier Reef and also made some great recommendations for...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi JK carnah, Thanks for the review of our unique tropical hostel, glad the staff where able to help you organise your tours before you arrived and that you found our rooms clean. Sorry to hear about the bug i only wish our staff had of known about it while you where still here and not via email as we...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

The bathrooms were clean, which is a big thing for me. The rooms were clean as well. The activities they had were awesome, I met many other travelers there. The staff were nice and accomodating. My only wish was that they had separate female and male dorms though.

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Mizz, glad you enjoyed your stay and the activities at our hostel, our larger 6 share dorms are mixed dorms, how ever our 3 share rooms can be made female only on request . happy travels .

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The hostel was very quirky, great location as you are not in the center of town, great atmosphere, great cooking facilities and pool area. The organized evenings were so good and great value for money. The staff are so friendly, a big shout out to Monica who if you ask nicely, will give you elephant ice cubes and tea that...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Tim thanks for your review glad you enjoyed your stay and more to the point enjoyed Monica's tea making skills . not sure about the ice cubes ?

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay here. Room was clean and the bed was so comfortable! Unusual for hostels to say the least. We had a double room which had its own fridge and aircon for $1 for 3 hours. Pretty reasonable and very chilled! The only thing I would say is that it is a little further out of the...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Tony thanks for you review glad you enjoyed our quite real xed hostel ,being out of the main centre helps , sorry about the pick ups and drop offs something that we have no control, have a safe journey.

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Lovely lovely hostel, clean, well managed, great staff, good kitchen, comfy beds... The list goes on! Could write pages of why it's great but just go visit when you're in cairns and you'll see what it's all about! Beautifully decorated too. All the small touches that you don't get in most other hostels really make the difference here! Only minor...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Gabzbooth , i'm sure thats not your real name ? , hey thanks for the feed back glad you enjoyed, i agree the little things make the difference ,ill look into that one speed fan! safe travels .

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 22 November 2013

I loved it at Dreamtime! The staff was fantastic, giving advice and helping me to book day trips. My room was clean and simple. Bathrooms were ok. There is a barbecue one can use, fabulous movie nights, and the mall with supermarkets is very close. Discounted airport transfer for only 5 $, reasonable wifi prices, discounts on greyhound bookings. Thanks...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Anja ,thanks for your review it means a lot , glad the staff where able to help you , i will pass on your regards to Moni.

Reviewed 17 November 2013

Hostel is located 15 minutes away from the airport and just behind Cairns Central station, (very near the main city mall for easy grocery shopping and the Kuranda tours). Travel to the Lagoon and other Cairns city attractions can be easily reached within 30 minutes. Staff are very helpful with not just the running of the hostel, and also with...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Jason, thanks for your review , glad you though we were affordable ,i agree to shops and city are very convenient , i will pass on your regards to Erin, As an environmentally conscious hostel we choose a user pay system for our air con to try and reduce the power we consume. Happy travels.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This was the first place we stayed on our vacation, and our first impression when we walked in our room was that we wished we had paid a bit more to stay someplace nicer. However, the place is clean, comfortable, and quiet. It has laundry machines (coin operated) and two kitchens, good wifi and computers available (although you do have...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi chouette, Its always nice to hear from a senior contributor world traveller. your feed back is important to us . glad to know our budget hostel was clean ,comfortable and reasonably priced. You will be pleased to know we are constantly up dating our rooms , my wife has upgraded our beds linen and pillows since your stay last...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed here for a week and we all had a great stay, The staff were all friendly and very helpful, They were knowledgeable about the tours and they booked all of our tours which we all had a great time experiencing. The rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms are kept clean. The room that we stayed in was very comfortable and...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Fee, Thanks for your review nice you though we were a great place to stay , we encourage social evenings so travellers can meet . As a licensed travel agent one of the services we offer is tour and travel information glad to hear the staff could help you have a great experience.

Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stay here for 4 nights as our first stop in Cairns. There is a friendly staff and nice atmosphere in the hostel, the double room is tidy and clean with a nice fridge inside, however it's a little bit hot inside the room. (There is a Air Con in the room however it cost $1 for 3 hrs) There...

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41dug, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Kelvin thanks for your review , summer is on its way ,i agree Erin is a super star glad you enjoyed your stay .

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dreamtime hostel is 3 beautiful, bright Queenslander homes located just minutes walk from the centre of Cairns. Free wifi 24 hours plus You will find a tropical oasis perfect for relaxing and meeting like minded travellers. Our service is supreme local staff advising and helping you book the best trips and tours. We are here to help you have an unforgettable travel experience.Join us on one of our BBQ nights, fire shows or movies under the stars. Come see why Dreametime is voted #1 best hostel Australia 2012 by hostelworld customer reviews. Do yourself a favour and join in the fun. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dreamtime Travellers Rest

Address: 189 Bunda St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Dreamtime Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $26 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dreamtime Travellers Rest 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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“If wanting female only, ask desk who's already booked into each room and they'll do their best to help you :)”
 of 5 bubbles lucyc615, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure your room is not in full sun for the day so that you may rely on fans and avoid AC ,,,,less environmentally friendly.”
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“Room 6 is the best!”
 of 5 bubbles KatiS293, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 - 10 were great”
 of 5 bubbles 22merelh, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The 3 bed dorms are great value for money.”
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