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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Cant say enough about how good the kebabs are. They are reasonably priced, friendly courteous staff, quick service with a smile. Just one other thing, the small kebabs are HUGE! Take the drive down Mulgrave Rd Westcourt...you won't be dissappointed

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bedrooms are pretty good, bathrooms are alright, kitchen could be better but fine. Living rooms are very pleasant, good unlimited wi-fi, SWIMMING POOL ! Very cool aircon and showers in bedrooms. Friendly staff, close to shopping center Nobody came to empty my trash can in 3 days, and a lot of ants in my room, thats some bad points. Enjoying...

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Loved the rooms and the fact that each floor had its kitchen and bathroom, so not too many people have to share it. But you really need to insist if you want some information / help. Not a helpful reception.

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1Thank Louise B
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The CCB is easily one of my favorite hostels in Australia, and I've spent a total of 6 weeks at the hostel. It's about a 20 minute walk to the center, but the (cheapest) price and the overall atmosphere and look of the hostel more than make up for that!

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1Thank RamonTravels
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I had an awesome week at this hostel. So many friendly people there. Apparently it's under new management and are slowly making a few improvements (beds, gardens as far as I can see). Nice pool and community area. Tropical feel. Definitely budget but it had everything I needed. Free internet! and air conditioning in the dorms was free too. I...

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1Thank Georgia S
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Probably the best thing about this place is the extremely laid back common area. There's a pool table there, and you're allowed to drink your own alcohol, which makes for an extremely chilled out and friendly atmosphere. I stayed here 2 nights, and on the first the frame popped out of the top bunk, and I nearly fell onto the...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Flew to cairns in August 2015 and got taxi to this hostel. Reception all closed at 9pm. A guest told me to check cubby hole where i found a key and a note with the name of my room. Dragged my suitcase up a broken staircase and opened the door to an 8 bed dorm, when my key opened it...

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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed 2nights! Was ok. Very basic. We had a 6dorm mixed room. Was ok. Bit stuffy thank god for the air con, reception very helpful booked our snorkelling tour and got our underwater camera. Very helpful in giving directions etc. showers are very very basic. Bit small too, nowhere to change after hopping out, unless you nip to the loo....

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

The room was unacceptable and I could face staying. I booked online thinking it sounded quite nice for its price and in a very convenient location. I booked into a 4 sleeper dorm. I'm not really fussy, and was not expecting anything amazing but I do expect a room to be clean and presentable. When I arrived I was optimistic,...

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1Thank RobRaw01
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Cairns City Backpackers is one of my favorite hostels I've stayed in! it's a small hostel with a really friendly and chilled vibe. The reception staff are really lovely! Though the pool isn't very big, it is clean and good to dip in to cool off. There are three kitchens, so there's always a spare stove to cook on. The...

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Additional Information about Cairns City Backpackers

Address: 274 Draper St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Gone Walkabout Hostel)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $31 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cairns City Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Ask to work for accommodation, there's plenty of positions available.”
 of 5 bubbles RamonTravels, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in a 6 share and it was very good”
 of 5 bubbles jessieg_889, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Spend the extra 6 or 7 dollars per night and stay in a decent hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles nicolaf930, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The Boomerang rooms are good, wifi is strong and the dorms have good shelve storage :)”
 of 5 bubbles BeccaSmitch, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“If you want a nice room, don't book here.”
 of 5 bubbles 436brada, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
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