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Reviewed 27 April 2014

I originaly booked just a couple of nights as wanted to see how the hostel was first. Ended up staying nearly 3weeks. It has a geat gardn'en area with hammocks nezxt to the pool. The cleaners cleaned our room every day and shock horror , the kitchens actually had lots of crockery and cutlery.would loved to have stayed longer but...

Thank bestwomble
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 26 April 2014

My boyfriend and i looooved this backpackers. So authentic,so nice to get a real backpackers where you can get to know the other guests and where staff know your name. We were in a budget double, cheap at $40 a night. It was clean and bed was comfy. Wifi was free (necessity nowadays) and they give you good discount on...

Thank Cindy F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2014

So the rooms could be a little bigger I guess but besides that you really can't complain for the price. Especially with free internet (compleetly free, no limit applied). Hostel cat was very popular and very cute. I liked the kitchen upstairs the most as it was the least used. Used their tour booking service to get a discounted reef...

Thank Johhny F
Channel Islands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

Overall ok, though the room and toilet/shower needed cleaning! We also had stained sheets! Free Internet was appreciated! Nice receptionist. Would have preferred to have stayed closer to the centre. Overall you get what you pay for.

1Thank CerysandJoe
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Excellent place to stay as for youth, as for adults (as we are) which looking European style sleeping. Staff is very friendly, speak English. Free Wi-Fi in the room, Free Internet access at the common area. Well appointed rooms (I had a single), the staff are brilliant, friendly and ultra helpful. Had a free tour on my first day. Kitchen...

Thank Nana S
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We were glad we chose this backpackers as it had a real old style backpackers feel about it. It is not one of those massive, newly built places that fits hundreds of people . Sure the buildings were built a while ago and weren't the newest. That was ok with us as it had an authentic backpackers atmosphere about it....

Thank Sarah B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We arrived at cairns airport where we had pre-booked a bus shuttle to pick us up which to start with was almost 2 hours late. When we got there the first thing we noticed was that it stunk of stale urine. The reception was closed so we decided to dump our bags in our room and head straight out as...

1Thank foodloving2013
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2014

This backpackers is one of my favourite that I have been to in Australia. Sure , the price was good but I especially liked the tropical garden atmosphere. So many palm trees and ferns, really felt like I was no longer in the UK. Room was clean, and facilities were good.

Thank Meredith F
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Yeah, so stayed here in March, it rained a lot so I stayed at the backpackers a lot. That made me glad I chose a nice place. Especially appreciated the free wifi as most backpackers make you pay or only give you 1 hour free or something. Here it was completely unlimited and I could get it from my room...

Thank Phil B
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I was here in late January with my girlfriend. We stayed in one of the 6 share dorms It was only $16 a night and it included air conditioning ( a must for this time of year). At that time Cairns had a lot of rain so it perhaps wasn't the best time to visit but even so thoroughly enjoyed...

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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: $29 - $50 (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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