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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

This place was not easy to find at first. It´s around 10 minutes walking to the city center, 15 minutes to the Lagoon and bus station. The street is deserted and dark at night. Well, Cairns is safe, so it shouldn't be a major problem. The hostel is pretty old and kinda clean. It has a lot of outside common... More 

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Berlin
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

I really enjoyed this backpackers. The communal areas were the best part, many outdoor tables where you can sit in your own corner with your friends and take it easy. The tables were all in the garden area where they have palm trees and so on so you feel like you really are in the tropics. Other guests were all... More 

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Cairns
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Well, my room was a bit small and it wasn't exactly in the middle of the city. but having said that it wasn't too far to walk and the hostel itself was fun and funky. Loved the hammocks and also Sam the cat. Hostel was clean enough but not hospital clean which is ok considering how cheap it was. If... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We stayed in a double room which was very good value. It was quite clean and we were happy overall with the room. The bed was super comfy. The rest of the hostel was great too, very leafy, many communal areas to mix with the other guests and plenty of bathrooms and kitchens to use. It wasn't too far to... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Very messy and somewhat smelly room although this is more the fault of the long term occupants than the hostel owners. Very cramped and run down bathroom and kitchen facilities but we managed. Nice to be out of the way at night - we weren't really there to party. Friendly and helpful staff and the cute cat made the stay... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

We paid $415 for 5 nights for two double rooms (3people). It seemed quite expensive for what it was. Thought the room sizes were OK but the underneath of the bed had clearly not been cleaned in ages: dust, wrappers and bottles. The same goes for the toilets which stank of urine, one guest actually resorted to cleaning them herself!... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

Stayed in this hostel with my partner for 15 days. First week in a private room shared bathroom and second week private shower. The prices for the private rooms were great! Charming entry, with palm trees and wood, nice garden, hammocks, outside cooking area, small pool and large relaxing area with tv, pool table, sofas. The rooms have funny names... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed in a twin room which was fine, but we found dead roaches on the floor (yes, plural) and the guy at reception tries to sell us on rafting tours saying they were great even though everyone else we spoke to said it just wasn't the season for it. Internet is expensive and there's no free storage. In the end... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2012

We stayed in a double room which was cheap and clean as well. Our room had it's own shower. It was a liitle hike from the city center but as they say on their website only 10 minutes or so.Facilities were good-kitchens had;plenty of cutlery and pots and pans etc and common areas were mostly outside . Plenty of places... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in a 4 bed mix. The room was awful with insects crawling all over the walls and a dead cockroach under my bed. There was one long term person in the room who had several bags of food left open perfect for more unwanted visitors. When we arrived our sheets were filthy with hairs on the... More 

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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 - $58 (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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