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Cairns Beach House

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   239 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Nomads Beach House)
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I chose the Cairns Beach House because it was really cheap and I usually don't mind if there are minor flaws. This hostel, however, made me cringe more than once. Neither the air con nor the fan in my half of the 10 bed dorm worked and the bathroom was in an unbelievable condition! On the wall next to the... More

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Brooklyn, United States
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Stayed here for 4 days, I think it was definitely the best place out of all the hostels I could have chosen. It is a bit far from the center of town and Esplanade - about a 25 minute walk. But it has the best outdoor area with tables, chairs, a pool, ping pong, a bar that opens at 4pm... More

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cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The rooms and services with new air conditioning and entertainment in a outdoor environment with pool and billiards table and table tennis table is great fun. The $4.00 any brand beer is hard to find. The free breakfast is a bonus. The dorms are priced at$16.00 per night and single rooms for couples are$45.00 per night. Great value and atmosphere... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed in a 20 bed dorm for $14 a night....unless you are desperate to save money, I would not recommend! Very dirty, wifi doesn't work, and not close to anything really, only plus is very cheap meals for dinner.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Forget about the free wifi or the free pool ( you pay bor both) Free shuttle bus? yes 5 in a day, cross fingers if you have booked any activity and must on time in the City. Because they are "under new management" they don't even know if you made a booking, how much you paid or if they have... More

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BryonySumner, General Manager at Cairns Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the time you have taken to give us feedback, and are working hard as new management to respond to complaints and improve our facilities. We do endeavor to offer as many free things for our backpackers as possible, keeping in mind we would like to keep our rates low or those on a... More

Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights while in Cairns and was really disappointed, i understand it really is budget accommodation but the room was like a cell literally a bed with brown stained walls and nothing else, not even a hook for our towels, alot of long term people working here making it hard to meet new people and the kitchen... More

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BryonySumner, General Manager at Cairns Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review. We appreciate the time you have taken to give us valuable feedback, and since your stay have made many new changes. Our kitchen has since doubled in size, as we have knocked through the wall and expanded through the room next door. We now offer a whole separate room for food storage, as... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Our room was basic with no a/c and just a fan in more humid months this might be a struggle but for us was okay. The kitchen, although equipped, was quite a battle each evening with ample prep space and two, four hob, half decent electric cookers for all the guests. The fridges were packed full and leaked a fair... More

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BryonySumner, General Manager at Cairns Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate the time you take from your holiday to give us feedback! We are working hard as new management to respond to complaints and improve our facilities. In the last 2 weeks, we have doubled the size of our kitchen, adding a fridge and a separate room for food storage. We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We had 3 nights booked in the hostel as part of a package. I've stayed in over 30 hostels all over Australia and this was by far the worst. Location not the best, a good 20 minute walk from where its all going on. We had arrange to be picked up by the free hostel transport and we waited over... More

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BryonySumner, General Manager at Cairns Beach House, responded to this review

hank you for your review. We are excited to let you know that we are now under new management, and hope that your negative experience will not be repeated here! If you are ever in Cairns again, we invite you to come back and give us another try - we think you will be impressed with the changes we are... More

Leipzig, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I've stayed for three weeks in April in The Cairns Beach House and loved it there. I honestly cannot understand some of the comments made here. 'The worst hostel ever'? Seriously? I have been travelling through Australia and staying in Hostels since 1.5 years on my Working Holiday Visa and The Cairns Beach House is BY FAR the nicest hostel... More

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BryonySumner, General Manager at Cairns Beach House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - we appreciate that you took the time to leave us such a nice message! We try our best to deliver good value for money, jam-packing as many free things into your stay as possible. We love that you appreciate our efforts to be the best budget hostel in Cairns! Best of luck... More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The staff is freaking awesome! Soccer matches, heaps of alcohol and we always got a pretty good discount when we did some tours. Besides: free wifi, pool and heaps of English but they were the funniest people ever. Everyday you get a free shuttle bus to the clubs and if you do a diving or snorkeling tour you get a... More

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Additional Information about Cairns Beach House

Address: 239 Sheridan Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Nomads Beach House)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cairns Beach House 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High standards of quality and comfort are now available in our Hostel. We are now cleaner and better but we still have the same concern: offering you a place where you can feel at home, have fun and be safe. We appreciate the importance of clean facilities therefore we'll be cleaning all day long, making sure everything is spotless. Located just 1600 metres from the city centre and Esplanade Lagoon and all major transport. The free hostel shuttle leaves hourly (7 till 7) for a quick ride to town if your feeling lazy. At The Beach house you get a great nights sleep and if you want to party it's a short walk away. Close to the ocean and parks with supermarkets etc close by...Whether you are in Cairns to dive the Reef or visit the Daintree rainforest and then Party then night away in the city clubs and just chill by the pool the next day with a drink, The Cairns Beach House is the perfect base for your holiday. With a variety of accommodation options, from dorms, budget double & twin, to en-suited king and family rooms - from individuals to group bookings there is something to suit all budgets. Enjoy a friendly, fun and intimate atmosphere for young travellers, hopefully making you feel at Home. Free WiFi, breakfast and dinner is included! ... more   less 
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