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Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We crazily made a stupid mistake of paying for 2 nights here without seeing the rooms. It was cheap but that's as good as it gets, the rooms where filthy, I don't expect the ritz after coming through Asia for 4 months but this was the dirtiest place we had stayed and we spend a month in India! We quickly... More

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Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Booked in for two nights after being on the road in Cape Trib for a week. Rosie at the front desk was very friendly and helpful and the Hostel is front and centre for Cairns, but thats as far as the good stuff goes. The whole hostel just has a dirty, dingy and dark feel to it (maybe a lick... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The hostel itself seemed ok, but I didn't get so far as to actually check in! The attitude of the staff was so unpleasant that I cancelled my booking, said goodbye to my booking fee and checked in a few doors down, which was much nicer.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A fine and cheap hostel but beds are horrible and the staff is not very friendly! The lady in the reception forgot to tell me that the airport shuttle bus pickup was 200 meter down the road, so I missed it. After she told me that it was my mistake and that I clearly just didn't pay attention or listened..... More

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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was staying at the hostel in March already, for two nights. They blocked 20AUD on my Credit card for a key deposit....I am still waiting for the amount to be deblocked on my account. I sent 3 reminder e-mails and even asked a friend to pass at the hostel to make sure something happens...but no. So apart of it... More

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Cairns
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is cheap and has a good location but it is disgusting!! Everything is so dirty. There is no windows that we can open in the rooms. The WIFI is not working everyday and there is no power in the kitchen sometimes. Don't go there!

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

this backpacker has a good location and it's the cheapest one one the esplanade but that it !! i spent like 3 weeks, was looking for a job and after 1 week i got one boil abscess wasn't sure it was from my room till i saw some mushrooms in a bathroom the air cond was leaking and realy noisy,... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I spent nearly one month in that hostel and i have to say that it was the best hostel in cairns I've been so far. Especially the staffs were awesome. The receptionists were really friendly and stayed calm and friendly if there were problems or other issues. All in all, when i come back to cairns, i'll definitely stay there... More

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Molndal, Sweden
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Fantastic place, generous swimmingpool and just in front of the sea, close to shopping, nightmarket and mcdonalds in less than 100m, not a big kitchen but never any probs to cook or get space, stay here and party at gilligans, 15aud per night did i pay, loads of value for money, i made my stay longer and longer at this... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

this backpacker is the worst backpacker in my experience so far! although the price is cheap and free pick up from airport other than that is my night mare!! i've had stayed for 4 night there in 6 dorm female room. my bed is close to the window at night time i couldn't sleep at all because the bloody air... More

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Address: 83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cairns Waterfront Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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