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Cairns Waterfront Backpackers

83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This hostel has to be the worst place ever, the only good thing about it is that the location is perfect. The staff are so rude! was told there was no curtain in our room (more like prison cell to be honest) and was told one would be with us later that day the next day I had to go... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What a disguising place to stay, the staff are rude, it's like staying in a prison firstly you have to walk through two metal doors to get to a dark wet smelly corridor to the rooms! Once you get to the room we stayed in a room with no window and just bunk beds in the room no curtain which... More

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west sussex
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I stayed here for around 10 weeks while working up in Cairns and for what you paid it was pretty good. I stayed in the 10 bed mixed dorm for $115 a week. It was noisy but we had our own bathroom which was pretty good as some of the other rooms which were smaller didn't. I had to move... More

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23 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I assumed that Cairns, of all "must see" destinations in Australia would have a higher standard when it came to hostels so I didn't bother to check the room first. Big mistake. First I was given a dorm bed only to find that it was still occupied. I was given a single over the mistake which I indeed was grateful... More

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Dingo21, Manager at Cairns Waterfront Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks firstly for choosing us, calling us a dump may be a bit harsh. I will certainly look into the mattress issue we have just started replacing a few mattresses and will make sure to check the room you where in. The Kitchen is cleaned twice daily and we rely on people that use the dishes to wash them when... More

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I paid $17 a night for this hostel so I certainly wasn't expecting 5 star, but a clean room and helpful staff would have been nice. I booked 4 beds in a 10 bed dorm for me and 3 of my friends; when we got there everything seemed pretty good and there were 2 young girls on reception who seemed... More

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Address: 83 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #71 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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