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Reef Backpackers

140 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good hostel for few nights in Cairns. My friend and I stayed in a double private room with bathroom separately and that was very good. That hostel is clean. Breakfast at 8:30 so that is a bit late. Good situation 10 minutes walk to the Esplanade/Lagoon. Closest shops.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I stayed there one night before my 3 days diving course. The rooms are simple but good enough. The commom area seams really nice but I didn't really explore it. The atmosphere is really nice and friendly, there was a lot of people talking in the common are. The staffs are really nice, they let me left my bag in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My friend and I stayed there for 6 days in a female only dorm. It was clean and the wifi worked well. The showers were okay. Unfortunately we missed the free breakfast several times, because it's only between 8:30 and 9:30 (our tours started earlier). If you don't want to spend too much money for accomodation, I would definitely recommend... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

When I checked in at Reef Backpackers, I just had one night booked and was supposed to leave the day after. Already my first day was so nice and so much fun, I chose to book 3 more nights. I slept in one of the female only dorms, which was very clean and the bed was so comfortable! The hostel... More 

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United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The woman at front desk had more interest in talking to the hungover guy that was supposed to be cleaning that day. When she told him that he had a certain number of rooms to do he said he couldn't be bothered. We sat at the desk whilst they had a conversation about the night before. The room we were... More 

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Weißenburg in Bayern, Bayern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Really good place to stay. Very close to the city center of Cairns and all clubs and pubs. The rooms are clean and you have very good free WIFI everywhere. The tropical garden and the swimming pool are a real relaxing zone. We spent there 1 Month and we would definitely stay there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Checked in a Room for Four, for One night only thank God. Place was Dirty, had to ask for the sheet to be changed on my bed as it looked like someone had already slept on it, the pillow was like half a bag of cotton wool balls. Old fan having off the wall, full of dust. Bathrooms filthy, felt... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I stayed at this hostel and immediately felt part of the reef family. The hostel is very basic but has a fantastic atmosphere! The hostel is so layed back, has a nice pool and garden and had fans in every room. The best thing I found was the showers which are so powerful!! I will be very sad to leave...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Really good place, I stayed here for 2 months. The rooms are clean and quiet. Also the bathrooms are really clean. The kitchen is big enough and opened 24h (most of the backpackers they close it at 10pm) There s is a lovely tropical garden and a swimming pool... clean as well !!! The staff is awesome and really nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Great layout of the whole hostel overall! 5min walk from seafront! Two managers are two of the nicest people youll ever met in your life! Ping pong, swimming pool, events on every night! Its like a big family! Will miss the place

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Address: 140 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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