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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
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      3.5 of 5 stars
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      3 of 5 stars
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    Pleasanton
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

    This is walkable to the train station and also to bus junction and a movie theaters. Booking process is easy and people are nice here. The rooms need more cleaning under the beds and the bathroom on the second floor needs an upgrade. On the other hand if the tv and dvd worked it would have been an all different... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

    i first booked into the reef for 3 days and feel in love with the place ended up staying 3 weeks the guests are so friendly and the staff are so nice and friendly noting is to hard for them to help with was like being back at home more like a extended family than the normal hostel i me... More 

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    Constanze N, Manager at Reef Backpackers, responded to this review

    Thanks terry was great having you here wish you the best on the rest of your travels More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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