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Reef Backpackers

140 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #7 of 11 Cairns B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here in a Private Room for 3 nights. Hostel is extremely good value for money and the place is pretty good. Hostel has all the basics sorted and is a great place to just chill out and start your stay in Cairnes. All the main town centre stuff is about a 5 minute walk and theres a great Market... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This hostel is decent. I booked a private room - it was NO FRILLS. The mattresses were on the floor, but were comfortable. There was an ICE COLD window a/c unit in the room too. The shared bathrooms were always dirty. They do not provide towels (or anything), so be aware of that. There is free wifi at Reef, but... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here briefly during a quiet period so not sure how realistic my experience was, but it was bearable. Compared to some of the other hostels I've seen in Cairns this one has a fairly decent and equipped kitchen and they have a good sized garden/ common area as well as a pool. The bedrooms themselves are way too on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This was the first place we stayed when arriving in Australia and it was a good choice! The people staying there and also the staff were really friendly! The manager Steve was so helpful and when we were stuck for ideas of how to travel the coast he pretty much planned our whole trip! Its the sort of place you... More

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Staying at the Reef was a great way to start our Australia travels. The staff (most of them working for accomodation) was nice, especially the manager was extreamly helpful and friendly! Ready to help where he can, despite of being very busy he took his time and always had a smile on his face. There are different kind of dorms,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was there for seven nights. The location is good but all the other things were terrible. Guys could get in the female toilet and last time when I was taking shower, a guy got in the female toilet and knocked my door. He said I had been taking shower for so long but I just got in. I didn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the reef for a month and a half and loved it! At first, the the hostel itself needed sorted out a bit, but after a couple of weeks a lot of changes were made and I can't fault it! A true backpacker would love this place, a great sociable hostel with really laid back atmosphere. Definitely recommend... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Two of us stayed here for around a month from June-July and we were so sad to leave! The hostel really became like home and felt like a family. Everyone is so welcoming and understands the perfect balance of partying and down time. The staff were very friendly and helpful, in particular the english girl who was working the morning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Awesome people, wicked parties.. true backpackers will love this place!!!! The rooms were big enough, the garden is great, kitchen just got renovated.. only the manager isnt very nice and gets really grumpy if you bring people over, but that's okay. Showers were fine, common room looked good.. the biggest family in cairns!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I stayed in a dorm room for a few days there and nothing to say regarding the room, clean and spacious enough for the 8 of us, with shelves and fans working well. BUT the kitchen of this hostel is the worst I've ever seen, the cooking trays didn't work so my only solution was to have noodles with the... More

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Address: 140 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #7 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Cairns
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