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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
    3 of 5 stars
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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled with a group of 8 people so we got our own dorm. There was a bit of a mix-up with the booking but it was very quickly sorted and it didn't bother us as the shops were so close by. Wasn't very clean but that was made up by the fact that the staff and other guests were extremely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, price, easy access to supermarkets, pubs and esplanade. It is the reason I often stay there when I visit cairns. Also nice environment, friendly staff to help people, common space cleaned every day, free wi-fi and breakfast! It is a good hostel to stay repeatedly.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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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