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Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   341 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
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103 reviews 103 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is quite a nice hostel, but bathrooms are very far from the rooms. Place is very far from town, they have a shuttle bus every hour which is good but somewhere closer to the town centre would be easier.

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Rooms were of an average size. Bathroom were ok. Bed was ok. Food was excellent. I wouldn't stay here again as I would try find somewhere closer to the city centre tho they do run a bus that will drop and pick you up every hour. Very helpful on trips at reception aswell.

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York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If this hostel has come up as one of the cheapest options on your search, just be aware that there are lots of hidden costs when you get there. Laundry, wifi etc all require additional payment. FYI their 4$ a day wifi doesn't work very well! A lot of the staff are travellers from non-English speaking countries. They usually haven't... More

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Hanover, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I love everything about this hostel. The beds are fairly priced, plenty of showers and toilets in the bathrooms, there's a swimming pool, an indoor/outdoor area to lounge in, a kitchen, and the bar is fantastic and has $3 AUS backpacker dinners every night (although I recommend trying the veggie burger.) On your first night, you get a free cocktail... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Arrived early in the morning and the hostel came to pick us up at the airport. Great. First room (8C-6 sharing mixed dorm) had broken air con and smelled bad. Chose to upgrade to a private twin room and that was much better! Bathrooms were shared on each floor and always pretty clean-no complaints here. Great common area, pool and... More

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South Wales
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in a private king room which was great value for money. Staff were very helpful and we booked two day trips through mad travel downstairs and both were fantastic!! Wifi was good 12 dollars unlimited for a week. Room was really cosy flat screen tv. Location wasn't a problem for us as we drove but... More

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sydney
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I love this hostel. From the cheap meals and fairly priced beds, to the clean showers and toilets it's comfortable to stay. Some of the guests can take the Mickey drinking late but all in all it's a good place to stay in cairns. I'll definitely stay again.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Good vibes here and lots of activities. Kate was great at Mad Travel! She will absolutely take great care of you and will help coordinate all your travel needs and activities removing the hassle. Good commons area to meet people. Enjoyed the pool, pool tables, ping pong tables. The bathrooms and showers were clean which is one of the things... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Among the hostels I stayed at in Australia (actually just three hostels in Melbourne and this one in Cairns), Nomads Serpent definitely ranks first. They have their own swimming pool, bar/restaurant, pingpong table, huge lounge airy area where the backpackers meet and greet, clean kitchen and laundry area. Staff were amazing particularly Margot who handled my irritated attitude on my... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The rooms in this hostel are like prison cells. In our 4 dorm one of the beds was broken (ladder and railing on the top bunk were not attached at all points) and we complained and no one did anything. Air-con can only be adjusted at reception which is annoying. Staff aren't really helpful. I had a problem with the... More

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BryonySumner, Manager at Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar, responded to this review

Hi - thanks for the review - I am sorry to hear that your bed was broken - this is the first I have heard of it so we are now conducting a full check of all the rooms to make sure it is fixed immediately. I am sorry that you did not have a good experience during your time... More

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Additional Information about Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar

Also Known As:
Nomads Serpent Cairns Hotel Cairns
Nomads Serpent Cairns Hotel
Address: 341 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nomads Cairns backpackers resort is a 4 ½ star AAA rated budget accommodation with resort style facilities and onsite Serpent Bar, and has been designed to provide you with a great night's sleep. Located only minutes away from the Cairns Esplanade, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, it includes everything you need to enjoy Tropical North Queensland in style. ... more   less 
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