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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived around 6.30am to find no-one at the reception to book us in so we had to wait at the siting area until the guy arrived. He had slept in and was apologetic. We didn't mind to be fair as we were just happy to be in Australia coming from Scotland. I stupidly went for a couple of hours sleep... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there quiet long at the end of our trip. It was good, nice staff, nice place. The only annoying thing is to get a bus to the city center which is quiet far to walk there, but very easy to go to the airport. Big kitchen, nice bar and swimming pool. They also offer free trips to discover... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a group we stayed here late in the day as a stop over before an Early flight out of Cairns in the morning. Room were tidy and fine. Toilets and Amenities were clean too. As we checked in a big party group of Tourists were leaving on buses, looked like they were hitting the town. As a result go... More

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Bergen, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People working there are really nice and helpful. Especially I recomend travel agency based in the hall - they\ll offer you nice and quite cheap trips. But the hostel itself was rather dirty and very damp. AC in the room was old and not working very well. Anyway the outdoors pool was very nice and free bus to the city... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nomads Cairns is easily the best hostel in Cairns - if you're looking for a great place to stay, a wicked atmosphere and want to meet new people, Nomads Cairns is the place to be. Not only do they have a swimming pool, volleyball court, table tennis and a bar, they're also surrounded by endless possibilities for activities like White... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I had a really early flight from Cairns AirPort in the morning so I stayed here the last night, they were very helpfull and got me an early shuttle to the AirPort at a good price (12aud). The room I stayed in was clean (6bed girls only dorm). There was some noise, but it wasn't a big problem.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I've never stayed in a hostile and so I was expecting the ones you see in movies. The bar and swimming room area have a all inclusive feel to it. The food is reasonably priced and I would take advantage of the $3 dinner because food in the city is pricey. They usually serve like vegetarian meals like risotto. I... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed there for 2 nights, they ended up upgrading us to a 4 bed instead of 6 bed. The pool and grass area was really nice. I loved the $3 meal and cheap dessert. The free toast and tea in the morning was also good The hostel isn't in the middle of town but they have a free hourly bus... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Arrived the beginning of the evening and booked for 1 night, had to leave early the next morning so just wanted a few hours sleep and a shower. When I went to the bathroom I found out that there was no hot water. I told the girl at reception and the only thing she said was:`I know but before there... More

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed here for a total of 10 days in 3 different rooms. All in all, I had a good experience. Good and cheap bar food, kitchen has everything (but is a little small), helpful staff, nice pool, hot and powerful showers, clean, comfy, a good bus service to the city and quiet by hostel standards. I think most of the... More

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Address: 341 Lake St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nomads Cairns Backpackers and Serpent Bar 2.5*
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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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