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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 2 days ago
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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Toronto
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed overnight passing through from Airlie beach to Alice Springs.. had no previous intentions to stay at Cairns, but the 24 hours we spent here wasn't too bad :) Nomads offered a free airport transfer from the airport which was some dude in a old van. very much appreciated (transfer was about 10 minutes) we booked a transfer back... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have been to nomads west end in Sydney and had a complexly dreadful experience. We decided though to give it a second chance in cairns and was equally dissatisfied. The accommodation it's self is what it says on the tin. it's a nice enough setting and a cheap price and cleanliness of the hostel was better than the one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast starts here at 6.30am but they start blaring out music at 6am. This isn't summer camp and I do not need a wake up call. There are signs all over the building to say 'please respect our neighbours.' Maybe the staff would also if the hostel wasn't run by backpackers (people working for their accommodation.) There is only about... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

All along my east coast trip I have stayed at nomads... never had a complaint until I stayed here! The staff are absolutely horrendous! On reception they hardly speak English so can not understand you. They are rude and not once did I see them smile! other people in my room noticed this too.... it creates a very awkward &... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for a few days,m. The location is fine, I knew (like everyone else) when I booked it it was far out but the shuttle buses are brilliant and the walk along the esplanade is lovely! My only issue was the staff here are literally ALL working for accom and half of them seemed pretty rude and... 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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