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Asylum Cairns Backpacker Hostel

149 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Asylum Is a great place to stay very friendly and helpful staff the rooms are good for the price with air con & fan the beds are ok .There is a swimming pool & large kitchen plus Internet access & several computers to use at a good price you can also book most of you trips at the reception... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel has everything and more: -Clean kitchen area -Quiet, spacious dorm rooms -Swimming pool -All staff are really friendly -Social area that has free tea and coffee all day, with wifi. -Really easy to meet people -A 'pants down' social most Thursday's, which is cheap for what you get! Plus you get to make your own tshirt and have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I should have known with a price so low it wouldn't be the best of places but the photos looked so nice! Don't be fooled by the pictures it's much different in person. The staff were pretty good but everything else was subpar. Bad location safety wise but not bad for walking distance to waterfront.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

People there make me feel like home! Joe was very helpful! He will try his best to help! And he can give some diving advice. And can get free night if booking tour thru Asylum. Asylum encourages people hang out there and get to know people.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I stayed in this hostel back in 2011, I know this is a long time after to leave a review, but sometimes I'm just lazy. I look back at my two months here as the best of my life. The staff are very good and fun, the rates are very good, I met the best people of my life here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Had a great stay at Asylum, Cairns, by far the most welcoming, helpful and friendly place I have ever stayed, thanks to Annie, Ty and the team! Wouldn't hesitate to go back! Helped us book the best tours and day trips, greeted us with a smile every time we saw any of them! They couldn't do enough for us! An... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Booked this place online because I was coming to the end of my travels and needed a cheap place to stay. Good points - friendly welcome, BYOB. Bad points - room had no curtains so sun was shining in very early in morning, hostel was dirty, the pants down party looked pants (couldn't bring myself to take part). No atmosphere.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Lots of social events and chances to meet people, cheap rooms, hot showers and communal computer available for free. The rooms were a bit shabby but then it's a backpacker hostel and super cheap so you cant really complain. If you're looking for a place to meet people and see Cairns for cheap then this is it. Anything else any... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So after 10 months of travelling and staying many different hostels none of them have left me with the memories and friends I got at this place... I'm shocked at the bad reviews and felt it was right for me to write a review for the place I lived in and called home for 3 months. Okay so the rooms... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

It's cheap, it's cheerful and it's decent. The rooms are not 5 class, but what should backpackers expect? I thought they were ok to be fair. The kitchen is decent and big so loads of people can get in. The staff are brilliant. Friendly and nice people. They make you feel welcome right from the off. It may not look... More 

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