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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place to stay. Good bunch of people and fun staff too! Really everyone should go here when in Cairns and see if you can get more messed up than me. Just left and I have a tattoo of a dingo on my behind and orange hair. Loving life #winning

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course you could go to Gilligans and enjoy the broken kitchen, annoying people making noise all night and the appetizer sized meal for an acceptable price or you could just go to THE Asylum. There you could enjoy the cheaper price, the nicer staff(yes, thats you Heidi, Chloe and the whole cool bunch), the enjoyable Hammock-Central, the one and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Only stayed here for a few days but it was sweet. The whole time I was there staff addressed me by name, which at first felt really strange since at most places they just check you in and that's the end of it. But at Asylum they really put in the extra effort to make you feel welcome. I even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

ok, this is cheap, and when you get there, you immediately know why... The place looks like a beach hippie place, can be nice but it must be your "vibe". The kitchen is only ok (you need to rent the kitchen stuff like plates or fork and knife...) and the facilities are not always clean. The highlight of the place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

there is no locker in the room. I don't felt secure for my stuff in this hostel. The staff is good and very helpful if you need something. the room are very basic and just enough for sleeping. the kitchen is not very clean and a lot of things are broken. you have to rent your cutlery. the facilities are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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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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