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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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Taipei, Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the room was cheap and ok, but as a hostel should be have airport shuttle bus booking service, even you can't booking for the guest, at lease should make a phone call for us. and after check out, if you need luggage storage, they will charge you $5!!!!! what? we need leave the luggage in here just for a while.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

i came with a friend to stay at asylum for a week(ish). the staff were so helpful, friendly, got to know everyone's name- which i thought made it way more personal. our rooms were comfy, simple (dont expect luxury at hostels haha) and the kitchen was decent. they put in new gas stove burners whilst we were there, which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The asylum is a really unique and affordable hostel located in central cairns, everything is easy accessible, the staff is super friendly and helpful, they always have something going on, like the pants down party,BBQ, movie nights etc!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

This amazing backpacker hostel is a must if you travel the east coast solo, the place is basically designed for you to meet new cool people, who most likely loves the goon, gooning and gooners!! The place is awesome if you don't feel like spending a fortune on your accomodation or staying where you can't drink your own alcohol Also,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So, I went to stay for four nights at the asylum, thus far Ive been here fot about 11 weeks and no plans of leaving the place... I dont know if its for the pink room Im in, if its for the booze fridge or the thursday pants down partys.. maybe its just the awesome staff like Jens and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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 May 16, 2015

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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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