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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very rude stuff ever, not the backpackers who work there. Who are the owners asian couple and their son just so rude and all their think is about money. There are too many backpacker hostels around just try to avoid this one ! Too many old guys who lives there and if you are couple or coming the places with... More

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed in loads of the chain hostels in Oz (YHA/Base/Nomads etc) and they are all designed to extract money from you at every avenue (e.g. overpriced bar with no BYO, charging for extras etc). Very little atmosphere as a result. This place felt like home immediately, everyone hangs out together etc. Could do with a lick of paint or... More

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brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here last week with my boyfriend. pretty average place but we didnt expect a palace considering we got a private room and only paid 150 each (extremely cheap). Room was basic, bit like a cell...had comfy double bed, desk and chair. aircon was awesome and cold (definate plus seeing as it was average of 30 degrees every day). bathrooms... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I read the reviews and was hesitant about staying at Asylum. I wrote to one of the bad reviewer here at Trip Advisor and he encouraged me to stay at the hostel because " the atmosphere was second to none". I did not regret it. It was good value for the price I was paying. The staff were extremely helpful... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a really good, friendly hostel. They provide really good discount for good quality food at one of the local pubs, you can have a free meal every night if you like pasta! They provide great nights out and are really friendly guys at reception. They like a good night out too so watch out for them. Me and... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I stayed at Asylum for 3 nights with my boyfriend in June, in the last hostel of many on a 4 month trip. It was the worst place either of us have ever stayed. When we arrived, the staff informed us about a meal and night out organised for guests which included ‘free’ meal, ‘free’ t-shirt and gift, ‘free’ entry... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This place made us not-want to leave Cairns ever!! The people there were amazing, and so nice and serisouly if you like meeting new people and share a drink or two, this is the place for you!! The hostel is very cozy and has personality + a great atmosphere! These guys definitely know how to throw a party, so book... More

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Cairns, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

atmosphere is second to none, great fun, however the place itself is an absolute tip so if you cant cope with a disgusting kitchen and dirty rooms then go elsewhere. its a shame because asylum in sydney is spotless, so whoever owns the two hostels needs to pull his finger out and do something about it - (if its the... More

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Crazy but fun stay at this hostel, if you want to go to a place that is kind of weird and wacky , with genuine travellers all looking for a place to chill out , then bingo you should stay here. Myself I like 5 star the best , but this 1 star place is great for different reasons. the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I have back packed all over the world and this is by far the most horrible hostel for the price they were charging. My partner and I got a private room and it looked worse than a crack den. The mattress was black from dirt and one side was completely sunk down that the springs were poking through. The air... More

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Address: 149 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Ranked #54 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
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