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Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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189 Bunda Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Dreamtime Backpackers)
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Ranked #4 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kingston, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I want to preface this review by saying that I do not identify as a "backpacker," and I say that because I felt like I was in the minority at Dreamtime. That said, I had a really positive experience at this hostel and would highly recommend it to any type of traveler; I truly feel like I got so much... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend and I loved staying here, the place had lots of character and was by no means your standard backpacker hostel. The price for your own room was really affordable and you even got a fridge in there. There is a nice little pool and garden area as well. The staff on reception were more than helpful and I... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveled up to Cairns from Townsville to meet with friends from NZ. Easy to book online and easy place to find (opp Cairns trains Station) as had lost my email confirmation. Shane behind the counter was very helpful, showed me to my room which was a double up the back and recommended night spots to go to. Facilities clean and... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dreamtime is a great launching pad for all things Cairns... Rooms are basic but have everything you need. I was there in winter so didn't need air conditioning (I think you pay for that) Bathrooms were plentiful and clean, showers had super hot water! This hostel has a more chilled out vibe in comparison to nearby places... I booked all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Planned only to stay a short while and stayed a lot longer. I originally stayed at a party hostel that was loud an obnoxious. Left there to go on a live aboard and needed to find a place where I could sleep until my next live aboard. Found dreamtime and it was a dream! Clean and friendly! Everyone takes the... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely one of the most relaxed hostels I've been. Dreamtime delivers what you'd expect with such a name: comfortable rooms, a spacious garden, 2 kitchens, free wifi and desktops, and a super helpful and friendly staff that assists you in any way you could wish for, including booking (reef) tours! Another plus is that it's situated close to a shopping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A relaxed and peaceful atmosphere made me feel home from the very first moment. A place were you find a staff that welcomes you, has time to inform you about places to see and things to do and a garden that invites to relax and all that not far from the city center. Maybe the rooms and equipment are not... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent hostel. The rooms were spacious, the location was great, facilities were clean, and there were a range of activities available throughout the week. One of the staff, Shay, was absolutely brilliant as well. He was extremely helpful and gave great advice about what to do, when, etc. Cheers again pal! This is one of the best... More 

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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Thomas , many thanks for your review of Dreamtime Hostel, Shay will be pleased to see is name mentioned on TA again this month. he's gone off for 3 days diving the reef to learn more about the tours , tough life this hostel business! the Dream timers More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A peaceful and friendly place for my first (and solo) trip to Far North Qld. It was comforting to come back to after at the reef or up further north. The location is convenient with a shopping centre across the road and a 10 minute stroll to the esplanade. Facilities were communal but clean. Totally recommend to take part in... More 

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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Heycrikey, thanks for your review of Dreamtime, thats great. glad you enjoyed the BBQ night, its a great way to meet people , see you again . The Dream team More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a private room which had an air conditioner (you pay $1 to turn it on for 3 hrs). The bed was comfy, and the room was clean with just enough space for two people. The common area is like a little back garden area with picnic tables under canopies and the perfect place to chill and hang out... More 

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Dreamtimehostel, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Jenn , many thanks for your review of Dreamtime hostel . glad you enjoyed your stay, as you say we are not a party hostel more a social one , safe travels. More 

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