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Dreamtime Travellers Rest

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2.0 of 5
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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dreamtime was my first hostel when I arrived in Australia and I think one of the best I slept in during my stay in this great country! The hostel itself is great: rooms are spacious and clean, the common area and kitchen are perfect to meet everyone. The hostel is just behind a big mall (with coles in it), close... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Thomas , thanks for your review of Dreamtime Hostel 5 stars thats great , glad you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and where able to get a good nights sleep will pass on to the staff . cheers mate happy travels More 

St. Moritz, Switzerland
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To be honest: It was one of the best hostels I ever stayed in during my trips through the States and Australia. The staff is helpful and friendly all the time - they even book you complicated bus tours.... whatever you need. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean and you can easily meet cool people from allover the world.... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Nicole , thanks for your incredible review wow one of the best , glad you had an nice stay the Dream timers More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 3 nights before doing a live aboard diving trip to the outer reefs. I enjoyed my stay so much that when I returned to Cairns after my diving trip I stayed with them for another night before returning to Sydney. The staff were very accommodating and went out of their way to assist me with advice... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Katie, thanks for your review of Dreamtime Hostel glad you had an enjoyable stay , we pride ourselves on recycling efforts see you again the Dream team More 

Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at Dreamtime for a week - gutted couldn't stay longer as they were fully booked.. Shae in reception is very pleasant and helpful - the hostel is very clean, loads of staff to keep the place clean and tidy! Would love to stay again! Xx

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Jade thanks for your nice review of Dreamtime , i can't tell you enough how excited shay was to see his name mentioned on a Trip advisor review funny really as he was born and grew up at the Hostel. the Dream team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Dreamtime Travellers Rest so much we stayed for nearly 5 weeks. The staff go out of their way to make your stay the best it could be and are there to advise you on good things to do whilst in Cairns. Bedrooms, bathrooms, toilets and kitchens are clean and comfortable. A great atmosphere makes meeting new people... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

HI Ter1992 , thanks for your review of Dreamtime, 5 weeks thats a long time glad you thought we were value for money see you next time. the Dream team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dreamtime Travellers Rest is a short walk from the bustling city centre and Esplanade, and conveniently located behind Cairns Central Shopping Centre. There is a very quaint and welcoming atmosphere upon arrival, with lounges, computer access and welcoming reception staff all in the front foyer. Staff were amazing, particularly at the tour desk - they were mindful of our requests... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi C bob , thanks for your feed back and review of Dreamtime Hostel while Staying in Cairns glad you enjoyed your stay and had a good nights sleep. you will be glad to know i have fixed the leaking tap it was doing my head in too, it took me 3 goes but finally stopped it. i'll look into... More 

Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for 5 weeks. People in this hostel are very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed! You have free wifi and the rooms were absolute clean. In the night, it´s totally quiet that you can sleep as well. They have 3 kitchen, 1 upstaisrs, and 2 downstairs. In front of the hostel is directly the big shopping-center... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Johann glad you had a good trip ! thanks for your review of Dreamtime hostel it was Great to have you , the Dream team Cairns More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean hostel, plenty of space in the bedrooms. I stayed in two different rooms which both had single beds in, so they don't just cram as many bunk beds in a room like most hostels. Mon, Tues, Wed they have nights on which breaks up the week, Pizza night, Movie night and Aus BBQ night with fire dance. This... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Thanks Alex for your very nice words and review of Dreamtime Hostel in Cairns. its a job we are all passionate about safe travels the Dreamtime team More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for 10 lovely days! It is very clean- The staff is always friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is very familiar! It has Free Wifi, but sometimes with a bad connection. Very good for solo trevallers to get to know a lot of people. I really enjoyed my stay there! The supermarket is very close, the esplanade and the... More 

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stevedouglas04, Owner at Dreamtime Travellers Rest, responded to this review

Hi Fred thanks for your review of Dreamtime Hostel , glad to know you had a good nights sleep and enjoyed your 10 days with us , the Dreamtime crew More 

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