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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Province of Treviso, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent only two nights in this magic place, but without any doubts it is my favourite one in Australia.The stuff was amazing and very kind. The hostel is well located for easy access to Cairns, 20 minutes from the Lagoon. There is also free WiFi. The ambient is very nice and friendly. The showers and the room were great,always... More 

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

Hi SammyTv, thanks for your review of Dreamtime. we try very hard to create a good vibe at the hostel, glad you enjoyed the free wifi sees you next time the dream team Cairns. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally booked 2 nights, but kept extending. Shay was really helpful - booked our greyhound, helped sort a car for us and provided loads of advice around our diving trip and where to go next. Clean place, good showers and nice outside area that was great for socialising. Overall just a really nice, chilled and homely atmosphere. We want... More 

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

Hi SamA, thanks for your review of Dreamtime glad you enjoyed your stay. Being a senior TA contributor Its real good to think we were one of your favourites. will pass on to Shay. The Dreamteam. More 

Strasbourg, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The strong point of this hostel is the owner ´s sympathie. Shay, his father and the whole staff were kind, friendly and helpfull. They know everything about their city, area and about the ocean. They gave us the best tips. Thanks! Moreover, they always try to spend time with their host, sharing with us games of billiards and teaching us... More 

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

HI s-Mymy , thanks for your review of Dreamtime hostel, we have been working hard at what we do for the last 24 years and love it when we get such positive feed back. Shay was born in the hostel and grew up around travellers he's a real local. happy travels . More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent the last five nights of my Australia trip at Dreamtime, which I had booked from England through Hostel world, and I have to say, I was very pleased. The hostel is well located for easy access to Cairns, about a 20minute walk straight down the main streets to the Lagoon, and being just out of town, it is... More 

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

Hi Mark, Thanks for your review of Dreamtime hostel glad you thought we where quirky, we like to be different than the average places it comes from many years of travelling ourselves and adjusting to the travellers needs. happy travels the dream team. More 

Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 6 nights in Dreamtime and I really didn't wanna leave on the last day. Cairns is a beautiful place, as well as Dreamtime. Location is really perfect, it’s just a few minutes walk, passing through the train station (Central Station), then you can arrive the centre of Cairns. Restaurants, shops or bars can be simply found. Besides, I... More 

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

Hi Adrianne, thanks for your review of our hostel in Cairns Dreamtime. So glad you both enjoyed your stay. Shay is great member of staff, he was born at the hostel and has lots of knowledge of the tours and great places to visit. see you next time. the Dream team . More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dreamtime is a fabulous 'rest' for all travelers - very relaxing, clean, and decent location; although, it is not in the middle of the night life, it is just a short walk away! If you like shopping, the mall is just across the street! ;) The staff was awesome, very friendly, and helpful, They are great at making you feel... More 

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

HI Carly, thanks for your resent stay and review of Dreamtime. Its great to know that our guests would recommend us. Glad you enjoyed. from the Dreamtime crew. More 

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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here recently with a friend for 3 nights. Was originAlly booked into a dorm but due to a double booking we got a phone call apologising and a free upgrade. We were more than happy as they were so nice about it, plus we got our own room :) definitely recommend this hostel to friends and family As it... More 

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

Hi Victoria, thanks for your review of Dreamtime, glad you enjoyed the free up grade. see you next time the Dreamtime Team. More 

Kingston, New York
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Hi Travelista, many thanks for your positive feed back and photos for Dreamtime hostel glad you enjoyed your stay, we think you should be a travel writer, safe travels the Dreamtime team. More 

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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

HI Adi T, Wow thanks for your really nice review of Dreamtime hostel, we really love i . the Dream team More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Absolutely love Dreamtime. As soon as you enter the hostel you feel as if you're staying in the middle of the jungle and the noises of the nearby road just seem to be drowned out by the beautiful vegetation that's planted in and around the hostel. The place was kept almost immaculate and there is a generally chilled out vibe... More 

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

Hi Thomas, thanks for your review of Dreamtime hostel and under standing with the room mix up, glad it didn't spoil your overall experience . No worries the dreamtime team. More 

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