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Gecko's Backpackers

187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Bundaberg, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1: excellent location for access to trains and Central Cairns shopping 2: Manager Peter has tact, knowledge, good people/management skills, easy accessibility as well as great patience with young and old.. 3. Buildings offer ground floor/upper lever accommodation, linen, and shower/toilet facilities. Aircon & fans all work. Small igloo tents are available near the pool also. 4. Kitchen instructions are... More

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Spitely Senior. Thank you very much for all the points you have mentioned. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time here. All the best in Bundagerg and we look forward to seeing you again some day, the caretakers and team. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hello, my friend and me have stayed about six weeks in this hostel and enjoyed a great time. It's very quiet and relaxed and a perfect hostel to work and sleep enough. Moreover it's just 100m to the next shopping centre with Coles inside. The hostel is very clean and having mattress comfortable to have a good sleep. You need... More

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Good day Merlin and Ansgar. Its great that you guys slept well here before work each day. Thank you very much for your review. Happy and safe travelling from the caretakers and team. More

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed my time at Gecko's, clearly it attracts a certain type of crowd. Everyone was friendly and warm without the overbearing party/drinking attitude most hostels cultivate. The owner was extremely helpful and thoughtful from the word go. would recommend.

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Alex. Thanks a lot for choosing to stay at Geckos and taking time for your review. We are glad you enjoyed it here while doing your course. Take care and it will be good to see you again someday from the caretakers and team. More

Cusco, Peru
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Refreshing change after party backpackers. Relaxing and homely with lots of areas inside and out to chill. Camping around poolside possible. No croc/cutlery deposit and NO bunks!!! Central and 1 min from mall and cinema. Peter accommodating and happy to recommend.

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Laura. Thanks a lot for your sweet review. We do focus on making the place as comfortable as possible. Take care and happy travelling from the caretakers and team. More

Byron Bay, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, simple, kinda quaint old queenslander done up. Seemed organised, friendly and helpful owner, reasonable rate for a private room and thankfully no drinking or party-heads. As quiet as you can get in Cairns on a Friday night! :) We didn't use the facilities as we arrived late and left early. Can't really fault it. Would recommend if you like... More

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sufiyo. Its really nice to know that you had a very good nights sleep. Safe and happy travelling. Thank you fror your review from the caretakers and crew. More

Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Geckos many times and found the staff very friendly. It is the best of others I have stayed at. The facilities are super and always clean. The complex is opposite a large shopping complex with restaurants nearby.The clientel are carefully selected so as to have a peacefull stay.A fully self contained kitchen is available.There is free WiFi for... More

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Ray. Thank you very much for always coming back to stay at Geckos and taking time for your review. Have a jolly holiday and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care from Peter and team. More

Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This hostel is absolutely noteworthy, the staff are friendly, helpful, full of local knowledge and go the extra length to help you. The facilities are cleaned daily,and common area few times a day, rooms are spacious, free wireless internet in the rooms and everywhere in property , with a large screen TV ,a great dining and breakfast area (which was... More

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Alice. Thankyou so much for your fabulous review. We do apply our best at all times. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Happy travelling from the caretakers and team. More

Tampere, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I stayed in Geckos for 6 nights, there is no alcohol aloud so you can sleep well at night. It's so close to shopping centre, but otherside than the traffic and city centre, so it's quieter than most backbacker hostels.

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Veeeve. Thank you very much for your review. No alcohol here assures our guests of a great nights sleep. Mean while we have party places like Gilligans and the Casbah where you can have drinks and a freee backpacker meal. Take care and all the best from the caretakers and crew. More

Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I arrived in the afternoon without a booking and Peter not only showed me the available rooms and let me choose but found a space off street for my motorcycle. Stayed for 4 nights and it was one of the most laid back and peaceful Backpackers I have stayed at to date. Well equipped kitchen but easy walking distance to... More

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Hamish. When we have a few spare rooms we think its a good idea to give our guests the option when possible. Thanks a lot for your excellent review. Have a happy and safe holiday from the caretakers and crew. More

Gladstone, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We chose this hostel purely because it would accommodate us in our tents & it was a short 15 min walk from Cairns CBD. It's a friendly little place with a cosy communal area & well equipped kitchen. The tent spots are tight & only really suitable for nothing bigger than a four man tent as you camp around the... More

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Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Houps17. Thankyou for choosing to stay with us during your holiday and for all your nice comments.It was a pleasure to make you a good deal for your trip to Fitzroy Island. We actually have enough space fo a 10 person tent to the left of the pool area. We also have 4 other toilets and showers on ground... More

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Address: 187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Number of rooms: 39
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