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Gecko's Backpackers

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187 Bunda St., Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Peter for your kindness. I had a great time in gecko's!!! This hostel is awesome, clean bedrooms, fun pool to get in while it's hot outside, quiet all day long, near the shopping mall, free storage room if needed and most of all excellent service of all staff. I really recommend this place!!! Cheers mate 🤘🏼

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

Hi Libby. Jolly, jolly we are really happy to receive your wonderful review. Have a great new year and all the very best from the caretakers. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

I called gecko's last minute in cairns to see if we could get a private room as my partner was unwell. The owner was really pleasant and managed to get us a twin room. The room was pretty cosy and decorated brightly, it was clean and came with bedding. There was free wifi and it was a really good connection... More 

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

Hi Sally. Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed it here and that you had a good nights sleep. May you and your partner have a wonderful, happy new year. Regards from the caretakers. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

After my travels around North Queensland I came back to Cairns and I choose Gecko's Backpackers to stay again, because it's simply the best accommodation to stay in Cairns! Clean rooms, enough space, super friendly staff and quiet! Just a great place for having a rest and great value for the price! I definitely recommend Gecko's Backpackers to everyone who... More 

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

Hi Tina. Thanks a lot for coming with your mother to stay with us again this time. We really appreciate that this is your second review as well. Hope and wish all is going well for you and look forward to seeing you in the future one day. All the very best from the Geckos team and have a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Wow" , I finally struck gold @ Gecko's backpackers . Gecko's has got to be the greatest hostel experience that I had personally encountered in cairns - Trust me I've checked out Quite a few hostels , even some big/name ones . First thing you notice when you walk in is how Chillaxing the Atmosphere really is with its genuine... More 

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

Hi Peter. Wow gee wiz man. We can not thank you enough for your extensive description of Geckos. You covered it all my friend and we really appreciate it. We all look forward to seeing you again on your next trip. Take care and we wish you all the best from Chie, Manfred and Peter. More 

Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Hostels nothing like Geckos in the city a step from the heart beat of Cairns I wanted to call Geckos home straight away! Sweet helpful staff a peaceful nights sleep free internet more free tea and coffee then you can drink Cheap supermarket over the road with Cairns famous fruit markets Geckos Hostel is highly recommended for anyone who likes... More 

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

Hi Mark. Thanks very much for expressing your appreciation of our facilities, location and service. Happy backpacking Australia. The Caretakers. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Peter the manager was very friendly and show me where to park my van for the night. Kitchen, toilets and shower were always very clean, they obviously do it a few times per day. Illimited and fast wifi. This is not a party hostel, it's very quiet and friendly, I had a very good stay and would definitely go back... More 

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Thank Triskel06
Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Triske. Thank you for acknowledging how we keep the place clean and tidy. Its always a pleasure to help our guests. All the best from Peter and Team. More 

Reutlingen, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I was there with a friend for 5 nights. We can't complain about anything. Peter was helpful when we had a question or we want to book a tour. Next to the hostel is a Mall so if you want to buy anything, you haven't any problems. Best regards

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

Hi Markus. Thank you for staying with us and it was a pleasure to help you. Kind regards Geckos Caretakers. More 

Cairns Region, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Super friendly, very welcoming would defiantly recommend very clean and super service, never failed to put a smile on my face, best part about it is how family friendly it is would go back there 😀 and the beds are so comfy, and it's affordable😀

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

Hi Nichola. Gee wiz, thanks heaps. We welcome you and your family any day. Yvonne says good day mate. Best regards Peter and the Geckos Team. More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This was a really great place to stay to explore Cairns, very clean and no alcohol so nice and quiet. Pete was really helpful and there was a supermarket close by for supplies. There were laundry facilities and a well equipped kitchen.

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

Hi Tracy. Thank you very much for your appreciation. Yes the place runs really well with no alcohol. Best regards from Peter and the Geckos Team. More 

Cairns, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

A small and chilled hostel. People and staff are friendly. If u r not a party type traveller, it is a place for u. Amenities, pantry and common area are very clean. I sleep in my car at their backyard and chilled at the common area during the days.(P.S. it's quite hard to find a hostel with parking space in... More 

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Thank Teresa000015
Peter H, Owner at Gecko's Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Teresa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Geckos. It was also great to see you come back again. Take care and thank you. Peter and Team. More 

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